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 diverse and international backgrounds. 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: 9 500€ / academic year

Edunation application period

Regular Admissions
• 27.11.2023 - 07.03.2024
Pathway to Finland program
• Online studies: 31.07.2024
• Study hub in Finland: 20.05.2024

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

Our Pathway to Finland program offers guaranteed access to Arcada’s bachelor programs and you can get accepted within 2 days.

The admission requirements are:

  • High school diploma / Higher Secondary Education
  • Transcript of records
  • Proof of English language: from IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Copy of passport ID page

You can find more information about the English language requirement on our page.

Students are pre-screened on a first-come, first-served basis.

The admission requirements for the program can be found on the university page.

Further information about the tuition fee and available scholarships for the program can be found on the university page.

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