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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Earning a Master requires two years of education after earning a Bachelor. This advanced degree may help students to achieve their educational and professional goals, as the rigors of a Master’s program help train students in the skills and knowledge they need to land the career of their dreams.

 

The formal higher education system of Finland is the 7-3-2-2 pattern. The university takes two years in vocational or technical education and finally two-year pre-tertiary education. Finland also has several public as well as private universities that have enabled accessibility of higher education to students.

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Master in International Business Law

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The MDP in International Business Law (IBL) is a two-year research-oriented Master´s programme where you will become an internationally-oriented business law professional well-qualified for a career in legal practice and academia. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Finland 2017. As economic life is affected by globalisation, it is important for successful business law professionals to have extensive knowledge of international business law. The MDP in International Business Law (IBL) is a two-year research-oriented Master´s programme where you will become an internationally-oriented business law professional well-qualified for a career in legal practice and academia. In the IBL programme you will be able to: Increase and deepen your knowledge and understanding of business law, including contract law, company law, IP law, competition law and commercial dispute resolution Further develop your analytical, legal argumentation and communications skills Develop research skills and business law knowledge in order to continue your studies in a PhD programme Study in an international and multicultural environment with students and staff from all over the world Network with potential employers and other potential future colleagues in the field of international business law The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 13 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion The teaching language of the programme is English. At least 75% of the degree must be completed fully in English (e.g. seminars, seminar papers and similar written work, exams and the Master’s thesis). However, you can also study in other languages, and for example include a semester abroad or law courses taught in Finnish or Swedish. Pro­gramme con­tents The MDP in International Business Law offers you the possibility to learn more about business related subjects such as contract and consumer law, commercial law (including company law, securities markets law, competition law and IP law) and commercial dispute resolution from an international point of view. In the IBL programme you will learn by participating in lecture courses and case study courses as well as by writing seminar papers, presenting your work and completing a research seminar while writing your Master’s thesis. Depending on the courses you take, you will either be studying more independently or you will be involved in group work. In addition to regular courses and seminars, you have the possibility to participate in Moot Court Competition or Helsinki Law Clinic courses to gain practical experience, network and meet potential employers. We encourage you to seize career opportunities already during your studies. Especially during your second year the year-long research seminar is conducted in such a way that you can work or do an internship during the semesters. Se­lec­tion of the ma­jor One of the cornerstones of the MDP in International Business Law is its versatility: in addition to all essential fields of business law we offer an extensive selection of other law courses. You can choose to broaden or deepen your expertise in international business law - or both. You don’t choose any major or specialisation as such, but you are free to focus on the topics that you are most interested in by selecting your optional studies from the large variety of courses offered by the Faculty of Law or other Helsinki University departments. You will have the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge especially in Contract and consumer law Commercial law (including company law, securities markets law, competition law and IP law) Commercial dispute resolution (especially international arbitration) In addition to the core IBL courses you can focus on topics such as European law, international tax law, trade and transport law, and Russian/Chinese business law. You can also attain a more multidisciplinary degree by taking courses from other faculties or universities. Pro­gramme struc­ture The scope of the master´s programme is 120 credits (ECTS) to be completed in two academic years. The programme comprises compulsory and optional studies, seminars and research work including a Master’s thesis. In the first year you will concentrate on compulsory and optional studies, and in the second year you will write your thesis and take more optional studies. You can also include an internship and a student exchange period as part of your degree. Thesis During the second year you will write a master´s thesis (30 credits), an independent research project. Your research and writing will be supported by regular research seminar meetings. You will agree on the topic of your thesis with your thesis supervisor. To support your individual career interests, you are free to choose any business law oriented thesis topic, as long as it is approved by your thesis supervisor. The research seminar in International Business Law is a year-long project during which you will participate in seminar meetings once a month, complete seminar assignments, present your papers, discuss the papers, take a seminar exam, write your Master’s thesis and present the findings in front of the class. During the research seminar you will get regular feedback about your work from your supervisor and fellow students. Upon completing the research seminar, you will have advanced academic argumentation and writing skills as well as thorough understanding of your thesis topic. Ca­reer pro­spects Upon graduation you will be an internationally oriented business law professional who is well-qualified for careers in legal practice (such as law firms and corporate legal departments) as well as legal academia. You will have diverse career opportunities both in Finland and abroad. In Finland, for example, law firms have started to recruit students who have completed the MDP in International Business Law. In general, the employment situation for lawyers – especially in the field of business law – is very good. Com­pet­ence In the programme you will complete the degree ofMaster of International and Comparative Law (MICL) (kansainvälisen ja vertailevan oikeustieteen maisteri in Finnish). In­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion At the UH Faculty of Law you will take part in an international and multicultural learning environment with students and staff from all over the world. You will also have the possibility to spend a semester abroad as an exchange student in one of Faculty’s numerous partner universities or include a traineeship abroad as part of your study programme. Net­work­ing All courses included in the MDP in International Business Law are provided by the Helsinki University Faculty of Law. You also be able to earn credits from courses in other institutions, such as other law faculties. The main participants in the programme are Finnish law firms, which are also potential employers. For example, you can take part in one of the thesis programmes provided by some of the larger law firms. Re­search fo­cus Focus areas of Faculty´s research: Theoretical, social and cultural foundations of law Law in a European and global environment Welfare and the rule of law Economy, property rights and justice Law, technology, human beings and the environment [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management

University of Turku
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management is designed to bring a scientific mindset to managerial challenges at the crossroads of International Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. [+]

Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management Innovative leaders for the future world! The Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management is designed to bring a scientific mindset to managerial challenges at the crossroads of International Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. In the Master’s Degree Programme, you will acquire advanced knowledge in innovation management related theories and practices and will be able to develop and apply frameworks which help to understand how innovations are created, launched and managed in an international setting. You will also learn how entrepreneurial activities are formed and what are the key strategies that companies use in order to expand. The competence gained in the Programme opens up numerous career opportunities in different kinds of organisational settings and roles as well as the possibility to apply for doctoral training. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The extent of the Programme is 120 ECTS credits and the degree is designed to be completed in two years. In addition to major and minor studies, students must take language studies and need to complete methodology courses. Students should note that this is a full-time Programme and most courses have compulsory attendance. In addition to courses focusing on international business, entrepreneurship and innovation management, students can take elective courses. Academic excellence & experience Turku School of Economics (TSE) at the University of Turku is one of the largest faculties for education in business science in Finland. The studies include a comprehensive choice of economic sciences, other business and finance-related subjects and foreign languages. You will be part of a solid scientific community – set in a modern and demanding study environment – in which you can develop your skills and competence. The expertise of TSE in international business combined with Finnish global competitiveness in technological innovation provides unique conditions that make this Programme an unparalleled experience, enabling students to think in new and constructive ways. Turku School of Economics employs a variety of teaching methods that are carefully combined to give students the opportunity to learn effectively. In addition to interactive lectures, case studies, problem-solving exercises and e-learning models complement traditional learning methods. This combination allows for the integration of theoretical insights into the real-life aspects of business. The graduates of the Master’s Degree Programme in Global Innovation Management acquire knowledge, accumulate experience and develop important personal skills. The Programme offers lectures and seminars with class sizes varying between 10 and 30 students on average. On most courses, you will gain experience of intercultural communication by engaging in team-sized collaborative learning groups. Graduates from the Programme have a very strong foundation in research and inquiry. They are trained to utilise scientific methods to solve real world problems. They can actively apply their expertise to new situations and generate new knowledge. Master's thesis & topics At its best, a Master’s thesis is a productive and advanced study in the problematics of a specific subject. The process involves a set number of compulsory seminar group meetings, since a fundamental part of the learning process is the oral presentation of one’s own work and the ability to discuss the works of others. Upon completion of the Master’s thesis, you: are able to apply the research methods on your area of specialisation in an independent research work that follows good scientific practice are able to choose and formulate a research problem and develop a research plan for conducting your study. can describe and analyse previous research connected to the research problem and select an appropriate research method for the study. can apply the selected research method to collect data and to critically analyse and report the research results. can identify the most significant research findings and communicate them both in writing and orally. Examples of Master’s thesis topics Scouring uncharted waters – managing outbound open innovation in maritime industry Interactions of decision mechanisms in an entrepreneurial firm’s journey to become a major player in its industry The role of diaspora networks in opportunity exploitation by ethnic entrepreneurs in Finland Motivating employee engagement in in-house crowdsourcing. Case: Large government-owned company CAREER OPTIONS Competence description GIM is designed to transform your thinking so that you will be able to contribute to the international success of various types of organisations. The Programme has a strong international business component. It is designed to teach you to understand the complex interactions and big picture of an ever more globally interdependent world. This capability enables graduates to become valuable actors in areas like general management, the management of small and medium-sized enterprises and similar organisational roles. The innovation management that is part of hte Programme provides a deep and broad understanding of the nature of innovations, their development and commercialisation. Our focus – in terms of innovation management – ranges from macro-systems (i.e. national innovation systems) to business concept innovations, to more traditional innovation management tasks in R&D, product, service and process innovation management. This more specialised focus complements the acquired general skills set. Entrepreneurship studies, the third fundamental emphasis of GIM, involves working on cognitive and behavioural abilities. These have been found to positively correlate with the development and commercialisation of successful innovations. Job options In summary, the design of GIM opens up a number of possible career opportunities in all kinds of organisational settings and roles. Possible job titles are: category manager – external supply operations branch manager senior manager marketing coordinator managing director development manager Career in research The Master of Science degree opens up the possibility to apply for doctoral studies. Quite a few former Master’s students continue to pursue the Doctor of Science degree after completing the Programme. GIM graduates are eligible to apply for a position in the University of Turku Graduate School, UTUGS. The Graduate School consists of 16 doctoral programmes which cover all disciplines and doctoral candidates of the University. Together with the doctoral programmes, the Graduate School provides systematic and high quality doctoral training. UTUGS aims to train highly qualified experts with the skills required for both professional career in research and other positions of expertise. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements Phase 1 – General Requirements Academic Requirements All applications are pre-screened and short-listed based on the eligibility of the applicants. Short-listed applicants must have one of the following degrees (already earned at the time of application): 1. Degree Requirements a) Bachelor of Science in Business Administration b) Bachelor of Science in Engineering c) Bachelor of Business Administration degree from a Finnish university of applied sciences d) Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Food Chemistry, Molecular Biotechnology or In Vitro Diagnostics or a corresponding foreign university degree that meets the Finnish criteria. Applicants with a Finnish Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (kauppatieteiden maisteri) are not eligible. Some students will be admitted under the condition that they complete supplementary courses (see: admission criteria). 2. Studies in business science Previous university level studies must include a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in business science studies. Previous eligible studies in business sciences: accounting and finance marketing international business management and organisation operations and supply chain entrepreneurship Due to the differences in the subject names, studies in other subjects might be accepted as well. 3. Minimum Grade The grade of the applicant’s major studies should be 3 or better for students graded on a grading scale of 1-5. The minimum for all other grading systems is the average grade. If the applicant’s certificate does not indicate the grade for their major studies, the average grade will be calculated from all courses indicated in the transcript of records. The following scale is used when considering the grade: 5 laudatur, eximia A 4 3 and 3– 4 magna B 3 2,5 and 2+ 3 cum laude C 2 2 and 2– 2 non sine, lubenter D 1 1,5 and 1+ 1 approbatur E ... [-]

Master in Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time September 2017 Finland Espoo

The ITA master is a new European two-year master programme within the EIT Digital Master School “ICT Innovation”. The aim of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) is to breed a new generation of technology-skill [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Finland 2017. The ITA master is a new European two-year master programme within the EIT Digital Master School “ICT Innovation”. The aim of the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) is to breed a new generation of technology-skilled entrepreneurs by enhancing high-profile technology education with a strong business orientation. For the field of ICT, the EIT has created through the KIC ICT Labs (one of the Knowledge and Innovation Communities), several ICT master programmes to combine ICT engineering on an advanced level with a business minor focused on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E). The goal is to make students that take part in this education the elite group of forthcoming ICT professionals. The unique features of this advanced level education are: A standardized I&E minor Mobility among universities (one year at one university and the second year at another university) Specialisation at one of the European top universities Personal industrial relationships for the students, including industrial mentors and internships at EIT Digital non-university partners as part of the study plan. Thematic area grounding and utilization of resources from EIT Digital research and business activities There are seven ICT programmes (majors), one of them is Internet Technology and Architecture (ITA) offered by a consortium of UPMC (Paris), TUB (Berlin), KTH (Stockholm), UNITN (Trento), UNS (Nice), ITA/TB (Brest) and UPM (Madrid). The first year consists of one semester of core courses on ITA and one semester on Entrepreneurial education. For the second year, students can select a specialisation and complete a thesis project at one of the industrial partners. Internet Technology and Architecture The technical major in Internet Technology and Architecture is a focused programme of study involving advanced networking technologies and architectures for the design and management of modern distributed computer systems and networks. This programme is in line with the challenging field of computing communication and networking technologies that has lately received considerable attention and is today considered as a major topic for most curriculum studies in IT. Programme The aim of the Internet Technology and Architecture programme is to develop a coherent set of theoretical knowledge and professional understandings and skills in computer networks. Emphasis is placed on understanding of current research issues as well as detailed practical experience of network design, development, implementation, and management. The first year will be similar at the four entry points UPMC, TUB, KTH and UNITN with four basic courses on the foundations of networking, network design and modelling, wireless and mobile computing, and advanced next generation networks. In addition, some elective courses may be chosen to prepare for a specialisation. This programme also includes an I&E minor that will provide students with both theoretical concepts and practical tools that will develop critical thinking in assessing entrepreneurship opportunities and devising appropriate strategies to turn ideas into profitable business ventures. The I&E minor consists two courses: The I&E basics course provides an introduction to business and management. The Business Development Lab will extend media systems engineering projects by a market survey, a business model generation process, and a venture development exercise. Students participating in the ITA track will be offered an internship in a partner industry or research centre of the EIT Digital to work on a thesis project. Directly linked to the master thesis, there will be an I&E minor thesis that will specify the requirements, strategy and business plan for the selected thesis project. Specialisations Specialisations will be provided in the second year. The ITA major will offer seven specialisations, each at a different location: User-centric networking at UPMC Internet technologies at TUB Communication systems design at KTH Wireless and mobile access networks at UNITN Networked Analysis and Experimentation at UNS Internet of things at IT/TB Technologies for Internet Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing at UPM To meet the requirements for geographic mobility, the chosen exit point needs to differ from the chosen entry point. Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, computer engineering or information technology is required. Sufficient background in basic data communications, telecommunications and internetworking as well as mathematics, including calculus, linear algebra and mathematical statistics is also required. [-]

MSc in Intellectual Property Law

Hanken School of Economics
Campus Full time September 2017 Finland Helsinki

The two-year, full-time Master’s degree programme in Intellectual Property Law combines legal and business knowledge, providing you with the tool's for today's complex market place. [+]

The MSc in Intellectual Property Law (IPL) is a unique combination of legal and business studies. It ensures you a solid expertise in both areas and an exceptional understanding of today’s markets. The programme is delivered in close cooperation with industry, which ensures it remains at the forefront of developments in IP law.

Our graduates are equipped with

» comprehensive knowledge of the intellectual property laws in Europe

» competences in and knowledge of intellectual property rights in a business setting

» the required skills, such as research and analytical skills, communication skills as well as independent critical thinking in intellectual property matters... [-]


CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time September 2017 Finland Helsinki

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


Advanced Master's International Tax Law (LLM)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time

The advanced Master’s in International Tax Law is a full-time programme of one year. The curriculum covers both the established framework of international tax law and emerging issues. [+]

Principles, policy and practice The growing globalization of the world economy brings with it a growing demand for international tax law specialists who have a thorough understanding of the underlying principles, who are familiar with the policy perspectives of countries at differing stages of development and who are aware of the practical implications of the law. The University of Amsterdam has joined forces with IBFD, an internationally renowned tax research institute, to meet that demand. What we call international tax law is actually a fascinating mix of domestic law, treaty law and soft-law initiatives and this programme offers you the insight and skills you need to deal with this complex area. Highlights of this programme are: Core teaching staff drawn from the University of Amsterdam and IBFD Guest lecturers from a wide range of countries and backgrounds Programme includes optional courses and skills training exercises Small class of selected students Active involvement of IBFD and access to IBFD resources Networking opportunities Degree certificate After succesful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in International Tax Law and the title Master of Laws (LLM). International Tax Law The advanced Master’s in International Tax Law is a full-time programme of one year. The curriculum covers both the established framework of international tax law and emerging issues. A fundamental premise is that a proper understanding of this area of the law requires studying both the “big picture” and the technicalities. Optional courses allow you to give your study a regional focus. Major themes of the programme include: Evaluating the tax policy choices made by states, particularly in the context of cross-border structures and the flow of capital, income and persons; Examining the interaction among the various forces that shape international tax law - domestic law, bilateral treaties, multinational agreements, inter-governmental organizations, case law and academic writing. The programme also includes components that allow you to delve into selected issues in depth and, at the same time, develop your professional skills, such as: A moot court in which you present both written and oral pleadings; A mock tax treaty negotiation, carried out in small teams over a period of several months under the guidance of a mentor with extensive experience of tax treaty negotiations. Writing skills are particularly important and most of the course components conclude with a written exam requiring a number of short essays. You will also be required to write a final paper, giving you the opportunity to define and focus on your own research question. Throughout the programme attention will be paid to the structure of your written work as well as its content. [-]

Master's Programme in Business Analytics

Lappeenranta University of Technology
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Lappeenranta

The Master's Programme in Business Analytics is a modern multi-disciplinary engineering programme that is designed to provide graduates with a wide variety of hands-on business analytics skills that are extremely sought-after in industry today. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Finland 2017. The Master's Programme in Business Analytics is a modern multi-disciplinary engineering programme that is designed to provide graduates with a wide variety of hands-on business analytics skills that are extremely sought-after in industry today. Students finishing the programme successfully will be in high demand and have access to interesting positions in business and industry. The programme focuses on transferring both theoretical knowledge and technical skills in relevant business analytics methods, including data analytics, modelling, simulation, and multiple-criteria decision-making methods, and practical know-how on the use of the methods on real-world data in a real-world business or industrial context. The software and tools applied during the course are standard in the industry. The programme merges studies in industrial management, corporate finance, software engineering, and applied mathematics in a unique way, providing a very powerful combination of knowledge. Many courses are organised in association with companies to ensure industry relevance and the use of realistic problems and fresh data. We welcome ambitious students who are ready to work hard – in return, we offer the tools and know-how to become leading makers of the future in business and industry. Intended learning outcomes After completing the programme, you will be familiar with a wide range of business analytics methods and be able to model and solve data-based business and industrial problems independently. You will be able to: describe and use a wide variety of business analytics methods in a business or an industry context understand how business analytics can be used in business development and in developing industrial processes learn to use and to apply a selection of modern business analytics tools and software to solving real-world problems with real-world data demonstrate hands-on skills in applying business analytics to real-world business and industrial problems conduct an independent scientific research project, and report on and present it professionally Degree structure and studies The Master's programme in Business Analytics is a two-year study programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Technology, M. Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits. The programme includes core and specialisation studies in business analytics and minor studies in practical business and industry analytics. Core studies (19 ECTS credits) include courses on the background, basics, and tools of business analytics and business development, such as information systems in corporate management and decision-making and data bases in business analytics. Specialisation studies (77 ECTS credits) include courses on topics such as business analysis basics, systems dynamic modelling and simulation analysis, logistics and scheduling analysis, fuzzy data analysis, fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic, financial econometrics and advanced decision-making methods. Minor studies (24 ECTS credits) include practical business and industry analytics with modern BA tools and their practical application to real-world business problems with real-world data. Courses on topics such as big data in business and industry, machine learning, intelligent systems in business analysis, data mining, marketing analysis, data visualisation and pattern recognition. The Master's thesis and seminar, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of the specialisation studies. The thesis is a research project which requires approximately six months of full-time work. It is completed during the fourth semester of the degree programme. Career prospects As a programme graduate, you will be a perfect fit for the business development and business analytics teams of global corporations and SMEs. Hands-on skills in business analytics are in very high demand globally – there is a great shortage of business analytics professionals on the market. The programme is practical and career-oriented and gives you a unique multi-disciplinary education in technology and business, which is highly valued in the corporate world and industry. You will be prepared for a career in business analytics and analytical business development, whether as an analytics professional in an industrial or a service company or as a consultant. Entrepreneurship is also a realistic possibility with the pragmatic skill set you will acquire. [-]

Master in Wireless Communications Engineering

University of Oulu
Campus Full time September 2017 Finland Oulu

30 years of groundbreaking research and cooperation with the global telecommunication and electronics companies like Nokia has been the foundation for the programme development at the Department of Communications Engineering (DCE) and Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC). DCE & CWC research unit being in charge of conducting WCE programme consist of ca 130 academics, of which roughly 50% are foreigns coming from ca 20 countries from all main continents. [+]

Master in Wireless Communications Engineering WCE - Wirelessly Yours! 30 years of groundbreaking research and cooperation with the global telecommunication and electronics companies like Nokia has been the foundation for the programme development at the Department of Communications Engineering (DCE) and Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC). DCE & CWC research unit being in charge of conducting WCE programme consist of ca 130 academics, of which roughly 50% are foreigns coming from ca 20 countries from all main continents. Study WCE will help you reach your goals! The programme consists of cutting-edge knowledge and latest developments in the essential areas and topics of wireless communications systems and networks. It will give you relevant skills and core knowledge of the latest methods, tools and technologies combined with time-tested issues such as information theory, advanced wireless communication systems, communication networks, stochastical and digital signal processing, antennas, radio channels, radio engineering, electronics design, and computer engineering. You will possess the essential knowledge on the design of wireless communications networks at the system level. Graduate WCE will give you the professional edge! As a graduate of WCE you will get foundational background in a growing, dynamic field of wireless communications including networking, systems and technologies. The skills gained in the Master’s Degree Programme offer a solid academic training that answers to the demands of wireless communications industry globally. Work WCE will advance your career! You may get the possibility to move forward even during your studies. Centre for Wireless Communications, CWC, provides a number of jobs as a trainee or a master's thesis student, with the possibility to continue as a doctoral student at CWC doctoral study programme at the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS), and even as a post doctoral researcher at CWC. Typically 10-12 master's degree holders from CWC receive Ph.D. degree every year. Programme Outline Studies of wireless communications engineering consist of basic and advanced modules that are obligatory. Besides that a WCE student can choose elective courses from the optional module consisting of 24 courses from the areas of of electrical and computer engineering, as well as Finnish language studies. In addition, obligatory advanced practical training and written Master’s thesis are mandatory parts of WCE studies. Details of course structure are defined as follows: Basic Module (subject studies) Basic module gives all the basic knowledge on digital communications engineering. It contains the sufficient background in information theory, coding, optimization, as well as in wireless systems, communications networks, and radio engineering. After completing this preparation module, the student is, for example, able to design modern wireless communications systems and networks design future mobile communications systems, including network exchanges, base stations and mobile handsets design air-interface modules in detail at a physical algorithm level of OSI model design transceiver’s radio frequency electronics and digital signal processing parts perform system simulations at radio frequency, communication link, and network levels Advanced module (advanced studies) Advanced module on wireless communications engineering extends the skills learned in the basic module. It gives more information on communications networks, radio channels, design of radio systems, and antennas. After completing advanced module, the student is even more capable, for example, in designing modern wideband wireless communications systems (e.g., spread spectrum, CDMA, OFDM, UWB, MIMO, cognitive radios, etc.) designing radio networks and protocols DSP design of transceiver algorithms RF system design and radio link budget analysis of an air-interface designing intelligent antennas for base stations and handsets Optional Module (elective studies) Optional module is constructed from a list of optional courses by a student's choice. Depending on student’s choice, this optional module makes it possible to widen student’s expertise into the fields of practical analog and digital electronics design, RF components, mobile and social computing, signal processors, video and biomedical signal processing, machine vision, and several traditional computer science and engineering courses lectured in English. In addition it is possible to take Finnish language courses as elective studies, since they will help student to integrate into the Finnish society during studies and after graduation. Advanced practical training (internship) WCE programme also include an obligatory training period of 2 months, which is typically performed in electronics, communications, or network operator companies. It is also possible to do it in a research group at the university, or at some other research units. It is recommended to perform the training period during the summer time after the first study year. Every student is responsible for finding the employer for the training period by him/herself. In the case a student is not able to find training position in electronics industry, WCE programme will help to find training opportunity in a research group at the university. Department of Communications Engineering & Centre for Wireless Communications offers every year training and master's thesis grants for all of our WCE students. It is also possible to employ student’s prior work experience obtained after B.Sc. degree, in order to fulfil advanced practical training requirement of WCE programme. Programme Admissions General Academic Eligibility Requirements are the same for all of the UO Master's programmes. However, there are programme specific ways to show English language proficiency. See details from the Language Requirements page. There are also country-specific requirements of application documents. Please, read them carefully before submitting an application. Programme Specific Academic Requirements 1. B.Sc. Degree requirements Applicants who have obtained a university level Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the following degree programmes: Communication engineering Electrical engineering Computer engineering are eligible. The Bachelor’s degree should be equivalent to 180 ECTS corresponding at least three years of full-time study. Bachelor’s degree must have been granted by an academic, higher education institute, which enables the applicant to apply for higher university degree (master) studies in his/her home country. Other degrees are not eligible. Students who are on their last term/semester of Bachelor’s studies can apply to study for a Master’s degree. Applicants with good academic records can be offered a conditional study placement. Students are asked to state the expected date of graduation on the application form and provide the transcript of records with the other application documents. In the case that the applicant is accepted for study, the applicant has to submit officially certified copies of his/her Bachelor’s degree certificate and the final transcript of records by the deadlines. 2. Prior Studies The tight 2-year time-frame of the WCE programme does not give room for students to patch up their knowledge. Hence, the applicants for the programme are expected to possess sufficient basic knowledge from the areas of mathematics, probability theory and stochastic processes, signal theory, telecommunications theory, modulation methods, network theory, analog and digital electronics, radio engineering, electromagnetic wave theory, radio channels, signal processing, computer engineering, and programming skills. 3. Grade Limits In addition to the abovementioned general eligibility requirements, the applicants must posses good, very good or excellent grades in mathematical sciences, and the overall grade of the Bachelor's degree (Cumulative Grade Point Average, CGPA) in engineering should be good, very good or excellent. Comparisons between GPA for different education systems can be found from here (see also the web-links on that page). 4. Intake Restrictions The annual target intake of the WCE programme for admission period is 20 students. Also Finnish students having a university level B.Sc. and fulfilling the above criteria are eligible to the programme. A class may not be started, if the number of accepted students is less than 10. 5. Publication of the Results All selected applicants will be informed of their results with e-mail at the turn of April to May 2016. E-mail will also be send for those students who are not selected. The results of the official selection will also be placed on the UO IMP web page. Please note that any information given on this website document that is erroneous or changed at a later date cannot be accepted as grounds for an appeal. 6. Application Procedure and Documents Required Details of application procedure can be found from here. After completing and submitting the online application, it needs to be printed, signed and sent together with the necessary attachments to the address: University Admissions Finland, Unioninkatu 40 C, FI-00170 Helsinki, Finland. Recommendation letters and Curriculumn Vitae (CV) must also be sent along your printed and signed application to University Admissions Finland. 7. WCE Programme Specific Documents/Requirements When filling in your online application you have to fill the following information into the application form: A. Abstract of your Bachelor's Thesis (max. 3000 characters) Please fill into your application the Abstract of your Bachelor's thesis if a thesis is an obligatory part of your B.Sc. degree (in English, max 3 000 characters). If your B.Sc. degree does not include an obligatory written Bachelor’s thesis indicate it clearly by typing “My B.Sc. degree does not include a written B.Sc. thesis work”. If you are currently doing your thesis work (i.e., if you are on your last term/semester of your Bachelor’s studies) but it is not yet completed, write a draft abstract describing thesis contents. B. Motivation Letter (max. 7000 characters) Describe briefly (max. 7000 characters) your motivation for applying to study in Master's Degree Programme in Wireless Communication Engineering. Your letter should entail the following: why you wish to study at the University of Oulu, reasons why you have chosen this particular degree programme, how your previous studies and work experience support studying in this programme, how you will finance your studies, describe all working experience you have in engineering before and after obtaining B.Sc. degree, how your possible studies at the University of Oulu would improve your future career and/or study objectives, and what are your plans after obtaining Master’s degree. Please note that all application documents must be sent to the University Admissions Finland address in Helsinki, nor to the University of Oulu. In addition to the standard document requirements, educational documents from certain countries must be submitted in a certain country-specific way. By using your My UAF account you can check if your degree-awarding country has any specific requirements for the way the documents have to be submitted. Selection Process and Detailed Selection Criteria The applicants for the programme are expected to possess sufficient basic knowledge from the areas of mathematics, probability theory and stochastic processes, signal theory, telecommunications theory, modulation methods, network theory, analog and digital electronics, radio engineering, electromagnetic wave theory, radio channels, signal processing, computer engineering, and programming skills. The applicants are ranked based on their previous studies on those areas, as well as study grades like Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA), motivation, CV, recommendation letters, and work experience. A student selection sheet with points scale is used to rank applicants transpanently. Reviewers of applicants will decide whether applicant possess sufficient prior knowledge or not. Reviewers will also judge whether applicant's overall grade of the Bachelor's degree and CGPA will fall into the classes of good, very good and excellent or not. Student Selection Student selection is based on submitted B.Sc. documentation, recommendation and motivation letters, work experience, etc. WCE programme does not arrange interview of applicants. The results of the selection will be published on the University of Oulu IMP selection web page at the turn of April to May. University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme 2017-2018 Connected with the renewal of university strategy, the increased importance of internationalization and the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens, the University of Oulu has assigned a significant amount of money for tuition scholarships for 2017 entry. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. The tuition fee waiver awarded covers 100 % of the full tuition fee. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu Scholarship Scheme in more detail The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master’s programmes. The scholarship covers the full international tuition fee. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs. In order to retain the scholarship in the following year of study, a student must have completed 55 ECTS by the end of the previous academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement during the first year of studies, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee for the second year if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness). Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-18, if they are: Non-EU/EEA* citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland. (Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are: 1) non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland, 2) EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons, 3) University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2017-18.) Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu for academic year 2017 – 18. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education. The applicant proves a high level of proficiency in English language. Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency. Applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies for their first academic degree during the application period, can apply for the scholarship. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer. The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. *European Union / European Economic Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. With the EU legislation, Switzerland is also comparable for EU member states. The nature of residence permit is indicated in the residence permit with a letter. A permanent residence permit bears the letter P or A and an EC residence permit for third-country nationals with long-term EC resident status bears the letters P-EY. Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2017-18 There is no separate application system for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” section which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application section cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Student Application Form. The application period for the University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes and International Master’s Scholarships is 15.12.2016-25.1.2017 Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-2018 Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu IM Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential. For questions concerning the University of Oulu IM Scholarship, please contact admissions.officer(a)oulu.fi [-]

Master's Programme in Governance of Digitalization

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Turku

Effective and efficient management of digital transformation is critical for the success of enterprises and organisations in the contemporary society. In this master's programme you learn howdigitalization enables new ways to create knowledge, to create value to the customer, new ways to configure organizational processes, and new ways to organize industry level co-operation between organizations. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Finland 2017. Degree awarded: Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) Annual intake: 20 Contact: digi@abo.fi Website: http://www.abo.fi/fakultet/fse_digi Description Effective and efficient management of digital transformation is critical for the success of enterprises and organisations in the contemporary society. In this master's programme you learn howdigitalization enables new ways to create knowledge, to create value to the customer, new ways to configure organizational processes, and new ways to organize industry level co-operation between organizations. This two-year programme prepares its graduates for challenging careers in the field of digital transformation and focuses data analytics, digital services design, business models, digital information and knowledge management and IT governance. Admission requirements A completed university level Bachelor's degree with or in addition to the degree 20 ECTS in business and economics or information studies or other relevant studies. In the statement of purpose (motivation letter) the applicant should pay attention to his/her reasons for applying to this programme. Eligible applicants are assessed on the basis of their academic merits (transcript of records and the evaluation of the bachelor's thesis/other academic paper) and the motivation letter. The academic merits weight more in the assessment than the motivation letter. Applicants must always prove their knowledge of the English language: www.abo.fi/ansok/en/language How to apply? For more information on the application requirements and procedures, tuition fee and scholarships, please see http://www.abo.fi/ansok/master [-]

Master in Linguistic Sciences

University of Eastern Finland Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Joensuu

This Master’s degree programme (MDP), taught entirely in English, seeks to provide an opportunity to study language, linguistics, language technology... [+]

Master in Linguistic Sciences

 

This Master’s degree programme (MDP), taught entirely in English, seeks to provide an opportunity to study language, linguistics, language technology and translation from a variety of perspectives. The degree consists of coursework, workshops, book examinations, seminars and a research thesis (MA thesis). The programme consists of three thematic sub-programmes with overlapping basic components followed by field-specific special training. These sub-programmes are:

Linguistics and Language Technology Sociolinguistics: Language Contacts and Language Policy Translation Studies and Translation Technology

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Master in Strategic Business Development

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Vaasa

The Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development focuses on the theory and practice of strategic business development, from strategic analysis to strategic choice and strategy implementation [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Finland 2017. The Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development focuses on the theory and practice of strategic business development, from strategic analysis to strategic choice and strategy implementation. The areas covered by the programme encompass project management, international strategic management, and managing business networks. In addition, the programme offers students a wide range of optional studies that will enable them to deepen their knowledge in other areas such as human resource and cross-cultural management. The two-year programme provides skills and knowledge required at middle and upper management level in all kinds of businesses and organisations, large or small, public or private. Students graduating from the programme will have the skills necessary to understand the strategic position of organisations, how to take strategic choices, and how strategy can be turned into action to become a source of sustainable competitive advantage. The programme offers students excellent opportunities to work in manufacturing and service companies, in the business consulting sector, or to pursue an academic career. The degree awarded by the programme is a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration. To be eligible for admission to the Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development you should already have completed your Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field such as business studies, marketing or management and organisation. Candidates may apply with other than Business administration field degree if they can demonstrate a proper background in business studies as follows: minimum of 35 ECTS in business studies is required. The intake of the programme is 20 students, and the application period is January. There are no entrance examinations for the international Master's programme in the University of Vaasa. Admission decisions are made on the basis of the required documents, evaluating each complete application individually and selecting those with the best qualifications. As of August 2017 Finnish universities will introduce tuition fees. The tuition fee for the Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development is 12 000 euros. In addition to the tuition fee students are required to pay the Student Union membership fee of approximately 142 euro per academic year. The University of Vaasa will have scholarships available for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Master's Degree Programmes. [-]

Master for Research Chemists

University of Eastern Finland Department of Chemistry
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Joensuu

The programme is focused on researcher training in order to meet the ever-growing need for top quality researchers. The programme also serves as an... [+]

Master for Research Chemists

 

The programme is focused on researcher training in order to meet the ever-growing need for top quality researchers. The programme also serves as an excellent stepping stone for PhD studies.

 

 

Who should apply?

Graduates who are seeking challenges in the field of chemistry research and who hold a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering.

 

 

Course structure and curriculum

The International Master’s Degree Programme for Research Chemists is comprised of 120 credits, which can be completed in two years. The studies include compulsory and elective modules that may vary according to the students’ interests and major subjects. The major subject can be chosen from four principle categories: Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.... [-]


Master in International Business and Sales Management

University of Eastern Finland Business School
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Kuopio

Master's degree in International Business and Sales Management (IBS) is a multidisciplinary two-year master's degree programme that combines high level research and teaching. The programme provides in-depth understanding of the global business environment and firm's approaches to doing business cross borders. [+]

MDP in International Business and Sales Management

Master's degree in International Business and Sales Management (IBS) is a multidisciplinary two-year master's degree programme that combines high level research and teaching. The programme provides in-depth understanding of the global business environment and firm's approaches to doing business cross borders. The programme is designed for both Finnish and International students so that people with different backgrounds come to study and learn skills to operate successfully in challenging and changing business environments. The programme is fully taught in English and the curriculum is designed for students who want to gain in-depth knowledge and skills within all parts of international business and sales management.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Teacher Education, M.Ed.

University of Tampere
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Tampere

Building better opportunities [+]

Apply on 1 December 2016 - 13 January 2017 Degree: Master of Arts (Education) Duration: 2 years Extent: 120 ECTS Start date: August 2017 Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: 10 000 € / year Read more about Scholarships The programme is designed for qualified teachers with a Bachelor’s degree in one of the various fields of education. It aims at integrating the most essential research in curriculum studies, educational psychology, inclusive education, and pedagogical leadership to provide tools for the development of school education. The instructional focus of the programme is on school community efficacy and on enhancing students’ abilities to develop a modern theoretical approach for their teaching and for student learning. The studies aim at educating teachers who are able to think analytically and critically, solve problems, and work as teacher-researchers. The programme leans on implementing international, up-to-date research in education and related fields. It is intended to benefit teachers from primary to higher education levels. Study objectives After you have completed the Master’s Degree Programme in Teacher Education, you will have the competencies to: understand the preconditions of learning and education and the significance of the teaching profession for societal development develop new ways of teaching and learning in your school on the basis of contemporary research make ethically justifiable choices, present well-grounded argumentations, and defend educational values engage in research in the field of educational sciences Study contents The programme consists of versatile core studies in inclusive education, curriculum studies, evaluation of teaching, learning and education, and in leadership in educational organisations. In addition, the students are offered thorough studies on quantitative and qualitative research methods and practices. They also have the possibility to include optional studies from other fields of science into their degree. The programme highlights include first-hand experience of Finnish school with classroom observation, and high-quality thesis supervision by professionals with expertise in research, teacher training and teaching in school. The intensive collaboration between the School of Education and the Teacher Training School of the University of Tampere provides our students with an indispensable knowledge of the integration of theory and practice in education. Career opportunities The programme gives competencies to work with development of curricula, learning environments, instruction, and schools. Its focus is on the development of well-being of the school community, quality of learning, and research-based teaching. It gives insight and competencies to utilize the best elements of the Finnish education system in various cultural contexts. Graduates are able to work not only as traditional teachers but also as mentors, and organisers and developers of learning. They have the qualifications to develop innovative educational practices, curricula, and schools, and build better opportunities for our children and youth.* *) The programme is designed for qualified teachers who wish to expand their professional expertise. It does not lead to a teaching qualification. Eligibility Eligibility criteria to the Master's Degree Programme in Teacher Education consist of two parts: the University of Tampere general eligibility criteria and the programme-specific eligibility criteria. The programme-specific criteria specify and/or supplement the general criteria. Applicants must meet both in order to be considered eligible. General eligibility To be eligible to apply for a Master's programme at UTA, an applicant must have a completed university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of the desired programme or in a closely related subject AND fluency in English sufficiently advanced for academic studies. Programme-specific eligibility criteria To be eligible to apply to the Master’s Degree Programme in Teacher Education, an applicant must have: a Bachelor's or higher university degree from a university or a university of applied sciences (no specific field required), AND a formal teaching qualification (certified teacher) in the country where the Bachelor’s degree certificate was issued. Applicants must send an official certificate or a description of the content of their formal teaching qualification, and provide a link to a website where this information can be verified (university, ministry, etc.). The Bachelor's degree or equivalent must be completed by the time the programme begins. If the degree is not completed by the end of the application period, an applicant can be accepted to the programme on the condition that s/he sends an officially authenticated copy of the degree certificate to the University by 31 July 2017. If the certificate is not issued in English, Finnish or Swedish, an officially confirmed, complete and precise translation into one of these languages must be included. The degree certificate must reach the University by the deadline. A successful applicant will, in this case, first receive a notification on conditional acceptance and later an official letter of acceptance once the degree certificate has reached the University. The programme is designed for qualified teachers who wish to expand their professional expertise. It does not lead to a teaching qualification. [-]

Master in Environmental Policy and Law

University of Eastern Finland Law School
Campus Full time September 2017 Finland Joensuu

The Master's Degree Program Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change in Environmental Policy and Law is a new multidisciplinary two-year Master's Degree programme with two alternative majors: 1) natural resource governance, and 2) environmental and climate change law. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Finland 2017. The Master's Degree Programme Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change in Environmental Policy and Law is a new multidisciplinary two-year Master's degree programme that combines high level teaching with vocationally-oriented educational objectives. The programme provides advanced training in policy, law and impact assessments for climate change and sustainable management of natural resources. The programme is based on two alternative majors: Natural Resources Governance and Environmental and Climate Change Law. All students are required to take courses in Natural Resources Governance, Environmental Law and Policy, and in Climate Change Law and Policy before selecting their major. Who we are? The Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change is a joint Master's degree programme organized between two disciplines; environmental law and environmental policy. The Master's degree programme is fully administrated through the UEF Law School, although the environmental policy major is based at the UEF Department of Geographical and Historical Studies. In addition, the programme is part of the Centre for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL), established in 2013. UEF Law School is the leading Finnish research institution in the area of natural resources, climate change, energy and environmental law. The CCEEL brings together a range of activities from UEF Law School and provides a common platform for discussion, research and education. The programme also benefits from the research and education network of the Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society (LYY) operating at the UEF, representing several disciplines including geography, forest economics and policy, environmental law, history, aesthetics and policy, sociology, education, and tourism studies. The LYY network brings together the expertise of researchers from a variety of traditional and new fields of study to craft socio-cultural scrutiny of the environment and the use of its resources, with the results then offered to the world. The Institute's researcher network includes over 100 researchers and postgraduate students, as well as 12 professors, representing several disciplines including geography, forest economics and policy, environmental law, history, aesthetics, and policy, sociology, education and tourism studies. Admission Requirements 2016-2017 1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent university degree in an appropriate field 2. Proof of English language proficiency 3. Letter of motivation in English 4. Letter of recommendation in English 5. Essay in English 6. Copy of passport photo page The subsequent criterion for the programme is: 7. Interview More information: http://www.uef.fi/en/envlawandpolicy/admission-requirements [-]