University of Northampton (UoN) and HELBUS have a partnership through which HELBUS can offer approved UoN business and management programmes in Finland. Students admitted to the MBA-programme will be considered to be UoN students, even though they study the whole programme in Finland.

The overall purpose of the pre-experience MBA-programme is to develop master’s-level knowledge and skills in business and management subjects and to enhance the utility and employability of the first degree. It aims to prepare individuals for employment in a management role with a sound understanding of business/organisational contexts.

Compared to a specialist M.Sc. degree, a MBA is a generalist degree with a broader, more holistic approach. The following modules are included:

Fall term

  • Critical Issues in Business
  • Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • Competitive Strategy and Innovation
  • Strategic Marketing

Spring term

  • Managing Operations and the Supply Chain
  • The Entrepreneurship Report
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Business Research Project

Summer term

  • International Business Negotiation
  • Business Research Project (cont)

Assessment will mainly be conducted through written assignments such as reports, essays and critical analysis.

The MBA-programme will be offered through the full-time study mode with at least 75 % attendance recommended. Workshops are held in intensive periods from Tuesday to Friday.