Courses that are components of Master’s degree programmes can only be completed at Open UAS by individuals who meet the requirements for Master’s degree programmes or who otherwise meet the prerequisites for admission as determined by Haaga-Helia.
Requirements for Open Master's studies:
- a Bachelor´s (or higher) degree in the same field of the Master´s degree you are applying to and at least two years (24 months) of general work experience after completing your Bachelor degree.
- Other appropriate Bachelor´s (or higher) degree and at least two years (24 months) of work experience after completing your Bachelor degree in the same field of the Master´s degree you are applying to.
- a Bachelor´s (or higher) degree in the same field of the Master´s degree you are applying to and at least two years (24 months) of work experience after completing your Bachelor degree in the same field of the Master´s degree you are applying to.
In place of a degree from a higher education institution (in Finnish: korkeakoulututkinto), Haaga-Helia also accepts a post-secondary level qualification (for example, opintoasteen or ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto awarded prior to 2001). In this case, an applicant must show evidence of at least five years of work experience in the relevant field, after having received his/her post-secondary level qualification.
- Good oral and written English skills
The degree taken abroad which have been compared/has been confessed in the Finnish National Board of Education to a Finnish degree called old Opistoasteen or Korkea-asteen tutkinto is eligible in the interpretation of admission.
Work experience will only be accepted by providing verified certificates from the employer. Work certificates must have a start and an end date of employment, a brief job description, the employer’s contact information as well as working hours for part-time work. Part-time work will be converted into full-time equivalents such that 150 hours or 20 full working days (at least 7 hours per day) correspond to one month of work. Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme for entrepreneurs. No periods of practical work placements or on-the-job learning included in a degree used to apply will be counted towards work experience. Military or non-military national service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.
In addition, a translation of work certificate into Finnish, Swedish or English by an official (authorised) translator will be requested, if the original document is in none of these languages. The translation must be signed and stamped by the translator.
You can count your full-time work experience yourself or use free counters in the net, such as http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html.