General information


A master’s degree specialised in managing the operations during the lifecycle of a product

Degree level

Master’s degree (EQF 7)

Starting group code


Degree-related qualifications

There are no specific degree-related or statutory qualification requirements in the field.


Targeted competence

The students acquire the skills, knowledge and capabilities for acting in development and managerial positions in working life that require expertise in the lifecycle of a product or service. Students form a comprehensive view of the management of the lifecycle of fixed assets and the production of services, and they are able to create and manage new operating models. The students can apply working life research and development methods in developing their own activities as well as those of their organisation.

Degree profile

The education develops the students' expertise, internationalisation, leadership skills and entrepreneurship and increases their opportunities for accepting more challenging work tasks. The programme provides capabilities for the systematic development of both the lifecycle of a single product and the whole organisation's operations.

Structure of studies in Peppi

Individual courses


The Prior Learning Recognition Procedures are described in the Degree Regulations and the Study Guide.

Degree programme application and selection

Information about applying for degree programmes and student selection

Structure and completion of studies

The studies include advanced specialisation studies, elective studies and a thesis, or a working-life development assignment. The studies consist of courses that have been collected into larger competence areas:

Developing leadership and one's own competence (10 cr)
Leadership and supervisory positions in a multicultural work environment and in networked organisations. Calculating investment and lifecycle costs and management accounting in supporting decision-making.

Management of lifecycle services (20 cr)
The lifecycle of a product or system from requirement management to sustainable development. Procurement, maintenance and management of fixed assets. Operations during the lifecycle and their organisation. Production and development of lifecycle services. Reliability and quality as a part of product development.

Development and assessment of working life (5 cr)
Applying research information and methods in one's own field. Methods of economical and profitable decision-making and development. Predicting future possibilities.

Thesis (30 cr)
A research or development project serving working life with a clear practical-application nature and a mission to support the student’s career development.

Within their Personal Learning Plan, the students can also select courses from JAMK's other master's degree programmes or other institutions of higher education and utilise competences they have acquired earlier.         

Courses must be completed within two semesters from starting them. Exceptions include the bachelor’s thesis, practical training, special working life-oriented project studies and large courses carried out over several terms. If a course is left unfinished, the student must retake it.

During the first meeting of the course, the learning objectives and content of the course, alternative completion methods and criteria for assessment are reviewed, the exam date is set (immediate completion) and the end date of the course is announced. Work cannot be turned in after the end date. The student may attempt to complete the course three times: during the immediate completion or on two separately specified resit exam dates.

Further information is available in the Study Guide:

Assessment and learning guidance

Learning outcomes are assessed in relation to the learning objectives of the course. Assessment decisions are based on the assessment criteria provided in the course descriptions. Courses are assessed on the assessment scale specified in the course description. According to its purpose, the scale may be either of five steps: 5 (excellent), 4 (very good), 3 (good), 2 (satisfactory) and 1 (adequate) or a pass (P)/fail (0). Completion of the course has been failed (fail (0)) if the student does not achieve the minimum outcomes set for completion of the course.

The student has the right to know how the criteria apply him or her. Course performance is recorded in the transcript of records no later than one month after the declared time of completion of the course and always before the end of the school year.

Further information is available in the Study Guide:

Forms of study

​Part-time studies

The studies consist of classroom learning, group discussions and different kinds of learning tasks. The group meets once per month on a Friday evening and the following Saturday for approximately 10 times during the academic year to listen to lectures, have discussions and do group work. In between the classroom sessions, the students study independently and complete learning tasks with the help of information networks.


Being awarded a Master’s degree certificate requires the student to complete the studies of the degree programme within his/her study period in accordance with his/her Personal Learning Plan. Further information in the Degree Regulations.

​Employment and further studies

Professional profiles of graduates with examples

As a rule, the students are already employed and continue in the same or more challenging positions with more formal qualifications than before.

​Further studies

The master's degree of the university of applied sciences is a Master's degree of a University. The graduate may get the opportunity to continue their studies in the scientific or artistic studies of universities (§ 37/558/2009). Students can also continue for example by applying for the corresponding follow-up training programs at foreign universities. The University of Applied Sciences also offers continuing education opportunities for specialisation studies and in working life-based continuing education. All further studies must be applied for separately.

Other information


The planning of the degree programme has involved experts and leaders from the business sector as well as the Finnish Defence Forces, who represent the design, manufacturing, use and maintenance of the product. The education is developed based on the continuing feedback from students active in working life.

​Contact information

Pasi Lehtola, Principal Lecturer, +358 50 594 1452
Rajakatu 35
40200 Jyväskylä