Gateway to International Business | SeAMK

Gateway to International Business

Gateway to International Business is a versatile and popular Bachelor-level exchange programme offered by Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences. Also the double degree students in the field of business administration study in this programme, based on the more detailed instructions involved in the inter-institutional double degree agreements.

The applicants should be students enrolled at a partner university of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and have suitable/related previous study background. The English language skills of students should be approximately on level B2 on the European language scale. One semester of full-time studies normally includes about 30 ECTS credits worth of courses for each student.

What is the programme all about?

Gateway to International Business programme includes core and professional level international business studies such as marketing, strategic management, industrial management, finance and knowledge management. It also includes studies in digital business, sustainability, target area studies such as the EU and North America, and languages. All courses are taught in English by Finnish and visiting foreign professionals.

International atmosphere

The programme offers to students an experience in different teaching and learning methods and techniques and also a unique studying atmosphere. Every academic year there are around 150 international students from more than 15 countries taking part in this programme. Multinational student groups and international teachers also offer a chance for networking across borders.

Course offering

  • Autumn semester 2022

    2 Sep - 16 Dec 2022

    Please choose about 20-30 ECTS for one semester in your Learning Agreement.
    (DD students: 30 ECTS per semester, based on the DD agreement between the institutions.)

    CORE STUDIES
    IB00CV89 Gateway Inno, 2 ECTS
    LT00CU77 Doing Business in the Nordic Countries, 2 ECTS
    IB00CX76 Cross-Cultural Business, 5 ECTS

    TARGET AREA STUDIES
    IB00CY69 Foreign Trade Operations, 5 ECTS
    KD00CU75 Business in the EU, 3 ECTS
    KD00CU83 Business in Latin America, 3 ECTS
    IB00CU81 Business in North America, 3 ECTS

    PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
    (Important: the applicant can only choose one of the two available 15 credit ‘Professional studies’ modules!)

    option 1: Industrial Management 15 ECTS
    IB00CX80 Industrial Development, 3 ECTS
    IB00CY67 Introduction to Industrial Automation, 4 ECTS
    IB00CY37 Knowledge Management, 3 ECTS
    IB00CX84 Logistics, 5 ECTS

    option 2: International Marketing 15 ECTS
    KD00CU91 Business-to-Business Marketing, 3 ECTS
    IB00CX86 Cross-Cultural Marketing operations, 3 ECTS
    IB00CX87 Digital Marketing, 5 ECTS
    IB00DC49 Digital Marketing Metrics, 4 ECTS

    LANGUAGE STUDIES
    KD06APSU012 Finnish Language and Culture, 3 ECTS
    KD07CYEN225 Doing Business in English, 3 ECTS

    OPTIONAL STUDIES
    IB00CX91 Sport Business and Law, 5 ECTS
    IB00CX93 Sport and Event Marketing, 5 ECTS
    LT00CV15 Online Business Project, 5 ECTS

  • Spring semester 2023

    21 February - 25 May 2023

    Please choose about 20-30 ECTS for one semester in your Learning Agreement.
    (DD students: 30 ECTS per semester, based on the DD agreement between the institutions.)

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    NOTE! These two courses start already in early January 2023, especially aimed at Double Degree students and those exchange students who are staying the whole academic year 22-23:
    IB00CX94 eSport Management, 5 ECTS
    IB00CY74 eSport Management Project, 6 ECTS
    KD19CNTT012 Excel Spreadsheet Calculation in Business 2 ECTS
    LT00BP64 International Economics and Finance 4 ECTS
    LT00BP13 Current Trends in Digital Business 2 ECTS
    IB00CY73 Business Project, 6 ECTS

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    All other courses in the programme (= list below) start after the exchange semester orientation days 21-22 February 2023.

    CORE STUDIES
    IB00CV89 Gateway Inno, 2 ECTS
    LT00CU77 Doing Business in the Nordic Countries, 2 ECTS
    IB00CX72 Internationalisation Strategies, 3 ECTS
    IB00CX73 International Business Operations, 3 ECTS
    IB00CX63 Strategic Management, 4 ECTS

    TARGET AREA STUDIES
    IB00CY69 Foreign Trade Operations, 5 ECTS
    KD00CU75 Business in the EU, 3 ECTS
    KD00CU87 Business in China, 2 ECTS
    IB00CY71 Business in Africa, 3 ECTS

     

    PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
    (Important: the applicant can choose only one of the two available 15 credit ‘Professional studies’ modules either option 1 or option 2!)

    option 1: Sustainable Management 15 ECTS

      • IB00CX98 Business Ethics, 5 ECTS
      • IB00CX90 Circular Economy, 5 ECTS
      • IB00CX89 Sustainability and Quality Management, 5 ECTS

     

    option 2: Digital Business 15 ECTS

      • IB00CY33 Business Intelligence, 3 ECTS
      • IB00CY36 Data Security and Digital Law, 3 ECTS
      • IB00CX97 Digital Content Creation, 4 ECTS
      • LT00CV05 E-Commerce Web Design, 5 ECTS

     

    LANGUAGE STUDIES
    KD06APSU012 Finnish Language and Culture, 3 ECTS
    KD07CYEN225 Doing Business in English, 3 ECTS