The Degree Program in Business Information Technology provides students with practical professional Business IT skills combined with an extensive theoretical base.

We offer to our students courses on the most interesting areas of current IT education. The areas are: Digital services, Software engineering, ICT-infrastructures and IT security, and Business development and Business IT solutions.

In addition, studies typically include content and practical application arranged in co-operation with partnering IT and other companies. This collaboration with both local and international companies is an integral part of the program and enables students to learn the skills and acquire the experience to work in multicultural teams and on multinational projects.

Career plans that include the development of entrepreneurship, and sales and service abilities are strongly supported. Furthermore, the program offers general courses enhancing other skills required to successfully work in a business environment These skills are related to areas such as teamwork, communication, and the ability to work independently.

From student to entrepreneur – Konstantinos Karatsevidis, founder and CEO of Eve-Tech Oy

When Konstantinos Karatsevidis embarked on his studies at Haaga-Helia, he had no plans to start his own business. However, life took a surprising turn for the Greek-Ukrainian student: Konstantinos now runs his own company making smart devices alongside his studies.

Konstantinos has had an interest in IT and business since he was at school in Ukraine. After upper secondary school, he decided to look for a study place abroad. He had been interested in Finland ever since visiting the country as a child. Finnish mythology was not the only thing that captured his imagination.

"Finland and the Finnish education system enjoy a good reputation in Ukraine, although I did consider other options, too. In the end, I chose Finland and Haaga-Helia because of that reputation," says Konstantinos.

Key learning outcomes of the Program

BIT program provides student with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to operate in the ICT-field. The program works in close co-operation with the business life and some of the courses are made by the visiting lecturers. Studies offer general skills needed in expert duties, such as co-operation and communication skills, initiative and ability to work independently. Graduates of BIT program are currently working in several fields in Finland and abroad.

A BBA from Business Information Technology Program

  • is capable to work either in ICT user organizations or in ICT services companies as an expert in her/his field
  • manages overall development process of ICT systems and is able to work effectively in his field, in which more accurate online information is gathered from various places and equipment
  • can participate in business process development and can support decision makers to make justified decisions regarding packaged application selection, implementation and usage
  • knows a variety of web and mobile development environments and technologies including database tools, both proprietary and open source
  • is able to become a private entrepreneur
  • can operate both in Finnish and English.

In addition to the wide knowledge of programs and business applications, student can choose between two different study paths for specialization.

  • Web Application Developer
  • Business IT Consultant

Professional growth

Professional growth of a BIT student is encouraged by down-to-earth assignments, close co-operation with the business life and work placement. The base of an IT-professional is built during the first semesters with compulsory courses. During the latter part of the degree, students will deepen their knowledge of their chosen specialization as well as study courses of their choice.

Annual themes

Personal Development of a BIT student can be divided into 6 categories according to the level of IT knowledge. Studies start with a general introduction to programs and business applications. Programming is also introduced to the students. As the know-how of students gets deeper, more applications and programs are being introduced. 5th semester is dedicated to Work Placement made either in Finland or abroad. After a peek to working life, students are encouraged to choose their free-choice courses and do their specialization studies.

Tuition 8500 E
Student accommodation (inc. water and electricity) 300 E / month
Food 150-250 E /month
Transportation 50 E / month
Program taught in:
  • English

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Start Date
Aug 2019
7 semesters
8,500 EUR
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