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If you want to develop your skills in transformational leadership, this programme is for you. You will learn how to manage environments that are going through a major change.

Basic information

  • Degree programme: Leading Transformational Change
  • Degree title: Master of Business Administration
  • Duration of studies: 90 ECT, 1,5-2,5 years

Applicants must have a suitable degree completed at a university or a UAS and at least 3 of work experience acquired after graduation.

Work experience must be related to the degree you are applying for or related to the degree you have graduated from.

The content of the degree programme

If you want to develop your skills in transformational leadership, this programme is for you. You will learn how to manage environments that are going through a major change. A transformational leader must be very independent and be able to develop and research. Therefore, the students are expected to have an active and curious attitude as well as readiness to schedule their studies and commit themselves to completing them. The programme is a Master’s programme for business management students. This is an online programme with English as the teaching language. Therefore, you may also enrol in the degree programme if you are living abroad. The entrance examination is held on the Laurea campus 10.4.2019 and the first two face-to-face instruction days for the selected students are also arranged on Tikkurila campus 10. - 11.9.2019.

The online learning environments support your learning. The study method varies depending on the course. Part of the degree programme involves fully independent study, such as essay writing or working on structured online exercises under the teacher’s guidance, but online meetings and group assignments are also included.

The total extent of the programme is 90 credits. The mandatory courses (30 credits) will all be available completely online, provided by Laurea teachers and will be in English. The courses will consist of courses focusing on consumer behavior and brands, the Nudge – influencing individual and group behavior, modelling laws, the digital economy, digital marketing and living in a changing world – an international perspective.

The amount of online master level courses in English provided by both Laurea and other universities of applied sciences is continuously increasing. The student can choose his elective courses from this common offering and include eg. Open Access offering in his elective studies. The student can also register for elective on campus courses and, language skills permitting, available in Finnish. It is recommended to start working on your thesis (30 credits) early on.

See the curriculum

Curriculum (pdf)

How to apply

The entrance examination is based on advance material. The examination is held on the Laurea campus. The objective is to arrange the entrance examination online in the future. Thorough reading of the advance material is the best way to prepare for the examination. It is also a good idea to have a study path plan already in the application phase and to think of possible thesis topics in advance.

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: €10 000/ 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 1​0% of the yearly tuition fee​.

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