The new Master’s Degree in Game Business Management is for staff of international game development companies and those seeking employment in growth and internationalization-oriented companies. Management and leadership, research and development, global economic challenges, international game business, and game development project management are the degree’s study objectives.

There are lectures, online learning, solo learning, group work, discussions, and assignments for the Master’s degree. To complete the studies, you must be in Finland full-time, and the students are expected to be in Kajaani at the start of the studies.

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Degree info

  • Master of Business Administration
  • 2 academic years/ 90 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 11 500€ / academic year

Edunation application period

Regular Admission: TBA

The program is designed to encourage the development of entrepreneurial skills within the fields of International Business. The degree program covers the following six main competencies:

  • International Business Awareness
  • Intercultural Adaptability
  • International Operations Management
  • International Marketing Management
  • International Strategic Management
  • Organizational Development

Basic studies provide the student with the information needed to understand the processes of business operations. Professional studies include special study modules covering different areas of international business activities. The studies emphasize the framework and strategies of international business, marketing and management, the digital environment and communication skills.

Specialization studies and free-choice studies provide the student with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge related to their own professional field. An essential part of the degree program is also a 5-month practical training period, which gives you the opportunity to apply your acquired theory in practice.

The practical training can be accomplished in Finland or abroad. Towards the end of your studies, you will also complete a thesis in the form of a project work, research work or applied research. The purpose of the thesis is to demonstrate your ability to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during your studies. Here’s the curriculum in more detail:

Basic Studies  Basic Business Competence Operational Environment Methodological Studies Communication Studies 65 cr 15 cr 10 cr 10 cr 30 cr
Professional Studies  Managing International Operations Methodological Competence 40 cr 30 cr 10 cr
Specialization Studies International Marketing and Digital Environments OR International Studies Abroad / completed in one of the partner universities abroad 45 cr
Free-choice Studies 15 cr
Practical Training 30 cr
Thesis 15 cr

You can work for small and medium-sized companies involved in international business. Graduates of the International Business program will be able to choose from a variety of employment positions, from being self-employed to working in management, planning and development positions within projects, sales and marketing in both the private and public sectors.

It is also possible to continue studies towards a master’s degree at a university. You can work, for example, as:

  • Junior Analyst
  • Strategy Analyst
  • Executive Assistant
  • Content Producer
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Strategy and Customer Manager
  • Vice Director of Marketing
  • Planner and Strategy Consult

Our Pathway to Finland program offers guaranteed access to KAMK’s bachelor programs and you can get accepted within 2 days. The admission requirements are:

  • High school diploma / Higher Secondary Education
  • Transcript of records
  • Proof of English language: from IELTS 5.0, TOEFL IBT 35-45, Duolingo 75-80, or equivalent
  • Copy of passport ID page

You can find more information about the English language requirement on our page.

Do not miss this opportunity and APPLY NOW to join the best education system in the world, Finland.

The students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The admission requirements for the program can be found on the university page.

Further information about the tuition fee and available scholarships for the program can be found on the university page.


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