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Master studies in Finland – on the road to success! 

In the 21st century, as the world progresses, you might also wonder, “Where am I in this progression?” Each individual has the right to mold their life and make it a masterpiece, a legacy, and a milestone that one can be proud of, but there might be a time that you’ll ask where are you currently in this world’s progression? Well, you’re either staying where you are or planning to start anew. 

If you have been working so hard after your bachelor’s degree graduation, here’s what’s next for you: The first option I mentioned was to stay where you are and wait for your promotion. Salary promotional increases within the same company typically amount to around 3%, whereas a person who switches jobs can expect a pay raise of about 10% to 20%. Hence, you may receive a promotion without any accompanying salary increase; this is according to a jobseeking site that researches companies and job market data analytics.

If you’d like to have more, we can go to the second option: leave and start anew. If you wish to see the world through a wider lens, study abroad destinations across the globe have opened their gates for individuals who seek growth in educational aspects, expanding horizons through immersing themselves in new cultures. Marie Curie once said, “You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals.” And that’s true. Humanity’s lifestyle, way of working, and way of living have changed for the better, and society has progressed dramatically since the 90s. There’s so much room for growth in the upcoming years. Now, the world is vast; all places say they’re the best, but there’s only one way to find out how to know if you’re taking the right path. 

If you were to choose a place where you could get your life back to square one, Finland is the best place to go. Finland encourages living lives in freedom, peace, and robust life-long learning. Hence, speaking of life-long learning, if you’ve finished your bachelor’s in your home country and have had experience for two or more years in the field, why not pursue a Master’s Degree and do that in Finland? You are more than the person you are back home. Honestly, it’s not easy, but I know how to make it lighter for you!

Edunation offers a Pathway to Master’s that can guarantee entrance to the university in Finland as long as you pass the whole pathway program. You do not need to take the entrance exam, and the credits you’ll study might be credited to your progressive university to lessen your subjects. The pathway program’s mode is accessible and comfortable as it is only conducted online in the comfort of your country. Furthermore, here is a breakdown of great reasons why you should choose to study for a Master’s in Finland: 

Master Studies in Finland

Why pursue a master’s degree

Humans are naturally curious about things, and we are designed to learn for as long as much as we can and we would want to. Pursuing a Master’s degree in Finland to up-level your skills, gaining a new diploma, updating your knowledge if you graduated long ago, focusing on a specific field, and gaining expertise in the competitive market. You can also pursue establishing your own business after graduation. 

Why do this in Finland?

Especially at University of Applied Sciences level, the master studies focus strongly on working in a real-life application of teachings, and students can make use of their prior expertise to build on and reflect while studying. Finland teaches not only in theory but also the professors instruct it in hands-on training. Students genuinely sharpen their skills as the professors hone them passionately into learning and growing in that specific field, and alongside the things that have been mentioned, they are also being taught to do networking as well. 

Thus, this study path would be the best solution for those seeking a long-term stay in Finland, not just studying but also working and creating a career for the future. 

Working in Finland 

Opportunities

Students can stay to look for work two years after graduation but can also work part-time 30 hours/week during their studies. Life in the Nordics is often rumored to be expensive, but if we compare the cost of living in other international study destinations, the opportunity to save up and manage the expenses while studying at a university in Finland is surprisingly lower than others. With this being said, the opportunity to build your life in Finland is not impossible. After four years of stay in Finland, you can also apply for your residency and, thus, live in Finland for good.

Perks of working life in Finland

Besides being named the happiest country, the working life in Finland has a lot of positive values: work-life balance, flat hierarchy, and openness. These factors make working in Finland totally attractive, especially if your long-term goal is to enjoy a life that includes more than work, spending time with family, finding and developing new hobbies, and creating a better life holistically.

Boost your success with Pathway to Masters

Why a premaster can help

Help bridge the gap between the home country and education style in Finland, refine and enhance skills to succeed in studies, and graduate on time.

These are the programs that we have: 

  • The Master’s Degree in Global Business Management at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences offers a path towards achieving management roles, building a robust professional network, or even launching your own business. This English-taught program, which welcomes applicants with at least a Bachelor’s degree, is multidisciplinary and designed to equip students with essential skills. The program primarily emphasizes strategic management and innovation in global business, research and development methodologies, and integrating new technologies into business practices. The program is aimed at helping individuals reach management positions, expand their professional networks, and potentially venture into entrepreneurship.
  • The new Master’s Degree in Game Business Management targets individuals currently employed or seeking positions in game development organizations focusing on growth and internationalization. It is also suitable for employees of organizations already involved in global operations. The main emphasis of this degree program lies in cultivating skills related to management, leadership, research and development methods, global economic issues, international game business, and game development project management. 
  • The Master’s degree program in Business Informatics is designed for business and engineering professionals seeking to enhance their strategic and managerial abilities by effectively utilizing business information systems. The program prepares participants to tackle the challenges of digitalization and digital transformation in both business and professional contexts. Graduates will acquire the skills to analyze and proficiently utilize business information to make decisions, manage business operations, and drive business development. Engineering students will gain familiarity with essential business principles and models, learn data collection, interpretation, and analysis techniques, and develop the capability to provide solutions to critical bu The Industrial Management Master’s degree program taught at Metropolia UAS is a 1-year program designed for professionals, usually engineers and team leaders aged 30-40+ who aspire to transition into management roles. Graduates receive a ‘Master of Engineering’ degree in Industrial Management, equivalent to level 7 of the European Qualification Framework (EQF). The program was initiated in 2006 and is regularly updated in collaboration with prominent industrial companies. Students can specialize in either Management of Industrial Services or Data Driven Business. The program offers the opportunity to connect with a diverse network of peers, including professionals from major industrial companies, various SMEs, and individuals from public organizations.  
  • The Industrial Management Master’s degree program taught at Metropolia UAS is a 1-year program designed for professionals, usually engineers and team leaders aged 30-40+, who aspire to transition into management roles. Graduates receive a ‘Master of Engineering’ degree in Industrial Management, equivalent to level 7 of the European Qualification Framework (EQF). The program was initiated in 2006 and is regularly updated in collaboration with prominent industrial companies. Students can specialize in either Management of Industrial Services or Data Driven Business. The program offers the opportunity to connect with a diverse network of peers, including professionals from major industrial companies, various SMEs, and individuals from public organizations. 

What our premaster program offers:  

Our pre-master program, or what we call the “Pathway program,” focuses on entrepreneurship and training for the business/working life to help smoothen entry into the job market in Finland. Our program teaches not just business etiquette but also taxation and laws related to work – items that are not taught during studies outside Finland. Introducing these in a preparatory program saves the student from a lot of hassle and puts them on the spot when they’re already in their chosen university. 

As a conclusion for making the best choice to pursue your success and dream, studying in Finland for a Master’s through Edunation’s Pathway Track can definitely help you achieve your international study goal towards the university you want and be able to study, work, and live in Finland! 

If you want to know more, visit our website or set up a free appointment with one of our experts to discuss your options. We also offer a variety of classes to help you study in Finland, such as online English and Finnish language lessons. Even better, our Arrival Finland Package makes it easy for you to get into the country! 

About the writers

This article has been collaborated by Lian and Helena. 

Lian finished AB English Language Studies and has been passionate about communicating through speaking and writing. Her passion aligns with informing prospective students about international studies in general, touching and transforming lives through world-class education.

Helena is one of our Pathway to Finland managers. She holds a Master’s degree in Education Entrepreneurship (Oulu UAS), as well as a Master’s of Arts in Intercultural studies and administration (Vaasa University). She thrives at welcoming students to Finland and enabling their soft landing into this beautiful Nordic country.

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