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The Bachelor's degree programme in

International Business


Bachelor of Business Administration




3,5 years


210 ECTS

Language profile


The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in International Business is taught in English.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Please note that applicants from countries outside the European Union/EEA-area are required to pay tuition fees. The cost is 8 500 euros/academic year for bachelor’s degree studies in English.

Scholarship is available for this degree programme (only for applicants that are required to pay tuition fees). Read more about tuition fees and scholarships here.


You can familiarize yourself with the current curriculum for the different majors here, but keep in mind that changes might be made for the next academic year.

•    List of all courses provided by the degree programme is found here.

More detailed information about the degree programme can also be found at Arcada’s digital study guide

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 programme is the one for you!

The education in International Business aims at educating both nationally and internationally oriented, innovative persons with an advanced, practical professionalism for the modern commerce and industry. The programme provides 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 specialisation option of your choice. You will major in 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 chose from, enabling you to tailor your education to your particular needs and interests. The curriculum is complemented by language studies.

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 at student you will spend several months on work placements at companies in Finland or abroad, thus applying your knowledge to practical situations.

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Apply 15 December 2020 - 25 February 2021


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In short

What you will learn

  • To work in an international business environment
  • The general functions of businesses
  • To work with real assignments from companies
  • You gain the self-confidence to present and speak in public
  • You become an expert in your chosen major
  • To understand a rapidly changing business context

Examples of future 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

From a student's perspective


Denis Kosiakov

Studies International Business

- For me Arcada UAS was the first choice, simply because it is the best University of Applied Sciences. To study International Business has always been my dream, and now I am on a path that hopefully will lead to a job where I can make a bigger impact and truly change the life of people. 
- The studies at Arcada UAS are motivating and challenging at times. Nevertheless, I like it, and it keeps me focused. Being an entrepreneur myself, I can relate too many of the courses and we study a broad spectra of the business field today.


Emma Laaser

Studies International Business

– We started the first year with a course called Arcada 360, that had many internationally known companies coming to Arcada to tell us about their work. I find that amazing – big names giving their time to students, telling us about their backgrounds. The IB studies are demanding but rewarding. You need to put a lot of effort in if you want to succeed, but everything you learn is something that supports your future job.

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Experience a wealth of perspectives

At Arcada we know that the digital revolution has only just begun. We will see technology being utilized in ways that we can’t even begin to imagine today. This is why you as a student of International Business become part of a new way of studying and working. Not only do you get in depth knowledge in the traditional fields of study; our curriculum also gives you the possibility to design your individual syllabus and focus on your subjects of choice. Thanks to IT being an integrated part of your education you will also gain unique skills in digital tools and systems, which gives you a significant edge on the job market.   

Arcada business school offers a truly international experience

At our department we aim to educate students that are capable of working both nationally and internationally, innovative and hold advanced practical knowledge. We follow the Arcada Business School-concept, which means that our students in Business Administration and International Business (In English) co-operate actively during their studies.

The Department of Business Management and Analytics

Exciting opportunities, a truly international atmosphere and business contacts are key when it comes to the degree programmes within The Department of Business Management and Analytics. Here you will find over 700 BBA and engineering students that are preparing themselves for the modern business world.

At our department researchers, teachers and students work side by side in different research, development and innovation projects. We aim to produce solutions for the business world and co-operate with various companies. One of our new priority areas is business development and information analysis, in which we collaborate extensively with Åbo Akademi University.

Susanna Fabricius

Susanna Fabricius

Degree Programme Director, International Business

+358 294 282 573
Linn Hongell

Linn Hongell

Head of Department, Business Management and Analytics

+358 294 282 524