Master of Business Administration, International Business Management | SeAMK

Master of Business Administration, International Business Management

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences offers a master’s degree Master of Business Administration, International Business Management.

DEGREE: Master of Business Administration, MBA
LENGTH OF STUDIES: 90 ECTS Credits, 2 years

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Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) is once again the best university of applied sciences in Finland in the 2021 results of the nationwide graduation feedback survey (AVOP). According to the graduates of a bachelor’s degree, SeAMK is the best place to study. In addition, SeAMK has the best study satisfaction, the best study support services, the best learning environments as well as the best feedback and assessment practices and working life connections. In this nationwide survey, students evaluate and provide feedback on completed studies. (Source:

How to Apply?

Master of Business Administration, International Business Management, full-time studies will start in autumn 2023. SeAMK Direct Application will be organized 4 January – 24 February 2023.

Information about the application process and admission criteria will be published at service prior the application period.

Partners for the Course Content

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences has strong co-operation with its international key partners: University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg (Germany) and University of Missouri, St Louis (USA). The co-operation includes a common Global Master School, other course options and welcoming visiting lecturers, for example.

In addition, the double degree programme is organised in co-operation with Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences. In Finland, the programme is in partnership with Vaasa University of Applied Sciences in terms of optional and elective studies in project management.

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The programme aims to provide specialist training and management skills, to students ready to work on an international business setting. The Master’s degree is implemented on a two-year time scale.

The second-cycle (Master’s) degree taken at a university of applied sciences is a second-cycle degree in the European higher education system and gives the same qualification for municipal and state office as a Master’s degree taken at a university.

Who is the Master's Degree Programme for?

You are eligible if you have a higher education degree completed in Finland or outside of Finland. You also need to have certain work experience after the higher education degree. For further information, please see How to Apply.

What Are the Objectives of the Programme?

The programme aims to increase professional knowledge of international entrepreneurship. Having completed the programme, the student has developed the skills of a business management professional, capable of independent decision-making, working with management, capable of handling demanding tasks in businesses that already operate in the international market, and capable in handling tasks involving businesses that are planning to launch internationally.

How are the Studies Organised?

Multimodal learning methods are used. Each course includes a two-day contact session on an average. The emphasis of learning is on independent work as well as solving distant learning assignments and studying online. The development project is an essential part of the studies.

Content of the MBA Studies

The first-year studies focus on the management and development of SMEs in the international operating environment. In the second year students specialise either in international marketing or project management. The final thesis consists of a development project conducted for a business or other organisation.

Seinäjoki – Entrepreneurial, active and affordable city for students

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences is located at Frami Campus, where students from all fields of education can interact and enjoy one of the most modern and beautiful campuses in Finland. Student housing and the city centre are a convenient walking distance from the campus. The Frami area is also a home to a number of high tech companies, which helps you get familiar with your future employers.

The fast growing city of Seinäjoki is the heart of the region of South Ostrobothnia and is easily accessible via public transportation through major routes. Even though the capital of Helsinki is less than three hours away by train, choosing to stay and live comfortably in Seinäjoki can be much more convenient and affordable.