Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Start your international career in Finland

The International Business Programme at the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Every course in the International Business Programme is taught in English, allowing every student to increase their abilities to communicate in the English language in the corporate world.

As part of your studies, you are eligible to take part in a one-semester exchange period or in a double degree programme. SeAMK has partnerships with several universities around the world, and every semester we receive many exchange students.

Internationalisation at SeAMK is not only visible in our International Business Programme, but also in our everyday life on the Campus.

The best university for our students

The success of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) as a university valued by students continues in the 2023 results of the nationwide graduation feedback survey (AVOP), where SeAMK ranked second. This adds to an impressive streak over the past five years, during which SeAMK has secured three consecutive first-place positions and one third-place ranking. According to the graduates of both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, SeAMK has the best learning environments and working life connections in Finland. In teaching, studying, study satisfaction, study support services, and feedback and evaluation, SeAMK ranked second. The ranking in the top three also came in career counselling and thesis. In this nationwide survey, students evaluate and give feedback on completed studies. (Source:

What will be there for you after graduation?

Graduates of our International Business Programme have the opportunity to be employed in professional fields such as:

  • Logistics
  • Business Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Sales
  • Risk Analysis
  • Trading
  • Import and Export
  • Public Relations
  • Industry Management

We lay a path for students to become entrepreneurs: many of our activities are focused on this area. As a result, many of our graduates have their own business and are involved in entrepreneurial activities.

International Business Studies

  • Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration, BBA
  • Length of studies: 210 ECTS Credits, 3.5 years
  • Number of study places: SeAMK Direct May Application 30

How to apply

You can always find upcoming application periods on Admissions page. Information on eligibility (who may apply), admission criteria and the application form can be found on Studyinfo website.

Objectives of the Programme

In the International Business Programme at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) you will learn business skills with a focus on the international operations of companies and organisations. You will gain competencies in planning, running and developing business in a global environment. The study programme is based on a good understanding of entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises.

Developing your professional skills

The International Business Programme has the potential to challenge your way of thinking. At SeAMK, you will have the opportunity to share and learn with other students from different countries and guest lecturers from our partner universities, which creates an international environment. This allows you to develop an important set of skills, giving you an advantage in the international business setting.

As part of your professional development, language skills are highly important when doing business in an international environment. All the courses in the IB programme are taught in English. This allows our students to improve their knowledge and usage of the English language at a business and academic level. In addition, you can also choose to study other languages. For instance, all our foreign students take courses in the Finnish language.

A group of students in Frami Campus.

A group of students working together in a team box at Frami Campus.

Structure of the studies

During your first year you will work for a virtual enterprise, with a multicultural group of students. The students plan, run and develop a virtual business and operate in a network of businesses. With this method, you will be learning by doing.

During your second and third years of study, you will deepen your knowledge and skills in international business operations and management. Exchange students and visiting lecturers from partner universities contribute to your learning experience.

You can focus on:

  • Digital Business
  • Industrial Management
  • Doing business in different target areas
  • Project work in multidisciplinary student groups (SeAMKPro)

An essential part of your studies consists of an exchange semester abroad, at one of SeAMK’s many partner universities. Doing a traineeship reinforces the theoretical knowledge you have gained. You can also study for a double degree in one of our several double degree partner institutions in Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Spain, Bulgaria or China.

During the last semester you will finalise your Bachelor’s thesis. The thesis is usually commissioned by a company or organisation, often the one at which the student’s traineeship took place. The results of the thesis will be presented at a Thesis Seminar.

City of Seinäjoki – Entrepreneurial, active, and affordable city for students

The SeAMK Campus is located in the Frami area of the city of Seinäjoki. There students from all faculties of SeAMK can interact and enjoy one of the most modern and beautiful campuses in Finland. Student housing and the city centre are a convenient walking distance from the campus. The Frami area is also home to several high-tech companies, which helps you get familiar with your future employers.

The fast-growing city of Seinäjoki is the heart of the South-Ostrobothnia region in the western part of Finland and is easily accessible via public transportation through major routes. Even though the capital of Helsinki is less than three hours away by train, choosing to stay and live comfortably in Seinäjoki can be much more convenient and affordable.

FINEEC Excellence. The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) has awarded SeAMK the Quality Label for Excellence in higher education for enhancement work of an exceptional quality.

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