Business Informatics,
Master of Business

Degree: Master of Business Administration

Duration: 2 years

Extent: 90 ECTS

Free of charge:Applicants from EU/EEA

Annual tuition fee: 11 000 € for non-EU/EEA applicants
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Study places: 25

Next application period: 9 - 23 January 2019

Transfer application: 1 - 15 May
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Become an Expert in Business Information Management

Studying in the Master's Degree Programme in Business Informatics will deepen your business skills as well as strategic and managerial expertise through improved understanding of information management, business intelligence systems and ICT platforms. While getting familiar with different business models and operations you will also learn how to interpret data to craft the answers to business critical questions. Your analytical and decision-making skills will be strongly enhanced as you become an expert in understanding how to use and analyze data and apply business development methods to drive business growth and innovation.

Deepen Your Business Skills in Close Connection to Work Life

The Master's degree programme in Business Informatics consists of

  • Advanced professional studies, 50 ECTS
    • Business Strategy and Management, 15 ECTS
    • Business Analysis and Development, 15 ECTS
    • Business Growth and Innovation, 20 ECTS
  • Elective studies, 10 ECTS
  • Master’s Thesis, 30 ECTS

You will plan and implement a development project in real business life, typically for your own place of work. In doing so, your research, project management and change leadership skills will be enhanced. Networking, team and negotiation skills will be improved in the multi-cultural, tied-to-business setting in which this Master’s DP is carried out. You will report your RDI development project as a Master’s Thesis combining your development work with academic research (30 ECTS).

Business Informatics, MBA

Graduate in Two Years

The Master's Degree Programme in Business Informatics makes it possible to combine studying with full-time work. The length of your studies is determined by the entry line through which you get accepted (either Engineering or Business). For the Master of Business Administration it is 2 years.

Enjoy Multi-Disciplinary Approach and Contact Sessions

Studying in our Degree Programme takes place in intensive contact sessions that are mainly arranged every other Friday. However, evening classes or an intensive weekend session or a study trip may be arranged. An additional feature of learning in the Master’s degree programme in Business Informatics comes from its multi-disciplinary approach: many courses include students studying for the Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as for the Master’s degree in Engineering. A lot is expected from you but a lot is also given by the professionals in business and academic world lecturing and leading the sessions.

In the Programme, engineering and business professionals study together, in one cross-disciplinary group. Check the description here if you have an Engineering background

Students' Stories

Marko Järvelin tells about his Business Informatics studies

Salla Kuula, Master's of Business Administration 2019

Last Friday I ended one period in my life and finished my MBA studies in Business Informatics. It was no walk in the park with two small kids and a full-time job, but all in all it was definitely worth it.  I got to study with such a great group of people lead by really high-class teachers.  The greatest thing was the extra Umph it brought to my career.  I feel that it changed the way I look at things and gave a wider, strategic perspective to my work.  The most rewarding part was to write my Master’s Thesis about building a Data and Analytics Maturity Framework for my employer, Veho.  It gives me the means to guide Veho into an even more data-driven organization in up-coming years.  I am so excited to continue my professional journey with all this information and tools in my backpack.

Special thanks to my fellow students and teachers, especially Katja Kokko, Teo Tuomola, Raisa Varsta, Antti Hovi and the family supporting me along the way.

Katja Kokko, Master of Business Administration 2019

Katja Kokko.

My impression is very positive about my studies in Business Informatics. I graduated in 2019, and before that I already was a Bachelor in Marketing from Metropolia Business School (2010). I do like marketing, but also responsible for other areas at work. My key concern is that all functions should work together.

In the Master’s Program in Business Informatics, many topics were directly relevant to my work, and I find my studies very rewarding. I would give 4,5 as my grade to the Program, since there is always room for improvement. Generally, I would say, it is a remarkable sign of the Program that highly experienced teachers, all coming from the industry, are mentoring students in a practical way.

In summary, I wanted to enjoy the studies, so I had a study leave (well planned in advance). For adult students such wonderful opportunities do not come often!  Also, every 2nd Friday is a great schedule. All students agreed, it is much better that the evening studies.

My next step is toward ‘Business development’, this is the application area for me. I aim to be a change agent in the organization. BI Program definitely benefited me.  I know my stuff, I can negotiated, I am able to take more responsibilities, and my confidence level has risen a lot. Thank to my instructors, I had enough gymnastics for my brain and sharpened the level of thinking. Thank you, Business Informatics!

Tuija Eriksson, Master of Business Administration

The Master’s studies in Business Informatics were truly interesting; I learned new things, refreshed the existing knowledge and got to know new people - a great network of experts also for future collaboration.

Some of my favourite courses included Innovation & Renewal; Business Economics; Strategy, Management and Leadership as well as International Marketing Management. A study trip to Berlin as part of the Innovation & Renewal course was well organized and memorable. The group was learning together and got to know each other even better than in the ordinary contact sessions. Also those were fruitful due to the fact that there are participants from so wide backgrounds, both professionally and culturally.

Studying is a life long journey. The world changes so fast that it is crucial to be updated either by learning and reading alone or by participating in Master’s programmes offered at Metropolia. Joining a group of people who are eager to study and learn is very rewarding: you build on top of your work experience and have lively discussions on the topics related to work during the courses. It is never too late to continue to the next level!

Ludmila Velikodnaya - Being a first year student in Business Informatics Master's Degree Program

My name is Ludmila Velikodnaya, or in a Finnish way - Lumi. I am from Kyrgyzstan, small mountain country in Central Asia.

Just recently I finished my work as a researcher and started looking for new challenges. During my career I have realized that I have learned many different aspects of business world but I am missing some practical tools.

Then, I found information about Master's studies that could be done in the evenings. Master's studies in Metropolia's Business Informatics -program seemed to be exactly what I was looking for. I have always been interested in the technical side of business and I am sure that this program will give me the needed skills and tools. It will also open up an opportunity to meet people with different backgrounds, to grow not only as an employee but culturally as well.

Now that I have started my studies at Metropolia I got new motivation, new ideas and feel more enthusiastic and more optimistic. Studies require discipline, motivation and time management. But, I am very grateful for the opportunity to combine professional life and studies.

Right from the start the feeling was great. Usually in the class you have just few people who always want to talk and the rest are just quiet. Our class in Metropolia gives absolutely a different impression. Everyone in the class has a lot of experience from work, from traveling and from studies. It is a different atmosphere, a full class of leaders, who made it through the exam, have no time to waist and have a huge need for new challenges and new knowledge. It is an amazing feeling! It motivates and makes me work harder and think wider.

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Zinaida Grabovskaia
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Scholarships and tuition fees

Annual tuition fee for Master's Degree in Business Informatics is 11 000 €. The fee concerns only non-EU/EEA degree students. Read more about tuition fees and scholarships

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