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M.Sc. Software Product Management and Business

The Master’s Programme in Software Product Management and Business from LUT University focuses on the design, implementation and maintenance of software and digital services in their business context. The programme combines business with software engineering in modern software platforms and ecosystems.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: September 2020
Tuition Fee: €10,000 per year
Location: Lahti Campus (Lahti, Finland)

Software product management defines how the life cycle of a digital product is managed, planned and governed. Continuous business change, imposed by new technology and the digitalisation of businesses and the society, forms the environment for modern software development.

The Master’s programme in Software Product Management and Business from LUT University builds on the Bachelor’s Programme in Software Engineering and aims to develop professional skills towards understanding complex software-intensive business environments and long-term management aspects of software engineering.

To start the studies directly with a pre-existing Bachelor’s degree, at least 24 ECTS credits in software engineering or related subjects (computer science, information sciences or information technology) are required, but the Bachelor’s degree may be from a different field.

Career prospects

After graduation, you will have good competencies to work as an expert in the software industry in development, management and business development.Typical job titles include:

  • senior software developer
  • software product manager
  • product owner
  • business development director.

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Courses included

Core studies (31 ECTS credits) include courses on software engineering models and methods, requirements engineering, running a software project, and research design methods.

Specialisation studies (65 ECTS credits) include courses on software product management, software business processes, software innovation and software portfolio management.The Master’s thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of specialisation studies. The thesis is an advanced research project, which requires approximately six months of full-time work. Students complete it during their fourth semester.

Minor studies (24 ECTS credits) may be selected based on your experience, prior studies and areas of interest from the LUT minor studies portfolio, but industrial engineering and management, business analytics or international business and management are recommended especially.

Elective studies may also be selected from any disciplines at LUT to complement your studies

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