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Industrial Engineering and Management - Business and Technology

Tampere University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Fall 2021
Application deadline: 13 January 2021
12,000 EUR
Tampere University

Program description

Industrial Engineering and Management - Business and Technology

B&T focuses on business development in international sales and sourcing networks. Companies operate in global networks; both managers and business development professionals need to understand how these networks work and how they can be managed.

In B&T you will develop a thorough understanding of the business processes characteristic of global business-to-business markets and the ability to apply business development practices in international networks. As a special feature, our B&T program emphasises problem-based learning in projects with the local industry. Our program combines theory and practice providing students with skills and competences appreciated in the industry; in terms of graduate employment rates, B&T is one of the leading international MSc programs in Europe. An engineering background complemented with B&T is, therefore, an excellent starting point for a career in management.

As B&T is targeted at young engineers and engineering graduates, we place special focus on technology-intensive products and services. This pedagogical approach ensures that students are able to take full advantage of their engineering background when repositioning themselves in the management field.

Admission requirements

General eligibility

To be eligible to apply to a Master’s degree program at Tampere University, you must have

  1. Bachelor’s degree - nationally recognized first cycle degree
    • which corresponds to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study
    • from relevant field for the Master’s degree program that you’re applying to
    • from an accredited institution of higher education
  2. AND a good command of the English language for academic purposes.

A Bachelor’s degree completed in a university outside Finland must provide eligibility for university-level master’s degree studies in the country in which it was awarded.

Program-specific eligibility criteria

The previous degree should be from a field closely related to the Master's program you are applying to. In the Master’s program in Industrial the previous degree has to be in one of the following (or highly related) fields:

  • technology or engineering

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Compulsory courses

  • Basics of Industrial Management
  • Negotiation in Sales and Sourcing
  • Business Management Cases
  • Literature Study in Business and Technology

Major studies

  • International Sales and Sourcing

Minor studies

  • Introduction to Management Studies


  • Thesis
  • Proficiency Test for Master's Thesis

Tuition fees

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens: 12000 € per academic year.

You will not be required to pay the fee if you are:

  • an EU/EEA citizen
  • equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. citizen of Switzerland)
  • already reside in Finland (a continuous A or a permanent P/P-EU residence permit), or have an EU Blue Card issued in Finland. The exempting residence permit must be valid when you are applying for studies and at least until 1 August i.e. when the study right commences. Please note that a residence permit in another EU/EEA country does not exempt you from the tuition fee.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Science (Technology) degree (120 ECTS).

Learning outcomes

  • After completing the program the students will be able to work as professionals in global sales and sourcing networks.
  • The students are competent with business development in international business-to-business markets.
  • The students have the ability to grow into professional and management positions in their business field.
  • The students learn analytical, holistic and conceptual thinking. They learn to gather, classify, interpret and apply information systematically and critically.
  • The students are capable of solving problems in business development in an innovative manner. They are able to apply the solutions in a goal-oriented and responsible manner.
  • The students are able to analyze and develop organizations coherently (technology, business, human resources) with an academic approach.
  • The students are able to interpret problems in industrial management, and communicate them fluently in international working environment both orally and in written form.
  • The students understand the challenges in business development in multicultural organizations. They learn communication and cooperation skills required in multicultural working environment.
  • The students learn to participate in societal debate related to industrial management.
  • After completing the program the students have the competency for continuous learning and scientific postgraduate studies.

Career opportunities

This program is aimed at students who have a BSc degree in engineering or technology. The engineering degree combined with our two-year management program is a powerful combination with interesting career prospects in business development.

Our graduates have career opportunties, for example, in the following fields:

  • Business Development
  • Sales Management
  • Technology Sourcing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Intelligence Systems
  • Market Analytics
  • Product Management
  • Key Account Management
  • Consulting

A solid theoretical knowledge combined with some practical experience is always valued in the corporate world. However, the most important assets for today's leaders, namely the willingness to grasp new opportunities fearlessly and the capability to acquire new competencies efficiently, are also practiced in this program.

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33100 Tampere

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