University of Vaasa - Multidisciplinary and Business-Oriented

The University of Vaasa is a multidisciplinary University with more than 5000 students, and it offers degrees at all academic levels from Bachelor to Master and Doctor. Approximately 12 percent of the students are international students coming from all around the world. The teaching and research activities of the University focus on business studies, administrative sciences, technology and communication. The language of instruction in the international Master's programmes and several other courses in English.

The University of Vaasa occupies one of Finland's newest campus areas close to the sea, often referred to as the most beautiful campus in Finland. All of the schools and departments are located on the beautiful island of Palosaari. The campus is an interesting fusion of old and new, a combination of continental and Anglo-Saxon architectures. It is located in Vaasa, the sunniest City of Finland. With its 12 000 students, Vaasa is also a very lively student city. Moreover, the beautiful Kvarken archipelago surrounding the city is part of UNESCO's World Natural Heritage sites since 2006.

Studies

The University of Vaasa functions in four schools. Teaching and research in the School of Management and the School of Accounting and Finance as well as in the School Marketing and Communication are of a high national standard, and the University of Vaasa is among the largest providers of business degrees in Finland. The key areas of business studies are financing and financial markets, entrepreneurship, consumer behaviour, and internationalization of enterprises. The schools are ranked as Excellent Business Schools in the Eduniversal Worldwide Business School Ranking and their Master's Degree Programme in Finance, Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development and Master's Degree Programme in International Business have been awarded the international EPAS accreditation.

The School of Management and the School of Marketing and Communication have their own special strength areas such as communication and administrative sciences. In the School of Technology and Innovations, the University's areas of expertise are automation technology, electrical engineering, computer science, and telecommunications engineering.

The education in the University of Vaasa receives acclaim from employers for meeting the demands of modern working life. All degrees of the University encompass business operations skills and the genuinely international atmosphere of the campus together with opportunities for student exchange give students strong abilities when entering working life. The language of instruction in all the courses offered for international students in the Master's programmes is English. Courses are typically based on lectures with a final examination, or on independent studying which is examined during the academic year. Seminars and various forms of group work with written and oral assignments are part of the curricula, too.

Student Life in Vaasa

University of Vaasa community comprises over 5 000 students and every year more than 300 international students from all over the world study at the University. Students in the University have a growing interest in international study atmosphere. There are altogether some 12 000 students in Vaasa, and the available housing and leisure activity opportunities in the city are plenty.

The cultural life of the city has something for everyone. The Finnish Vaasa City Theatre, the Swedish Wasa Theatre, the City Orchestra, the Vaasa Opera Company and numerous other musical groups, choirs and theatres as well as the several galleries and museums ensure a bustling cultural life for the city. Diverse pop, rock and alternative music and cultural festivals are organized in the city especially in summer time.

The University of Vaasa provides tutoring for all new international students. An International Tutor, a fellow student, is appointed to every international student. Tutors help students to get to know the academic environment and assist in other matters related to living in Vaasa and in Finland.

Throughout the academic year, tutors plan different types of activities and events for international students. These events are a great opportunity to get to know the fellow students and experience Vaasa in a new way. The University of Vaasa also organises trips for international students to see other parts of Finland. For instance, an annual trip to Lapland is always a memorable experience for students.

As members of the local student union international Master's degree students of the University of Vaasa benefit from various discounts on and off campus. These include for instance subsidised meals at University restaurants and cafeterias, as well as discounts on travel tickets, in theatres, museums and numerous stores. Master's degree students are also entitled to student health care service.

The University of Vaasa campus is located next to the sea with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. For those who enjoy being close to nature, the Vaasa region is an excellent place for spending leisure time outdoors. The seashore offers experiences for each season from kayaking and scuba diving to ice fishing. The city of Vaasa is very accessible; all necessary services are located near the University and most people keep on cycling throughout the year. Travel connections are comprehensive - in addition to the well-connected airport, train and bus connections, cruisers cross the Gulf of Bothnia allowing travellers reach Sweden in few hours.

Campus Area

The University of Vaasa occupies Finland’s newest campus area by the sea - a combination of coastal landscaping, modern architecture and converted industrial buildings. The University offers a modern study environment with an up-to-date computer and other technical facilities. Also, the academic library is located on the campus. From the student restaurant in the main building, there is a magnificent view of the surrounding natural scenery and the sea.

An International University

University of Vaasa has contacts around the world; partnership universities for student and staff exchange, and also for research and educational co-operation. Every year more than 200 students go abroad for some of the studies required for their degree programmes. Similarly, more than 200 international students arrive every year to complete their exchange period at the University of Vaasa. In addition, more than 300 international students study in the University's international Master and Doctoral programmes.

The University of Vaasa provides an international atmosphere and a beautiful maritime campus setting, efficient tutoring and a lively social environment in addition to a wide range of courses offered in English. Most of the courses included in the Master's programmes are offered for both international and Finnish students which provides an excellent opportunity to get to know the local students. The internationally mixed study groups offer a great chance to learn from other students and their experiences.

Invest in Your Future!

A closely knit study community, well-planned teaching and efficient student services promote academic progress and completion of degrees. The University of Vaasa educates competent experts for the needs of the modern working life and the employment prospects for graduates are good. The University supports flexibility in studies within the University and in other academic institutions in Vaasa, in Finland and throughout the world.

For more information please visit the University of Vaasa homepages at http://www.univaasa.fi/master/. Join us now!

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Overview of corporate finance, investments and option pricing

Students in the Master's Degree Programme in Finance develop a specialisation in the areas of corporate finance and investments, such as the evaluation of stocks and bonds, financial markets, option pricing, capital budgeting, cost of capital, long-term fiscal policy, and other related topics of modern finance.

Excellent career prospects

The career prospects of accounting and finance graduates are excellent worldwide and the graduates from the Master's Degree Programme in Finance have been very successful in their careers in Finland and internationally:

52% of our students find a job before graduation Over 100 companies recruited our graduates 3,500 EUR average salary after graduation 71% of last year's graduates are working fulltime ... [-]
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Master's Programme in close cooperation with companies

The Master's Programme in Industrial Management provides students with skills to work in tasks that require high level business and technology knowledge. It prepares you to work in high-tech companies and businesses with rapidly changing core technologies, in research centres and universities.

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The Master's Programme in Industrial Systems Analytics (ISA) provides content, models, and methods to design, develop, implement and operate complex processes and systems ... [+]

Technology, Organization and People perspectives (TOP)

The Master's Programme in Industrial Systems Analytics (ISA) provides content, models, and methods to design, develop, implement and operate complex processes and systems in the energy sector organizations. Energy systems are complex systems that require a holistic understanding and thus multiple perspectives of research and education. Energy systems can be seen as socio-technical systems, and the ISA programme is built from Technology, Organization and People perspectives (TOP). Systems dynamics and systems thinking are the connecting elements necessary for the programme. It is important to understand how technology and people are organized to achieve the goals.... [-]

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The Master's Degree Programme in International Business is an EPAS accredited gateway to an international career in the field of business. ... [+]

Prepare for the challenges of a globalised world

The Master's Degree Programme in International Business focuses on the identification and management of challenges arising from planning, controlling and coordinating business activities on an international scale. Based both on the required competence of international managers today as well as core areas of research within the University of Vaasa, the teaching on the programme centres around current theory and practice in three key aspects of the international business - international strategic management, international marketing management, and international human resource management.

High Quality

Besides these three key areas, the MIB programme offers students a range of country-focused studies which prepare students to do business in key emerging markets. Teaching on the programme is supported by high-quality, and internationally recognized research groups that have been rewarded several times for their contributions to the international academic community.... [-]

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The new Master's Programme in Smart Energy offers the latest knowledge in ongoing energy transitions and excellent capabilities to renew the industry and create future-pr ... [+]

Developers for Smart Energy Solutions

Are you interested in smart energy systems, a combination of new technologies and business models? Do you wish to have capabilities for creating innovative and sustainable energy solutions for the future?

Changes and disruption of traditional power and energy systems require a new set of skills in order to realize the transition to smarter, more flexible and renewable energy systems. Next generation electrical power engineers need to understand the increasing amount of different interdisciplinary interactions ranging from new technologies to customer needs and different energy policies.

The new, multidisciplinary Master’s Programme in Smart Energy offers students the latest knowledge in ongoing energy transitions and excellent capabilities to renew the industry and create future-proof solutions for sustainable and smart energy systems.... [-]

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

Are you interested in business development and strategy?

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 international EPAS accreditation is a mark of the quality of the business teaching at the University of Vaasa.... [-]

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Location address
Wolffintie 34,
Vaasa, 65200 FI