Business Informatics,
Master of Engineering

Degree: Master of Engineering

Duration: 1,5 years

Extent: 60 ECTS

Free of charge:Applicants from EU/EEA

Annual tuition fee: 11 000 € for non-EU/EEA applicants
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Study places: 10

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, 25 ECTS
    • Business Strategy and Management, 15 ECTS
    • Business Analysis and Development, 10 ECTS from a set of choices
  • Elective studies, 5 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).

Graduate in Year and a Half

The Master's Degree Programme in Business Informatics is organized so that you can 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 in Engineering it is 1,5 years.

Business Informatics, Master of Engineering

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 Engineering as well as for the Master’s degree in Business Administration. 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 a Business background

Students' Stories

Juha Mattila, Master of Engineering in Business Informatics

Organizational development tools and ideas for the future through the international Metropolia Master of Engineering, Business Informatics program

Approximately two years ago, I was browsing around the web, looking at finding some or any tools or ideas to resolve some I guess quite typical business problems within my organization. I stumbled on looking at what was going on with Metropolia, as I graduated as B. Sc. in HVAC technologies back 20 years ago in 1997, and did have some plans to continue my studies already 15 years ago, but at that time did not really find anything that interesting or suitable for me to pursue. I work in global product management & marketing role in the pharma industry with over 20 years of experience 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, as the content of the study program was made of courses about research design, action research, organizational development, service design, digitalization, digital marketing and business development – all these topics I was actually looking for, to be able to address my real business problem case and improve my own skills – and all this fit perfectly my needs. From start to finish, I must say I am 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. Looking back 20 years, many things have evolved in the Finnish AMK offering, and I think it has definitively been for the better.

As a direct result to my studies and thesis objective, I think I already begin to see things starting to happen in my organization, as planned. Things that you do – they do matter, if you just want to. Personally, I had no difficulties in simultaneous working, traveling, studying, research and writing for my thesis and family life. When you are motivated, it also helps a lot, I believe. Therefore – I strongly recommend these Metropolia Master's programs to anyone in similar situation, and for companies to support their employees this way giving the opportunity, to get the best out of them and benefit the organizations.

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.

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 Business Informatics Master's Degree Programme as it offers knowledge at the cutting edge of technology development.

Studying was a brilliant experience: all courses were practice-oriented and the atmosphere was very collaborative both from teachers' and students' sides. The studies offered a great network as all the students were already experienced professionals. The most highlighted moments for me were a trip to Berlin as a part of Innovation and Renewal -course as well as Business Economics lectures of lecturer Antti Hovi.

I was lucky to get a chance to write my thesis for one of the most interesting startups in Finland - Jolla Ltd. The title of my thesis is Usability Study for Sailfish Operation System. At that time Jolla's first smartphone powered by Sailfish operating system was released. I was accepted to conduct 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 during the task performance let me see the market reaction on a totally new product and develop my marketing skills further.

I would like to thank Metropolia and all the people involved; my class mates and teachers for the collaboration, guidance and support.

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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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