Degree level and field of study

Master’s degree (EQF 7), Technology

Starting group code


Forms of study

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

Structure of studies in Peppi

Individual courses

Contact information

Honkanen Hannariina

Honkanen Hannariina

Yliopettaja, Principal Lecturer
Teollisuustekniikka, Industrial Engineering
Teknologia, School of Technology


The Master’s degree studies in Energy Business Management provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in development, supervisory and managerial duties that require special expertise. You are familiar with the latest technological solutions in your field, are able to develop new products, services and business and know how to operate in an entrepreneurship-driven way. You are able to develop your own competence and that of your organisation. You are capable of responding to rapid changes and analysing new operating models. You are able to direct change processes while making use of systematic development methods.

Key learning outcomes

The students are provided with the knowledge, skills and capability to work in working-life development and management positions requiring expertise, including internationally networked organisations. The students are able to utilise the latest knowledge related to energy business management, and are capable of entrepreneurship-oriented activities and developing their own competence and that of their organisation with high quality. The student is able to respond to rapid changes in the industry, create and analyse new operating models, and develop business and processes with due consideration given to various aspects of sustainability.

Professional growth and know-how

The studies include advanced professional studies, elective studies and a thesis, or a working-life development assignment. The studies consist of courses and wider competence areas. The structure of the studies (60 credits) is as follows:

  • Shared master competence: Research-based Development (5 credits)
  • Expert core competence (50 credits): Management (two 5-credit courses), Future energy solutions and business (5 credits), Business and process development (two optional 5-credit courses, one of which must be chosen), Master’s thesis (30 credits)
  • Complementary competence (5 credits): As elective studies, the students will choose courses from the offering of the degree programme or from the offerings of JAMK’s other master's degree programmes or other universities of applied science.

Forms of study

During the first academic year, seminar days are arranged approximately once a month on Friday afternoons and Saturdays. One course (5 ECTS credits) include four seminar days on average. The discussions, group assignment and case exercises carried out during the seminar days provide opportunities for learning through shared expertise. The students exchange their experiences, points of view and existing and accumulating competencies within the study group and with the instructors as part of classroom teaching and learning assignments.

The optimal completion time for the studies is two academic years. The first academic year focuses on the completion of ‘master competence’ and expert core competence courses. During the second academic year, the students will complete the rest of their optional courses and focus on the writing and completion of their Master’s thesis that supports their personal career development. Faster completion of the studies can be planned together with the programme coordinator.

Working life cooperation and learning

The learning tasks included in the courses can, and are even recommended to, be completed in the student’s own work community. Many work community development tasks can also be taken up to be planned, refined and resolved as learning tasks.

In the field of technology, the Master's thesis is often a working life development assignment.


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).


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

Offered now for the first time, the education is expected to attract the interest of those with a UAS Bachelor of Engineering degree or other experts who have completed a suitable education. The students’ present and especially future work duties relate to the energy business and its development in the public or private sectors. The graduate has also gained competencies to work as an entrepreneur in the sector. Examples of job titles:

  • Development manager
  • Project manager
  • Production manager
  • Planning engineer
  • Quality, environment or safety and security manager.

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.


The education has been planned in close collaboration with working life representatives.

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