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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 three (36 months) years relevant work experience gained after the completion of the Bachelor's degree. 
Please read more about eligibility.

Application methods

You can apply to the Master's degree programme in International Business Management, full time studies with a GMAT test and part time studies with an entrance exam. Please read more about the two different application methods.


9 January 2019, 8 pm

Application opens

Please note that Arcada has Separate Application and is not a part of the national Joint Application system. Please read more about how to apply to Arcada.

31 January 2019, 3 pm

Application closes

The application to Arcada's programmes in English closes on 31 January 2019 at 3 pm Finnish time.

7 February 2019, 3 pm

Deadline for sending in copies of your supporting documents

The documents must have reached Arcada. When you fill in the application form, you are requested to upload documents to the application form if needed. Information on what documents are needed for applying is also found on our web pages,

Date to be announced

Deadline for GMAT score

If you are applying to the full-time programme,  your GMAT score needs to have reached Arcada by this deadline. Please read more about the GMAT score.

11 April 2019

Entrance exam

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

Applicants applying with a GMAT the full time International Business Management programme test do not take part in the entrance exam.

August 2019

Your studies begin