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New strategic thinking, new business concepts, excellent networking and leadership skills are in high demand in the global business environment. BME develops the competences needed in strategic management and in developing business operations. The focus is on small and medium-sized enterprises, especially on their international business activities. BME also promotes international networking between working life and higher education. Advanced professional studies include e.g. strategic marketing, business intelligence, innovation and change management as well as international business management.

HOW TO STUDY BME is taught in English. Studying is strongly based on working life. RDI projects and assignments characterise the learning process. The Master’s Thesis that involves an extensive development assignment in your/a work community will be part of the studies from the begin. The Degree programme is also well-suited for students coming from abroad. E-Learning is used over 90 % of the time. There are about 4-5 contact sessions per academic year. Each contact session takes 2-3 days in Rauma. Lectures between the contact days are conducted via conference calls, videoconferencing or other media.

GOALS OF DEGREE STUDIES

• To enhance skills in business management in the

changing domestic and international operating environment, especially in the SME sector. • To enhance the students’ personal abilities to succeed as an innovator, reformer and developer of an SME or another working organisation. • To improve the students’ abilities to develop and manage business processes as an entrepreneur and to take an entrepreneurial approach. • To promote international networking of working life and higher education.

Master’s studies at a university of applied sciences are a natural extension to a Bachelor’s Degree. A Master’s Degree will give you the same qualifications as a university-level Master’s Degree, but it is more closely connected with working life. REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLYING • Bachelor’s Degree awarded by a university or a university of applied sciences. • Minimum of 40 ECTS credits of business studies. • Three years of relevant working experience after the BBA or secondary education. • Adequate English skills. More information: www.samk.fi/admission_criteria

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Cooperation with partner universities and visiting lecturers from all around the world add to the international focus of the studies. More information: www.samk.fi/bme


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