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Turku School of Economics

Turku, Finland
Information Systems

Summary

Turku School of Economics

Turku School of Economics (TSE) is part of the University of Turku and was founded in 1950 by an initiative of the local business life and this close cooperation with the business world continues still today.

We have an internationally established reputation as a highly respected business school, operating on a level of high quality and conducting relevant research. We educate entrepreneurial, innovative, and responsible leaders - experts for the future - who are capable of working in international settings.

Our school is a well-organized and internationally integrated community of almost 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, 200 researchers and lecturers, and hundreds of exchange students and students complementing their education

We at the TSE's department of Information Systems Science educate students to become “hybrid” managers working at the intersection of IT, business, and people. Our graduates are able to communicate and work fluently with both business and IT professionals. After studying in one of our programmes, they work in IT departments as well as in IT consulting and service companies. IT project manager, systems analyst and business analyst constitute the three most common first job titles of our graduates. We offer various programmes with their major in information systems science aiming at different types of degrees:

  • Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Social Sciences
  • Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration

Bachelor Programs

At the Turku School of Economics a versatile selection of studies in economics and business is offered in four different Bachelor's programmes:

  • Accounting and Finance,
  • Marketing and Value Chain Management,
  • International Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Economics.

If you are deciding to study Information Systems Science, you take the Marketing and Value Chain Management programme and specialise yourself in Digital Business Management. As a graduate of this programme, you will be able to identify, analyse and interpret relevant information for creating business value. Your skills will allow you to innovatively combine customers’ needs and companies' value creation in order to form new products, services or business models. Besides, you will attain the skills to identify the key preconditions of responsible business development processes; the key components of a company's IT infrastructure; the main functions of information systems supporting businesses; to identify and analyse IT development areas related to business operations and to apply different IS modeling methods for business development. Moreover, as a graduate of our Bachelor's programme you will be able to analyse and describe the requirements, costs and risks of an information systems investment as well as the business benefits achieved by such an investment.

After completion of our programme, you will be awarded the degree Bachelor of Science.

Please note that a good grasp of Finnish language is required at the TSE bachelor programs, because the first year studies are offered only in Finnish. Furthermore, tuition fees apply for non-EU students. For students from EU countries, studying at the Turku School of Economics does not involve any tuition fee.

Master Programs

The Global Information Technology Management (GITM) programme commenced in 2003. We are proud of our international alumni network of students from Afghanistan, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, India, Iran, Latvia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Russia, South Korea, Sudan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, USA, Vietnam.

Nowadays, the GITM programme is a double-degree programme with three different options of which each is jointly provided with either the University of Tilburg (the Netherlands), the University of Passau (Germany) or the Central China Normal University (Wuhan, China).

The Core Competences of GITM

The core competence of the GITM programme coverd by our Information Systems Science department at the TSE is the information management module. It focuses on conveying knowledge and skills on management, project leadership and expert positions in the design, implementation, and service facilitation of IT. It comprises courses as Management of Information Systems Projects, Management of Information Systems Services, Management of Information Security and Enterprise Architecture. Besides the information systems module which we teach at the TSE, each partner university offers an area of specialisaton based on its expertise and profile:     Tilburg University: Information Technology for Enterprise Management (ITEM)   In the ITEM specialisation, you will learn how to strategically apply IT to support business transformations in order to enable companies to achieve their strategic, tactical, and operational goals. By focusing on the capabilities needed to improve enterprise performance, this Master’s programme prepares you for an international career at the intersection of IT, business and management. 

Choosing the ITEM option, you will start your 1st year of studies at Tilburg University in February. Followed by two online courses offered by our department at the TSE during your autumn term. In January of your 2nd year in the  ITEM option, you will move to Turku to study with us at the TSE. The summer term in the 2nd year is reserved for you to do internships and research for your Master's thesis.

For more information about the study content of this option, please visit ITEM studies at TSE.

 

Passau UniversityDigital Enterprise Management (DEMA)

In the joint option with Passau University in Germany, the Networked Business & Digital Ecosystems module focuses on economic and technical aspects of today’s networked and digital business environments. In the DEMA program you will learn about digitally enabled organisations and how these organizations benefit from advanced data management and digitalised networked business platforms to improve the performance of networked business ecosystems. Moreover, you learn about economic and technical aspects of digital ecosystems as well as information and communication technologies.

In the DEMA option, you will start your studies at Passau in April or October. The part of the programme taken with us at the TSE in Turku has to be completed from September to May.

For more information about the study content of this option, please visit DEMA studies at TSE.

 

Central China Normal University (Wuhan): Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management (BIKMA)

The BIKMA option focuses on the management of data, information, knowledge and information systems and applying this expertise for business intelligence purposes as well as management of internal products, processes and governance.

Choosing the BIKMA option, you will first study with us at the TSE and then move to CCNU.

For more information about the study content of this option, please visit BIKMA studies at TSE.

 

All of our international Master’s programmes are instructed in English and consist of 120 credit points. The structure of the degree and its 120 ECTS is defined during the admission process depends on the applicant's background. Depending on this background, graduates are awarded the degree Master of Science or Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration. The successful completion of the Master’s degree makes a student eligible for doctoral studies in Information Systems Science.

Please note that the displayed tuition fee of 13.000€ is the maximum and applies to student from outside the European Union. The exact fee depends on your country of origin and the programme you choose. For further details including scholarships please visit the programmes' websites or contact us.

Information Technologies (IT) has become an integral part of business processes, products and services with its importance still increasing. The International Master in Management of IT (IMMIT) programme addresses this development, its chances and challenges. The IMMIT programme is designed to prepare students to become “hybrid” managers who can act as intermediaries between business users and IT specialists in international environments. It teaches integrative skills required for effective use of IT in order to support international businesses and their operations and management.

The IMMIT programme is jointly offered by three different business schools around Europe. The IAE Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management at the Aix-Marseille Université (France), the Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku (Finland) and the School of Economics and Management at Tilburg University (The Netherlands). It consists of 120 ECTS which are to be completed in 2 years of full-time studies.

The programme started in 2007 and each year, a group of approx. 15 students from all over the world start their studies in one cohort. One of these cohorts was formed by students having up to 14 different nationalities. This experience of studying in a culturally divers cohort is the very unique aspect of the IMMIT programme. It means that you will start and finish the programme with the same group of students which moves each semester to a new European location: starting in France, continueing in Finland and finishing your studies in the Netherlands. Your last semester will be devoted to thesis work, which includes an internship in an internationally operating company. This internship could be anywhere in the world, although most IMMIT students find an internship position in Europe.

After completion, students are awarded Master's degree from each partner university. From Univeristy of Turku the degree is Master of Science in Econoomics and Business Administration. The successful completion of the Master’s degree makes a student eligible for docotral studies in Information Systems Science.

Please note that the displayed tuition fee of 13.000 € is the maximum and applies to student from outside the European Union. The exact fee depends on your country of origin. For further details including scholarships please visit the programme's website or contact us.

PhD Programs

Doctoral training at the Turku School of Economics (TSE) offers you access to high-quality and interdisciplinary doctoral training in business, economics and future studies. As part of an internationally acknowledged university, the TSE provides a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment for your doctoral studies. Course work and doctoral research are conducted within highly collaborative professional networks of international scholars and doctoral candidates.

In our Information Systems Science department, we work in close collaboration with other units of the Turku Centre for Computer Science. To apply, you will need to fulfill official eligibility criteria for doctoral studies at Turku School of Economics. Due to our limited supervision resources, we hope that your research interest falls into one of our main research areas:

  • Management of Information Systems and Business Information Systems
  • Networks and Business Models
  • Work Informatics
  • Wellbeing and Healthcare Information Systems

If you plan to apply for our doctoral program, it is important that you acknowledge that one should conceive doctoral studies in Finland as a stepping stone to an international academic career, because the career expectations in academia in Finland are limited due to the small number of research positions and thus, high competition at Finnish universities. Moreover, access to the Finnish labour market is difficult for international applicants who do not speak Finnish.

Courses

Bachelor's programmes

Other course

In order to keep up with the market's needs regarding the skillset of young professional, we at the Turku School of Economics have and nurtured a strong connection to the business world. Correspondingly, we update either the courses offered or their actual content so that they successfully prepare our students for what awaits them in their future career.

Since we update the courses offered within our Bachelor's programmes from time to time, we would like to advise you to view our electronic study guide which will give you up-to-date information on our Bachelor's programmes' courses.

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Doctoral programs at Turku School of Economics

Course

In our Information Systems Science department, doctoral education aims at training you to become an expert for the needs of businesses, society and the academic community. We offer scientific research training to solve relevant, current and anticipated problems related to business, economy and society.

Since we update the courses offered within the Doctoral Programme from time to time, we would like to advise you to view our electronic study guide which will give you up-to-date information on our doctoral programme courses.

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Global Information Technology Management

Course

In order to keep up with the market's needs regarding the skillset of young professional, we at the Turku School of Economics have and nurtured a strong connection to the business world. Correspondingly, we update either the courses offered or their actual content so that they successfully prepare our students for what awaits them in their future career.

Therefore, we would like to advise you to check our up-to-date electronic study guide. It lists and describes all the courses of our Global IT Management programme at the Turku School of Economics.

 

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International Master in Management of IT

Course

In order to keep up with the market's needs regarding the skillset of young professional, we at the Turku School of Economics have and nurtured a strong connection to the business world. Correspondingly, we update either the courses offered or their actual content so that they successfully prepare our students for what awaits them in their future career.

Therefore, we would like to advise you to check our up-to-date electronic study guide. It lists and describes all courses of the International Master in Management of Information Technology at the Turku School of Economics.

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