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Strategic Business Development

Are you planning to develop a successful business in the future? Do you have genuine interest in business development and strategy? Have you completed a Bachelor’s degree in management and organisation, international business, marketing or does your degree include a minimum of 35 ECTS business studies?

The Master’s Programme in Strategic Business Development

The Master’s Programme in Strategic Business Development is your stepping stone to business. The programme offers you in-depth knowledge related to the management of strategic processes, which can be applied in service and manufacturing companies, business consulting and research institutions.

The Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development provides knowledge on managing the business development processes by offering courses focused on three key areas: new business opportunity recognition, business planning, and strategy implementation.



The EPAS evaluation process considers programme delivery and design, programme outcomes, and quality assurance. The quality of education, international aspects and corporate interaction are also emphasized in the evaluation process.



Master's Programme in Strategic Business Development is ranked 47th in the top 200 in the Eduniversal Masters Ranking 2016 in the area of General Management.

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Teaching outcomes

Studies in strategic business development offer a holistic view of the strategic operations of a company; they are valuable regardless of the position and career the student is aiming at. Graduates of the programme will possess the skills required at middle and upper management level. The studies foster performance-based thinking and enhance skills in developing and implementing strategy. Studies strengthen students’ know-how in analysing various strategic alternatives.

An intensive two-year programme leads to a degree in Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration.

Double Degree Opportunities

  • Umeå University, Sweden

(You have the chance to get a degree from two countries.)


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Valeriia, Russia

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"The programme enriched my understanding of business strategy and shifted my thinking from the tactical to the strategic. I am really proud to be able to study at the university which takes its leading role in innovation, connects global minds and educate future leaders."

Student Experiences

Meet the Teaching Staff

The University's education is based on scientific research. We are in continuous dialog with enterprises and the surrounding environment as to enable us to offer the latest knowledge for society's use in the future as well. Get to know your teachers before-hand by reading more.

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Suvi Einola

Assistant Professor

Suvi Einola

Assistant Professor

School of Management, Strategic Management

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Sami Ilomäki


Sami Ilomäki


University Services, Education Services

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