Master of Business Administration, Master's Degree
Act of Polytechnics 9.5.2003/351 20§
The scope of the studies is 90 ECTS completed in 1.5 to 3 years as part-time of full time studies.
Studies can also progress through the use of competencies acquired in the past or competencies acquired at work during the studies.
The mode of studies is blended and the amount of independent studying, virtual studies and sessions on campus depend on the chosen courses. The contact hours are scheduled for evenings and weekends.
aaga-Helia's Master's Programmes have been renewed in 2019. Starting from autumn 2019, the Degree Programme in Communication Management exists in Degree Programme Leading Business Transformation and in its Finnish equivalent Liiketoiminnan uudistamisen ja johtamisen koulutus as a specialization area.
The language of the studies is English.
The degree curriculum includes Work Development Methods 15 ECTS, Leadership and Work Community 15 ECTS, DP Specific Advanced Professional Studies 5 ECTS, Elective Advanced Professional Studies 20 ECTS, Free Choice Studies 5 ECTS, Master's Thesis and Maturity Test 30 ECTS.
Haaga-Helia's operations are governed by the Act on Studies in Universities of Applied Science 18.12.2014/1129 (in Finnish) and Haaga-Helia's Degree Regulations.
The course assessment criteria are available in the course descriptions. More information about the course assessment is available in Haaga-Helia's Degree Regulations.
Profile of the Degree Programme in Communication Management
What makes the programme different?
- Practical approach to learning – learning by doing and working
- Flexibility in studies: evening and weekend lessons, intensive periods, distance studies
- Possibility to personalize studies.
This degree programme is designed to offer relevant learning opportunities that relate to everyday business as well as communication disciplines most typically practiced in organizations operating internationally in global markets. The practical approach with its intensive learning sprees aims to give students a solid basis on top of which they can build their careers and grow into leaders in their field.
Key learning outcomes of the Degree Programme
The goal of the degree programme is to deepen the communication management and leadership skills needed in the field of communication in international and global settings. During the course of the programme, the students will learn skills that help them become trusted counselors and professionals within their respective communities.
Upon graduation, students gain an internationally recognized degree called Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Communication Management.
Balanced semester offering
The curriculum of the programme has been designed to mirror everyday business to the extent possible without forgetting the needed academic discipline and rigour. The studies have been divided into semesters so that students have a choice of entities that make use of various virtual tools as well as entities containing intensive study periods.
The students represent various nationalities and work in organizations operating in global settings, which allow learning to take place in multicultural teams. The learning assignments mirror communication professional’s work in a global setting. The students can also take part in an exchange program with selected partner universities of HAAGA-HELIA UAS.
The courses and learning assignments mirror the everyday business in corporations and other large organizations. Courses include guest lectures, visits and/or real-life cases to be solved. The thesis work is always a development project in an organization
The program encourages the students to study and work concurrently, which gives the students the opportunity to integrate real-life projects in academic studies. This exchange between work and academic discipline enhances the skills and competencies the students need to advance professionally in the fields of communication, marketing or media especially in their own organizations.
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Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
Head of the Degree Programme
Hanna Rajalahti, hanna.rajalahti(at)haaga-helia.fi