The Bachelor’s program in Business Information Technology trains you to become a specialist in digital solutions and digitalization in businesses. The program gives you a new perspective on how information technology can be integrated with business processes, and how digitalization can improve business productivity.

At LAB University of Applied Sciences, students will be prepared for digital business expert roles. They will also gain skills and knowledge to continue their studies further towards a master’s degree.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will have a comprehensive understanding of future-oriented, innovative business operations. You will be able to automate business processes and implement service chains with the latest technologies while taking into account customer needs. You will have a command of agile and flexible methods and the ability to organize and lead projects based on analyzed information. The program also gives you the expertise needed to work as an entrepreneur.

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Degree info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 3.5 academic years / 210 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 8 000€ / academic year
  • Campus: Lahti

Edunation application period

Pathway to Finland program
• Online studies: 31.07.2024
• Study hub in Finland: 20.05.2024

Personalized study paths

In the first year at LAB University of Applied Sciences, you will develop a good foundation in different areas of business information technology and start building your professional profile by doing core competence studies. From the second year onwards, you have the opportunity to start personalizing your study path by doing complementary competence studies. We offer you a choice of modules in Web application production, Software procurement and deployment, Real-Life IT Projects and Digitalization in Businesses.

We also offer modules combining expertise from various different fields. You can also complete part of your studies in multidisciplinary development projects and learning environments (e.g. in student cooperatives). Towards the end of the programme, you will gain practical experience by working in the organisation of your choice.

The contents of the Degree Programme in Business Information Technology are designed in cooperation with businesses and with an eye on future competence needs. The programme prepares students for a range of roles involving digital technologies. All degree programmes at our UAS include complementary competence studies that allow you to broaden and personalise your expertise. You can choose complementary studies from your own field of study, or from other fields of study.

The program is divided into common core competencies and complementary competencies.

  • Core competence studies equip you for a range of professional roles.
  • Complementary competence studies allow you to extend your skills and specialize in an area of your interest. Complementary competencies may consist of studies of your own field, multidisciplinary route studies or other skills supporting professional growth.

Your personal tutor teacher will support and assist you throughout your studies.


  • Core Competence 15 ECTS
  • Professional Core Competence 99 ECTS
  • Practical Training 30 ECTS
  • Thesis 15 ECTS


Professional complementary courses and elective studies 46 ECTS


A bachelor’s degree includes a 15 ECTS thesis. This can be either a research-based project or a so-called functional thesis project. The aim of the thesis project is to broaden and deepen your professional expertise and provide you with the expertise needed to operate in development tasks in your field. The thesis project improves your information retrieval and problem-solving skills.

The thesis can be conducted as a project commissioned by an external organization or as part of a development project. The thesis project can be carried out individually, in pairs or in a group, including a written report. At its best, the thesis project can serve as a pathway to your career.

Upon graduation, you will be qualified for a range of roles requiring digital competencies. Depending on your personal learning path, you will be able to do the following: provide ICT support to end-users, build new applications, draw up digital service process descriptions, deliver agile projects, build user-centered online stores, and design value-added digital solutions for businesses.

Possible job titles:

  • Website designer, developer, tester
  • Digital service designer, developer, tester
  • Digital customer experience designer, developer
  • IT system designer
  • Web store specialist
  • IT contractor
  • IT consultant, trainer
  • Project coordinator, project manager
  • Business owner

Our Edunation Pathway to Finland program offers guaranteed access to LAB’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 6.0, TOEFL IBT 70-86, or equivalent (not Duolingo)
  • 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 found on the university page.

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


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