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. Importantly, the engineering student will also get familiar with key business concepts, business modelling, will learn how to collect, interpret and analyze data, and will craft answers to business critical questions.
Graduate in 1,5 year
Master's degree programme in Business Informatics is organized to combine Master’s studies with a full-time job. To become a Master in Engineering, it will take you 1,5 years.
Contact sessions are arranged every 2nd Friday (from 9.00 to 16.15) and occasionally on other evenings. This year, an international study trip will happen on 7-8 May, 2020 to Stuttgart (2-3 days).
Take Advantage of Close Ties with Work Life
Master's Degree Programme in Business Informatics will help to deepen your business skills in close ties with your work life. Your studies currently include:
- Advanced professional studies, 25 ECTS including:
- Business Strategy and Management, 15 ECTS (3 courses)
- Business Analysis and Development, 10 ECTS (2 courses from a set of choices)
- Elective studies, 5 ECTS (1 course)
- Master’s Thesis, 30 ECTS.
Thus, the Programme has a strong emphasis on improving general management skills for managers of technology-driven companies for the Digital age. Read the updated course descriptions from here.
Enjoy a Multi-Disciplinary Approach
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 and approaches. The courses are implemented via contact teaching, class discussions, team work, self-study, business simulations, workshops, seminars, and also sometimes online sessions. Students are instructed by staff and experts with business and academic experience.
In the Programme, engineering and business professionals study together, in one cross-disciplinary group. Click here if you have a Business background.
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.
Juha Mattila, Master of Engineering in Business Informatics
New organizational development tools and ideas for the future
Approximately two years ago, I was browsing around the web looking for some tools or ideas to resolve some I guess quite typical business problems within my organization. I stumbled on looking at what was going on at Metropolia, as I graduated as B. Sc. in HVAC technologies some 20+ years ago in 1997. I did have some plans to continue my studies already 15 years ago, but did not really find anything that was interesting or suitable for me to pursue. I work in a Global product management & marketing role in the pharma industry in engineering, R&D and product management.
My interest was immediately caught by the new international program - Master of Engineering, Business Informatics - that I had not seen before, and the content of the study program was made of courses about research design, action research, service design, digitalization, digital marketing and business development, organizational development – all these topics which I was actually looking for, to be able to address my real business problem and improve my own skills – and all this fit perfectly with my needs. From start to finish, I must say I was very pleased with the content and quality of the studies, lecturers and of course my dear fellow students – and had great motivation. At least 90% of the courses content fulfilled my expectations, and I think that is a pretty good match.
As a direct result to my studies and the thesis project, I saw things starting to happen in my organization, too. Personally, I had no difficulties in simultaneous working, traveling, studying, research and writing for my thesis and family life. When you are motivated, it helps a lot, I believe. Therefore, I strongly recommend Metropolia Master's programs to anyone in similar situation. Also, for companies to support their employees along this way by giving an opportunity, and thus getting the best out of your employees and the benefit for your organization.
Elena Xydaki, Master of Engineering in Business Informatics
I am Elena Xydaki from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. I have been working as an entrepreneur in Finland for more than 10 years. My main business line is exporting graphic art materials to Russia. However, Graphic Art industry is shrinking due to digital media presence. I understood that this was the moment for me to react, to start something new and different. I chose Master's degree programme in Business Informatics as it offers knowledge at the cutting edge of digital technology development.
Studying was a brilliant experience: all courses were practice-oriented and the atmosphere was very collaborative both from the teachers' and students' sides. The studies offered a great network as all the students were already experienced professionals. The biggest highlights for me were a trip to Berlin as a part of Innovation and Renewal course, as well as the lectures by Antti Hovi.
I was lucky to get a chance to write my Master’s thesis for one of the most interesting start-ups in Finland of its time, Jolla Ltd. The title of my thesis is “Usability Study for Sailfish Operation System”. I conducted ten face-to-face interviews and usability testing including video recording and talk aloud protocol for two groups of participants: device owners and potential buyers. Meeting users, having discussions about their experience and following their logic allowed me see the market reaction on a totally new level and develop my marketing skills further.
I would like to thank Metropolia and all the people involved in the Programme; my classmates and teachers for the collaboration, guidance and support.