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Master's Degree Programme in Business Administration, Leadership and Service Design

Autumn 2017

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Year of study 1 2
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ADVANCED STUDIES 55                              
Introduction to leadership and service design 5
Research and Development
Research and Development 5
Future Research and Development 5
Managing organisations
Leadership 5
Financial Planning 5
Financial Management 5  
Marketing Skills 5  
Service Design and Innovation
Service Design Processes and Methods 5
Co-design in Service Development 5
User-orientation in Service Development 5
Service Design and Future Challenges 5  
OPTIONAL STUDIES 5                              
MASTER'S THESIS 30                              
Master's Thesis 5
Master's Thesis 10
Master's Thesis 15  
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 52.5 32.5 25 27.5 32.5 0 13 13 13.8 13.8 16.8 16.8 0 0 0

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

Programme description

Master of Businesss Administration, Leadership and Service Design is a joint degree between Turku University of Applied Sciences and Novia University of Applied Sciences. It is a university of applied sciences post-graduate degree for persons with a Bachelor’s degree and three years’ work experience in business.

The Business Administration programme aims to provide and strengthen the knowledge and skills to manage service design in the context of business and community development. The focus is on the synergy between design and business. Design processes and future research are addressed.

The programme leads to a higher professional qualification and it is strongly oriented towards working life. The students will be prepared to work with leadership and service design tasks within different national and international organisations developing their services. The programme also gives students an insight in starting or developing their own business. The studies give students an advanced knowledge base for leadership tasks and tools for the future leadership challenges in the business.

Structure of the studies:
- Advanced Studies (55 ECTS)
- Elective Studies (5 ECTS)
- The Master´s Thesis (30 ECTS)

The courses are implemented together with Novia UAS, and therefore the students from both Universities have the same lectures, tasks and projects. Teachers and students from both organisations have different national or international backgrounds and work experiences, which enables a multi professional and international study environment.

English as the study language enables students from different countries to study at this programme and it also exercises the students to use it in a professional way. During the studies the students have also a possibility for an exchange study period at another university in Europe or outside Europe.

Competence objectives

Pedagogic approaches