vMBA Degree Programme

Anglia Ruskin is one of the UK’s leading universities for enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurship. Anglia Ruskin’s and Hyria Business Institute’s new vMBA uses the unique expertise to develop leaders and managers who are equipped to face the future and create thriving projects in challenging times.

For whom?
vMBA (Vocational Master of Business Administration) Degree programme is a Master level degree of Business Administration and Management. vMBA is designed for organisation management, superiors and key persons who want to develop themselves as strategic developers and successfully manage/coach hands-on business and personnel in line with the projected profitability targets. In order to graduate with vMBA requires that the applicant has an undergraduate university level degree or respective competence and skills with several years of work history in assignments related to business administration and management.

vMBA Degree Programme combines the needs of strategic and operational business development and management in a unique way and strongly supports reaching the organisational goals in practice. vMBA is an example of disruptive thinking emerging in vocational education that will match future needs better than traditional degrees. Vocational Master of Business Administration is a programme focused on enhancing existing skills, matching workplace exact needs with combination forward looking applied learning opportunities and learning by doing, states Professor, Director for creative and digital sectors, Jan Storgårds from Anglia Ruskin University.

Schedule for studies
vMBA Degree Programme starts annually in September. It is possible to give vMBA studies a flexible start by choosing modules four times a year as vMBA Diploma studies which will be credited to vMBA Degree studies. The studies take 1 – 2 years depending on individual plans and targets for studying.

Location for studies
The contact instruction is carried out in the UK Cambridge and London campuses. Further the studies include online guidance, coaching and personal coaching. Team based and personal guiding sessions related to independent working and learning will be organised in Finland as well.

Cambridge is best known for its science, technology and education, especially in emerging technology. It is also mostly business to business cluster, similar what Finland is about.

states Jan Storgårds

vMBA Degree Programme training programme extension, structure and contents
The overall extension of the vMBA Degree Programme is 90 ECTS. vMBA Degree is made up of four 15 ECTS module entities each. On top of this the vMBA includes a practical session with a development project and working, total of 30 ECTS. vMBA working language is English. Guidence and coaching which supports independent studying are provided also in Finnish.

vMBA period structure
Leadership / Sales and Marketing / Performance Management / Internal and External Internationalisation

vMBA module contents
The four periods of the training programme contain 9 different modules:

  • Digitalisation, AI and Data in Innovation Management Module, 10 ECTS
  • Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurial Thinking Module, 5 ECTS
  • Leadership Module, 10 ECTS
  • Organisational Behaviour and Internationalisation Module, 5 ECTS
  • Design thinking and Service Innovation Module, 5 ECTS
  • Project Management and Operations Module, 5 ECTS
  • Human Resource Management, 5 ECTS
  • Finance for Decision Making Module, 5 ECTS
  • Performance Management Module, 10 ECTS

Each theme of content is reviewed through the vMBA framework:


Tough Cambridge weeks on the horizon but fun, new visions by the corporate elite.

describes Jan Storgårds

Further information
Tel. +358 400 387 675

Tel. +358 40 774 9649