Description

The studies are focusing to developing experts with generic working life competencies as well as programme based competences, that are needed to manage versatile demanding tasks in the future business life. Generic competences are communication and co-operation skills, abstract, analytical and critical thinking, research and development skills, entrepreneurial thinking, learning skills and self-efficacy as well as ethical responsibility.

Programme based competencies are business competence, business application software competence, information system knowledge, ICT-infrastructure competence as well as ICT-project competence and special knowledge in one’s own expertise area.

The programme aims at providing the students with the knowledge and skills needed in the modern intranet and internet technologies in business. The programme provides qualifications to design, implement and manage information systems. In the development of information systems, the focus is on systems management and design by using modern application development methods and tools. The programme places a high priority on meeting the needs of software development and information systems management in a networked business environment. Special focus is placed on graphical software and user interface design and also on the use of object and component technologies.

The students will also study the role of ICT as a business opportunity and learn how to manage and use it as a driver for organisational change. The programme provides an excellent opportunity to work as an information systems analyst for the software industry in Finland and abroad. In addition to the theoretical studies of information science, the programme also includes practical training in business. After two years of classroom studies the students work for five months as trainees in industry.

The students also complete a software design and implementation project for a local organisation.

Job description

BBA as an internationally acknowledged degree in Business Information Technology, provides a wide variety of career opportunities in software industry, for example as a software developer, data base administrator, IT assistant and as ICT manager.

Contents

Degree

  • Tradenomi, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Duration

  • 210 ECTS, 3.5 years

Structure and process of studies

The study program is based on modules of theory and practical contents. The professional skills will be studied in their real business context in co-operation with local business life. As far as the studies progress, the students do advanced ICT design and implementation projects as well as the final thesis as an applied case study for a local organization.

Basic studies

The programme includes common basic studies (14 ECTS), business studies (21 ECTS) and common ICT studies (35 ECTS).

The basic studies aim at getting a common base for the further advances studies .

Professional studies

During the second and third year the student acquires the professional skills required for designing, constructing and using information systems. The student also leans to plan the strategic use of information technology on the whole company level.

Practical training and thesis

The student learns to use and develop his/her practical professional skills during his practical training period (30 ECTS). After the practical training period, the student attends more challenging ICT project and finally, at the end of the studies, conduct a research study based on real working life cases (15 ECTS).

  • · Common Basic Studies 14 ECTS
  • · Programme Basic Studies 56 ECTS
  • · Professional Studies 70 ECTS
  • · Elective Studies 15 ECTS
  • · Practical Training 30 ECTS
  • · Research, Development and Innovation Skills 10 ECTS
  • · Thesis 15 ECTS

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

Applicants with a Finnish Qualification

General eligibility for the Bachelor's Degree Programmes is given by:

  • a completed Finnish upper secondary education or the Finnish matriculation examination;
  • international Baccalaureate, Reifeprüfung or European Baccalaureate examination, or
  • a vocational qualification of at least three years in duration.

Applicants with a Non-Finnish Qualification

  • A foreign degree or qualification which gives eligibility for higher education in the awarding country

If an applicant who is applying with a non-Finnish qualification is a citizen of an EU/EEA –country, he/she can apply if the qualification is completed during the spring of applying. The admission of such EU/EEA –applicant completing his/her education in the spring of applying is conditional until the UAS has checked the applicant's final certificates.

Please note that you can't apply for Bachelor's Degree Programmes with an university of applied sciences or an university degree. Use your upper secondary school certificate when applying.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Funding

Financial details

The tuition is free of charge at Lahti University of Applied Sciences. Please however note, that we do not provide our students with any financial support to cover their living expenses or studying materials. To obtain the residence permit, foreign students have to make a bank deposit of at least 6720 euros (ie. 560 € per month) for each year of studying to cover their living costs in Finland.


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