|Nominal duration||3.5 years (210 ECTS)|
|Awards||BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business)|
|Tuition fee||€8,700.00 per year|
High school / higher secondary education
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Finnish / Swedish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
The translations need to be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
You don’t need to submit any English language tests since your English proficiency will be measured in the online entrance exam.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be invited for an online entrance exam.
Your study path will be constructed of modules focusing on three main educational pilars: International Management, Global Markets and Business Development. Studies combine theory and practice with an entrepreneurial mindset.
HAMK cooperates with numerous companies in the region offering you the possibility to put theory into practice. You will have an opportunity to plan extensive business projects and participate in organizing larger events. The most successful learning methods are projects utilizing real company assignments.
You will acquire practical knowledge of planning, organising and managing international business operations, including import/export activities. The focus lies on communication and cooperation skills as well as on entrepreneurial thinking.
Core Competencies, 90 ECTS credits
The basic studies include language and communication skills, professional growth skills and field-of-study-specific studies.
Professional Profiling Competencies, 60 ECTs credits
The professional studies provide the students with professional knowledge and skills in international and global markets as well as international operations and management. You can follow the career path of either International Management or Global Markets. These profiling studies consist of modules like Industrial Service Business, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Marketing Management, Doing Business in the European Union and Doing Business with the Chinese.
Work Placement, 30 ECTS credits
During the work placement studies you will become familiar with the central tasks of an international business expert and put your skills into practice.
Research and Development Skills and Final Thesis, 30 ECTs credits
During your period of study, you will learn to conduct quantitative and qualitative surveys, and how to apply relevant scientific insights, theories and concepts. In your final thesis you will demonstrate your knowledge and competences in your specific professional field. Most students find the topic from the organization where they have performed their work placement. This helps you to build professional networks and may even open possibilities for employment in the company in question.
Companies expect graduated students to already have professional skills and practical experience. The International Business program focuses on business-life oriented pedagogical solutions integrated into RDI and connects the studies closely to work organization development processes. The main purpose of RDI is to develop international business organizations through the students’ course assignments, internships and final thesis.
Practical Business Project
Practical Business Project is a special course designed to give the students the possibility of carrying out a concrete business project. The course teaches a student how to apply professional knowledge to solve practical problems, work independently and in a responsible way, communicate a professional level with company contacts and plan and manage time so that the deadlines are met.
You can enhance your learning experience through HAMK’s wide network of partner universities outside Finland.
Through working in diverse teams and multicultural environment, students obtain the necessary expertise and competencies to be successful in the world of international business.
Graduates of the program find employment opportunities both in Finland and abroad. The fields in which they make their careers are, for example:
- Human Resources