Administration, Business and Politics

Seeking novel ways to lead, govern and study across boundaries, we offer internationally unique combination of administration, business and politics

Faculty of Management is among the largest faculties in the University of Tampere with 3,500 students and more than 200 staff members, including 40 professors. The Faculty of Management provides students with a learning environment that enables them to fundamentally understand tomorrow’s world that is in the making from multiple perspectives instead of silo thinking. We seek novel ways to lead, govern and study across boundaries.

Faculty of Management is a unique combination of three affiliated academic fields. With the fusion of Business, Public Administration and Politics the Faculty of Management is leading the way in creating novel and open-minded perspectives on organisations, businesses, societies and the changing world around us. The synergy of the three traditional academic fields and the interdisciplinary nature of research and curricula create an inspiring academic environment – an environment that is both inclusive and open to new ideas.

It consists of three closely affiliated degree programmes: Administrative Studies, Business Studies, and Politics. All three degree programmes are further divided into Bachelor’s and Master’s level studies. On the Bachelor’s level students are introduced to the academic field through a wide-ranging combination of academic subject areas. The contents of the Bachelor’s degree programmes are produced by these subject areas that further forms the specialisation options students have in their Master’s degree studies. In their Master’s degree studies students choose one of the specialisation options introduced to them on the Bachelor’s degree level.

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Faculty of Management

Application Options

To study administration, business or politics as an exchange student, you can apply for:

Degree Programme in Administrative Studies

Exchange students are accepted on the basis of the Erasmus agreements signed in the field of Administrative Studies as well as on the basis of the bilateral agreements between the University of Tampere and the applicant's home university.

The selection of courses offered in English varies each academic year. However, some courses are organised on a more regular basis. In addition to the courses available, students can gain additional credits independently by writing essays and taking exams on set books.

Degree Programme in Business Studies

Exchange students are accepted on the basis of the Erasmus agreements signed in the field of Business Studies as well as on the basis of the bilateral agreements between the University of Tampere and the applicant's home university.

The selection of courses offered in English varies each academic year. However, some courses are organised on a more regular basis. In addition to the courses available, students can gain additional credits independently by writing essays and taking exams on set books.

Degree Programme in Politics 

Exchange students are accepted on the basis of the Erasmus agreements signed in the field of Politics as well as on the basis of the bilateral agreements between the University of Tampere and the applicant's home university.

The selection of courses offered in English varies each academic year. However, some courses are organised on a more regular basis. In addition to the courses available, students can gain additional credits independently by writing essays and taking exams on set books.

Studies

Courses offered in English at Faculty of Management (Bachelor's level)
Courses offered in English at Faculty of Management (Master's level)

Administrative Studies

Degree Programme in Administrative Studies

Interesting courses in superb environment with fantastic student life!

The Degree Programme in Administrative Studies imparts sound scientific and theoretical capabilities for the analysis of complex and changing phenomena and for tasks in administrative management and expert functions. On the programme administration is conceived of as an extensive phenomenon since functioning in administrative management and expert functions entails familiarity with the juridical bases of organizations, management, economy as well as administration. The Degree Programme in Administrative Studies covers local, regional, national and international level and offers students the opportunity to specialize in question best responding to their particular interests.

Those graduating from the programme will find job placements among others in international tasks (the UE, international organizations etc.) national tasks (the ministries etc.) and in tasks at the regional and local levels (regional development and municipalities). Graduates from the programme also find placements in companies, the media and elsewhere in the private sector. Practical training and internationality play a prominent role in the programme.


Students on the Degree Programme in Administrative Studies can take advantage of the courses offered on other degree programmes in the Faculty of Management. By selecting studies from the degree programmes in business studies and/or politics students can create their own chosen pathways.

Degree Programme in Administrative Studies is based on different subject areas in the field of administrative sciences. On the bachelor level studies are organised as a large-scale curriculum, combining several subject areas. On the Master's level students choose their specialisation among the following specialisations: Administrative Science, Public Law, Public Financial Management, Politics of the Environment and Regions and Local and Regional Governance.

Contact information

Ms Terhi Nieminen
International Coordinator
email: business.school@uta.fi

Business Studies

Great business courses, absolutely fabulous staff and fellow students!

The Degree Programme in Business Studies prepares students for various and changing managerial and expert functions. The education stresses operating in a changing international environment. Economy and business life are conceived of in the programme as extensive phenomena because serving in managerial and expert functions in enterprises and other organizations entails familiarity with the foundations of organizations, management, economy and jurisprudence. The degree programme offers students the opportunity to specialize in the issues which best respond to the needs of working life and their own particular interests. Students on the Degree Programme in Business Studies can take advantage of the other degree programmes offered in the Faculty of Management. By selecting studies from the programmes in administrative sciences and/or political science students can build up a suitable study path for themselves.

Degree Programme in Business Studies is based on different subject areas in the field of business. On the bachelor level studies are organised as a large-scale curriculum, combining several subject areas. On the Master's level students choose their specialisation among the following specialisations: Insurance and Risk Management, Marketing, Economics, Responsible Management, Management and Organisations, Accounting and Business Law and Tax Law. Those graduating from the programme find job placements in expert and managerial functions among others in companies and organizations and public administration organizations. The job markets for those with Master's degrees in business studies are international.

Contact information

Ms Terhi Nieminen
International Coordinator
email: business.school@uta.fi

 

Politics

UTA Politics combines strong tradition of research excellence with versatile and award-winning teaching on current topics. Learn completely new approaches to studying politics in our active and international community that encourages out-of-the-box thinking.

Special prerequisites

Exchange students are accepted on the basis of the Erasmus agreements signed in the field of Politics (International Relations & Political Science), as well as on the basis of the bilateral agreements between the University of Tampere and the applicant's home university.

Degree Programme in Politics 

The Degree Programme in Politics at the University of Tampere is based on two traditional subject areas, International Relations and Political Science. On the Bachelor level studies are organised as a large-scale curriculum, combining both subject areas. On the Master's level students choose their specialisation either in International Relations or Political Science.

Studies in Political Science cover political participation, parties, pressure groups and new social movements, the role of civil society in politics, political institutions and political systems, comparative politics, political decision-making and problems of governance, political ideas and ideologies as well as political theory, policy analysis and policies on different policy areas, such as welfare policy, energy policy, and environmental policy.

Studies in International Relations cover foreign policy and diplomacy, security and integration policies, European studies, world politics, international organisations and different research orientations and intellectual history of International Relations. World Politics, European Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies are offered as areas of specialisation.

Exchange Studies in Politics

Exchange students are welcome to take all courses offered within the degree programme, unless participation is restricted due to a limited number of participants or the nature and/or the level of the course (e.g. seminars meant exclusively for degree students, or if the student does not meet the prerequisites). The selection of taught courses offered in English varies each academic year. However, some courses are organised on a more regular basis.

In addition to the courses available, students can gain additional credits by independent study (essay assignments, written exams on set books). Please note that not all course units/modules listed in the curricula guide include contact teaching every academic year, and the curricula guide should be read as a handbook for contents and general requirements of studies within the degree programme.

Contact information

Ms Minna Höijer
International Coordinator
email: minna.hoijer (at) uta.fi

Contact information (Administrative and Business Studies)

Ms Terhi Nieminen
International Coordinator
email: business.school (at) uta.fi

Contact information (Politics)

Ms Minna Höijer
International Coordinator
email: minna.hoijer (at) uta.fi