General information


Master's degree from a university of applied sciences specialised in technological competence management

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 have the knowledge, skills and capability to work in working-life development and management positions requiring expertise, including in internationally networked organisations. The students have the latest information in the field and are capable of entrepreneurship-oriented activities and developing their own competence and the competence of their organisation with high quality. The students can react quickly to changes, create and analyse new operating models and manage change processes using systematic development methods.

Degree profile

The degree programme is targeted at experts, who are looking for career development, more responsibility and increased skills in technological competence management in an increasingly international and challenging operating environment. The students can also deepen their technological and entrepreneurship competence within the degree programme. Graduates have the capabilities to act as active, systematic developers of new competence and management in their work community. The degree programme helps deepen and strengthen professional qualifications across traditional professional boundaries. The job market value of graduates of the degree programme is increased through career planning and self-development.

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 and larger competence areas.

The learning process also progresses by competence area. General and degree programme-specific competences are linked to competence areas and courses, and they involve competence development throughout the degree programme. The students make choices within competence areas/courses according to their career plan. Competence areas of the degree programme and their descriptions:

Management and leadership in a changing operating environment (15 credits): The students can function in managerial and leadership positions in a multicultural work environment. They are capable of business management in a networked organisation and utilising management accounting elements in managerial work.

Technological competence and management (15 cr): The students have mastered the management methods, practices and technologies of the fields of business they have selected.

Development methodologies and development competence in a technology company (5 cr): The students are able to apply national and international research-based information and methods in their own field in new and changing situations.

Thesis (30 cr): The thesis is a research or development project serving working life with a clear practical-application nature and a mission to support the student’s career development. After the course, the students demonstrate the ability to apply research data and to use the selected methods for itemising and solving working life problems as well as a readiness for independent challenging specialist work.

In addition to the above, the studies include 5 cr of elective studies that support the development of expertise, which the students include in their studies in accordance with their personal competence targets.

These studies can also be chosen from JAMK's other master's degree programmes or the selection of studies offered by other institutes of higher education.

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 primary modes of delivery are classroom and remote learning. The learning process leading to the master’s degree is carried out alongside work, and it flexibly combines periods of classroom teaching and group work, online learning and independent studies. The students are offered opportunities to complete learning tasks included in courses for their work community in a flexible manner. In the planning of studies, it is possible to build a personal study path through the recognition of work and a wide utilisation of the courses offered by all of JAMK’s master’s degree programmes, such as subjects and courses that are common to JAMK’s master’s degree programmes.


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

The students in the degree programme Technological Competence Management are a group of experts from different fields of technology with heterogeneous backgrounds. The master’s degree has significantly advanced their career development and increased their labour market value in existing or often also new and more challenging positions.

​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 views of industry representatives and other specialists in managerial and expert positions in the field have been taken into account in the creation of the curriculum. The curriculum has been reviewed in personal discussions with the specialists in question and the advisory board of the degree programme. The views of students and graduates of the degree programme have also been taken into account in developing the curriculum. These views have been collected in personal discussions, feedback for the degree programme, course feedback and comprehensive feedback surveys for students of the degree programme. The starting point of the degree programme supports the student’s learning programme, which has been taken into account in the planning of competence areas and the structuring of assessment.

​Contact information

Jouni Jurvelin, Lecturer, +358 40 522 6020
Rajakatu 35
40200 Jyväskylä