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Bachelor's Degree in Business Information Technology

This degree programme offers you the opportunity to specialize in Digital Service Development.

Business Information Technology (BIT) programme gives you the chance to develop skills in IT and business management. Along with the digital service business, you will learn the basics of requirement analysis, application design, -implementation and -testing. As work is becoming more digital, companies need skilled application developers who are familiar with all the phases of software development life cycle. This programme is designed to fill those needs.

Programme content

This degree programme offers you the opportunity to specialize in Digital Service Development. The programme is suitable for anyone that is interested in studying IT, as well as for career changers or people who are already working in the IT-domain. Studying in this programme deepens your competence in Digital Services Development including Design of Applications, Applications Development and Testing & Quality Assurance. The programme is composed of compulsory core competencies, complementary competencies, job placements and final project/thesis.

Workplace collaboration has a very important role at Laurea, and the BIT programme was developed in close cooperation with our partners in the business world.

Basic in­for­ma­tion

  • Degree programme: Bachelor's Degree Programme in Business Information Technology
  • Duration of studies: 210 ECTS, 3,5 years

Core Competence

Competence in ICT 30 ECTS​
Business Operations 30 ECTS
Sustainability and Business Analysis 30 ECTS
Expert in Development and Workpalce Innovations 15 ECTS​

Complementary competence

Design of Applications 10 ECTS​
Application Development 20 ECTS​
Testing and Quality Assurance 10 ECTS​

Other possible complementary studies​

Introduction to Information Security ​
Information Infrastructure and Security​
Information Security Management​

Employment opportunities 

The BIT programme provides you with a broad range of possibilities for employment. These include jobs requiring profound technical skills as well as jobs in which more general business expertise is required.​

Our graduates typically work as:​

  • IT consultants​
  • application/web/mobile developers​
  • IT specialists​
  • data analyst​
  • ecommerce specialists​
  • agile product owner/scrum master​
  • project managers​

Upon graduation you will have a good set of competences needed in Digital Service Development in the modern working environment. Laurea’s BIT students have found employment particularly in web and mobile application development.​

El­i­gi­bil­ity re­quire­ments for Separate ap­pli­ca­tion Bachelor's degree

An applicant should have completed one of the following degrees: 

  • the syllabus of the Finnish upper secondary school or a matriculation examination 
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) degree 
  • a European Baccalaureate (EB) degree 
  • Bachelor degree in all countries 
  • Master degree in all countries 
  • a Reifeprüfung (RP) or Deutsche Internationale Abitur (DIA) degree 
  • a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification with a scope of 120 credits or 180 competence points or an equivalent prior Finnish vocational qualification with a scope of a minimum of 80 credits 
  • a Finnish post-secondary level degree or a vocational tertiary level degree 
  • a Finnish vocational upper secondary qualification, further vocational qualification or specialist vocational qualification or an equivalent prior qualification completed in the form of a competence demonstration 
  • a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, postgraduate licentiate and doctoral degrees. 
  • foreign education that in the country in question provides eligibility to apply to studies in higher education institutions. 

If the language of the degree certificate is not Finnish, Swedish, or English, the applicant must also submit a copy of a translation of the degree certificate, prepared by an official translator. The translation should carry the translator’s name and stamp. 

Laurea University of Applied Sciences verifies the applicants’ eligibility to apply before student admission to the degree awarding program. Admission is conditional until the original eligibility providing degree certificates used in the application have been verified. 

Student admission  

The entrance examination focuses on the applicant’s aptitude to the mathematical-logical reasoning, study readiness and English language skills and the aptitude for the field of study and general study readiness.  

Language certificate requirements

The applicants are also required to have a B2 level (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)) proficiency of English language before they are admitted to the degree program.  

The applicants must prove their English language skills by an internationally recognized language test: 

  • IELTS Academic*: a minimum total score of 6.0 (Test sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking) 
  • TOEFL Academic (iBT)*: a minimum total score of 60 (Test sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing) 
  • PTE Academic*: a minimum total score of 55 (Test sections: Speaking and Writing, Reading, and Listening) 
  • Cambridge English Scale Score: a minimum total score of 169 (Test sections: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening, and Speaking) 
  • * IELTS Academic UKVI, IELTS Online, PTE Academic Online and TOEFL iBT Home Edition are also accepted. 

There are no expiration dates, but the language test results must be verifiable from the online verification service of the organizer. If the test scores can no longer be verified, the test is not valid. The applicant must make sure that the test results are not too old. 

Content of the entrance ex­am­i­na­tions vary: 

  • Aptitude to the sector
  • Mathematical-logical reasoning  
  • Mathematic skills 
  • Learning and working skills 
  • English language skills, including oral and written language skills. 

Each section of the entrance examinations must be passed at an approved level. 

Student admission is based on the entrance examination, English language skills requirements, and the eligibility of applicants provided by law. The applicant must pass all parts of the entrance examinations.  

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