Business Informatics, Master of Engineering

Basic Information

Degree title
Master of Engineering
Duration / Date(s)
1,5 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.

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. 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.

Check “Admissions requirements” and apply via portal.

Graduate in 1,5 year - or faster!

Master's degree programme in Business Informatics is organized to combine Master’s studies with a full-time job. Contact sessions are arranged every 2nd Friday (from 9.00 to 16.00) and occasionally on other evenings.

To become a Master in Engineering, our students have the study rights to study with us for 1,5 years. However, they can also graduate faster! All courses and the thesis can be done in 2 semesters (in 1 year). Our BI Curriculum allows for that. For fee-paying students, it will mean that, if they finish in 1 year, they will pay for this period only. In case they want to study longer, they will pay more.

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, 30 ECTS including:
    • Business Strategy and Management, 15 ECTS (3 courses)
    • Business Analysis and Development, 15 ECTS (2 courses from a set of choices)
  • 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 curriculum and course description from study guide.

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.

In the Programme, engineering and business professionals study together, in one cross-disciplinary group. We take students with engineering and technology previous education to the Engineering stream; and business and similar previous education to the Business stream. Both streams study together, just make sure you apply correctly. If you have a Business background, see the Master of Business Administration content for you.

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 scholarship

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.