Business Informatics, Master of Business Administration, Master's Degree

Basic Information

Degree title
Master of Business Administration
Duration / Date(s)
2 years
Next application period: 3 Jan – 17 Jan 2024
Price / Tuition fee
Tuition fees might apply

Dear Applicants interested to study Business Informatics!

The next application period will be on 3-17 January 2024, please book this time in your calendars. We welcome all applicants, local and international, to apply in January 2024, since this is the only application period for the Programme.

However, if you are a local student and you are interested to join quickly, you can also consider other options: “Open UAS path” (3 courses in the autumn leading to Master´s studies), “open courses” (round the year, also leading to Master´s studies) and other options. Please visit our “Apply to Business Informatics” web-page in and contact us to ask your questions!

Become an Expert in Digital Business Transformation

Business Informatics is a Master’s degree programme for business and engineering professionals who want to deepen their strategic and managerial skills via better use of business information systems.

The Programme equips participants to address the challenges of digitalization and digital transformation in business and work life. The student will become an analyzer and a competent user of business information for decision-making, business operations, and business development. The student will apply his/her knowledge in business modelling, will learn how to collect, interpret and analyze data, and craft answers to business critical questions. The students will also learn how to apply business development methods to drive business growth and innovation.

Check “Admissions requirements” and apply via portal.

Enjoy a Multi-Disciplinary Approach (via either face-to-face or online studies, you choose)

Our Programme has 2 concurrent study groups: online and face-to-face, and you can choose your mode of studies. Our students enjoy a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, tied-to-business environment and sharing expertise by the participants who are full-time working professionals. Classes take various forms. The courses are implemented via both online and contact teaching, class discussions, team work, self-study, business simulations, workshops, and seminars. Students are instructed by staff and experts with business and academic experience.

The study group includes the students from two backgrounds studying together: from Business and Engineering. Business students will study toward a degree of Master of Business Administration (90 credits, for 2 years), while engineers will study toward a Master of Engineering degree (60 credits, for 1,5 year). We take students with business and similar previous education to the Business stream; and engineering and technology previous education to the Engineering stream. Both streams study together, just make sure you apply correctly.

If you have an Engineering background see the content for Engineers.

Take Advantage of Close Ties with Work Life

Master's degree programme in Business Informatics (Master of Business Administration) will help to deepen your business skills in close ties with your work life. Your studies currently include

  • Advanced professional studies, 55 ECTS including:
    • Business Strategy and Management, 15 ECTS
    • Business Analysis and Development, 20 ECTS
    • Business Growth and Innovation, 20 ECTS
  • Elective studies, 5 ECTS
  • Master’s Thesis, 30 ECTS.

Thus, the Programme has a strong emphasis on sharpening general management skills for managers of technology-driven companies for the Digital age. Check the curriculum course description from study guide.

Business Informatics, MBA

Graduate in Two Years

Master's degree programme in Business Informatics is organized to combine Master’s studies with a full-time job. To become a Master of Business Administration, it will take you 2 years. Contact sessions are arranged every 2nd Friday (from 9.00 to 16.00) and occasionally on other evenings.

Gain a New Expertise via a Master’s Project

You will plan and implement a Master’s thesis (an R&D project for a real company), typically your own place of work. A Master’s Thesis will combine your innovative development work with academic research (30 ECTS).

Research focus for Master's theses (final projects) in this Programme typically concentrate on: digital transformation, business transformation; use of data analytics and business information systems for business purposes; doing and modelling businesses for the digital age; digitization and improvement of operations and internal organizational processes; digitization and improvement of customer experience, services and product designs, and channels; use of business intelligence and marketing research, and other related topics.

For completing a Master’s thesis, the students get support and guidance form the school in the form of

  • a practical, easy-to-follow 7-GATE approach to doing a Master’s thesis
  • starting from first weeks in the Programme, working in a guided Master’s thesis process
  • individual support from instructors; instruction on the R&D methods and problem-solving skills for excelling in your project
  • participants’ own education, motivation and hard work make the necessary element of success.

Contact the Head of Degree Programme NOW about the study places.

Scholarships and tuition fees

Annual tuition fee for non-EU/EEA applicants

  • 11 000 for those, whose right of study starts before 1 August 2024
  • 11 500 € for those, whose right of study starts after 31 July 2024.

This fee applies only to non-EU/EEA degree students.

Read more on tuition fees and scholarships

Graduation speeches

Ilkka Kautto 2020

Graduation speech by Ilkka Kautto, Master of Business Administration in Business Informatics at the joint Graduation Ceremony of Metropolia on June 18, 2020.

Jonas Kronlund 2019

Graduation speech by Jonas Kronlund, Master of Business Administration in Business Informatics, at the Graduation Ceremony of Metropolia Business School on 18 June 2019.