Study a Master´s Degree in English! Develop your competence and continue your professional development. Our graduates will design and implement new business development projects and execute management tasks in global contexts.



  • Major studies 20 ECTS
  • Research and development 15 ECTS
  • Minor studies 15 ECTS
  • Elective studies 10 ECTS
  • Master’s thesis 30 ECTS

Programme in a nutshell (pdf)

Major Studies

The major module, Strategic Management and Ethical Leadership (20 ECTS) should be completed by all students. It aims to develop students’ competencies for recognizing opportunities from changes in the global environment and
displaying ethical leadership to formulate right strategies to capture them.

Minor Studies

As minor studies you should choose one of these

  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Entrepreneurship and New Business Development.

You can choose elective studies from other master’s degree programmes in JAMK, studies from other academic year courses of your own degree programme or from virtual university of applied sciences. You can also utilize Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs).


The thesis is a research or development project designed to serve working life. It stresses practical application and supports the student’s career development. The thesis is based on innovative knowledge production that is used to combine documented experiential information gained through development activities and a scientific approach. The thesis can constitute a project, a study or a development task.

To whom?

Our Master´s Degree Programme is aimed for those, who

  • have a bachelor's level degree in the field of business and administration or other equivalent degree and
  • at least three years of relevant work experience after the bachelor's degree
  • want to develop professionally and deepen their business skills
  • are interested in business
  • want to proceed in their careers

Why study?

The benefits of studying are numerous! You will

  • network with other students and professionals
  • learn with the help of the teachers, partner companies and partner universities
  • update your Degree from Bachelor´s to Master´s level
  • gain new ideas and experiences
  • spend time for your personal development

Bettina: Double Degree Student from Austria, Master of Business Administration

""I have always wanted to be among the very best – the cream of the crop so to say – and I chose JAMK. Even though we are high up in the north, JAMK offers its students brilliant professors and business people from all over the world ""

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MBA graduate Alison Doolittle-Suokas

""It was geared for people like me, a busy working mom looking for higher education. One of the great things about studying was that all the courses expanded on my current knowledge. I got to use what I knew and got brand new ideas to take me past my existing limits. I found a new way of learning and thinking.""

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How to Apply

A short introduction how to apply for the programme.

Requirements for eligibility

Bachelor’s degree from the field of business or other equivalent degree.

Work experience

In addition to the suitable bachelor’s degree you need to have at least 3 years (36 months) of work experience from the field of business after graduation.

Entrance examination

The entrance examination is arranged only in Jyväskylä, Finland 30 May 2017The entrance exam includes an interview and a written exam. The written exam includes a pre-reading material which is published 24 April at this website. 

Pre-reading material

The pre-reading material consist of two separate texts:

Organizational culture: The Neuroscience of Trust by Paul J. Zak (January–February 2017 Issue).

Leadership in Context. M. Bazigos, C. Gagnon, B.Schaninger (January 2016).

More information

Korhonen Soile

Koulutussihteeri, Education Secretary
Liiketalous, Business Administration
Liiketoiminta, School of Business

Hiekkataipale Minna-Maaria

Koulutuspäällikkö, Head of Department
Matkailu ja palvelut sekä YAMK, Tourism and Service Business and Master´s Degrees
Liiketoiminta, School of Business