Bachelor Degree Programme in International Business

Start your international career in Finland

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) is an excellent place to get your Bachelor Degree in International Business. All courses in the multicultural programme are taught in English. Starting in autumn 2018 a new Digital Business track is offered in cooperation with the School of Technology.

Student exchange abroad is a part of the programme and double degree studies are available worldwide. In Seinäjoki you will enjoy the high quality learning environment and the international atmosphere of the School.

After graduation you are ready for a wide range of international positions. Jobs are found, for example, in the fields of export and import operations, marketing, sales, customer relations, product and project management. You can also go on with your studies at the Master level.

DEGREE: Bachelor of Business Administration, BBA

LENGTH OF STUDIES: 210 ECTS Credits, 3.5 years

APPLICATION PERIOD for studies starting in autumn 2018:

  • Joint Application 9 – 24 January 2018 (entrance exams outside Finland and in Finland)
  • Joint Application 14 – 28 March 2018 (entrance exams in Finland on 11 April 2018)

Programme objectives

Business Competence

You will learn business skills with a focus on the international operations of companies and organisations. You will gain competences 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. If you choose the Digital Business track, you will understand how digitalization is changing business everywhere.

Language and Cross-cultural Skills

You will know the language of international business, English. In addition, you can choose to study other languages. Non-native students get their start in Finnish. Studying in a multicultural group of students prepares you for global working life.

A group of students in Frami Campus.

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

Structure of Studies

IN THE FIRST YEAR you will work in a virtual enterprise, in a multicultural group of students. Students plan, run and develop a virtual business and operate in a network of businesses. You will also improve your Business English skills and learn other languages of your choice.

IN THE SECOND YEAR of studies 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 (available starting autumn 2018)
– Industrial Management
– Doing business in different target areas
– Project work in multidisciplinary student groups (FramiPro)

THE THIRD YEAR consists of an exchange semester abroad in one of our partner universities and practical training that reinforces the theoretical knowledge you have learned. You can also study for a double degree in one of our fourteen double degree partner institutions.

IN THE LAST SEMESTER you will finalize your bachelor’s thesis. The thesis is usually commissioned by a company or organization, often the one in which the practical training took place.

Students and mentors around a table.

Easy to reach

The School of Business and Culture is centrally located in the Frami campus of SeAMK. Student housing and the city centre are at an easy walking distance. 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 easy to get to. The capital Helsinki is less than three hours away by train, but living comfortably in Seinäjoki is much more affordable.

How to Apply to BBA?

For studies starting in autumn 2018:

  • Joint Application 9 – 24 January 2018 at www.studyinfo.fi
    • Entrance examinations outside Finland and in Finland
  • Joint Application 14 – 28 March 2018 at www.studyinfo.fi
    • Entrance examinations only in Finland

More information about the application process you will get from the Admission Services of SeAMK.