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International Business

Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Tradenomi (AMK)
Extent and duration: 210 credits ECTS | 3,5 years
Location: Wärtsilä Campus, Karjalankatu 3, 80200 Joensuu, Finland
Intake/year: 40
Language of tuition: English
Application period: Two application periods in spring 2019

Joint application 1: 9 - 23 January 2019
Entrance examination in Joensuu and entrance examinations in several countries via Finnips-network.

Joint application 2: 20 March - 3 April 2019
Entrance examination in Joensuu. No entrance examinations in other countries. Apply in January, if you need a possiblity to take the entrance examination outside Finland!

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Admission process


The Degree Programme in International Business enables you to develop expertise required in global business. Your studies focus on international marketing and services as a part of successful business. Studying in a multicultural environment in close cooperation with companies enhances your communication and interaction skills. It also provides you with an excellent starting point for the development of your organisational, self-management and leadership skills.

The first-year studies familiarise you with the basic elements of business and strengthen your communication skills so that you can effectively operate in a multicultural environment. The second-year studies take you to the level of international business. You are able to get a broad perspective on business and analyse operative environments and corporate activities. During the third year of studies you will deepen your knowledge in marketing and sales. You can also complement your studies with a study semester in a foreign partner university. Moreover, the third-year studies contain practical training in a company where you can apply your knowledge and skills to international tasks either in Finland or abroad. In your fourth study year you will prepare your thesis, preferably as an assignment for an internationally oriented company.

You will work together with international students and learn to understand other cultures and to work in multicultural groups. Language studies also develop your skills in English and in another language. Graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree are equipped with the skills to work in international business in the global labour market. They can use their competence to create an interesting career in companies or to establish your own business. The graduates can work in assistant and expert positions in the export business, marketing or sales. Additionally, they are able to develop such abilities and skills that enable them to carry out management and leadership duties. We are proud of the success of our graduates in their careers in international business.

Please, find more information about the content and the structure of studies at the curriculum on Studyinfo.fi.

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