The world is being transformed by surprising, new challenges as well as the already well-known digitalization, technological and social innovations, and climate change. Resilience and responsibility and the ability to respond and adapt rapidly are at the core of a successful business.
Executive Education brings the university’s research-based expertise to adult education, with an emphasis on innovative, easy-to-implement solutions and impact. The latest research-based knowledge provides a sound foundation that you can put into practice with the help of the MBA programme. The correct numbers and words are a necessity in management. Therefore, our programme covers both the hard core of business skills as well as people-oriented leadership—not forgetting the customers.
The Executive MBA programme at the University of Vaasa will lead your thinking and action to a strategic and more profitable direction.
After your MBA studies, you will be able to make confident decisions and think one or two steps ahead as a leader and manager. With the big picture under control, even surprising turns of events are easier to handle and turn into victories.
Studying in an MBA programme
An entire Executive MBA programme (95 ECTS) is composed of core study modules that are common for all and optional specialization modules. You can take one of the ready-made packages or pick and choose a combination that meets your needs. The study modules rotate every two years and you can finish your studies in about two and a half years. You can start from whichever core or specialization module and study at your own pace. At the moment, the price of the whole MBA program is 32 200 euros (+ VAT 24 % ). The individual module is about 3 900 euros (+ VAT 24 %)
Core modules (75 ECTS):
- Strategic business development
- Strategic Financial Management
- Managing in a multicultural environment
- Managing customer value and customer experience
- Leadership and personal development
- MBA development project
MBA studies are done while working. There are two to three contact teaching days a month, usually from 9 to 16. Otherwise, studying is done independently in the Moodle e-learning environment. Contact teaching is generally in Vaasa and Helsinki.
The modules contain visiting specialists, analyses, and examples from companies. The teaching methods include lectures, literature, case studies, group work and discussion, workshops, and learning diaries. In addition to the lecturers’, participants gain the views, experience, and expertise of each other. Group discussions have been found very useful and support from peers pronounced.
*The MBA program is not among the official degrees recognized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland.