Degree level and field of study

Master’s degree (EQF 7), Business, Administration and Law

Starting group code

​YHO19S1

Forms of study

Part-time studies, online studies. Please, see the further information below.

Structure of studies

Individual courses

Intended competence

Contact information

Kalliomaa Sami

Kalliomaa Sami

Yliopettaja, Principal Lecturer
Liiketalous, Business Administration
Liiketoiminta, School of Business
+358400707536

Description

In the Master’s Degree Programme in Organisational and Financial Management, the students develop their competencies as a manager and financial professional. The degree programme is suitable for Bachelors of Business Administration and other students with a post-secondary business degree from a relevant field who want to strengthen their competencies and advance in their career in expert or managerial duties. The key themes of the studies are organisational and financial management. Changes introduced by digitalisation are the blanket theme of the studies. The studies promote the students’ skills in internationalisation and entrepreneurship. The studies in the research and development aim to increase the students’ competences in essential methods of applied research and working life development.

Key learning outcomes

Masters of Business Administration who have graduated from the Degree Programme in Organisational and Financial Management are capable of working as an expert in the field and/or directing an organisation. They master the theoretical knowledge base of their field of expertise and are capable of anticipating and critically applying it in the development of their own organisation and field. They identify changes in the national and international operating environment and find new strategic approaches and business opportunities in them. They recognise the opportunities offered by the digital transformation of business. By means of research, the students can select, analyse and evaluate data and information required in research in order to develop new operating models, and to utilise them in business.

Professional growth and know-how

The aim of the degree programme is to develop leadership competence in a digitalising and internationalising business world.

SHARED MASTER COMPETENCE

In the Management module, the students will study financial management, people management and strategic management.

In the Research and Development Activities module, the students will learn the key research-based working life development methods and research communications. The students will apply the research results of their own field and utilise them in the development of the operation of their own organisation.

EXPERT CORE COMPETENCE

In the Leadership and Accounting module, the students will study coaching leadership, leadership and organisational behaviour, strategic financial management and the ethics of the economy. During their studies, the students will prepare a portfolio of professional expertise.

The Master’s thesis is the core of the UAS Master’s degree. The aim of the Master's thesis is to demonstrate the student’s ability to apply research data critically and to utilise the selected research-based development methods in analysing and solving the problems encountered in working life. The Master's thesis produces new knowledge for renewing the operating practices of organisations and developing working life. The purpose of the Master's thesis is to prepare the student for independent and demanding expert work.

COMPLEMENTARY COMPETENCE

As elective studies, the students will choose courses from the offering of the degree programme or, with the tutor’s approval, from the offerings of JAMK’s other master's degree programmes, the Startup Factory, EduFutura, Summer School or other universities of applied science, such as CampusOnline.

Forms of study

The studies are flexibly implemented in the form of part-time studies that are mainly offered online, so studies can be successfully pursued irrespective of where you live or work. Online studies include, among other things, online discussions with your group or instructor, returning of assignments and reports to the virtual learning environment, video lectures, independent studying of the source material and participation in a webinar, for example. In addition to online studies, an opportunity for a group meeting is provided every six months. Only the orientation days at the beginning of studies are arranged by the JAMK University of Applied Sciences. The purpose of the days is to help the students orientate themselves with their studies and network with their fellow students and staff. Student groups meet in web-based learning environments or organise group meetings. JAMK University of Applied Sciences has several international partnering educational institutions where students can complete studies according to their personal learning plan. The students have the opportunity to take a study trip abroad, for example to California at San Jose State University, subject to a separate charge. The studies will be linked to the development of the student’s own work and organisation.

Working life cooperation and learning

The development assignments included in the study modules and courses are integrated with working life. In their studies, the students will share their competencies in the learning tasks. The thesis focuses on working life research and development.

Accreditation

Prior learning recognition procedures are described in the Degree Regulations and in the Study Guide. Students also have alternative study options available to them at partner universities (e.g. other universities of applied sciences and universities as well as EduFutura) and in free-access online portals (CampusOnline).

Graduation

To be awarded a Master’s degree certificate, the student must 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.

Degree-related qualifications

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

Professional profiles of graduates

A large number of graduates have found employment in expert and supervisory positions in industry, particularly in general governance, human resource management and financial management. Additionally, the graduates have found employment in the field of commerce, industry and the finance sector. Some of the graduates have found employment in expert and managerial positions in the public sector or teaching duties in upper secondary education. Some have started new business activities or developed their existing company. Examples of the graduates’ job titles include managing director, regional manager, chief financial officer, human resources manager, human resources director, key account manager, director of economic and business development, management consultant, sales director, service manager, trainer, investment expert and expert sales consultant.

Further studies

A Master’s degree from a university of applied sciences is a higher post-secondary degree. The graduate may apply to continue on to postgraduate studies in science or arts at universities (Act 558/2009, Section 37). Studies can be continued by applying for corresponding post-degree education at universities abroad, for example. A university of applied sciences also provides opportunities for continuing education in the form of specialisation studies, open studies, online study portal (CampusOnline) and working life-based continuing education.

Planning

​The content and structure of the Degree Programme in Organisational and Financial Management is designed by assessing and anticipating the needs of working life in duties related to management and economics. The participation of working life representatives in the development of the quality of our operations is concretised in the operations of the Business Advisory Board. Composed of key partners in the area, the Advisory Board provides input on developing degree-awarding education, specialisation studies, RDI activities and continuing education, along with the weak signals from the labour market.

In order to develop the degree programme, working life information has been collected from the extensive working life network formed by previous years’ students and the students who have already graduated, in addition to the network of interest groups. This curriculum has been further developed on the basis of the periodic assessment of the degree programme. The curriculum work is also directed by JAMK's strategic policies, whose realisation is monitored regularly with the help of BSC indicators (performance reviews). For JAMK's master's degrees, the degree programmes at the different units cooperate in order to develop the common competence areas (research, development and innovation activities and management). Anticipation of international competence is done by comparing the degree contents of academic partners and esteemed universities and by utilising the expertise of visiting teachers.

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