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MBA- Business Informatics

MBA- Business Informatics

Batch Starts 15th Aug'2024

Abroad Intake Aug'2025

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR5 Lakhs


    Significant savings of upto INR 5 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in Finland1

  • Upto24 Months


    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation2

  • EUR60 K


    Average salary in Finland after completion of the course1

Program Structure and Fees

MBA- Business Informatics is a 25.5 months course where in the first 7.5 months you will be studying online with Golden Gate University. Tuition fees for Online course is INR 4,50,000. For the next 18 months, you will be transferring to Finland and studying on-campus at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. Tuition fees for Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is approximately EUR 16,250. You will also have to incur approximately EUR 6,720 per annum as living costs in Finland.
  1. Country

    USA

    Course Name

    • Professional Certificate in Global Business Management (6 Modules)

    Eligibility

    • 3.5 Years of full-time higher-education studies with a minimum of 50% marks including a minimum of 6 months of studies in the business field. 3 Year degree holders with a PG Diploma or a Masters Degree are accepted.
    • 2 years of qualified work experience is mandatory, post completion of the Bachelors degree.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ INR 4,50,000

    Cost of Living

    N/A

    Mode of Teaching

    Online

    Duration

    8 Months

  2. Country

    Finland

    Course Name

    • MBA- Business Informatics

    Eligibility

    • The student must complete a Professional Certificate in Global Business Management from GGU with an aggregate of minimum 3.0 or above CGPA with a minimum passing grade of C- in each course.
    • The students must participate and successfully demonstrate their interest in the program in a group interview organized by the University.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ EUR 16,250

    Cost of Living

    ~ EUR 6,720 per annum

    Mode of Teaching

    On-Campus

    Duration

    1 Year 6 Months

Other Benefits

  • Get an MBA degree from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and a Professional Certificate in Global Business Management from GGu
  • Metropolia is one of the Top 25 Universities around the globe in industrial research as per U-multi rank 2021.
  • Finland's premier hub for cutting-edge Applied Sciences and Innovation.
  • Eligible to apply for up to 24 months PSW after graduation
  • Waiver for English Proficiency Exam
  • Metropolia is one of the Top 25 Universities around the globe in industrial research as per U-multi rank 2021.
About Golden Gate University
GGU is a private, non-profit university located in the center of downtown San Francisco, California. Founded in 1901, it offers a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in subjects such as business, law, accounting, taxes, psychology, and public administration. The institution takes pride in its practical and professional educaion style, emphasizing experiential learning and real-world application of information. GGU is noted for its flexible program formats, which include evening and weekend classes, online courses, and hybrid course types. The university is committed to diversity and inclusion, with a lively and welcoming community of students, teachers, and staff.This program is exclusive delivered by GGU Worldwide. GGU Worldwide builds on Golden Gate’s three decades of experience offering high-quality, practice-based online education. GGU Worldwide’s high-quality, practice-based degree programs are delivered by experienced practitioners, influencers, and thought leaders. ...Read more
About Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Established in 2007, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is an esteemed institution reputed for its international education, world-class faculty, and industry-relevant courses. The subsequent year (2008), Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia and EVTEK University of Applied Sciences were merged to establish the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Ever since its inception, the university has expanded to4 campuses: Arabia and Myllypuro Campuses in Helsinki, Karamalmi Campus in Espoo, and Myyrmäki Campus in Vantaa.As Finland's largest applied sciences university, Metropolia is at the forefront of providing a cutting-edge learning environment that fosters innovation and experimentation. The university offers76 degree programs. To keep learners abreast of the advancements, the innovation hubs on the university’s premises provide opportunities for students to solve challenging problems and learn crucial skills such as problem-solving and multidisciplinary collaboration. Thus, preparing well-equipped professionals for today’s fast-paced global environment. ...Read more
About Finland
Finland is a dream study destination for many. Statistically speaking, during January 2023, over 53400 international students sent in their application to study in Finnish universities for their higher education. In this article, let us find out the benefits of studying in Finland, the Finnish education system, top universities and courses to pursu, among other details.Let's take a look at a few reasons that justify the question of ‘why study in Finland?’AffordableCompared to the tuition fees of other countries like the UK and the US, Finland is highly affordable for international students. Also, there are plenty of funding opportunities as the universities offer students with financial aid and scholarships. Most of the scholarships are given based on merit.Top-Notch Education SystemFinland boasts of having 9 universities that are recognised as top universities in the world as per QS world ranking 2023. Some of the best universities in Finland are Aalto University, the University of Helsinki, and the University of Turku. They are known for their well-rounded and multidisciplinary teaching approach.Part-Time JobsFinland allows part-time work on student visas. International students can work for upto 25 hours per week to mitigate some of their living expenses.Plethora of Job OpportunitiesFinnish universities offer career support. Moreover, there are numerous job opportunities that are available for international students. As the country offers good full-time work opportunities, many students have a job offer before completion of their studies.Academic FreedomOne of the best reasons that make Finland a top study destination is that the universities support academic freedom. In a Finnish university, you are allowed to choose your own modules. This approach allows the students to opt for a diverse set of skills and provides each student with an equal opportunity to learn and grow.Enhanced Standard of LivingThe country improves your standard of living. From a top-notch healthcare system to a state-of-the-art infrastructure, it helps you with a better standard of living. Plus, with a large number of student discounts, students enjoy good facilities. ...Read more

Career Opportunities


MBA- Business Informatics

  • Business Analysts

    EUR 45,991 Annually 1

  • Operations Manager

    EUR 48,884 Annually 1

  • Development Manager

    EUR 60,127 Annually 1

  • Product Owner

    EUR 55,659 Annually 1

  • Business Development Manager

    EUR 59,788 Annually 1

  • Marketing Manager

    EUR 44,976 Annually 1

  • Information System Manager

    EUR 82,480 Annually 1

  • Project Manager

    EUR 55,394 Annually 1

Syllabus

Golden Gate UniversityProfessional Certificate in Global Business Management (6 Modules)

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Metropolia University of Applied SciencesMBA- Business Informatics

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  • 10+

    Case Studies

  • 50+

    Live Sessions

  • 320+

    Hours of Learning

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Curriculum

What is the scope of the MBA- Business Informatics program?

The MBA- Business Informatics is an engaging yet rigorous course split into 2 parts - 7.5 months online course (with Golden Gate University) and 18-months on-campus program (Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland) designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate entry into the field of Strategy, Leadership,  Operations, Business Analytics et al. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification - Professional Certificate in Global Business Management from Golden Gate University, USA and an MBA- Business Informatics degree from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland.

What should I expect from an MBA- Business Informatics?

The MBA- Business Informatics program equips students with the skills needed to meet the high demand in the field of Business Informatics. The curriculum focuses on essential areas such as Business strategy & Management, Business Analytics, Leadership, and provides hands-on experience through real-world projects. With diverse programming options, students can tailor their studies to align with their interests and career goals. Additionally, the program facilitates the development of a strong professional network, allowing students to connect with industry leaders. Graduates of the program can pursue rewarding careers as Business Analysts, Business Developers, Technical Managers, Product and Service Development. Upon program completion, students also have the opportunity to apply for PSW in Finland, and receive support from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Career Services to kickstart their careers in Finland.

Which topics are going to be covered as part of the online coursework?

The program will be delivered on a new technology platform to create a superior learning experience for participants who want to be on the cutting edge of the management. With this program, Golden Gate University, U.S.A. & Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland together seek to develop the next generation of leaders. The topics that are going to be covered are Fundamentals of Business, Management and Leadership, Marketing Management, Foundations of Business Analytics, Corporate Finance and much more.

What type of learning experience should I expect from the online coursework?

The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders and faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. The on-campus learning experience will offer students the opportunity to engage directly with faculty.

Is any certification granted at the end of the program?3

Post successful completion of the online program, Professional Certificate Management in Global Business Management would be awarded from Golden Gate University and on completion of the on-campus degree program, a Master's degree in MBA- Business Informatics shall be conferred upon by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland.

Can I sign up only for a few specific modules if I am interested in it?

No, the program is designed to be completed in its entirety, and cannot be taken as standalone modules.

About Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Why should you pursue an MBA- Business Informatics from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland?

  • Learn to anticipate new business trends by deepening your analytical reasoning.
  • Metropolia’s graduates receive academically stimulating learning in a country home to the headquarters of leading companies such as Nokia, Neste Oil, Sampo, Angry Birds, Clash of Clans, etc.
  • Opportunity to study in #1 digital economy whilst immersing yourself in a unique culture. Finland tops the list of the 2022 edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI).
  • Analyze business issues objectively, create IT solutions, and track them. Performance while communicating your findings, rationale, and process.
  • With a research-intensive learning environment, students become adept at conducting investigations and research into comprehending business information systems problems. 
  • In fact, as a Master's thesis (final project), learners comprehend the best way to implement strategies in a real business context. 
  • Metropolia graduates have a higher-than-average rate of employment compared to their peers.

Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

A student who has been granted a residence permit for studies is allowed to work in paid employment in any field for an average of 30 hours per week. The number of working hours can be exceeded some weeks, as long as the average working hours are no more than 30 hours per week at the end of the year.

When will I go to the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland?

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences offers only one intake for students coming through the accelerator route. The intake of the year will be the August intake. Though the application process for Metropolia University of Applied Sciences will start during the Golden Gate University online program, you will be able to go to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in the nearest intake which is at least 3 months away from completion of your Golden Gate University program.

When will I get an Offer Letter from the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences?

upGrad will apply for you to the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter of the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

Selection Criteria

How can I determine if this program aligns with my goals and aspirations?

  • Those with a strong academic foundation, offering a valuable edge in the MBA- Business Informatics program.
  • Individuals aspiring to excel in roles such as Business Analysts, Business Developers, Technical Managers, Operations Managers, Marketing Managers. 
  • The MBA- Business Informatics  program fosters hands-on learning, enabling participants to cultivate their distinctive leadership approach, spearhead innovation, steer organizational change, and attain exceptional outcomes.

Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled:
For GGU
  • 3.5 Years of full-time higher-education studies with a minimum of 50% marks including a minimum of 6 months of studies in the business field. 3 Year degree holders with a PG Diploma or a Master’s Degree are accepted 
  • 2 years of qualified work experience is mandatory, post completion of the Bachelor’s degree.
 For Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
  • The student must complete a Professional Certificate in Global Business Management from GGU with an aggregate of minimum 3.0 or above CGPA with a minimum passing grade of C- in each course.
  • The students must participate and successfully demonstrate their interest in the program in a group interview organized by the University.
    For a comprehensive overview of the eligibility criteria, please visit the Studyinfo link at:
    https://www.metropolia.fi/en/academics/masters-degrees/business-informatics-mba-top-up

Is work experience required for this course?

A relevant 2 years of professional work experience is recommended.

What are the documents needed for the application?

  • Scanned copies of Class 10th and 12th Marksheets
  • Scanned copies of Graduation Marksheets or Transcripts
  • Scanned copy of Graduation Degree
  • Scanned copy of Work Experience Letter
  • Passport
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Photographs
  • Resume

What is the application process for the program and what are the timelines?

You can start the application process by submitting the application. Applications have already started for the next cohort.

What is the selection process for this program?

There are 4 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed as.                                                                                                    Step 1- Complete Application -Complete your application and submit the required details. The Admissions Committee will then review your application - which include your work experience & educational background.                                                               Step 2- Apply for the Scholarship- Submit your Statement of Purpose to join a GGU program.                                                            Step 3- Get Shortlisted & Receive the Offer Letter- Upon qualifying, an Offer Letter will be sent to you confirming your admission to the course.                                                                                                                                                                                                Step 4- Block your Seat - Block your seat with an initial payment of INR 25,000 to enroll into the Program. Begin your leadership journey.

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Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.

How much are living expenses for a year in Finland?

Living expenses in Finland for international students are approximately EUR 6,720 per annum. The same needs to be reflected in your bank account.
 

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the program?

At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the program.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

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No cost CC EMI FAQ's

0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)
2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for the EMI transaction?
If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

Refund Policy

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

Refund Policy:
1. Students must pay an applicable Caution Amount for the enrollment to the Program. This Caution Amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student. 
2. Once the student has made a partial or full payment of Program fee, such student can claim a refund for this amount at any time before the cohort commencement date by raising a refund request through ‘My applications’ page on our website (www.upgrad.com), stating the specific reason for the refund. The refund shall be subject to a deduction of INR. 20,000/- towards processing fee. If less than INR. 20,000/- have been paid in total, students shall not be eligible for any refund in such a case. 
3. Students shall not be eligible for a refund (under any circumstances) if the refund request is raised postprogram/Batch Start Date. In such a case, the student will continue to pay the EMI of his loan (if applicable), as the loan cannot be canceled. This is also applicable to students who could not complete their payment and could not get enrolled in their opted cohort. However, the student can request a PreProgram deferral as per the policy defined below for the same. 
4. Studentshall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limited to wrong details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application. 
5. In case of a valid refund request post obtaining the loan from a third party credit facility provider, we would like to clarify that the responsibility of canceling the loan will lie with the student as upGrad is not privy to such arrangements between the student and the third party credit facility provider. 
6. If students do not provide documents as per the timeline mentioned in the offer letter, they will be deferred to the next batch but they will not be eligible for any refunds.

Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement)
1. If a Learner, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the Cohort Commencement Date, Learner will have an option to defer to another batch. 
2. However, the learner will be required to pay 50% of the Total Program Fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this condition is complied with, the Learner will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 
3. A Learner can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the Learner enrolled for. 
4. The Learner has time till the current Cohort Commencement Date to make the payment of the 50% of the Total Program Fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the Learner asks for a refund after the Cohort Commencement Date, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. 
5. The fee applicable to the deferred Learner will be as per prevailing Total Program Fee for the batch Learner as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)
1. If a learner is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, Learner will have an option to defer to another batch.A Learner can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the Cohort Commencement Date of the initial batch the Learner enrolled for. 
2. The Learner will be required to pay a deferral fee of 5% of the Total Program Fee (inclusive of taxes) if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts. 
3. The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. 
4. Till this condition is complied, the Learner will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 
5. The Learner has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee, post which the deferral request will expire, and the learner will continue as part of the current cohort. 
6. If the Learner completes the deferral payment, the Learner’s login will be disabled, The Learner will leave the deferred cohort and the Learner will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. 
7. The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the Learner has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad. Case Deferral fee Before Program Commencement 50% program fee (including taxes) to be paid upfront- no additional deferral fee to be paid Post Program Commencement (0-7 days after program start date) 5% of the program fee (including taxes) to be paid within 7 days as deferral fee Post Program Commencement (8 days after program start date) Will have to continue as a part of the current cohort.
CaseDeferral fee
Before Program Commencement50% program fee (including taxes) to be paid upfront- no additional deferral fee to be paid
Post Program Commencement (0-7 days after program start date)5% of the program fee (including taxes) to be paid within 7 days as deferral fee
Post Program Commencement (8 days after program start date)Will have to continue as a part of the current cohort
Disclaimer
  1. The above statistics depend on various factors and individual results may vary. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
  2. The student assumes full responsibility for all expenses associated with visas, travel, and related costs. upGrad does not provide any assurance or make representations regarding visa approval or the procurement of the visa.
  3. upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. If you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling.
  4. Please note that the financial support provided by a third-party credit facilitator for the program is in the form of a Personal Loan, not an Educational Loan. This distinction means that the loan does not come with tax benefits or other amenities. We strongly advise all learners to carefully consider this information before proceeding with enrollment.