Master of Science degree studies

Structure of the degree and study modules

Master’s degree

120 cr

Common core studies

12 cr

Advanced studies

Common advanced studies of the department

Advanced specialisation studies (incl. thesis and seminar 30 cr)

84 cr

18 cr

66 cr

Minor studies

24 cr


MSc degree consists of the following study modules: Professional Skills Portfolio (common core studies), advanced studies of the degree programme, and minor studies.

Supplementary studies

A student who has been admitted to pursue only a Master of Science degree  and who has not completed a Finnish university degree in the field of economics and business administration, may be assigned supplementary studies for a maximum of 60 credits by decision of the vide dean in charge of teaching.

Goals of the MSc degree

In addition to the goals stated in Government Decree on University Degrees (794/2004) 7 § the aim of the Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration is to provide students with

  • knowledge and command of the basics of business studies;
  • knowledge and skills needed for international managerial and expert positions of the future, or for entrepreneurship;
  • ability to independently produce and apply economic knowledge;
  • ability to deal with demanding questions of business ethics;
  • ability to communicate internationally in business life ; and
  • a readiness for demanding international doctoral programmes.

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