Top-up degree in Business Informatics, Master of Business Administration

This top-up Master's program is aimed at the student with business background.

Master of Business Administration
About 1 - 1,5 years, based on recognition of prior learning
Mode of studies
Tuition fees might apply


Top-up degree is only for 2 partner programmes

This Top-up degree is only for students holding one of the following certificates:

  • a Graduate Certificate in Global Leadership & Business Administration at British Columbia Institute of Technology (Canada)
  • a Professional Certificate in Global Business Management issued by Golden Gate University (USA)

Top-up degree in Business Informatics is a programme that offers a special opportunity to the students of two of our partner programmes: British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) from Canada and Golden Gate University from USA.

The students can, under certain conditions, continue their studies to the Master's degree studies in Business Informatics. These partnerships are supported by special agreements between our programmes. (Other applicants are not qualified to apply to the Top-up degree).

The partner students will study for a shorter period of time since their have already completed their non-degree studies that can be recognized as part of the MBA degree in Business Informatics (90 ECTS in full).

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 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.

Exceptionally, our partner's students and graduates will come with the competencies and skills that enable them to earn their Master´s degree faster, since they have already completed a significant part of the studies towards the Master´s degree in Business Informatics in their own programmes.

See the Business Informatics Curriculum in Study Guide.

What it is like to study in the Top-up degree

All our students enjoy a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, tied-to-business environment and sharing expertise with the participants who are full-time working professionals. Classes take various forms. The courses are implemented via contact and online 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 students from two backgrounds, business and engineering studying together. This mixture of business and engineering professionals allows our students to develop a good common language with professionals across the field and feel more confident in the working life.

In the Top-up degree, you will study those courses and disciplines that you have not previously completed in the partner programme, and work on your Master's thesis (30 ECTS) for a real-life company, either your current or previous employer, or some partner company.

Read more about the Master´s programme in Business informatics & experience of our students

The format of your studies will be full-time, and your completed degree will open to door to the 2-year long professional visa that should ease the stress of looking for a job for international professionals during their studies.

Read more about the 2-year long professional visa on Finnish Immigration Service webpages

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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

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Starting studies

How to start your studies in Metropolia

Welcome to study for a degree at Metropolia!

Congratulations! You have been admitted to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and we are delighted to have you as a new member of our vibrant community of more than 16 000 students!

You have made an excellent choice - Metropolia offers you unique multidisciplinary opportunities throughout your studies with its strong connections to working life and active role in innovations built around socially significant phenomena.

We are happy to have you with us and help you with any questions you might have. Welcome to Metropolia!

The below information applies to students who have been accepted to study for a full degree at Metropolia. Make sure to complete all the steps in order to secure your study place.