Master’s Degree ...

Master's Degree in Management and Economy in the International Forest Sector

  • Programme
  • Curricula
  • Studies offered
Principal lecturer Maija Kärnä,
Head of Degree Program Ari Vanamo,

Qualification Awarded and the Level of Qualification

Master of Natural Resources, NQF 7

Special Admission Requirements

Bachelor´s degree in forestry and a minimum of 3 year working life experience after graduation

Recognition of Prior Learning

It is possible for the students to have their prior competence recognised. There are credit transfers of two kinds: credit transfer for studies and credit transfer for competence. The head of degree programme decides on credit transfer for studies, and the teacher decides on credit transfer for competence. Credit transfer applications are made through the CreTa accreditation system.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Completion of Master's Degree in Economy and Management in the International Forest Sector curriculum studies and achievement of related competence objectives.

Profile of the Programme

The degree is a Master's Degree -level professional higher education degree in the field of forestry. The degree gives the participants a broader view and better skills on management and economy in the field of international forestry.

Key Learning Outcomes

The studies provide students with contemporay skills and tools to manage demanding forestry operations in Finland or abroad. The emphasis is on management skills and economy.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

After graduating the students will be able to apply for positions in forestry and related fields which demand good managing and language skills. The students will be able to apply for positions where a master´s degree is demanded.

Access to Further Studies

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The evaluation of the study units is done by using the general evaluation criteria of Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Normally, courses are graded from 1 (passed) to 5 (excellent. The evaluation information is found on each study unit´s plan.

Graduation Requirements

The Master´s degree studies are 60 credit units and it will take 1 to 1,5 years to complet them.

Mode of Study

The studies are organized by using blended learning. The amount and length of contact periods varies in each implementation of the programme. Contact periods make up 15 to 20 % of all the studying. The development task is 30 credits.

Development of the Programme

The degree programme will be continuously developed based on the feedback from the students, teachers and employers.