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Master's Degree Programme in Business Informatics (in English)

Autumn 2019

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Advanced Professional Studies
Business Strategy and Management
Business Research and Development Methods 5
Strategy, Management and Leadership 5
Business Modelling and Competitive Environment 5
Business Analysis and Development
Business Transformation and Technology 5
Applied Strategic Management and Analysis 5
Marketing Planning, Tools and Analytics 5  
Business Growth and Innovation
Innovation and Renewal 5
Applied Business Analytics 5  
Integrative Project Management 5
Corporate Sustainability 5  
Elective Studies
(Select 10 ECTS)
Master´s Thesis
Master's Thesis 30
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 47.532.523.823.823.88.812.611.314.49.411.911.94.44.4

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

Koulutuksen kuvaus

The Degree Programme in Business Informatics deepens the student’s business skills as well as strategic and managerial expertise through improved understanding of information management, business intelligence systems and ICT platforms. While getting familiar with different business models and operations student will also learn how to interpret data to craft the answers to business critical questions. His/her analytical and decision-making skills will be strongly enhanced as the student becomes an expert in understanding how to use and analyze data and apply business development methods to drive business growth and innovation.

In addition to a strong business strategy and management (15 ECTS) as well as business analysis and development (15 ECTS), this Master’s degree program in Business Informatics offers a deeper insight into business growth and innovation (20 ECTS). Electives (10 ECTS) bring an individualized touch to the learning scheme.

The Master’s Degree Programme in Business Informatics consists of
• Business Strategy and Management, 15 ECTS
• Business Analysis and Development, 15 ECTS
• Business Growth and Innovation, 20 ECTS
• Elective studies 10 ECTS
• Master's Thesis 30 ECTS

Each student plans and implements a research & development project in/for real business life, typically for their work organization. In doing so, the student’s research, development, project as well as change management skills will be enhanced. Networking, team skills and negotiation skills also improve in the multi-cultural, tied-to-business setting in which this Master’s DP is carried out. The R&D project will be reported as a Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS).

When studying on a part-time basis, the student can achieve the Master’s degree in two years. Contact sessions take place on Fridays, approximately twice a month. Thursday evenings and occasional Saturday workshops may be needed, especially for the Master’s Thesis process. Various forms of e-learning will also be applied. The language of instruction is English.

Pedagogiset toimintatavat

The curriculum 2017 work was done in cooperation with business companies, business professionals and alumni, and as a joint effort of the Business School and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. This resulted in two “sister programmes”, both titled as Master’s degree programmes in Business Informatics: We have a 60 ECTS programme leading to the degree Master of Engineering and a 90 ECTS programme leading to the degree Master of Business Administration. The Advisory Board of the Business School of Helsinki Metropolia UAS approved of the curriculum in January 2017.

International partners of Metropolia offer suitable ways of collaboration for adult students studying part-time. Two partner universities in Berlin, a partner university in Daegu, South Korea, as well as partners in Turkey, and Canada, are among those with whom we provide internationalization opportunities for Master’s students. Also the international and multicultural student- and lecturer group provide the students a good insight into multicultural and diverse businesses.


Head of Degree Programme
Raisa Varsta, p. +358 40 017 1517

Programme Coordinator
Laura Mattila, p. +358 40 652 6896

Curriculum L0419S6 copied from curriculum L0418S6. No changes.

Curriculum administration Olga Trishkina


The student understands business models and operations and is able to develop organization's strategy and management.
The student knows how to manage information and utilize business intelligence systems.
The student has strong skills in interpreting data and has the ability to form logical, argumentative decisions.
The student has enhanced his/her analytical and decision-making skills
The student is able to apply business development methods to drive business growth and innovation