University of Vaasa is a multidisciplinary and internationally recognised business-oriented University on the western coast of Finland. We occupy a beautiful maritime campus on the shore of UNESCO World Natural Heritage listed archipelago and offer a modern study environment for our 5,000 students.
We educate responsible leaders and experts who seek to create a better world and solve the challenges faced by society. Our fields of research and education are business studies, technology, communication, and administrative sciences.
All our degrees encompass business operations skills and our Faculty of Business Studies is ranked by Eduniversal as Excellent Business School. Our international Master's Degree Programme in International Business, Master's Degree Programme in Finance and Master’s Programme in Strategic Business Development are EPAS accredited.
University of Vaasa offers a large variety of opportunities to gain international experience for our students. The small class sizes ensure effective and interactive learning. In addition, we offer individual guidance and support throughout your studies.
Our compact campus is located in direct vicinity of the city centre of Vaasa. The University buildings represent an interesting fusion of different architectures and surround a green park. The windows open up to the changing seasons of the sea with its birds, boats and ice fishers.
A closely knit study community, well-planned teaching and efficient student services of our University promote academic progress. We offer diverse study options in English both for Finnish and international applicants on Master's degree and doctoral level. We also welcome approximately 200 exchange students annually from our partner universities to study with us.
Tuition Fees and Scholarships:
According to the Finnish Parliament decision, Finnish universities will introduce tuition fees in 2017 for non-EU/EEA students. At the University of Vaasa tuition fees will vary from 10,000 to 12,000 euros per academic year, and will be billed to degree students in international Master’s degree programmes. The fees only apply to new students who start their studies in Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that.
Tuition fees per academic year are:
|Master's Degree Programme in International Business||12 000 €|
|Master's Degree Programme in Finance||12 000 €|
|Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development||12 000 €|
|Master's Programme in Industrial Systems Analytics||10 000 €|
|Master's Programme in Industrial Management||10 000 €|
|Master’s Programme in Smart Energy||10 000 €|
You will not need to pay tuition fee if you:
The University of Vaasa will have scholarships available for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Master's Degree Programmes. Scholarships are applied for when applying for the admission to the university.
Invest in your future - study, do and master in the University of Vaasa! The decision to study in our international programme will take you further in your life and career. We hope you will find the right studies for you from our study programmes in English.
"Great foundation of knowledge in a variety of areas."
Daniel Lucas from Canada graduated from the Master’s programme in International Business. He is currently working for Wärtsilä in Global Logistics Services (WGLS), in the Distribution and Invoicing department with the title of Delivery Coordinator.
"In this role my daily responsibility is creating, coordinating and notifying Wärtsilä’s customers of deliveries exported to the America’s as well as the Middle East and Asia. I also coordinate deliveries with international colleagues internally as well as global customers and freight forwarders externally to ensure that our parts arrive on time wherever they are needed."
Daniel first began as a summer trainee but has since continued his work in the company. He began to work at Wärtsilä right after graduation.
"I had thoroughly researched the specific role that I was interested in before submitting my application, which was tailored to applying my newly developed International Business skills for a career in global logistics."
Daniel values the skills the programme gave him and was immediately able to apply them in his daily work.
"This derives from a greater understanding of the internal and external forces influencing the operations of a multinational corporation. Specifically regarding the international supply chain, exporting regulations, and managing international business relationships. Additionally, strong cross cultural communication skills developed through the MIB programme have greatly assisted in working in a multicultural environment."
"Opportunities to get wider and more valuable experiences"
Nayoung Choi from South-Korea studied in the Master's programme in International Business and graduated as a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration.
She is currently working as a research officer at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Finland. During her studies, Ambassadors from different countries visited University of Vaasa and she had the opportunity to meet the Korean Ambassador. It was after the meeting when she became interested in working at the Embassy. Nayoung was just graduating when the Embassy had an opening. She began her work first as a substitute, but was later hired as a full-time employee.
Her work entails researching Finnish related issues such as welfare systems, regulations or other political, cultural and economic matters when needed. Assisting diplomats to organize cultural events and other administrative tasks are part of her daily work.
Nayoung says that though her work is not directly related to business, the study programme gave a variety of other skills as well, which were appreciated by the employer; “There are lots of opportunities to get wider and more valuable experiences, such as exchange programs, field trips or seminars”. The multicultural understanding and excellent English skills, which she gained during her studies, was an asset when applying to work at the Embassy.
She says that students should challenge themselves during the studies and seek new things to experience. The programme provided a good platform to experience things in a multicultural environment, and it encourages students for internationalization. “From new experiences, we always learn something and have more creative ideas and thinking. Those will make you become an attractive candidate when you apply for a job later!”
Mark Shaw is currently working as an Operation Development Manager at The Switch, a pioneer company in renewable energy resources. Mark started his professional career at ABB while studying for his Master's degree in Industrial Management. He started as an assembly worker and moved up to managerial level. His last positions were Manager of Operations for three years in China, and Division IT Manager.
"Getting working experience while studying, even though it was very hard, was very rewarding. It helped to steer me in the right direction for my career development. Keeping an open mind during my studies and the willingness to learn new things has allowed me to take on many new and rewarding challenges."
"The course packages and flexibility of the university also provided the basis for my success today. I could expand my studies beyond what was needed to graduate, combine the work with my studies, and could select study packages that gave me wider knowledge of the industrial world and, therefore, I could apply myself better to these needs."