26.01.2016

Finnish MBA guest students

Category: Englisch

from left: Prof. Mäkeläinen , Prof. Aho (both SEAMK), Vice President Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Beck Meuth, Prof. Dr. Alexandra Angress and Marcel Rother (H-AB) together with Students of SEAMK and DD Students of H-AB

Cooperation over master's degree in International Management and double degree

from left: Prof. Mäkeläinen , Prof. Aho (both SEAMK), Vice President Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Beck Meuth, Prof. Dr. Alexandra Angress and Marcel Rother (H-AB) together with Students of SEAMK and DD Students of H-AB

Vice President Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Beck-Meuth welcomed eleven students from Seinäjoki UAS in Finland. The young guests are following a business master's programme in Finland and were the first to take the opportunity to study alongside students on the English-language master's degree in International Management at Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences.
The exchange has mainly concentrated on two courses: “Consumer Behaviour with a Focus on Asia” (Prof. Dr. Pei Wang-Nastansky) and “Professional Service Firm Management” (Prof.  Dr. Georg Hofmann). In return, as part of the ERASMUS+ programme, the Finnish lecturer Ville-Pekka Mäkeläinen taught the course Advanced International Marketing as part of the International Management degree course.

Five students at both universities are pursuing a so-called double degree which will be awarded based on a mutual agreement between the universities which requires certain credits to be gained at the partner institution. Students who successfully complete the MA in International Management and who can submit proof of at least three years’ work experience after taking their bachelor's degree can acquire the Seinäjoki MBA.

This new form of integrated study cooperation was initiated by Prof. Aho of the School of Business and Culture at Seinäjoki UAS and Prof. Dr. Alexandra Angress of the Faculty of Business and Law. The two professors are also the contact partners for the double degree.

The next joint study phase will take place in Finland in May at the so-called “Global Management School”, featuring lecturers from the Finnish partner university, St. Louis USA and Aschaffenburg. These Global Management Schools are organized alternately by the relevant university in Finland, Germany and the USA. The agreement provides for 10 students to take part from each university; at Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences it is integrated in the curriculum of the International Management degree course.