Degree Programme in Service Business Management
Do you enjoy working with people? Are you interested in sales, leadership, financial matters and economic phenomena? Service business management studies might be suitable for you!
Students of business management need the right attitude and ambition to get ahead in their career as well as the drive to develop both in Finland and internationally.
- Degree programme: Bachelor's Degree Programme in Service Business Management
- Degree title: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
- Duration of studies: 210 ECTS, 3.5 years
Students of business management have excellent employment opportunities. The majority of our students find employment after they have completed their degree.
The content of the degree programme
The Degree Programme in Service Business Management offers a broad education, focusing on the core skills needed in the workplace. Depending on your future employment plans and your own interests, you have different study options to choose from.
The degree programme is designed to include core competence studies, which are obligatory for all students, as well as complementary studies. Complementary studies are electives that let you choose what to focus on in greater detail.
What are the studies like?
At Laurea, business students can choose from several study paths, such as digital marketing and sales, management accounting or entrepreneurship. Your IT skills will develop during your studies and you will learn to use several business software packages. Service business skills, including service design thinking and tools, are also included in your studies.
Laurea follows the Learning by Developing (LbD) model in its activities. This can take the form of, for example, a real business development project, involving a group of students. During the project, students improve their interaction, scheduling, performance and reporting skills as well as other skills needed in the workplace. These projects have received a great deal of positive feedback from employers.
Companies and organisations are invited to develop the degree programme. They describe the skills and knowledge they find to be important at the time, and these are taken into account in degree programme development. This helps companies ensure that the students are suitable for employment straight after graduation.
The studies in this programme are mostly daytime studies during the first year. During the second year the amount of online and project studies increases.
How is the international aspect reflected in the studies?
You will study in a multicultural group of students. You can also choose to complete a double degree abroad either in France, Austria or Mexico or join one of our numerous student exchange programmes around the world. You can also choose to take your job placement abroad in an international organization. We also offer several language courses together with other universities in the capital area.
How many work placements are included?
The Degree Programme in Service Business Management includes two periods of work placement, which last for 10 weeks each. The placements can be completed in one stretch, lasting five months, either in Finland or abroad. Students are responsible for finding the work placements themselves. Companies and organisations also offer work placements and jobs to Laurea’s students.
The degree provides you with a functional set of skills for working in multiple business areas. Laurea has strong workplace connections and the majority of our students find employment after they graduate, in Finland or abroad.
"There are numerous employment opportunities and the sky is the limit,” says Ilkka Kurkela, Development Manager, Service Business Management.
You will also be prepared to continue to learn in a changing world. Many of our students continue their studies on Master’s level.
At Laurea, we emphasise the attitude of continued self-development.
The examination tests applicants on their logical and mathematical skills. The test also measures English writing skills and oral skills. For details please read the instructions given on Laurea’s web page: “How to apply to full degree programmes”
Tuition fees and grants
Non-EU/EEA area students, who have been selected through the Finnish joint application for admission to degree programmes taught in English, are charged tuition fees.
Tuition fee: €8000/ academic year for non-EU/EEA students.
Grants are intended for students paying yearly tuition fee in accordance with the grant fund regulations. The grants are provided to students applying for them provided that the student has completed at least 60 credits of studies that count towards their degree programme in the previous academic year ending on 31st July. The size of any grant is to be at most equivalent to 10% of the yearly tuition fee.
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You can continue your studies in a Master's degree programme. In order to be eligible to apply for a Master’s level degree programme in a university you must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a university or a UAS Bachelor’s degree. You can apply for a Master's degree programme in a university of applied sciences when you have worked for three years after completing your bachelor's degree.
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