If you want to study business and management in English in a truly international setting, this program is for you! You will gain knowledge and experience that prepares you for an international career.

Arcada‘s International Business degree program is perfect for anyone who wants to benefit from Finland’s top-notch education, as well as study in an international environment.

More than 50% of the International Business students are non-Finnish, which enables sharing different perspectives. Teachers have a diverse and international background. In addition, there is a lot of visiting lecturers from partner universities and business schools abroad. Above mentioned facts ensure that the quality of teaching is first class.

As an IB student you will spend several months on work placements at companies in Finland or abroad, where you apply your knowledge to practical situations.

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Degree info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • 3,5 academic years / 210 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 8 500€ / academic year

Make you sure you have all the following documents ready when you fill out the application form.

Educational background

Applicants who have completed a qualification outside Finland must submit the following documents to Edunation:

  • Copy of the final/official secondary school certificate or vocational qualification which gives eligibility for higher education studies in your own country
  • Transcript of records with a GPA 50% or above. This is required to be able to apply through Edunation.

Note: Original copies must be shown when arriving in Finland.

Proof of nationality

  • Copy of passport ID page

Language requirements

English language certificate is not required, as language proficiency will be assessed based on the online entrance exam and group discussion.

Online exam

Online exam is conducted for all applicants that fulfill the admission requirements. Online exams are organized continuously during the application period. The entrance exam will be on 6.8.2020 and group discussions on either 11. or 12.8.2020.


You can also apply with an SAT Test score with a minimum total score of 1100

  • minimum score of 500 in Reading, Writing and Language Test
  • minimum score of 500 in Math Test (Note: the minimum is 550 if you are applying for the program in Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering.)

If you submit an SAT Test score, you are not required to take the online exam.

The applicant should order an official SAT score report straight from the test organizer. If the applicant has already completed an SAT test, you must request a score to be delivered to Arcada directly. Arcada’s SAT code is 7151.

Note: All documents need to be translated to English, Finnish or Swedish, if the original document is in none of those languages. The translations need to be signed and stamped by the translator.

The International Business program aims to educate both nationally and internationally oriented, innovative people with an advanced, practical professionalism for the modern commerce and industry.

The lessons provide you with a solid understanding of the different areas of businessskills in methodology and information processing for business development. You will gain an advanced knowledge within a specialization option of your choice. You will also gain the self-confidence to present and speak in public. In other words, everything you learn is something that will support your future job.

You will have the possibility to major in either MarketingLogisticsTourism or Financial Management, which makes you a top-level professional in your chosen field.

There will be several additional modules you can choose from. This enables you to tailor your studies to your particular interests. The curriculum is complemented by language studies.

The following modules will be available to you:

  • The Global Economy 15 ECTS
  • Languages 15 ECTS
  • Corporate Activities 30 ECTS
  • Financial Management 30 ECTS
  • Practical training 30 ECTS
  • Finnish Language 15 ECTS
  • Entrepreneurship 15 ECTS
  • Making Sense of Leadership 15 ECTS
  • Banking 15 ECTS
  • Digital Transformation 15 ECTS

Upon completion, you are expected to deliver your bachelor’s thesis, which is worth 30 ECTS.

You have a lot of job possibilities after graduation from Arcada’s International Business degree program.

Below you can see some examples of possible positions:

  • Purchasing Manager
  • Product Category Manager
  • Key Account Manager
  • Online Marketing Manager
  • Brand Assistant
  • Sales Assistant
  • Logistics Manager
  • Purchaser
  • Exhibition Coordinator
  • IT Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Sales Manager
  • Consulting
  • Customer Advisor
  • Project Manager
  • Economy assistant
  • Corporate Accountant

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