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MBA International Business Management from Vaasa University of Applied Sciences & Professional Certificate in Global Business Management from GGU US

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12 months on-campus in Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Finland

7.5 months online with GGU US

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    About the Program

    Blended Program

    Blended Program

    Study 1st Year online with GGU US and 2nd Year on-campus at Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Finland

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    Program Overview

    Key Highlights

    Get an MBA International Business Management degree from VAMK and Professional Certificate in Global Business Management from GGU US
    Get an MBA International Business Management degree from VAMK and Professional Certificate in Global Business Management from GGU US
    Eligible to apply for upto 24-months PSW after graduation
    Eligible to apply for upto 24-months PSW after graduation
    VAMK maintains an impressive student employment rate of 82.3%, indicating the institution's commitment to preparing students for successful careers.
    VAMK maintains an impressive student employment rate of 82.3%, indicating the institution's commitment to preparing students for successful careers.
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    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
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    Career Essential Soft Skills Program
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    Fundamentals of Business (Year 1)

    3 Credits

      Management and Leadership (Year 1)

      3 Credits

        Marketing Management (Year 1)

        3 Credits

          Foundations of Business Analytics (Year 1)

          3 Credits

            Corporate Finance (Year 1)

            3 Credits

              Teamwork in Organisations (Year 1)

              3 Credits

                Advanced Professional Studies (Year 2)

                • Research Process and Communication
                • Quantitative and Qualitative Research
                • Leadership and Management*

                Business Management and Development (Year 2)

                • Energy Business
                • Organizational Development
                • International Marketing*
                • Service Design and Business Environment
                • Lean Six Sigma
                • Project Planning
                • Project Finance and Legal Environment*
                • *16 ECTS will be waived off from the core curriculum.

                Optional Studies** (Year 2)

                20 ECTS
                • **14 ECTS will be waived off from the Optional Studies curriculum.

                Master Thesis (Year 2)

                • Master’s thesis, Planning and Initiation
                • Master’s thesis, Theory and Implementation
                • Master’s thesis, Final Stage

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                          Admission Process

                          There are 4 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:

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                          On-Campus Program at VAMK- EUR 10,500 (Indicative Tuition Fee Including)

                          Indicative living cost in Finland is Euro 6,720

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                          Frequently Asked Questions

                          Admissions

                          Is there a minimum qualification for this program?

                          Eligibility for GGU

                          • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Management, preferably BBA/BCom/BMS with a minimum score of 50% marks.
                          • 2 Years of Qualified Work Experience (excluding internships/trainings) preferably in the field of Management/ Hospitality.
                             

                          Eligibility for MBA International Business Management

                          • The applicant must successfully complete 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.

                          What are the application steps ?

                          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. 
                          Step2:  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.  

                          Course Curriculum

                          What is the scope of the MBA International Business Management with Vaasa University of Applied Sciences?

                          This MBA International Business Management  degree is an ideal degree for anyone looking for a career in management with an international scope and to build a professional network around the globe. Students in this program will receive dual certification, a Professional Certificate in Global Business Management Program from GGU, and a MBA International Business Management from  Vaasa University of Applied Sciences. Students will study for 7.5 months online with GGU to complete the Professional Certificate in Global Business Management program and will be transferred to  Vaasa University of Applied Sciences after meeting the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the brochure.

                          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, USA & Vaasa 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?

                          The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned 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?

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

                          About Vaasa University of Applied Sciences

                          Why should you pursue MBA International Business Management from Vaasa University of Applied Sciences?

                          • The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to apply modern research methods in the field of management.
                          • Students will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge to cultivate their expertise.
                          • Students will learn how operations are developed based on research.
                          • Students will acquire the necessary skills to apply their expertise effectively, as the program is customized to their needs and goals.
                          • The program empowers students to propel their company toward international success, preparing them for challenging global career roles.
                          • The program fosters independent study, collaborative group work, and the integration of cutting-edge theories with personal experiences, leading to professional growth and expertise. 
                          • International Business Management graduates can pursue various career paths, such as Business Development Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Project Manager, Risk Manager, Marketing Manager, and Human Resource Manager.

                          Can international students work in Finland while studying?

                          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 Vaasa University of Applied Sciences?

                          Vaasa University of Applied Sciences offers 2 intakes. The first intake of the year will be the January and the second intake of the year will be September. Though the application process for Vaasa University of Applied Sciences will start during the Golden Gate University online program, you will be able to go to Vaasa University of Applied Sciences in the nearest intake which is at least 2 months away from completion of your Golden Gate University program.

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

                          The application process for Vaasa University of Applied Sciences will start during the Golden Gate University online program. The application window will open four months prior to the commencement date of the Vaasa University of Applied Sciences start date. After successful application - i.e. sharing the requested application documents and paying the semester fees, the conditional offer will be shared by Vaasa University of Applied Sciences.

                          What is the list of documents which are required to make an application to Vaasa University of Applied Sciences for a final offer letter?

                          ●  Class 10th and 12th Marksheets
                          ●  Graduation Marksheets or Transcripts

                          ●  Graduation Degree
                          ●  Work Experience Letter
                          ●  Passport
                          ●   Statement of Purpose
                          ●   One letter of recommendation professional/academic
                          ●   Photographs
                          ●   Resume

                          Visa

                          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. 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 online program. The on-campus program in Germany is full time and will have an appropriate workload.

                          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.

                          Payment

                          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 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: (Programs with prep-session component) 

                           

                          • Students must pay applicable caution money for the enrolment to the Program. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
                          • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of Rs. 20,000/- will be levied. If less than Rs. 20,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case.
                          • The student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and student will continue to pay the EMI for the loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
                          • In case of a refund, the student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount.
                          • Students must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded.
                          • Request for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.

                           

                          Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement) 

                           

                          • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
                          • However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
                          • A student 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 student enrolled for.
                          • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply.
                          • The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

                           

                          Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement) 

                           

                          • If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
                          • A student 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 student enrolled for.
                          • The student will be required to pay deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts.
                          • The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
                          • Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
                          • The student 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 student will continue as part of the current cohort.
                          • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student 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. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.
                          • The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student 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.