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 2021

    2 Sep-17 Dec 2021

    Core courses in International Business
    KD19BINT002 International Business Operations and Strategies, 6 ECTS
    KD19BINT003 Cross-Cultural Business and Marketing Communication, 6 ECTS
    KD06BNMA622 International Marketing Management and Research, 6 ECTS
    KD19BINT004 International Business Simulation, 4 ECTS
    LT00BP62 Foreign Trade Operations, 5 ECTS

    Choose courses only from “Professional Studies in International Business” or “Digital Business”

    Professional Studies in International Business
    KE16BUTU123 Logistics, 3 ECTS
    KD06BNMA621 Business-to-Business Marketing, 3 ECTS
    KD06BNMA639 Business in the EU, 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
    KD06CNMA710 Business in China, 2 ECTS

    Professional Studies in Digital Business
    LT00BP07 Digital Business Models, 5 ECTS
    KD06CNTT720 Creating Websites, 3 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 2022

    21 Feb - 25 May 2022

    Available in January-February 2022 for the students studying the whole academic year 2021-2022 at SeAMK, e.g. for Double Degree purposes:
    KD19CNTT012 Excel Spreadsheet Calculation in Business, 2 ECTS
    LT00BP63 Introduction to Industrial Management, 3 ECTS
    LT00BP61 International Financial Management, 5 ECTS

    COURSES ORGANISED 21 FEBRUARY – 25 MAY 2022:

    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
    KD06APMA014 Knowledge Management, 3 ECTS
    LT00BP64 International Economics and Finance, 4 ECTS
    LT00BP62 Foreign Trade Operations, 5 ECTS
    IB00CL30 Strategic Management, 3 ECTS
    IB00CL22 Gateway Inno, 2 ECTS

    Please choose courses from either “Professional Studies in International Business” or “Digital Business”

    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 (cancelled due to COVID-19)
    KD19BVMA007 Business in Russia, 2 ECTS (cancelled)

    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
    LT00BP15 Online Business Projects,  5 ECTS
    LT00BP14 Video Production, 3 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

     

  • 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

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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

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

    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