HAMK‘s International Business degree program offers a truly multinational setting. It provides students with a solid foundation to be the global leaders of the future. The program consists of students from over 20 different nationalities. This makes it the most international program in Finland.

During your studies, you will be focusing on International ManagementGlobal Markets and Business Development. The studies combine theory and practice with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Through working in diverse teams and multicultural contexts, students obtain the necessary expertise and competencies to be successful in the world of international business.

Presentation skills and confidence are one of the key competencies you will acquire during your studies. The international staff engages with students and encourages them to reach their best professional potential.

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Degree info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • 3,5 academic years / 210 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 9 700€ / academic year
  • Campus: Valkeakoski

Edunation application period

Regular Admissions
• 25.10.2023 - TBA
Pathway to Finland program
• Online studies: 31.07.2023
• Study hub in Finland: 17.07.2023

The objective is to educate experts in International Management and Global Markets, by co-operating with numerous companies in the region and 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 cases.

When you study in the International Business program, you will prepare yourself for a future by focusing on the three main educational pillars:

  •  Leading International Networks
  •  Dynamics of Global Markets
  •  Learning by Doing

The degree program in International Business can be divided as follows:

BBA Core Competencies

  • The basic studies include language and communication skills, professional growth skills and field-of-study-specific studies.

Professional Profiling Competencies

  • The professional studies provide the students with professional knowledge and skills in international and global markets as well as international operations and management.
  • The student will follow the career path of either International Management or Global Markets, consisting 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.

In addition you are able to select alternative profiling studies, for example Global Fashion Business or you can choose  the studies from another specialized field within other degree programs at HAMK, other universities in Finland or abroad.

Work Placement and Final Thesis

Work Placement and Final Thesis are a part of your study process.

During the work placement studies you will become familiar with the central tasks of an international business expert and put your skills into practice.

In your bachelor’s thesis you will demonstrate your knowledge and competences in your specific professional field.

Graduates of the program find employment opportunities both in Finland and abroad.

The fields in which they make their careers are, for example:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Logistics
  • Human Resources
  • Banking
  • IT
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship

Our Edunation Pathway to Finland program offers guaranteed access to HAMK’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, TOEFL IBT 46-59, Duolingo 85-90, 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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