KAMK‘s Bachelor’s degree in International Business (IB) provides you with a high-quality business education and international business experience. It also aims to provide you with the vital skills needed to work in expert positions.

The IB program is practically oriented. The studies in the International Business program include lectures and seminars to build the theoretical background for the subjects. There is also a lot of group work, project work and presentations to apply the theory into practice.

The students will participate in real-life business projects and also in arranging different kinds of events within different courses.

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Degree info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • 3,5 academic years / 210 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 6000€ / academic year

The program is designed to encourage the development of entrepreneurial skills within the fields of International Business.

The degree program covers the following six main competencies:

  • International Business Awareness
  • Intercultural Adaptability
  • International Operations Management
  • International Marketing Management
  • International Strategic Management
  • Organizational Development

Basic studies provide the student with the information needed to understand the processes of business operations.

Professional studies include special study modules covering different areas of international business activities. The studies emphasize the framework and strategies of international business, marketing and management, digital environment and communication skills.

Specialization studies and free-choice studies provide the student with the opportunity to deepen the knowledge related to your own professional field.

An essential part of the degree program is also a 5-month practical training period which gives you the opportunity to apply acquired theory in practice. The practical training can be accomplished in Finland or abroad.

Towards the end of your studies, you will also complete a thesis in the form of a project work, research work or applied research. The purpose of the thesis is to demonstrate your ability to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during your studies.

Here’s the curriculum in more detail:

Basic Studies 
Basic Business Competence
Operational Environment
Methodological Studies
Communication Studies
65 cr
15 cr
10 cr
10 cr
30 cr
Professional Studies 
Managing International Operations
Methodological Competence
40 cr
30 cr
10 cr
Specialization Studies
International Marketing and Digital Environments OR International Studies Abroad / completed in one of the partner universities abroad
45 cr
Free-choice Studies 15 cr
Practical Training 30 cr
Thesis 15 cr

You can work in small and medium-sized companies involved in international business. Graduates of the International Business program will be able to choose from a variety of employment positions, from being self-employed to working in management, planning and development positions within projects, sales and marketing in both private and public sector.

It is also possible to continue studies towards a master’s degree at a university.

You can work for example as:

  • Junior Analyst
  • Strategy Analyst
  • Executive Assistant
  • Content Producer
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Strategy and Customer Manager
  • Vice Director of Marketing
  • Planner and Strategy Consult


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