Master’s Degree ...

Master's Degree Programme in Information System Competence

  • Programme
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Teacher in charge:
Tapio Yrjölä

Head of Degree Programme:
Toni Männistö

Student Counsellor:
Anja Salo

Study Affairs Coordinator:
Teija Helin

Qualification Awarded and the Level of Qualification

Master of Business Administration, NQF 7

Special Admission Requirements

General admission criteria, see TAMK’s websites .

Recognition of Prior Learning

It is possible for students to have their prior competence recognised.
See TAMK’s credit transfer guidelines

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Accomplishing curriculum studies and achieving corresponding competence goals.
Additional information:
TAMKin tutkintosääntö
Ammattikorkeakoululaki ja asetus ammattikorkeakouluista

Profile of the Programme

The degree is a professionally oriented Bachelor degree.
The degree corresponds to the criteria set by the Finnish national degree system for polytechnic studies and the European framework for qualifications and other competencies.
Ammattikorkeakoululaki ja asetus ammattikorkeakouluista

Key Learning Outcomes

The examination consists of four parts:
1. Advanced Professional Studies (Information Systems Knowledge) - 30 cr
Total Architectural Thinking 5 cr
Total Architecture Work Practice 5 cr
Software business 5 cr
ICT contracts and law 5 cr
Development Projects and Project Portfolio Management 5 cr
Development task as a thesis 5 cr
2. Alternative Advanced Studies - 25 cr
TAMK's joint offering with various leadership and methodological studies
3. Optional Studies - 5 cr
4. Thesis
Will be done in cooperation with work life

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

You will become an information systems expert who masters overall architectural thinking. You will have the capacity of a project manager to develop information systems and their use in business. Job title examples: Product Manager, Project Manager, Delivery Manager, Test Manager, Marketing Manager, IT Development Manager, Sales Director, Business Director, Service Owner, Group Manager, Service Manager, Account Manager tai IT Manager.

Access to Further Studies

The master’s degree from a university of applied sciences produces the eligibility for postgraduate studies as a master’s degree from a university.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Assessment of study performances is based on TAMK’s assessment criteria
The detailed assessment criteria can be found in curriculum. The teaching and assessment methods are agreed on with students at the beginning of each course.
TAMK Degree Regulations

Graduation Requirements

Completion of studies and achievement of competence objectives in the extent set by the curriculum.

Mode of Study

Advanced professional studies are arranged in contact teaching during the year, so that contact visits are generally on Thursdays from 12.30 to 19.30 every other week. Optional professional and elective studies can be placed on a 1.5-year timeline. Those studies go every other week on the intermediate weeks of our own teaching, and close-ups are distributed on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. There are also fully distance learning courses included. Optional professional studies can be replaced by university studies, for example.

Participation in contact teaching is essential and necessary for learning.

Development of the Programme

The Ministry of Education and Culture’ definitions of policy and TAMK’s strategy have been considered in the curriculum.
The curriculum is developed in cooperation with TAMK’s other master’s degree programmes. Working life cooperation is implemented through thesises and projects as well as network cooperation and advisory councils. Student feedback is collected annually in connection with courses. Alumni feedback is collected regularly through online surveys.