Gateway to International Business | SeAMK

Gateway to International Business

Gateway to International Business is an exchange programme offered by the School of Business and Culture of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

The applicants should be students enrolled at a partner university of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

What is Gateway Programme all about?

Gateway programme includes Professional Business Studies such as Marketing, International Business, Strategic Management, Industrial Management, Finance, Business Simulation and Knowledge Management. It also includes E-Business studies, Target Area Studies and Language and Culture Studies. All courses are taught in English by Finnish and visiting foreign professionals.

International atmosphere

Gateway Programme offers to students different teaching and learning methods and techniques and also unique studying atmosphere. Every academic year there are more than 120 international students from more than 15 countries taking part in this programme. Multinational student groups and international teachers also offers chance for networking across borders.

Course offering

  • SPRING SEMESTER 2020

    17 Feb – 22 May 2020

    Core courses in International Business 

    • KD19BINT003       Cross-Cultural Business and Marketing Communication, 6 ECTS
    • KD06BNMA622     International Marketing Management and Research, 6 ECTS
    • KD06BNMA664     International Human Resource Management, 3 ECTS
    • LT00BP62               Foreign Trade Operations, 5 ECTS
    • KD06BNEC002      International Economics and Finance, 4 ECTS

    Industrial Management 

    • KD06BNMA621      Business-to-Business Marketing, 3 ECTS
    • KD19BNSM001       Sustainable Management, 3 ECTS
    • KE16BUTU123        Logistics, 3 ECTS


    Digital Business

    • LT00BP10            E-Commerce Web Design, 5 ECTS
    • LT00BP11             Digital Marketing, 6 ECTS
    • LT00BP09            Introduction to Industrial Automation, 5 ECTS


    Developing management skills  

    • KD07DVUL103      Strategic Management, 4 ECTS
    • KD06APMA014     Knowledge Management, 3 ECTS


    Target area studies

    • KD06BNMA639     Business in the EU, 3 ECTS
    • KD19BVMA007      Business in Russia, 2 ECTS
    • KD07DVJA05         Business in Japan, 2 ECTS


    Language and Culture Studies 

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


    Research skills  

    • KD19BRW006    Research Writing Skills, 2 ECTS


    The exchange students studying at SeAMK for a whole academic year (autumn + spring semester) can also choose the following courses starting in JANUARY 2020:

    • KD19CNTT012   Excel Spreadsheet Calculation in Business, 2 ECTS
    • LT00BP63           Introduction to Industrial Management, 3 ECTS
    • LT00BP61            International Financial Management, 5 ECTS
  • AUTUMN SEMESTER 2020

    Virtual exchange programme, all courses are taught online during 1 Sep - 18 Dec 2020.

    Core courses in International Business
    KD19BINT002 International Business Operations and Strategies, 6 ECTS
    KD19BINT003 Cross-Cultural Business and Marketing Communication, 6 ECTS
    KD19BINT004 International Business Simulation, 4 ECTS (only for business students)
    LT00BP62 Foreign Trade Operations, 5 ECTS

    Professional Studies in International Business
    KD06BNMA621 Business-to-Business Marketing, 3 ECTS
    LT00BD70 Doing Business in the Nordic Countries, 2 ECTS
    KD07CYEN294 Business in North America, 3 ECTS
    KD07CNMA692 Business in Latin America, 3 ECTS

    Professional Studies in Digital Business
    LT00BP07 Digital Business Models, 5 ECTS
    LT00BP08 Digital Business Processes, 5 ECTS
    LT00BP12 Data Security and Digital Law, 4 ECTS

    Research skills
    KD19BRW002 Research Methods, 3 ECTS

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

  • Spring semester 2021

    22 Feb - 28 May 2021

    Core courses in International Business
    KD19BINT003 Cross-Cultural Business and Marketing Communication, 6 ECTS
    KD06BNMA622 International Marketing Management and Research, 6 ECTS
    KD06BNMA664 International Human Resource Management, 3 ECTS
    LT00BP62 Foreign Trade Operations, 5 ECTS
    KD06BNEC002 International Economics and Finance, 3 ECTS
    KD06APMA014 Knowledge Management, 3 ECTS
    IB00CL30 Strategic Management, 3 ECTS
    IB00CL22 Gateway Inno, 2 ECTS

    Choose courses from Professional Studies in International Business (Option 1) OR Digital Business (Option 2)

    Option 1) Professional Studies in International Business
    KD06BNMA621 Business-to-Business Marketing, 3 ECTS
    KD19BNSM001 Sustainable Management, 3 ECTS
    KE16BUTU123 Logistics, 3 ECTS
    KD06BNMA639 Business in the EU, 3 ECTS
    KD07DVJA05 Business in Japan, 2 ECTS
    KD19BVMA007 Business in Russia, 2 ECTS

    Option 2) Professional Studies in Digital Business
    LT00BP11 Digital Marketing, 6 ECTS
    LT00BP09 Introduction to Industrial Automation, 5 ECTS
    LT00BP10 E-Commerce Web Design, 5 ECTS
    LT00BP13  Current Trends in Digital Business, 2 ECTS

    Research skills
    KD19BRW006 Research Writing Skills, 2 ECTS

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

    The exchange students studying at SeAMK for a whole academic year. Courses available in January 2021:
    KD19CNTT012 Excel Spreadsheet Calculation in Business, 2 ECTS
    LT00BP63 Introduction to Industrial Management, 3 ECTS
    LT00BP61 International Financial Management, 5 ECTS