Students at Savonia UAS

Registration and study non-stop in the academic year 2021-2022

Savonia University of Applied Sciences organizes education leading to a master's degree (YAMK) in six different fields of education. Parts of the degree, study courses, can be completed as studies at the Open University of Applied Sciences (Open UAS).

Open YAMK studies are suitable for those,

  • whose aim is to collect path studies (30 ECTS or 10 ECTS) and apply flexibly on the basis of them for the right to study to complete the degree (degree studies require an appropriate bachelor's or master's degree and at least two years work experience)
  • who wish to continue their interrupted studies before applying for the renewed right to study
  • who want to acquire new skills

This course is part of the joint elective studies for YAMK degrees in all fields of education in Savonia. Get acquainted with the structures and contents of YAMK degrees in different fields of study in the curricula.

This course has an equal content with the course Strateginen ajattelu ja toimialan tulevaisuus.



  •  is able to describe both the meaning of strategic thinking and continuous renewal in relation to the vision of organisation and in development of competitiveness.
  •  is able to choose new strategic approaches during organisational changes and renewal processes.
  •  is able to recognize/anticipate the changes happening in the organisational environment.
  •  has readiness to adapt methods of anticipation, and foresees the future trends of (working) organisation.


  • Strategic thinking and visioning
  • Analysis of industry and anticipation of the future as part of strategic thinking
  • Scenarios as working method
  • Future information as part of leadership and management, and in decision making


  • 100 % web studies (Moodle)
  • The course includes four individual learning tasks.
  • The course is open all year round 15.9.2021 – 31.7.2022. Students can enter the Moodle online learning environment at any time. There are several alternative return dates for the assignments throughout the academic year.
  • Return deadlines for the academic year 2021-2022: 30.11.2021, 28.2.2022, 23.5.2022 and 31.7.2022. The assignments will be evaluated within four weeks after the deadline.
  • Grading Scale: 0-5

Course material

Relevant, topical literature and articles, Moodle environment.

Course fee

The course is free of charge when you register and start studying before 31.12.2021.

After 1.1.2022, a course fee must be paid in connection with registration. Payments will be announced later.

Study benefits

Studying at the Open UAS does not entitle to a study grant or study social benefits. If you are an unemployed jobseeker, negotiate your studies with the TE-Services before enrolling for the studies. If you are employed and on study leave, you can receive adult education allowances from the Employment Fund if the other conditions are met.


Binding registrations 17.8.2021 - 30.4.2022. After registering, you will receive an automatic confirmation message to the e-mail address you provided with additional instructions for studying.

For more information, please contact

  • Responsible teacher: Markku Haapakoski, (available after 9.8.2021)
  • Study Adviser for YAMK Studies: Arja Hiltunen,
  • Open UAS study advisors:

Savonia University of Applied Sciences reserves the right to make any changes.

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Event time




31.7.2022 23:59

Event location

Web studies


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