Would you like to stand out in the international job market? Do you already have an undergraduate degree from a university or university of applied sciences? Would you like to earn a British Master’s degree while studying in English in Finland?
HELBUS offers a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) -degree programme, where the degree is awarded by the University of Northampton (UoN), UK. This means that students are enrolled as UoN students and the programme follows closely the specification and policies of UoN. It is fully compliant with UK quality assurance regulations. This British MBA is an official postgraduate (Master’s) degree regulated by the UK educational authority, QAA.
The programme takes 12 months to complete starting in October, and will be run as a full-time programme only, with attendance required 3-4 days a week. You can find out more about the programme, how to apply, the entry requirements and fees from the MBA-programme menu.
You are eligible to apply to the MBA -programme if you have graduated (or are about to graduate) with an undergraduate degree in business and management at a level equivalent to the British first or second class (medium-level grade in Finland). Degree holders of other disciplines may apply, if they can demonstrate a passion and interest in business and management in their motivation letter and CV. As this MBA is designated as ‘pre-experience’, executive-level job experience is not mandatory.
The programme will next start in late September 2018 and applications should be submitted by July 31st (Finns and EU/EEA -citizens or applicants with residence permit) or June 4th (non-EU citizens).
University of Northampton (UoN) and HELBUS have a partnership through which HELBUS can offer approved UoN business and management programmes in Finland. Students admitted to the MBA-programme will be considered to be UoN students, even if they study the whole programme in Finland.
The overall purpose of the pre-experience MBA-programme is to develop master’s-level knowledge and skills in business and management subjects and to enhance the utility and employability of the first degree. It aims to prepare individuals for employment in a management role with a sound understanding of business/organisational contexts.
Compared to a specialist M.Sc. degree, a MBA is a generalist degree with a broader approach. The following modules are included:
- Critical Issues in Business
- Management and Organisational Behaviour
- Competitive Strategy and Innovation
- Strategic Marketing
- Managing Operations and the Supply Chain
- The Entrepreneurship Report
- Financial Decision Making
- Business Research Project
- International Business Negotiation
- Business Research Project (cont)
Assessment will mainly be conducted through written assignments such as reports, essays and critical analysis.
The MBA-programme will be offered through the full-time study mode with at least 75 % attendance recommended. Workshops are held in intensive periods from Tuesday to Friday.