Home > Master’s Degree (UAS) > Master’s Degree Programme in Business Development > Master's Degree Programme in Business Development
Master’s Degree (UAS)

Master's Degree Programme in Business Development

Autumn 2019

Select visible years, semesters and periods (when only one year is selected) by clicking buttons below. (S = Spring, A = Autumn)
Year of study 1 2
Search: ECTS 1 2 1A 1S 2A 2S 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Advanced Professional Studies
Development Competence
Research Methods and Tools 5
Organisational Development, Process and Project Management 5
Personal Growth 5
Innovative Management
Future Business Models 5
Strategic Dialog as Success Factor for Business 5
Strengthening Leadership Competence 5
Strengthening Management Competence
(Select 20 ECTS)
Diversity Management 5  
Competence Management 5  
Corporate Social Responsibility 5  
Work Legislation and Management Jurisdiction 5  
Quality Management 5  
Business Intelligence 5  
Elective Studies
(Select 10 ECTS)
Master's Thesis
Master's Thesis 30
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 4545252027.517.510.

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.


The Master's Degree Programme in Business Development expands and deepens the business competences needed in demanding expert, development and/or managerial positions. Upon graduation, the student shows evidence of being capable of analyzing business environment and his/her own business sector, as well as one's ability to plan and implement demanding change project in business life or other organisations, with sufficient research approach. He/she is able to act as a change agent and in superior positions.

The Master’s Degree Programme in Business Development consists of
- Advanced professional studies, 30 ECTS
* Development Competence, 15 ECTS
* Innovated Management, 15 ECTS
- Strengthening Leadership Competence, 20 ECTS
- Elective studies 10 ECTS
- Master’s Thesis 30 ECTS

Advanced studies will increase the student's analytical and methodological competencies, and management and development expertise. The student chooses the alternative advanced studies according to his/her career development needs, alternatively in the field of management and leadership. The student may expand or improve their skills with elective studies. The student fills out an individual study plan (ISP), which an individual interaction and leadership skills inventory aids to compile.

The Master's Thesis is a development task, carried out as a project in the student's workplace or other partner organization. Its progress is reported in seminars throughout the study period. The maturity test is the last separate assignment of the Master's Thesis process.

The degree programme is carried out as part-time and is intended to be completed alongside work. The contact sessions are organised mainly during weeknights and on some occasions also on a Friday evening and Saturday combination. Optionality, combined with an intensive thesis work also allows full-time study. The duration of the studies is 2 years.