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Structure, Content and Extent of the Degree Programme in International Business Management

Structure, Content and Extent of the Degree Programme in International Business Management

The Degree Programme in International Business Management is a 90 credit points master programme.

Structure for studies valid from 2014

Structure of the Degree Programme in International Business Management ECTS
Compulsory Advanced Professional Studies  
Work Development Methods 15
  Tools for Analysing and Forecasting** 5
  Applied Research and Development 5
  Project Management** 5
Leadership and Work Community 15
  Strategy in Practice 5
  Leadership Communication 5
  Leading Change 5
DP Specific Compulsory Advanced Professional Studies 15
  Internationalilzation of the Firm 5
  Leadership in the Knowledge Economy 5
  International Talent Management 5
Elective Advanced Professional Studies * 10
  Strategic Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions 5
  Doing Business in Emerging Markets 5
  Global Business Management Simulations 5
  Leading by Branding 5
  International Marketing 5
  Cultural and Economic Geography 5
  Conducting Quantitative Research 5
  Silicon Valley Study Tour 5
  Hong Kong Study Tour 5
  Excellence in Case Solving Skills** 5
Free-choice Studies 5
Master's thesis: Research and Development Project 30
Total 90

* Additionally, students can select elective courses form other Haaga-Helia master programmes, Open University, foreign partner universities and summer schools. However, it requires confirmation from the head of the students' own programme.

**Excellence in Case Solving Skills course (MET4HY201) can replace one of the following courses: Project Management (MET2HY203) or Tools for Analysing and Forecasting (MET2HY202).

Structure for studies started before autumn 2014

Degree Programme in International Business Management (Master) ECTS credits
Compulsory Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) & Workshops 35
Work Development Methods and Tools (15) Conducting Qualitative Research 5
Conducting Quantitative Research 5
Project Management 5
International Business Management (10) Strategy in Practice 5
People and Organizations: International Talent Management (A) and Communities of Practice (B) 5
Workshops (10) Workshops 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 10
Elective Advanced Professional Studies (EAPS) & Free-Choice Studies 25
Students select courses for 20 ECTS (minimum 15 ECTS from IBMA courses) Internationalization of the Firm 5
Strategic Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions 5
Knowledge Management 5
Doing Business in Emerging Markets 5
Cultural and Economic Geography 5
Riding the Waves of Change 5
Study Tour: Silicon Valley 5
Study Tour: Hong Kong 5
International Business Management Simulations 5
Leading by Branding 5
International Marketing 5
Free-Choice Studies 5
Master's Thesis (Work Development Project) 30
TOTAL 90