Degree Programme in Leading Business Transformation, Master of Business Administration

Master's Degree


The Master's Degree Programme in Leading Business Transformation prepares the students for work in challenging knowledge work and management positions on private and public sector.

After the studies the graduates will be able to implement change projects and lead the transformation of their organization toward achieving its higher competitive advantage in a flux, global and international business environment. They will work in positions, for example: leading work development projects, planning and implementing business strategies, acting as leaders of their own business domestically and internationally.

Studies provide students with general competences, such as interaction competency, required in all organizations and with business specific skills and competencies, depending on the chosen specialization area by the student.

Compulsory studies focus on research and development skills as well as competences needed in developing organizations and leading change. Studies enhance students’ abilities in analytical and critical thinking and problem solving. Specialization studies focus on business related skills and competencies. Studies enhance the students’ ability to apply current research knowledge in their professional field.

Specialization Areas

In the beginning of studies, students choose their specialization, on the basis of individual career goals and development needs. The specialization studies together with thesis account for majority of the Master's studies. Specializations cover a whole spectrum of business areas, read more below:

Study Information and Application

Read more information about the curriculum structure, Master's studies and the application below. Did you know that you can study master's studies also in the Open University of Applied Sciences?


Application period: from 2 to 16 September 2020 at 15.00

Advance assignment and CV: submission by 23 September 2020

Entrance Examination: online written exam on 2 November 2020 and online interview on 9-13 November 2020

Student intake: 45

Studies begin: January 2021

Next application: autumn 2021

Master of Business Administration

Degree Programme:
Leading Business Transformation

Scope of studies:

1,5 – 3 years part-time or full-time studies


Mode of studies:
evening, weekend, virtual and intensive studies



About Haaga-Helia

Admission Services
+358 400 230 409

Head of the Degree Programme

Communication and Marketing

principal lecturer
+358 294471257

Student experiences


Student testimonial
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