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.

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Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January
Tuition fee
  • Free

Tuition is provided free of charge, but the students have to buy books and other educational material themselves.

Start date September  2015 September
Credits (ECTS) 210 ECTS
Duration full-time 42  months
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  • English
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses Included:
  • 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

English Language Requirements

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

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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.

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