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Kajaani University of Applied Sciences Master's Degree in Game Business Management (part-time)
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Master's Degree in Game Business Management (part-time)

Kajaani, Finland

18 Months

English

Part time

22 Jan 2025*

19 Aug 2025

EUR 11,500 / per year **

Distance Learning, On-Campus

* Separate application is open 2 - 9 April 2024 in Studyinfo.fi. For studies starting in autumn 2025 the application period is open 8 - 22 January 2025.

** there is no tuition fee for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

Introduction

The Master´s Degree in Game Business Management is aimed at persons working or seeking employment in growth and internationalization-oriented game development organizations, and staff of organizations that already engage in international operations. The degree is a Master’s level (second-cycle) qualification, and it is offered part-time and fully online.

Depending on the students background, the options are:

  • Master of Business Administration, Game Business Management (eligibility: bachelor's in business)
  • Master of Engineering, Game Business Management (eligibility: bachelor's in engineering)

Master of Business Administration, Game Business Management

The degree’s learning objectives and contents focus on management and leadership, research and development methods, global economic issues, international game business and game development project management. The degree title is Master of Business Administration.

The program comprises a total of 90 ECTS: course work accounts for 60 ECTS and the remaining 30 ECTS are for the graduate thesis. The 60 ECTS of course work includes 12 individual courses of 5 ECTS each. The courses are designed to provide students with the information they will need to succeed as high-level business leaders in today’s modern business environment.

The Master´s degree is a part-time degree and consists of online lectures, e-learning, independent learning, group work, discussions and assignments. Each semester will start with an intensive days online and the studies will be completed fully via e-learning environments (online, distance learning). Please note that the studies do not require full-time attendance in Finland therefore the students are advised to apply only for a short-term visa (if applicable) for the possible intensive weeks.

Structure of the studies 90 ECTS

Game business and management studies 25 ECTS

  • International Game Business 5 ECTS
  • Game Development Project Management 5 ECTS
  • Self-leadership 5 ECTS
  • Human Resource Management 5 ECTS
  • International Financial Management 5 ECTS (autumn)

Research and development studies 10 ECTS

  • Research and Development Methods I 5 ECTS (autumn)
  • Business Research and Development Methods II 5 ECTS (autumn)

Free-choice studies 25 ECTS

  • Software Production and Business 5 ECTS
  • Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence 5 ECTS
  • Emerging Technologies and Business 5 ECTS (autumn)
  • Global Trends, Business Innovations and Concepts 5 ECTS
  • Strategic Management 5 ECTS
  • Working in International Environment / Intensive Week abroad 5 ECTS

Master’s thesis

  • Master’s Thesis 30 ECTS

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The new Master of Engineering Degree in Game Business Management is aimed at engineers working or seeking employment in growth and internationalization-oriented game development organizations. The degree is a Master’s level (second-cycle) qualification of 60 credits in total. It takes approximately 1,5-2 years to complete as it is a part-time programme.

Master of Engineering, Game Business Management

The degree’s learning objectives and contents focus on management, research and development methods, international game business and game development project management.

The Master´s degree is a part-time degree and consists of online lectures, e-learning, independent learning, group work, discussions and assignments. Each semester will start with an intensive days online and the studies will be completed fully via e-learning environments (online, distance learning). Please note that the studies do not require full-time attendance in Finland therefore the students are advised to apply only for a short-term visa (if applicable) for the possible intensive weeks.

Structure of the studies 60 ECTS

Game business studies 5 ECTS

  • International Game Business 5 ECTS

Management studies (choose 10 ECTS)

  • Self-leadership 5 ECTS
  • Human Resource Management 5 ECTS
  • International Financial Management 5 ECTS
  • Game Development Project Management 5 ECTS

Research and development studies 5 ECTS

  • Research and Development Methods I 5 ECTS

Free-choice studies (choose 10 ECTS)

  • Software Production and Business 5 ECTS
  • Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence 5 ECTS
  • Emerging Technologies and Business 5 ECTS
  • Global Trends, Business Innovations and Concepts 5 ECTS
  • Strategic Management 5 ECTS
  • Business Research and Development Methods II 5 ECTS
  • Working in International Environment / Intensive Week abroad 5 ECTS

Master’s thesis

  • Master’s Thesis 30 ECTS

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