Business Management and Entrepreneurship – Master’s Degree

Are you looking for moving forward in your professional and academic career? Master's degree programme in Business Management and Entrepreneurship is closely connected with working life.

Master of Business Administration

Extent (credits): 90 ECTS cr
Duration: 1 year
Study type: Full-time studies
Language of tuition: English
Intake: 50
Campus: Satamakatu 26, Rauma, Finland

Important Dates

Application period: 4 January – 15 February 2023
Online entrance course: To be announced
Studies start: Autumn 2023

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Master of Business Administration, Business Management and Entrepreneurship, part-time studies

BME student Linda tells about her studies.

Expert in Business Management and Entrepreneurship

New strategic thinking, new business concepts, excellent networking and leadership skills are in high demand in the global business environment. Business Management and Entrepreneurship (BME) develops the competences needed in strategic management and in developing business operations. The focus is on small and medium-sized enterprises, especially on their international business activities. BME also promotes international networking between working life and higher education. Advanced professional studies include e.g. strategy work, strategic marketing, business processes, innovation and change management as well as cross-cultural teamwork and leadership. During your  studies in the Business Management and Entrepreneurship programme you also have the option of a double degree from Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society in Germany.

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Goals of Degree Studies

  • To enhance skills in business management in the changing domestic and international operating environment, especially in the SME sector.
  • To enhance the students’ personal abilities to succeed as an innovator, reformer and developer of an SME or other working organisation.
  • To improve the students’ abilities to develop and manage business processes as an entrepreneur and to take an entrepreneurial approach.
  • To promote international networking of working life and higher education.


Information for Applicants

Master’s studies at a university of applied sciences are a natural extension to a Bachelor’s Degree. A Master’s Degree will give you the same qualifications as a university-level Master’s Degree, but it is more closely connected with working life.

The Entrance examination will be organized online and it consists of written part and personal interview.

Detailed information about the entrance examination and instructions for completing the examination will be sent to eligible applicants by e-mail.

Forms of Learning

BME is taught in English. Studying is strongly based on working life. RDI projects and assignments characterise the learning process. The Master’s Thesis that involves an extensive development assignment in your/a work community will be part of the studies from the beginning. Cooperation with partner universities and visiting lecturers from all around the world add to the international focus of the studies.


Study Structure

  • Advanced Professional Studies, 55 ECTS
  • Analysing Business Environment, 25 ECTS
  • Competent Individuals and Learning Organisations, 10 ECTS
  • Developing Innovative Business Strategies and Operations, 20 ECTS
  • Elective Studies, 5 ECTS
  • Master’s Thesis, 30 ECTS

The Business Management and Entrepreneurship degree programme was awarded NIBS International Accreditation for a period of 5 years from May 2018. The programme has achieved a very satisfactory level of internationalisation and excels in several key areas.

Experiences of the teacher exchange in China

Degree Programme coordinator Kati Antola spent three weeks on teacher exchange in China. Read more (the blog is in Finnish)…

Exchange to study and teach in Rauma

The degree programme offers staff exchange or study possibilities of various lengths for lecturers and business students.

For Employers: Benefit from Your Employee's Master's Degree

A chance to make the most out of the know-how of your staff: Master’s studies at Satakunta University of Applied Sciences.


Master's Studies

Studies offer you, as an employer, a chance to benefit from the development assignments your employee will complete in your work community as a part of the studies. They are an excellent path for your personnel to update and expand their skills in managing demanding tasks involving research and development, leadership and planning. Studies lead to a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, which offers the same qualifications as a university-level Master’s Degree, but is more closely connected with working life.

Master’s studies are aimed for professionals with a Bachelor’s Degree, for whom they form a natural extension in academic and working life. The applicants must have an applicable Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years of work experience within the specific field of study after graduation.

What It's All About

Master’s studies are firmly based on working experience and practice and connected to working life. While your staff member is participating in the degree programme, you can make good use of the experts of Satakunta University of Applied Sciences via work-related study assignments that relate to developing the activities of your company or community. The study process culminates in the Master’s Thesis that involves a more extensive development assignment in your work community.

The themes of the Master’s studies stem from working life. This means that the issues under developmental examination during the co-operative study process rise from the needs of the company. Both the student and the company have the opportunity to create peer networks and to extend them to other fields as well. As the expertise of the student grows and evolves, it gives the company a stronger competitive position and a chance to renew itself.


Double Degree

Students have a possibility for taking a double degree at Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society from Germany. When graduating, an international double degree will give you a degree certificate both from SAMK as well as from an international partner institution.


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SAMK Master’s Degree Programme on Business Administration focuses on company administration and entrepreneurship. The Degree Programme’s full name is Business Management and Entrepreneurship (BME). The programme is very suitable for international students since 90 % of the studies are completed online.
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Sales to corporate customers have been a part of Jaana Mustonen´s work almost during her whole career. The studies in Business Management and Entrepreneurship Master programme have been directly beneficial in her duties.

Further information

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