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The Master's degree programme in

International Business Management


The Master's degree programme in International Business Management

We have gathered detailed information about how the application and admission processes at Arcada work in the section Master's Application. There you will receive help with applying to our degree programmes through the national study portal You will find all the important dates for your application and can read more  about e.g. eligibility, selection criteria and which documents you have to send us when applying.


To apply to this programme you need a suitable Bachelor's degree in the field of Business or other relevant fieldIn case the Bachelor's degree is from other field than Business, you should still have a minimum of 40 ECTS credits Business studies.

In addition, you must have a minimum of two (24 months) years relevant work experience gained after the completion of the Bachelor's degree. 
Please read more about eligibility.

Application methods (to be announced for 2020)

You can be admitted to the Master's degree programme in International Business Management through a GMAT/GRE test, motivational letter and video OR through an entrance exam. Please read more about the two different application methods.


2 December 2019, 9 am

Application opens

Please note that Arcada uses a continous separate application and that we are not a part of the national Joint Application system. Please read more about how to apply to Arcada.

13 March 2020, 3 pm

Application closes

The application to Arcada's programmes in English ends. Please note that as this is arranged as a continuous application, it may close earlier in case all study places have been filled.

7th April 2020

Entrance exam

The entrance exam to the  International Business Management programme  is held at Arcada . Please read more about the entrance exam.

Applicants who have applied through the GMAT/GREtest+motivational letter+video do not take part in the entrance exam.

10 June 2020

Deadline for accepting study place offer

August 2020

Your studies begin