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BACHELORS DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, Bachelor of Business Administration (AMK): 210 ECTS
Bachelor of Business Administration (AMK)

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General

The Business Administration degree leading to a Bachelor's degree qualification in business administration educates budding business professionals aiming for employment in management and specialist posts as well as careers as independent entrepreneurs. The English taught degree focuses upon international operations and cooperation with businesses (see Degree in International Business).

The degree leads to a Bachelor's qualification in business administration. The studies include 210 credits and take 3.5 years to complete according to plan.

MARKETING
The aim of the marketing major is for students to gain the skills to operate in a variety of marketing planning, implementation and monitoring tasks requiring expertise. Graduates of the marketing major will be able to assess and identify their professional competence and have the capacity to deepen their expertise. This major prepares students for work in a variety of professional marketing, sales and customer service posts.

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION AND LAW
The aim of the financial administration and Law major is that students will be able to manage a company's accounting records and prepare financial statements according to current financial administration regulations. Financial Administration and Law major graduates will be able to analyze companies’ financial situations based on their financial statements. They will know the main areas of business law, and can find and apply rules and regulations in force at any given time. They will also be proficient in communicating financial and legal issues in English.

Students will possess the skills and knowledge to work in demanding and versatile financial planning, control and analysis posts, and human resource management, to perform internal and accounts audits and for work in tax administration and financial institutions. Students may accomplish studies required by the HTM Auditors’ Association’s qualification.

Annual Themes – Study Progress Description

1st year. Business administration undergraduate as a business observer
- Understands business procedures
-Is proficient in basic business concepts
PROJECTS 3 cr
PRACTICAL TRAINING 8 cr
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2nd year. Business administration undergraduate as a business learner
- Knows the key knowledge contents of the main subject
-Is able to plan a company’s operations
-Is proficient in the key working procedures of own main subject
-Develops in acquiring information and as a team member
LEARNING ASSIGNMENTS 10-60 cr
BUSINESS PROJECTS 5 cr
3rd year. Business administration undergraduate applies knowledge
-Applies acquired knowledge in practice
-Works towards expertise in main subject
-works towards becoming competent in research and development work

4th year. Business administration undergraduate as a developer of business operations
-Is able to develop a company’s operations
-Is able to apply the latest knowledge to develop communities
PRACTICAL TRAINING 30 cr
LEARNING ASSIGNMENTS 10 – 35 cr
THESIS 15 cr

Generic Competences

LEARNING COMPETENCE
-is able to evaluate and develop one’s competence and learning methods
-is able to retrieve and analyze information and evaluate it critically
-is capable of taking responsibility for collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams

ETHICAL COMPETENCE
-is able to take responsibility for one’s own actions and for the consequences of these actions
-is able to work according to the ethical principles of the subject field
-is able to take other people into account
-is able to apply the principles of equality
-is able to apply the principles of sustainable development
-is able to wield influence in society using acquired skills and basing all activity on ethical values

WORKING COMMUNITY COMPETENCE
-is able to operate as a member of a work community
-is able to operate in communicative and interactive situations in working life
-is able to utilize information and communications technology in one’s subject field
-knows the working life in one’s subject field and is able to create personal contacts in working life and to operate in professional networks
-is capable of decision making in unpredicted situations
-is able to apply the principles of organizational management and leadership in working life and has abilities for managerial tasks
-possesses entrepreneurial skills

INNOVATION COMPETENCE
-is able to conduct research, development and innovation projects applying the existing knowledge and methods of the field
-is able to work in projects
-is capable of creative problem solving and development of working methods
-is able to find customer-oriented, sustainable and profitable solutions

INTERNATIONALIZATION COMPETENCE
-possesses communicative competence necessary for one’s work and for professional development in the subject field
-is able to collaborate in a multicultural environment
-understands the effects of and opportunities for internationalization development in one’s own field

Description of Competences

Comprehensive business competence:
Business administration graduates will recognize the way different areas of business administration and operational environments interact while adopting enterprise thinking and an entrepreneurial method of operating. They will understand the significance of profitability and can work in a results-oriented manner. They are able to understand the significance of the individual within their work communities and the importance of communication while actively creating networks and interactive relationships both at home and abroad.

Advanced business competence:
Business administration graduates will possess in depth knowledge of their specialist area of competence (marketing, or business administration and law).

Methodological business competence:
Business administration graduates will be proficient in information acquisition for the purposes of gaining advanced knowledge and competence and for absorbing the basic principles of research and development work. They can apply financial mathematics and statistical methods using IT, and retain sufficient skills in the application of research and development methods.

Applied business competence:
Business Administration graduates can apply business theories and solve problems creatively. They are able to apply the latest business administration related information within their work communities. They know how to develop business processes and apply quality thinking.