Faculty of Information Technology - Motebu

Degree Structure

last modified Feb 02, 2012 03:18 PM


Common MoTeBu learning outcome:

On completion of the programme, the graduates will

  • be able to design, use and make efficient business out of complex mobile and Web-based public and industrial systems, ecosystems, platforms, services and applications;
  • understand and professionally utilize knowledge on enabling technologies, tools and business models;
  • be able to perform academic doctoral level studies;
  • have good international communication skills due to the integrated language and communication studies.

Students will graduate from the programme with a Master of Science either in Economics and Business Administration or in Natural Sciences depending on their major subject and study profile.

I. Mobile Technology (MSc):

The student will have good understanding of intelligent mobile and Web-based systems and services. Areas of expertise cover enabling technologies, architectures, platforms and service infrastructures needed to design, host and integrate various mobile and Web-based systems and services.

II. Mobile Business (MSc in Economics and Business Administration):

The student will have good understanding of business models for the lifecycle of mobile and Web-based products and services together with appropriate strategies and forecasting. The graduates will thus have gained an extensive multidisciplinary base from subject studies in economics and business administration and in technological and scientific fields.

    The programme consists of 120 ECTS, divided in the following way:



    Major subject studies 85 Major subject studies
    TIES532: SOA and Cloud Computing for Developers
    TIES532: SOA and Cloud Computing for Developers
    ITKS540: Introduction to Mobile Technology and Business
    Mobile Technology courses
    Choose from  MT-1 OR from MT-2
    (see list of courses below)

    Mobile Business courses
    From MB (see list of courses below)
    Mobile Business courses (MB)
    Mobile Technology courses (MT)
    Master's Thesis and Thesis Seminar
    Master's Thesis and Thesis Seminar
    Maturity Examination
    Maturity Examination
    Optional major subject studies
    (A) Traineeship (10 ECTS)
    and other MT courses (5 ECTS)
    (B) Other MT courses (15 ECTS)
    Optional major subject studies
    (A) Traineeship (10 ECTS)
    and other MB courses (5 ECTS)
    (B) Other MB courses (15 ECTS)
    Minor subject studies 15 Minor subject studies
    Other optional studies 10 Other optional studies
    Language and communication studies 10 Language and communication studies

    Major subject studies

    Mobile Technology students (majoring in Mathematical Information Technology):

    Each student will select a minimum of 15 ECTS credits worth of Mobile Technology (MT) courses and a minimum of 15 ECTS credits worth of courses from Mobile Business (MB). Additionally, optional major subject studies worth of 15 ECTS (traineeship or other optional studies) are completed . Another 30+5 ECTS is gained from the Master's thesis and thesis seminar.

    Mobile Business students (majoring in Information Systems Science):

    Each student will select a minimum of 15 ECTS credits worth of MB courses and a minimum of 15 ECTS credits worth of courses from MT. Additionally, optional major subject studies worth of 15 ECTS (traineeship or other optional studies) are completed . Another 30+5 ECTS is gained from the Master's thesis and thesis seminar.

    • Maturity Exam

    Before graduating all students must take a Maturity Exam in order to demonstrate intimate knowledge with the subject of their Master’s Thesis in addition to good language skills. The maturity test is usually taken in Finnish by Finnish students and in English by others.

    • Optional Major subject studies

      Optional major subject studies can include traineeship and/or other optional Master's level courses from the student's line of study (MB/MT). Traineeship is not mandatory, but the programme aims to place the foreign students into Finnish companies in the relevant sector in Central Finland, and to allow the Finnish students to include a 3-6 month international study/ work period abroad in their studies with cooperating universities and companies.

    Major subject courses

    Below are presented the themes and tentative courses taught within the fields of both Mobile Technology and Mobile Business. The courses taught annually are subject to change. More accurate course descriptions along with detailed schedules will be published annually at the beginning of the autumn semester.


    MT: Mobile Technology Courses
    (MIT Department)
    Choose one of the two optional packages:
    MB: Mobile Business Courses
    (CS&IS Department)
    MT-1 (15 ECTS):
    Web-Based Technologies, Systems and Services

    Recommended courses:

    ITKS544 Semantic Web and Ontology Engineering  (7-10 ECTS)
    TJTSS70 Cloud Computing (5)
    TIES433 Design of Agent-Based Systems (8-10 ECTS)
    TJTSE25 Enterprise Architecture (5)
    MT-2 (15 ECTS):
    Mobile Technologies, Systems and Services
    TJTSE56 Systems of Electronic Commerce (5)
    ITKS545 Mobile Services Design (5)
    Other courses:
    TIES425 Programming for Mobile Terminals (5)
    ITKS541 Mobile Software Business (6)
    TIES434 Radio Networks and Resource Management (5)
    TJTS568 Global Information Systems (5)

    TJTSE82 Sourcing-Strategy and Purchasing of IT Services (5)

    TJTST29 Software Scoping for Succesful Software Sourcing and Delivery (5)

    TJTS569 Advanced Topics in Global Information Systems (5)

    TJTSS53 Software Product Line Engineering and management (5)

    TJTSB64 Global Aspects of Sofware Business (5)

    ITKS548 High-Tech Knowledge management (6)


    Minor subject studies

    Students will select 15 ECTS worth of minor subject studies preferably in the Technical/ Scientific or Economics/ Business field, depending on his/ her interests and the previous degree. Minor studies can generally be selected from the courses offered in English at any of the departments of the University of Jyväskylä. However, if the student has not got sufficient previous studies in business or economics, s/he will be required to take business studies as their minor subject.

    Please note that all courses offered in English are not automatically available for all students. Please check your study right from the Faculty or Department in question.

    See: Guidelines for Minor Subject Studies

    Other optional studies

    Other optional studies (10 ECTS) can include courses from the student's major subject and/or from other fields of interest.

    Language and communication studies

    • For foreign students
      • Finnish language studies (min. 5 ECTS) are compulsory to all non-native Finnish speakers. Studenst can select from Finnish 1-5 courses depending on their level of Finnish on entry.
      • English language studies, minimum of 5 ECTS.
    • For Finnish students
      • English language studies, minimum 5 ECTS
      • Optional language and communication studies, 5 ECTS (for example, scientific writing)
      • First and second official language in Finland (if not already completed during their Bachelor's degree).

    Supporting studies

    Research method studies

    Method teaching in English has been developed at the University of Jyväskylä in cooperation with various Master's programmes. The extent of method studies in the  Motebu programme is approximately 5 ECTS credits, partially included in the Master’s Thesis seminar. Method studies may also be included in the bridging studies, if deemed necessary.

    See also:


    Contact details

    Agora yhteystietoihin

    Ms Niina Ormshaw
    International Coordinator

    Faculty of Information Technology
    P.O.Box 35 (Agora)
    FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä

    Tel: +358 14 260 4602 / +358 50 4432 360 (mobile)
    Fax: +358 14 260 2209
    E-mail: international-info@it.jyu.fi