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Degree Programme in Business Information Technology (BBA)


A degree in Business Information Technology prepares students for ICT careers in roles where technology interfaces with other functions of businesses and organizations. Throughout their studies, students develop the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in today’s dynamic and competitive ICT environment. They acquire a broad understanding of how ICT can impact the success of businesses in various industry sectors.

Graduates will have essential skills in teamwork, communication and project work. Studies are focused in the application of industry practices, standards and technologies in the development of solutions for the service business in general. Laurea employs student-centered teaching models giving the students the possibility to learn in a flexible way via practice-oriented courses, projects with industry partners, work-based learning, and virtual studies.

The degree programme in Business Information Technology (210 ECTS) consists of core competence (150 ECTS) and complementary competence (60 ECTS) modules.Complementary competence studies are available in Web development, Mobile application development, Cybersecurity technologies, Information security management and Entrepreneurship.

Students can also choose study modules from other Laurea campuses and degree programs (Business Management, Security Management, for example), other universities in the area as well as partner universities abroad.

Core competence (compulsory studies) 150 ECTS

Business Operations- 30 ECTS

  • Business Processes  10 ECTS

  • Understanding Customer Behaviour  5 ECTS

  • Business Environment in a Global Economy  5 ECTS

  • Profitable Business-1  5 ECTS

  • Introduction to Finnish Language and Culture -1  5 ECTS

Competence in ICT 30 ECTS

  • ICT Operating Environment  5 ECTS

  • Foundations of Web Development  5 ECTS

  • Data Networks and Information Security  5 ECTS

  • Information Management and Databases  5 ECTS

  • Fundamentals of Programming   5 ECTS

  • Professional Communication Skills   5 ECTS

Service Business 30 ECTS

  • Service Design 10 ECTS

  • Corporate Social Responsibilty 5 ECTS

  • Digital Service Business and Marketing 10 ECTS

  • Service Business Management 5 ECTS

Expert in a work community 30 ECTS

  • Placement-1 15 ECTS

  • Placement-2 15 ECTS

Expert in Development and workplace innovation 30 ECTS

  • Career Planning 5 ECTS (2+2+1)

  • Research and Development Methods 5 ECTS

  • Research communications and project management 5 ECTS

  • Bachelor's Thesis 15 ECTS

Complementary competence (specialization studies) 60 ECTS

Complementary studies: module scope 15-30 ECTS focusing on

  • Web development
  • Mobile application development
  • Cybersecurity technologies
  • Information security management
  • Entrepreneurship

Career opportunities

  • application designer
  • mobile app developer
  • project manager
  • systems analyst
  • IT security analyst
  • information security manager
  • software tester
  • web designer
  • web developer
  • systems specialist
  • ICT support specialist
  • entrepreneur

Exchange studies

Laurea exchange programme is a part of the internalisation of studies. Laurea has a network of around 250 international cooperation partners around the world. The network includes higher education institutions, companies and other organisations. Students will have an opportunity to study or do traineeship at one of the partners institutions of Laurea. Visit our SoleMOVE System to find out more about the partner institutions for your degree program. Our exchange planning officer will guide you through the process. Read more about student exchange programme at Laurea's partner institutions.



Next application period

Next application period 9.1- 24.1.2018
(Studies will begin in August 2018)


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Duration of Studies

210 ECTS, 3.5 years

Tuition fees for Non-EU /EEA students 

€8000/ academic year
Read information about available grants >>


Espoo (Leppävaara)

Language of study


Contact Information

Head of Student Affairs
Mari Koski




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