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Master's Degree

Master of Business Administration, Project Management

Autumn 2016

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Year of study 1 2
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ADVANCED STUDIES 55                            
Project management in development
Project operations framework and processes 5
Systems Analysis and Development Methods 5
Projects as Business 5
Project management
Project feasibility 5
Project planning 5
Project implementation 5
Research and development methods
(Select 10 ECTS)
Research Methods 5
Future Studies and Changing Operational Environment 5
Data Analysis 1 5  
Data Analysis 2 5  
Developmental and Operational Research 5  
Management Studies
(Select 15 ECTS)
Strategic Management 5  
Well-Being in Work Community 5  
Management of Knowledge and Competences 5  
Management Communication 5  
OPTIONAL STUDIES 5                            
MASTER'S THESIS 30                            
Master's Thesis 30  
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 40 65 10 30 35 30 5 5 15 15 10 25 15 15

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

Programme description

Master´s Degree Programme in Project management (90 ECTS) is a working life-driven curriculum, providing the skills for management and administrative tasks which require expertise.

The Degree Programme in Project Management is a university of applied sciences post-graduate degree for persons with a Bachelor of Business Administration or other equivalent degree.

The studies combine practical operations with theoretical observation, and the objective is to extensively deepen the student’s management skills and expand their perspective. In terms of content, the studies emphasise project management skills, connected with business skills, project management and leadership as well as service design. In terms of methods, the studies include, for instance, interactive skills, teamwork, and English language. The studies are interlocked with the student’s work tasks, and the development of an employer organisation.

The Project management entity provides students with skills for working in the international operating environment.

The studies provide the student with diverse skills for planning, implementing and managing project tasks. Possible jobtitles after graduation Project Manager, Project Planner, RDI-Manager and othertasks of an expert.

The studies provide eligibility for further scientific studies. Universities may set conditions on granting rights for further studies in the form of, for instance, supplementary transitional studies.

Competence objectives

The Structure:
•Advanced professional studies
•Research and development methods
•Master´s Thesis

Pedagogic approaches

Master’s Thesis is an important part of the degree. Thesis equals to a demanding development project, combining theory, praxis and creation of new knowledge. The subject is based on requirements and needs of working life. The thesis is an applied study research and it emphasises development of work itself, organisation or working community.

Conducting a Master's thesis project requires independent and demanding expertise. The student gives proof of mastering the methods of retrieving information, research and development as well as the skills of adapting research information in an analytical and critical manner. The studies focus on adapting and strengthening of an action research and development approach.

RDI projects of Turku University of Applied Sciences provide an excellent opportunity for a thesis commission.


The objectives for skill levels in a master’s degree are based on the legislation concerning universities of applied sciences and the European Qualification Framework (EQF). The level corresponding to a master’s degree is level 7.

The study evaluation criteria are described in the implementation plan of each course. Criteria are varying depending in different objectives, contents and implementation models.