Business Management and Entrepreneurship - Häme University of applied sciences
Business Management and Entrepreneurship
Häme University of applied sciences
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Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Degree Programme

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OBJECTIVES

The Degree Programme in Business Management and Entrepreneurship is intended for persons who wish to develop their international competences and know-how in international business. The studies develop the students’ understanding and knowledge of global business environments, strategic management and innovation as well as customer relationship management in international markets. The degree programme provides students with a Master’s degree (Master of Business Administration).


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REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are required to have at least a bachelor-level degree in the field of Master’s degree programme as well as a minimum of three years’ work experience in a field of one’s degree. Master’s degrees in universities of applied sciences are equal to other Finnish Master’s degrees, and give the same qualifications as them. The part-time students’ challenges in time management are taken into careful consideration while implementing the studies. Contact lessons are arranged once a month and modern e-learning tools are utilis​ed, so it is possible to study alongside a job.


APPLICATION PERIOD

  • JOINT APPLICATION TO HIGHER EDUCATION 2019
  • Number of study places 30
  • Application period begins 20.3.2019
  • Application period ends 3.4.2019
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations 21.5.2019
  • Information on admissions 28.6.2019 at the latest
  • Confirmation of study place 8.7.2019
  • Studies begin In August 2019
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • APPLICATION ON THE BASIS OF OPEN UAS STUDIES
  • Number of study places 5
  • Application period begins 1.8.2019
  • Application period ends 29.5.2020
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations -
  • Information on admissions August-June
  • Confirmation of study place within 10 days
  • Studies begin during the academic year 2019-2020
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

  • TRANSFER APPLICATION ON THE BASIS OF VALID RIGHT TO STUDY AT A FINNISH UNIVERSITY
  • Number of study places
  • Application period begins 2.5. (spring) / 1.11. (autumn)
  • Application period ends 16.5. (spring) / 15.11. (autumn) 3:00 pm
  • Preliminary assignments given in by -
  • Entrance examinations -
  • Information on admissions 30.6. (spring) / 15.12. (autumn)
  • Confirmation of study place 31.7. (spring) / 31.12. (autumn)
  • Studies begin Studies begin in the beginning of next semester
  • APPLY TO STUDIES

DEGREE PROGRAMME IN BRIEF

DEGREE TITLEMaster of Business Administration
DURATION (YEARS)2-2,5
EXTENT (CREDITS)90
LOCATION Hämeenlinna, Online studies
LANGUAGE English

Curricula of Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Degree content

The degree programme develops the students’ business competences and entrepreneurial competences. The studies offer competences that develop students’ strategic and organizational thinking in a creative and responsible way. They respond to the requirements of enterprises and other organisations and prepare students especially for challenging development projects in business environment.

During their studies, students can focus on changing working environment, leadership and future working life skills, renewable organizations, competitiveness management, business reform and entrepreneurship

The studies are part-time studies and can be completed alongside a normal day job. There are some contact meetings and eLearning methods are used efficiently. During the modules, students work individually and in small groups. The students come approximately once a month on Fridays to Hämeenlinna Visamäki campus. Studies last about 2-2,5 years.

ASK ABOUT THE DEGREE PROGRAMME

ANNIKA MANNINEN
Student Affairs Secretary
Business management and entrepreneurship
Puh. +358 40 3522796
annika.manninen@hamk.fi

SARI HANKA
Head of degree programme
Business management and entrepreneurship
Tel. +358 3 6463417
sari.hanka@hamk.fi

RIITTA IKONEN
Study adviser
Business management and entrepreneurship
Tel. +358 3 6466302
riitta.ikonen@hamk.fi

ASK ABOUT APPLYING

  • Postal address - Master's Degrees
  • Häme University of Applied Sciences
  • PO Box 225
  • 13101 Hämeenlinna
  • FINLAND

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Timetable for joint application in spring 2019

Application period 2

20 March 2019Application period begins
3 April 2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time)Application period ends
10 April 2019Enclosures must be downloaded to the application at Studyinfo.fi
May 2019Entrance examination invitations will be sent
21 May 2019Entrance examinations
28 June 2019Student selection results are published at the latest
8 July 2019 3:00 pm (Finnish time)Admitted applicants must confirm their study places

Eligibility

You can apply for a Master's degree programme if you have

  • a relevant higher education degree and
  • at least three years of work experience, obtained after completing the degree.

The degree needs to be completed by 31 July 2016 and work experience obtained by 31 July 2019.

If you have completed in Finland a vocational college diploma (opistoaste) or higher vocational diploma (ammatillinen korkea-aste, mm. insinööri), a relevant higher education degree needs to be completed by 12 July 2019 and work experience obtained by 31 July 2019.

The relevant qualifications for Master's Degree Programme in Business Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Tradenomi (AMK), Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Restonomi (AMK), Bachelor of Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Economics and Business Administration)
  • Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)
  • Other relevant qualification comparable to the above mentioned qualifications. You need to have at least 40 credits of Bachelor's level studies in the field of Economics and Business Administration.

Work experience

In addition to the required qualification, you need to have at least three years of work experience from the field of study of your higher education degree or from the field of study of the degree programme you are applying to. The work experience needs to be obtained after completing the higher education degree.

Notice: Work experience can be counted after completing a Finnish vocational college diploma or a Finnish higher vocational diploma. These are old qualifications offered in Finland before the year 2000. The work experience must be from the field of study of your higher education degree or from the field of study of the degree programme you are applying to.

The work experience needs to be obtained by 31 July 2019.​

  • The only kind of work experience accepted is one of which you have been given a testimonial by your employer.
  • Entrepreneurship is accepted as work experience if you can provide a certificate of it given by a designated authority (in Finland i.e. a testimonial of YEL or MYEL insurance).
  • A part-time job is c​onverted into full-time so that 150 hours or 20 full-length working days (at least 7 hours per day) are equivalent to one month.
  • The work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained under the same employer.
  • Work placement or practical training are not counted towards work experience if they are included in the degree used in admission.
  • Military service, non-military service or child-care leave are not counted towards work experience.

Refugee or refugee-like situation

If you are a refugee or in a refugee-like situation and you cannot prove your eligibility through documentary evidence, HAMK can consider whether you can be invited to the entrance exam. You must prove the refugee status by reference to a decision made by competent authority and submit a copy of it to the Admission Services within 7 days after the application period has ended.

Required English language proficiency

Applicants English language skills will be tested in the entrance examinations. No language skills certificates are required.

Tuition fees

EU/EEA students

There will be no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens. In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees you need to attach one of the following documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland (citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register)

The document must be downloaded to your application within one week after the application period has ended. Check the exact time from the timetable.

Non-EU/EEA students

As a non-EU/EEA-citizen you are required to pay tuition fees for Master’s degree studies. The tuition fee is €9700 per academic year.

The tuition fee must be paid at the time of confirming the study place. The fee must be paid at once and cannot be paid in installments. Please notice: tuition fees are charged directly by HAMK and should never be paid through third parties (i.e. educational agents).

You can be exempted from paying tuition fees if you:

  • have an EU Blue Card granted in Finland
  • have a continuous residence permit card in Finland, type A permit
  • have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, type P permit
  • have an EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees, please attach a copy of one of the above-mentioned documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi. The document must be downloaded to your application within one week after the application period has ended. Check the exact time from the timetable.

Please notice: if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the admission process, please contact the Admission Services

Please visit Tuition fees and scholarships -page for detailed information.

Application practicalities

  • Apply through the national joint application system at www.studyinfo.fi between 20 March -  3 April 2019 3:00 pm Finnish time.
  • The application form must be submitted before the application period ends on 3 April 2019 3.00 pm Finnish time. After the application period has ended, it is no longer possible to submit the application.

In the joint application of Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences you can apply to 1-6 degree programmes in the order of your preference. Consider the order of your preferences carefully as you will be offered a study place based on your order of preference and your admission points.

If you are not admitted to your first-choice degree programme your points are checked for your second choice etc. If you are e.g. admitted to your second choice degree programme, your application to all degree programmes below that in your order of preference will be cancelled automatically.

Please notice: You are only allowed to submit one application. If you submit several applications the last application will stay in force.

Making changes to the application

You may change or delete the application preferences indicated on the application form until the end of the application period. Once the application period has ended, you may no longer:

  • change the order of your preferences
  • add new preferences
  • delete individual preferences.

Deleting the entire application is possible at any time.

Changes in address or other relevant personal details can be changed any time (also outside the application period).

Attachments to the application

Please provide attachments to the admission services of HAMK by 10 April 2019 3.00 pm Finnish time.

  • Provide a copy of the original degree certificate.
  • Provide a copy of the original testimonials concerning your work experience.
  • Send also an official Finnish, Swedish or English translation of the certificate if the certificate/testimonial is not written in one of these languages. The translation must have the translator's signature and stamp.
  • If you have completed a Finnish vocational college diploma (opistoaste) or a Finnish higher vocational diploma (ammatillinen korkea-aste, mm. insinööri) and will complete a Bachelor's degree by 10 July 2018, provide a copy of the certificate (college diploma or higher vocational diploma) and a transcript of records (Bachelor's degree).

Upload your documents as an attachment to the application or send them to the following address:

HAMK University of Applied Sciences
Admission Services
PO Box 225
13101 Hämeenlinna
FINLAND

Student selection criteria

Students are selected on the basis of the points awarded for entrance examination.

Entrance examination

All eligible candidates will be invited to the entrance examination. The minimum score for a passed examination is 40/100.

The entrance examination will be conducted on 21 May 2019 in Hämeenlinna, University Center. The examination includes a test based on written materials. There is no pre-reading material.

HAMK UAS does not accept the entrance examination result gained in the same degree programme of another UAS.

Student selection results

The student selection results of the joint application will be published by 28 June 2019 at the latest.

You will be sent an e-mail if you are offered a study place. You then have time until 8 July 2019 at 3:00 pm (Finnish time) to confirm the study place using the link included in the message or by logging in to My Studyinfo -service with online banking credentials, mobile certificate or an electronic ID card.

Please notice that once you confirm the study place you cannot anymore accept any other study places leading to a higher education degree in Finland if the studies begin in the same academic term. The one-study-place-per-term-provision applies to higher education regardless of how the studies are provided. For example, if you have already accepted a study place offered to you in some direct application, you cannot then anymore accept a study place from the joint application if the study programme begins in the same academic term.

Appeal process

If you are not satisfied with the results of the student selection process, please contact the university of applied sciences you have applied to.

If the matter is not resolved, you may appeal in writing to the executive board of the university of applied sciences (the Board of HAMK University of Applied Sciences) within 14 days from the time you had the possibility of receiving information on student selection.

Address:
The Board of HAMK University of Applied Sciences
PL 230
13101 HÄMEENLINNA
FINLAND

There is no direct application to Master’s Degree Programme in Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

You can apply as a degree student to HAMK on the basis of open studies completed in a university of applied sciences.

Applicant who has completed 60 credits applicable to the degree is eligible for Bachelor's degree studies. Applicant who has an applicable higher education degree and three years of work experience after graduation and who has completed 10 credits (belonging to a 60 cr's degree) or 15 credits (belonging to a 90 cr's degree) applicable to the degree is eligible for Master's degree studies.

Eligibility / Master's de​gree

You are eligible f​​or Master's Degree studies when you have completed

  • ​​a relevant higher education degree
    • Tradenomi, Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Restonomi (AMK), Bachelor of Hospitality Management
    • Bachelor of Science (Economics and Business Administration)
    • Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration)
    • Other relevant qualification comparable to the above mentioned qualifications. You need to have at least 40 credits of Bachelor’s level studies in the field of Economics and Business Administration.
  • three years of work experience gained after completing the degree from the field you have graduated or from the field you are applying to, and
  • 15 credits of open studies applicable to the degree you are applying to. You cannot apply with unfinished master's degree studies.

​Admission is based on the applicability of open studies, number of credits and academic performance.​

Work experience required for eligibility (Master's degree)

In addition to the required qualification, you need to have at least three years of work experience from the field of study of your higher education degree or from the field of study of the degree programme you are applying to. The work experience needs to be obtained after completing the higher education degree.

Notice: Work experience can be counted after completing a Finnish vocational college diploma or a Finnish higher vocational diploma. The work experience must be from the field of study of your higher education degree or from the field of study of the degree programme you are applying to.

  • The only kind of work experience accepted is one of which you have been given a testimonial by your employer.
  • Entrepreneurship is accepted as work experience if you can provide a certificate of it given by a designated authority (in Finland i.e. a testimonial of YEL or MYEL insurance).
  • A part-time job is converted into full-time so that 150 hours or 20 full-length working days (at least 7 hours per day) are equivalent to one month.
  • The work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained under the same employer.
  • Work placement or practical training are not counted towards work experience if they are included in the degree used in admission.
  • Military service, non-military service or child-care leave are not counted towards work experience.

Language skills requirements

HAMK can arrange an English language test for applicants if necessary. A language test is not needed if you have passed an English language test in an entrance examination of the joint application of higher education in Finland within one year.​

How to apply​

Submit an application at Studyinfo.fi during the application period on 1 August - 15 June.

Required attachments / Master's degree studies

Upload the following attachments to your application at Studyinfo.fi (at the latest within 7 days after submitting the application):

  • an official transcript of records (studies completed in the open university)
  • copies of degree certificates and testimonials
  • an official Finnish, Swedish or English translation of the certificate/testimonial if the certificate/testimonial is not written in one of these languages. The translation must have the translator’s signature and stamp.
  • copy of a document exempting you from paying tuition fees (if you have such document)

The student selection is conditional until original certificates have been checked.

Student Selection in Master's Degree Studies

You can be admitted as a Master's degree student when you have the eligibility for Master's degree studies and you have completed 10 credits (60 cr's degree) / 15 credits (90 cr's degree) of open studies applicable to the degree you are applying to.

Admission is based on the applicability of open studies, number of credits and academic performance.​

 

Studies completed in an open university of applied sciences

The studies completed in an open university of applied sciences (60 cr, 15 cr or 10 cr) may contain no more than 1/3 of credit transfers. You cannot apply as a degree student on the basis of studies completed in a university or in a higher education institute outside of Finland.

The applicability of the open studies to the degree will be evaluated. It will be beneficial if the applicant has completed open studies from the first academic year applicable to the degree. It will also be beneficial if the applicant has completed more credits than required.

For the Degree Programme in International Business the grade point average of the completed studies must be at least 3.0.

 

Student selection results and enrolment

During the academic year the student selections will be made within 3-4 weeks after the applicant has submitted the application and the enclosures to the Admission Services of HAMK. ​Applicant will be informed about the decision on student admission in writing.

Admitted applicants must confirm the study place and enrol to the academic year as instructed in the admission letter. The student selection of applicants failing to confirm the study place will be cancelled.​

Appeal p​​rocess

If you are not satisfied with the results of the student selection process, you may appeal in writing to the Examination Board of Häme University of Applied Sciences within 14 daysfrom the time you had the possibility of receiving information on student selection.

One place per student provision

You may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree during one academic term.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA students

As a non-EU/EEA-citizen you are required to pay tuition fees for Bachelor’s degree studies. 

The tuition fee must be paid at the time of confirming the study place. The fee must be paid at once and cannot be paid in installments. Please notice: tuition fees are charged directly by HAMK and should never be paid through third parties (i.e. educational agents).

You can be exempted from paying tuition fees if you:

  • have an EU Blue Card granted in Finland
  • have a continuous residence permit card in Finland, type A permit
  • have a permanent residence permit card in Finland, type P permit
  • have an EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
  • have an EU residence permit for third-country citizens with long-term residence permit card in Finland (Type P-EU)

In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees, please attach a copy of one of the above-mentioned documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi. The document must be uploaded to your application within 7 days after submitting the application.

Please notice: if you receive one of the documents mentioned above at any point of the admission process, please contact the Admission Services.

EU/EEA students

There will be no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens. In order to be exempted from paying tuition fees you need to attach one of the following documents to your application at Studyinfo.fi:

  • Passport or identity card to indicate the citizenship of EU/EEA/Switzerland (citizens of Finland are not required to provide proof of their citizenship as it will be verified from the population register)

The document must be downloaded to your application within 7 days after submitting the application.

Please visit Tuition fees and scholarships -page for more detailed information.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transfer within HAMK

If you are a student of HAMK and you would like to transfer your right to study to some other degree programme, please contact the Study Counsellor of the degree programme. Transferring from one degree programme to another is in general possible already during the first semester.

Students transferring from other Finnish university

If you want to have a transfer to HAMK you must have a valid right to study at a Finnish university. It is possible to apply for a transfer to the same or corresponding degree programme.

A university student that has the right to study for both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees can apply for a transfer only to Bachelor’s degree studies. The student must apply to Master’s degree studies through the normal admission procedures.

If a student has several rights to study he/she must choose which right to study he/she wants to transfer.

Eligibility

  • You have enough right to study periods left, so that you are able to complete your degree within the right to study periods.
  • The right to study has started when you have enrolled as present for the first time.
  • You have been enrolled as present student for at least one year at the initial university. A Master’s degree student can transfer already after studying for one semester. Transferring to Master’s degree studies whose extent is 60 cr (Master’s degree studies in the field of Technology and Natural resources) is possible only after the first semester.
  • If you are a Bachelor’s degree student, you should have completed at least 45 credits / academic year.
    • If you have been enrolled as present for three semesters you should have completed at least 67.5 credits (90 credits during four semesters etc.)
  • Master’s degree student must have proof of progress in studies and studies must be applicable to the degree and also the eligibility for the degree programme in question (education and work experience).
  • Credit transfers from previous studies or degrees are not counted as records.
  • If you are applying for a transfer to studies conducted in other language than your current studies you can apply only before the beginning of the second year.

Selection criteria

The applicability of your previous studies to the degree programme of HAMK has an effect on your selection.
The resources of the degree programme (the size of the study group, the amount of students in the degree programme), the reasons of application and the interview also have an effect on the decision.

Applying and application period

Application is at Studyinfo.fi (the name of the application: Transfer application, Häme UAS). The information on degree programmes available in the transfer application will be published at least two weeks before the application period starts. You can fill in the application during the application period.

Application period

2-16 May 3:00 pm (studies starting in autumn
1-15 November 3:00 pm (studies starting in spring)

Appendices

  • up-to-date transcript of records and certificates for partial completions of courses
  • course descriptions of completed courses
  • study certificate

Please upload the appendices to your application at Studyinfo.fi or send them to the Admission Services of HAMK by 26 May for the transfer application in spring and by 25 November for the transfer application in autumn. If you do not submit the required attachments by the given time you will be defined as not eligible and you cannot be admitted to HAMK in the transfer application.

Student selection results of the transfer application

The results will be published at the latest on:

30 June (studies starting in autumn)
15 December (studies starting in spring)

You must confirm your study place and enroll as present by the given time. By confirming a study place in the transfer application you at the same time resign from your previous studies.

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