GITM is a genuinely international master's program, which had attracted students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Cameroon, China, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, India, Iran, Latvia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Nepal, Pakistan, Romania, Slovenia, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, USA, and Vietnam.
Althought majority of students in the program are from abroad, the courses are mostly integrated with our Finnish IS majoring study program. Hence, you will be studying with both Finnish and international students, and the courses mix students with technical profile (e.g. computer science and software engineering bachelors) and business profile (business and economics bachelors).
"Before joining the GITM program, I was working in an international trading company with offices disperse all over the world. It’s amazing and inspiring to see how IT networking facilitates the daily operation of such a gigantic organization, regardless the barriers of national boundaries or time zones. At the mean time, I also witness loopholes in the system ruin its productivity devastatingly. It’s self-evidential that an optimized global IT system would grant advantage for any enterprise that is interested in global competition. GITM program provides us with combined strength in both information technology and organizational management. Being a part of the Nordic Master School in Innovative ICT virtual campus, GITM program also offers great opportunities to share knowledge and interact with other IT management scholars from four other respectful universities. I firmly believe that students will be capable in coping with problems in international IT management after completing the GITM program."
"The information technology (IT) studies touch my country well in the nineties but in the context of managing it, it was still falling behind. Global Information Technology Management (GITM) program is helping me to build that ability that I always needed – an approach towards managing the IT. After working in the IT industry for five years I was thinking to pursue some studies that could integrate my bachelor in technology and MBA in order to make myself fit for the electronic corporate world, a program that could lead me ahead and assist me in finding ways to contribute to the online economy. I was particularly interested in the Turku School of Economics, because of the authentic GITM Masters program and the rich atmosphere, highly conductive to intellectual growth. Surprisingly, GITM program has all the elements that I was wondering for. I was lucky to be chosen to take part in the program and I think it is one of the best career oriented decision taken by me. Go GITM Go!"
"Turku School of Economics has become one of the few academic institutions that strive for innovation in its processes and provides education out of the box. GITM program is a true example in this context with a recent update of Work Informatics as a module. The program is excellently structured for catering to the needs of modern businesses. A common dilemna in most of the educational instiutions is that they do not keep pace with the fast dynamics of globals businesses. By the time graduates enter the job market, the knowledge gained becomes no longer relevent. This is certainly not the case with GITM. Like its name suggests, it reflects on the global perspective the way IT should be managed and aligned with business. I find this program very useful and interesting, and have gained a lot of knowledge through various inspring courses offered. I have tremendously updated my existing knowledge about Business and IT management. Teachers have excellent background in their areas of study. The program equips the students with excellent tools to embark on professional journeys. Graduates from this program most often follow outstanding careers. With recent updates to its structure, careful planning, and leading innovation, the story of GITM continues. Amid wonderful nature, sunny summers and freezing temperatures, the value delivered through GITM program is simply undescribable. "