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Congratulations on receiving a study place at Laurea UAS in the Service Innovation and Design degree programme!

Congratulations on receiving a study place at Laurea UAS in the Service Innovation and Design degree programme!

You have been granted admission to the Master's Degree Programme in Service Innovation and Design at Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Leppävaara. According to the decree given by the Ministry of Education, the name of the qualification and title conferred for the degree programme in Service Innovation and Design is Master of Business Administration. The degree falls under Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the recognition of professional qualifications.

Please see the starting date of studies and other important information below. Please also visit this page for possible important updates throughout the summer.

Programme Service Innovation & Design                                 

Address Vanha Maantie 9, 02650 Espoo 

Starting Date 3rd September 2020 9:00am     

Study Code  HYA220SJ

The scope of the programme is 90 ECTS credits and is 1,5–2,5 years in duration. The formal timeframe of the programme is from September 3rd 2020 to December 31st 2021.

Please bring with you on the first day of studies your Identification card/passport, original higher education degree certificates (necessary only if degree has been completed outside Finland) and work certificates. Admission will be withdrawn if you fail to submit your original certificates within 10 days of commencement of your studies or it is discovered that you gave false information when applying.

Orientation days

Your studies will begin with an orientation day, during which you will get to know each other and meet your personal tutor teacher, who is there to help you during your Laurea studies. At this point, the important things to understand are the overall structure of your studies, how to plan your own study path, what your rights and responsibilities are, and how the studies are implemented in practice. In addition, you will get an overview of the Laurea IT infrastructure and e-learning environment. Laureamko, the student union, will introduce the services offered for new students. After the orientation day your studies at Laurea will follow the normal study schedule. It is very important that you participate in every contact session. During the sessions, this multidisciplinary group of students will be creating unique new knowledge and competences together and all the ideas and viewpoints are needed in this shared learning process.

Study Schedules

To view your study schedules go to the address: https://lukkarit.laurea.fi/
-> In English -> Write your study group code (HYA220SJ) in to the field Group IDs -> Search -> View Schedule -> Select August in the calendar tool.

Please notice that changes to published schedules are possible. We advise you to check this page again in August for any possible updates to schedules and other information.

​Recognition of prior learning in Master's degree programmes

Recognition of prior learning as part of the studies in Master's degree programmes in Laurea means that the student may 


a) Include higher education studies that he/she has completed previously or in another higher education institution as part of his/her complementary studies,
b) Substitute a Master's degree study unit with studies completed elsewhere,
c) Ask for his/her previously obtained competence to be identified and recognized as a part of a study unit. 

It is possible to include up to 15 credits of previous higher education studies in the complementary (elective) studies in the Master’s degree programmes in Laurea if: 

The previous studies are graduate level studies 

  • The studies have been completed after the degree with which the student has 
    applied for Master’s degree studies in Laurea 
  • The previous studies date back to less than ten years 

You will receive more information about the recognition of previous studies when you have the discussion concerning your personal study plan in the beginning of your studies.

Your Student Union: Laureamko

Each University of Applied Sciences has a Student Union. The Student Union works to increase the quality of the education and Student wellbeing. The student Union of Laurea University of Applied Sciences is called Laureamko.

Laureamko brings the student's point of view to Laurea's decision making. Laureamko has plenty of actors at every campus who work for you, in particular. Furthermore, Laureamko also offers web services, the Laureamko Shop is an online shop for the Students and Laureamko chat supports you in any matters related to studies.

Laureamko arranges many different events, such as visits (for example to Fazer), parties, bowling and board game nights and many other things that supports solidarity. You will find more information on the Laureamko pages, from Facebook and Instagram.

Arriving to Leppävaara

Laurea Leppävaara campus is located at an easily accessible place in Espoo. The campus address is Vanha maantie 9, Espoo. The campus is located near the junction of Kehä I ring road and the Turku motorway. The easiest way to get to the Leppävaara campus is by local train or bus.

When arriving from the airport it is easiest to get to Leppävaara by taking trains. The I and P trains leave straight from the airport and you can switch trains at Pasila station, Huopalahti station or at Helsinki where you can hop on to one of the following trains, which will take you to Leppävaara: A, U, E, Y and X. The trains leave often, approximately every 10 minutes.

You must buy your ticket (Leppävaara is in zone B) for the transportation before boarding the train. The ticket can be purchased from a ticket machine at the airport or via the mobile app. The trip from the airport to Leppävaara will last about an hour in total. Once at Leppävaara, you will have a 10 minute walk from the railway station to the campus.

You can find the Helsinki region transportation schedules and information about ticket prices at HSL website.