Bachelor Degree Programme in 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.
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According to a recent Graduand feedback questionnaire (AVOP 2020), Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) is the best university of applied sciences in Finland. SeAMK has the best study satisfaction, the best study support services, the best learning environments and the best feedback and assessment practices.
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:
- Business Analysis
- Human Resources
- Risk Analysis
- 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: Direct Application 30, Joint Application 40
How to apply
Application periods for studies starting in autumn 2022:
- Joint Application: 5 – 19 January 2022
- SeAMK Direct Application: 5 January – 8 April 2022
Information about the application process and admission criteria in these applications will be published at Studyinfo.fi service by the end of September 2021.
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.
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 concists 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.
SeAMK and the School of Business and Culture is centrally located on the Frami area. Student housing and the city centre are at a convenient walking distance from the campus. The Frami area is also a home to a number of high-tech companies. This makes it an inspirational place to study, with opportunities for interaction between industry, business, and different fields of study.
The City of Seinäjoki is easily accessible via public transportation through major routes. The City of Helsinki is less than three hours away by train, so choosing to stay and live in Seinäjoki can be convenient and affordable.
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