Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Introduction

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) is a proactive, genuinely international university of applied sciences with a strong regional and national profile. The international learning and development community operates in its own compact campus area located in Kajaani's impressive natural surroundings.

The operations and organizational structure of KAMK are based on five areas of competence: Activity Tourism, Information Systems, Nursing and Healthcare, Mechanical and Mining Engineering and Business and Innovations. Our three fields of focus, activity tourism, games and vehicle informations systems, serve to provide us with international competence, visibility and impact. The competence areas are linked to the fields of focus by expertise, i.e. competences. The competence area resources and project actiivities are channeled into supporting the development of the fields of focus.

The Kajaani University of Applied Sciences' strategy is based on regional strategies of Kainuu implementing the national higher education policy and promoting KAMK’s position and impact as part of Finland’s higher education system. KAMK plays a significant role in the region in guaranteeing the availability of expertise, experts and RDI operations required in the development and support of internationalization of business and commerce in Kainuu. More information about RD operations.

KAMK has achieved great success in Finland in Ministry of Education and Culture outcome barometers. In particular the quality of teaching and counseling has been considered the best in Finland for several years running. According to a survey published in Talouselämä magazine in 2011, KAMK was the best university of applied sciences in Finland based on several indicators.

KAMK in brief

  • Established in 1992
  • Amongst the first UAS to be granted permanent status in 1996
  • A limited liability company owned by the city of Kajaani
  • 5 areas of competence: Activity Tourism, Information Systems, Nursing and Healthcare, Mechanical and Mining Engineering and Business and Innovations
  • 9 Bachelor level degree programmes delivered in Finnish, 2 Bachelor level degree programmes in English
  • 5 Master level degree programmes in Finnish
  • 2000 students
  • A staff of 235
  • over 5,500 graduates
  • quality management system was among the first to be audited and approved in 2014
  • President & CEO: Dr. Turo Kilpeläinen

Kajaani University of Applied Science's Business Idea

With its high quality, versatile training resources and Research and Development operations, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences promotes know-how, welfare and a business-friendly working environment within the region.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Bachelor

Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Leisure Management

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Kajaani

The Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Leisure Management is a unique degree combining sports studies with activity tourism and business knowledge. [+]

The Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Leisure Management at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) is a unique degree combining sports studies with activity tourism and business knowledge. Activity Tourism means adventure based activities and developing profitable products and services involving experiences or adventure. The studies in this degree include topics such as sports and exercise instruction, coaching and endurance and strength trainingas well as activity tourism and wellness. You can choose to specialize in Recreation and Sports Services, Wellbeing Tourism or Activity Tourism. During the studies, you will learn to create commercial sports and leisure services, implement products and events, instruct sports sessions and provide exercise and nutrition counselling. The studies in this degree include topics such as sports and exercise instruction, coaching and endurance and strength trainingas well as activity tourism and wellness. You can also choose to go for student exchange and complete part of your studies in one of our partner universities around the world. The Sports and Leisure Management degree provides you with the vital professional skills in sports management supported with knowledge in activity tourism and leisure management and business skills. Graduates of our degree find work in both instructing and coaching as well as administration and management in sports associations, clubs, and gyms. They also possess the knowledge needed to create and run their own sports and leisure business. In addition, graduates of our degree have a solid foundation for continuing their studies in the broad field of sports and leisure management. Studying Sports at KAMK The learning environment at KAMK actively encourages the achievement of the stated objective by providing a programme that is both responsive and flexible to the needs of students. Because of the nature of the programme, the learning strategies employed to achieve its objectives are varied; depending on the subject they may include: lectures, PE demonstrations, seminars, individual tutorials, workshops, case study, group work, project work and research. Interactive learning, team-based course work and small group sessions form an important element of the learning process of the Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Leisure Management. The students are also often offered possibilites to participate in planning and arranging different events locally. Participating in real-life events and projects provides students the opportunity to practise the skills they've learned in theory and to prepare for the working life. [-]

Bachelor's Degree in Tourism

Campus Full time 42 months August 2017 Finland Kajaani

The focus of the Tourism degree lies in nature activities, cultural aspects and recreational tourism. [+]

The Bachelor's Degree in Tourism is a unique programme with the emphasis on activity tourism. The students will specialize in adventure tourism or wellbeing tourism. In the adventure tourism module, students will learn to create and commercialize experiences in the form of summer and winter nature and sports tourism activities. The wellbeing tourism module enables students to develop experiental concepts or wellbeing and wellness products as a part of tourism. The degree blends the theory with practice to provide our graduates with the necessary skills to manage quality tourist experiences and to develop and manage tourism businesses with entrepreneurial attitude. The theme throughout the degree is innovative creativity, responsible and sustainable tourism enterprise development, internationality and personal development. The degree involves intensive cooperation on a variety of work based learning assignments conducted with actors and businesses engaged in tourism Field trips play an important role in this versatile degree. A number of domestic tourism destinations are explored as part of the studies. As a student, you will spend a lot of time outside from the classrooms, outdoors and in natural surroundings. At the start of the degree the students will focus on gaining basic skills and knowledge after which they will apply their acquired learning. You will study to acquire comprehensive customer-oriented product development and marketing competence as well as becoming familiar with different cultures. The final stages of the studies emphasize using your acquired competence in practice and in different types of smart solutions. Learning Strategies Through the use of various tutorial approaches, lessons are designed to ensure that students can fully exercise their creative potential and that critical learning is facilitated. Interactive learning, team-based course work and small group sessions form an important element of the learning process. During the studies, the students will carry out different kinds of projects in close collaboration with local companies and organisations. [-]

BBA

Bachelor's Degree in International Business

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Kajaani

The Bachelor's Degree in International Business at KAMK focuses on international marketing and digital environments. [+]

The objective of the Bachelor's Degree in International Business is to provide both Finnish and international students with a high quality business education and international business experience. The programme aims at providing the students with the vital skills needed to work in expert positions in small and medium-sized companies involved in international business. The programme is designed to encourage the development of entrepreneurial skills within the fields of International Business. Upon completion of the required 210 credits within three and a half years, graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Business Administration. The language of instruction in this programme is English. The Degree Programme in International Business covers the following six main competencies; International Business Awareness Intercultural Adaptability International Operations Management International Marketing Management International Strategic Management Organisational Development Structure of the Programme Basic studies provide the student with the basic information needed to understand the fundamental processes of business operations. Professional studies include special study modules covering different areas of international business activities. The studies emphasise the framework and strategies of international business, international marketing, economics, finance, international management and communication skills. Further specialisation studies and free-choice studies provide the student with the opportunity to deepen and widen knowledge related to his/her own professional field. An essential part of the degree programme is also a 5-month practical training period which gives you the opportunity to apply acquired theory in practice. The practical training can be accomplished in Finland or abroad. Towards the end of your studies, you will also complete a thesis in the form of project work, research work or applied research. The purpose of the thesis is to demonstrate your ability to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during your studies. Graduates of the International Business Programme will be able to choose from a variety of employment positions from being self-employed to working in management, planning and development posts within projects, sales and marketing in both private and public sector. Theory and Practise Combined Studying in a university of applied sciences in Finland is practically oriented. The studies in the International Business programme include lectures and seminars to provide the theoretical background for the subjects, but also a lot of group work, project work and presentations to apply the theory into practise. The students will participate in real-life business projects and also in arranging different kinds of events within different courses. Opportunities for Student Exchange As a students at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences you will be able to complete a part of your studies and/or practical training abroad using our wide network of partners. The students may receive financial support from KAMK for their student exchange. It is also possible to obtain a double degree with a partner university in Germany by completing part of the studies in Germany. [-]

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Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

Address Ketunpolku 3
Kajaani 87100, Finland
Website http://www.kajak.fi/en
Phone +358 8 618 991