The Nordic business environment is a natural context for Finnish companies to either start or develop their international business activities. Master’s degree program in International Business Management is for you if you are interested especially in Nordic market.

One of the main focus points in the Master’s in International Business Management is the Nordic market. The program is aimed for students who intend to develop their abilities and knowledge regarding these kinds of markets.

The application period for September 2021 intake is closed now, but you can leave a pre-application to Edunation and you can apply for the following intakes!

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Degree info

  • Master of Business Administration
  • 1,5 / 3 academic years / 90 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 11 000€ / academic year

Edunation application period

8.12.2020 – 24.2.2021

Admission requirements

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 bachelor’s degree certificate from a related field
  • Copy of the transcript of academic records

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

Proof of nationality

  • Copy of passport ID page

Language requirements

There are no specific English language eligibility requirements for application to Arcada’s master programs.


  • Minimum GMAT score 500 or equivalent GRE score

Arcada’s GRE code is 2523. Please use this code when requesting your score to be sent to Arcada.

Motivational letter and video

Applicants need to submit a motivational letter and video as attachments to their application, or at latest 7 days after submission of the application.

Other documents

  • Employment certificate(s) with a minimum of 2 years of work experience

Applicants may also be interviewed if needed.


Note: All documents need to be translated to English, if the original document is not in English. The translations need to be signed and stamped by an authorized translator.


Arcada is the only University of Applied Sciences in Finland with a master’s degree program in English which focuses on the Nordic business environment.


The master’s program in International Business Management is 90 ECTS with studies that last 1.5 years (full-time studies) or 3 years (part-time studies). All students study a general knowledge course module, and can then choose between two unique tracks – Nordic markets and Financial technology.

During the program, you will be studying the following modules:

  • Business Management 30 ECTS
  • The Nordic Context 15 ECTS
  • Financial technology (Fintech) 15 ECTS
  • Research support and electives 15 ECTS

Upon completion of these modules, you are required to deliver a master’s thesis worth 30 ECTS.

Career opportunities

As a Master’s student, you have an opportunity to boost your existing career or find a completely new one after graduation.

Below you can see a few of the possibilities of employment, after graduating from Arcada’s International Business Management degree program:

  • Marketing Manager/Director
  • Customer Relationship Manager/Director
  • Digital Marketing Manager/Director
  • Nordic Country Manager/Director
  • Nordic Business Manager/Director
  • Strategic Marketing Manager/Director
Admission Criteria

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

Tuition fee & Scholarships

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

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