Popular MBA programme prepares students for leadership in the digital era

Rosmeriany Nahan-Suomela
Rosmeriany Nahan-Suomela. Image: Novia UAS / Johanna Sandström
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Unique studies combining technology, communication, and leadership at Novia UAS in Vaasa continue to attract students from all over the world. The MBA programme in Digital Business is now open for applications; this year it will be for the fourth time.

The demand for managers trained in digital tools and business communication became evident after a thesis written by one of the students at Novia UAS, researching the demands of local businesses. To fulfill the needs of the market, the Master in Business Administration, digital tools programme was created.

As in previous years – the new MBA education with a specific focus on digitalization is gathering applicants from all over the world.

Deepen your knowledge at Novia UAS

Studies at Novia offers a unique opportunity for further education and professional growth. The Digital Business and Management master’s degree program is specially designed for professionals working in management.

Head of Degree Programme Rosmeriany Nahan-Suomela would recommend this programme to ambitious professionals who want to incorporate new digital marketing skills into their skill set.

“We provide leaders and managers with tools to grow their digital and managerial knowledge and bring it up to date,” says Rosmeriany Nahan-Suomela.

We provide leaders and managers with tools to grow their digital and managerial knowledge and bring it up to date.

Opportunity to grow your professional network

The different professional and cultural backgrounds of the students enable a dynamic and interactive learning environment. Nahan-Suomela says that it is important to not be a lone wolf during the study years.

“We encourage the students to communicate with each other in class as well as outside of school, meeting up, going to dinners, and participating in activities,” says Nahan-Suomela.

Rosmeriany Nahan-Suomela says that the students often use WhatsApp to pass along information to each other in a group chat, which is very helpful in the beginning when everything is new.

“Especially after the pandemic we need to refresh our networking skills and get social. Reach out to your classmates for support and remember to have fun too!”

Hybrid learning style and flexible studies

The studies for the selected class of 2023 will begin in autumn in Vaasa, using a hybrid learning style. Students can attend classes remotely, if necessary, but on-site attending is always preferred.

To provide flexibility to students working full time, the MBA studies at Novia UAS is offering its students an individual study plan. This means professionals don’t have to put their careers on hold to study, as they can tailor their studies to fit their own pace and previous knowledge.

Students are learning and practicing communication skills, gaining valuable contacts and meeting new people from around the world – all while working on a project relevant to their career goals.

Professionals who have at least 2 years of work experience can apply. The studies can be completed as a full-time (1,5 years) or part-time student (2 years).

Nahan-Suomela is looking for applicants that can handle their time management well.

“If you are motivated to work and study at the same time, you can do this!”

Enhance your career with a future-oriented qualification in Digital Business and Management

  • Learn new skills while working full-time, a hybrid learning style
  • Develop the right leadership skills and digital competence for a changing business environment
  • Study at your own pace
  • Grow your professional network


Application begins Jan. 4, 2023 at 08:00 AM and ends Jan. 18, 2023 at 03:00 PM.

Studies begin in autumn 2023.

Applications are submitted via studyinfo.fi

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