If you want to study business and management in English in a truly international setting and gain knowledge and experience that prepares you for an international career, then this degree program is the one for you! Arcada’s International Business degree program is perfect for anyone who wants to benefit from Finland’s top-notch education, as well as study in an international environment.

  • Objectives

    The program aims to educate both nationally and internationally oriented, innovative people with an advanced, practical professionalism for the modern commerce and industry. The lessons provide you with a solid understanding of the different areas of business administration, skills in methodology and information processing for business development as well as an advanced knowledge within a specialization option of your choice.

  • Structure

    When studying in the International Business program at Arcada, you will have the possibility to major in either Marketing, Logistics, Tourism or Financial Management, which makes you a top-level professional in your chosen field. There will be several additional modules you can choose from, enabling you to tailor your education to your particular needs and interests. The curriculum is complemented by language studies.

    The following modules will be available to you:

    • The Global Economy 15 ECTS
    • Languages 15 ECTS
    • Corporate Activities 30 ECTS
    • Financial Management 30 ECTS
    • Practical training 30 ECTS
    • Finnish Language 15 ECTS
    • Entrepreneurship 15 ECTS
    • Making Sense of Leadership 15 ECTS
    • Banking 15 ECTS
    • Digital Transformation 15 ECTS

    Upon completion, you are expected to deliver your bachelor’s thesis, which is worth 30 ECTS.

  • Internationality

    More than 50 % of the International Business students are non-Finnish, which contributes to a wealth of perspectives. Teachers with a diverse and international background, as well as visiting lecturers from partner universities and business schools abroad, ensure that the teaching is state of the art. As a student you will spend several months on work placements at companies in Finland or abroad, applying your knowledge to practical situations.

    Additionally, Arcada offers a wide network of exchange schools in most parts of the world and many exiting European countries. The university encourages all students to travel abroad for at least one term since exchange provides added value in the form of alternative study opportunities, language skills, international experience and personal growth. A double degree opportunity in Frankfurt, Germany, is also available.

  • Career opportunities

    There is an array of options available for you to pursue upon graduation from Arcada’s International Business degree program.

    Below you can see some examples of possible positions:

    • Purchasing Manager
    • Product Category Manager
    • Key Account Manager
    • Online Marketing Manager
    • Brand Assistant
    • Sales Assistant
    • Logistics Manager
    • Distribution Co-ordinator
    • Purchaser
    • Exhibition Co-ordinator
    • IT Manager
    • Marketing Assistant
    • Sales Manager
    • Project Planner
    • Consulting
    • Customer Advisor
    • Controller
    • Project Manager
    • Economy assistant
    • Corporate Accountant

Quick facts

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Degree info:
Bachelor of Business Administration
3,5 academic years / 210 ECTS
Language of instruction: English

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