In International Business and Entrepreneurship program, you will develop entrepreneurial competencies for creating a new business and leading its growth to international markets despite adversities of The New Normal. The program provides you with everything you need to become successful in global business: you will gain the skills to work as a leading professional in internationally operating companies as well as the entrepreneurial skills necessary to launch and operate your own global startup.

You will also learn to manage the international growth and strategy of a company, to manage finances and resources in international markets, and to lead people in a multinational company.

The program also engages local entrepreneurs and associations, enabling you to learn from real-life cases from real companies and entrepreneurs. During your studies, you have an opportunity to consult companies, to network with them and to learn first-hand from successful international entrepreneurs and business professionals.

After graduation, your career opportunities will include becoming an international entrepreneur, a manager in an international or multinational enterprise, or a management consultant on internationalization strategies.

Semester starts

Autumn 2024

Degree info

  • Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration
  • Campus: Lappeenranta
  • 2 academic years / 120 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 13 500€ / academic year

Edunation application period

Early Admission:
• 06.10.2023 - 10.11.2023
Regular Admission:
• 24.11.2023 - 12.01.2024

During the studies in International Business and Entrepreneurship, you will develop an entrepreneurial mindset and management and analytical skills for the international market.

As a graduate, you will acquire:

  • professional skills. You will understand global trade and internationalization strategies of firms and recognize and seize international opportunities. By the end of the studies, you will develop a sustainable, analytical, entrepreneurial, and global mindset as well as will be able to understand and assess the opportunities and challenges of global markets. You will be able to consult entrepreneurs and their firms on internationalization strategies.
  • competence to discover, evaluate, and develop international entrepreneurial opportunities; you will also be able to recognize the role of sustainability in international and domestic business.
  • managerial skills. You will be able to critically and analytically discuss and apply theories on international business and entrepreneurship to present managerial recommendations.

The program includes core, advanced specialization, minor and language studies.

Core studies, 48 ECTS credits, include courses on starting and leading a growth enterprise, the internationalization of a firm, and financial management.

Advanced specialization studies, 12 ECTS credits, include courses on topics such as managing and consulting international startups and multinational companies.

Minor studies, 24-25 ECTS credits, deal with international marketing, digitalization and business analytics, and supply management.

Language studies (excl. English), 6 ECTS credits.

The Master’s thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is an advanced research project completed during the fourth semester. The Master’s thesis is a part of the advanced specialization studies and requires approximately six months of full-time work.

After graduation, you will have the mindset and skills to launch and operate a startup geared for international growth and global success.

You will also be able to manage global business operations in multinational companies and work as a consultant for internationally operating companies on matters relating to their business operations.

You may become an entrepreneur, an export manager in a small or medium-sized enterprise, or a director of international operations in a multinational company.

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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