The IBMA Programme, together with other master’s degree programmes of HAAGA-HELIA in English, offers students a wide range of Elective Advanced Professional Studies (EAPS) in international business (including study tours to Silicon Valley and to Hong Kong) and Free-Choice Studies, from which they can choose up to 25 ECTS to complete their master’s degree.
In addition, students can take courses from other HAAGA-HELIA master's degree programmes, as well as master courses from Open University after getting approval from their academic advisor, as their Elective Advanced Professional Studies (EAPS). These courses could be chosen to fit best with the students’ personal development areas and with the development needs of their workplace defined in their personal study plans (PSPs) at the end of their first academic year. Normally, students start to take the elective courses in the second year of their studies. In addition to their studies included in their Master's degree (90 ECTS), students can take unlimited number of courses related to their thesis or/and to their interests as their additional studies.