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BITE Degree Programme in Business Information Technology
Bachelor of Business Administration, 210 ECTS


Bachelor of Business Administration

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Name and level of education

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and the Finnish title of tradenomi

Admission requirements and applications

Universities of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014, Section 25

Before applying see the admission criteria at Studyinfo.fi.

Scope and duration

Scope of the degree is 210 ECTS credits.
The duration of the degree is 3.5 years.

Recognition of learning

Read more about the principles of recognition of learning at Haaga-Helia.

Mode of study

Day-time studies

Language of tuition

The degree programme is conducted in English.

Requirements and decrees

Completion of the courses specified in the curriculum, compulsory work placement, a thesis and maturity test.

The Government Decree on Universities of Applied Sciences 1129/2014.

Study attainments and assessment

Find out more about the degree regulations and assessment process of Haaga-Helia.

Profile, targets and structure

Study profiles:

Digital Services
• Digital service professionals operate in the middle ground between business operations and software development.
• They have the ability to understand the needs of both the business organisation and the end users.
• A holistic understanding of the customer value creation process is one of the key skills.
• In addition, they have the ability to formulate and communicate requirements in a way that facilitates communication between software developers and business professionals.
• Their task is to ensure that the digital solution developed is the most suitable and cost-effective solution available and that it responds to a real need.

Software Development
• Software development experts can specify, design and implement applications according to customer requirements, including traditional business software, online services based on an application, packaged retail software products sold online and offline, multimedia products and games, to mention a few.
• They have the ability to identify the most suitable software development methods and tools for each project.
• They also understand the role of testing, quality assurance and project management in a successful software project.

ICT Infrastructures
• ICT infrastructure and security professionals work in various organisations that use IT systems and network services.
• They are involved in the development, deployment and maintenance of business IT solutions.
• They are also able to lead expert projects and teams.
• They utilise and produce IT services that serve the business environment and are responsible for system solutions and for the reliable, cost-effective and secure operation of the associated networks.

Business and ICT
• Business ICT experts develop enterprises' business processes and service processes by utilising information technologies.
• They source IT solutions for business use; evaluate the suitability, usability and security of solutions; and participate in their integration and deployment in the organisation.
• Business ICT experts often act as change agents in the introduction of new software and ICT services.
• They have knowledge of different information management models and frameworks of reference.

Internationalisation

English-language courses are also open to students from partner institutions, which supports students' internationalisation. For Business Information Technology students there are various student exchange opportunities available in our international partner institutions. We also offer a double degree option for our students in co-operation with HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland.

Work placement and cooperation with the business community

Studies in Business Information Technology include a compulsory work placement in an IT job. It is possible to complete the work placement abroad.

Each year, the students and lecturers of Haaga-Helia have a number of joint projects and seminars with businesses, NGOs and industry representatives. We also invite various ICT professionals to give lectures and training sessions to our students and staff members. Read more about business cooperation opportunities at Softala.fi.

In addition, Haaga-Helia works in close cooperation with NGOs such as TTL ry, Systeemityöyhdistys, Hetky, SFS, FISMA.

Career opportunities

The role of ICT in business is increasing, and it is a strategic focus area of organisations across all industries. In addition to providing infrastructures and tools that facilitate traditional business operations, ICT is becoming an integral part of products, services and sales.

Digitisation of operations and diversifying uses of ICT offer excellent career opportunities for ICT business graduates in both ICT companies as well as a range of organisations that utilise the technologies. Graduates in this industry typically have a good employment rate. Another option is self-employment with the help of Haaga-Helia StartUp School services.

The competencies gained during the programme and the resulting higher education degree ensure continuous career development, since the degree offers a good range of postgraduate options through specialisation and Master's degree programmes.

Postgraduate studies

Master’s Degree Programme in Business Techonologies (English), Pasila
Master’s Degree Programme in Business Techonologies (Finnish), Pasila
University studies

Contact information

Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Degree Programme in Business Information Technology (day-time)

Pasila campus
Ratapihantie 13
00520 Helsinki
Tel. +358 (0)9 229 611

Study Services

Academic Advisor
Enrolled students seeking for academic advice should contact their Personal Study Advisors.

Degree Director
Antonius Camara, tel. 040 832 5655

Email addresses are in the following format: firstname.lastname@haaga-helia.fi