The next intake will be in 2016

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The mission of this Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence is to help raising a new generation of globally-oriented professionals who can boost business in new and existing firms by designing viable strategies, creating and delivering new value propositions, implementing innovative business models and by managing successful market expansions.

The programme balances multidisciplinary theories with practical experiences and applied research in a multicultural setting.

The five compulsory courses aim at developing and applying knowledge for strategy design, service business, business development and internationalization. The four streams of optional studies provide flexibility and choice for the students to enhance their specialized knowledge for gaining a comprehensive perspective on organizational design, managing performance, leading change and expanding into new markets.

The optional studies for personal development gives students an opportunity to improve their general skills and abilities necessary for getting, keeping, and doing well on a job.

  • Coordinating unit: School of Management
  • Duration: two academic years
  • Extent: 120 credits/ECTS credits

The Master's Degree Programme in Business Competence also qualifies the graduates to continue their academic careers, e.g. on doctoral studies.

The programme is oriented to build and strengthen the competences needed in the management of small firms affected by the shift towards a global service economy.


Program requirements

Admission criteria Bachelor's degree or equivalent university level studies in business economics or related field (additional studies may be required from a student selected for the Programme depending on his/her earlier studies) andEnglish language proficiency verified with TOEFL English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90
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