Degree program in International Business educates specialists and experts for small and medium sized enterprises working on the global market. The learning environment is based on the principles of Problem Based Learning. It provides you with an inspiring and challenging way to learn by doing. You will work in international teams with your fellow students on real-life cases. Your information acquiring, and communication skills will evolve and you will develop your problem-solving skills within multicultural teams and networks. As Satakunta University of Applied Sciences welcomes a lot of exchange students yearly, we can guarantee internationalization at home as well as during the student’s study or working period abroad.

Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
Credits: 210 ECTS
Duration: 3.5 – 4 academic years
Studies begin: end of August
Language of instruction: English


  • Objectives

    The aim of this degree program is to give you business skills and professional competence within the broad scope of international business. Your studies will be based on innovative learning environments including Problem Based Learning and Coaching, meaning that you will work in international groups on real-life cases and finally present group solutions to real-life companies.

  • Structure

    The studies are conducted in contact lessons, meaning that this degree will not be available for online or distance studies. During your studies you will apply your learning in projects for local and international businesses. The IB degree program has a long tradition in joint projects with SAMK’s partner universities in Germany (Hochschule Ludwigshafen) and the US (College of Charleston).

    At the end of the studies, the student demonstrates his or her ability to apply their knowledge and skills in practical expert duties related to the professional studies, by delivering a bachelor’s thesis.

  • Career opportunities

    The IB program will prepare you to work on a broad scale of tasks in the international business environment. You will be able to handle all necessary operations along the supply chain from raw material supplier to the final consumer. You will gain competence in international business with the focus on Marketing Logistics, Distribution Management, Business Analysis and Service Design. After graduating you can work for example as marketing and purchasing manager, import and export assistant or controller in an international business.

  • Online interview

    Applicants for the bachelor’s degree in International Business will be invited to an online interview after they have submitted their application and if they meet the minimum requirements.

Quick facts

Semester starts:

 Application deadline:
January 9 – April 3, 2019


Tuition fee:
9500 € / year

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