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

Whom is the Master’s Degree Programme for?

You are eligible if you have a higher education degree completed in or outside of Finland. You also need to have at least two years of work experience in the field of business administration after the higher education degree. For further information, please see the admission criteria in Studyinfo.

The best university for our students

The success of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) as a university valued by students continues in the 2023 results of the nationwide graduation feedback survey (AVOP), where SeAMK ranked second. This adds to an impressive streak over the past five years, during which SeAMK has secured three consecutive first-place positions and one third-place ranking. According to the graduates of both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, SeAMK has the best learning environments and working life connections in Finland. In teaching, studying, study satisfaction, study support services, and feedback and evaluation, SeAMK ranked second. The ranking in the top three also came in career counselling and thesis. In this nationwide survey, students evaluate and give feedback on completed studies. (Source:

How to apply?

You can always find upcoming application periods on Admissions page. Information on eligibility (who may apply), admission criteria and the application form can be found on Studyinfo website. 

Master of Business Administration, International Business Management studies will start in autumn 2024.

  • Entrance examination of Spring 2024 Master of Business Administration, International Business Management

    Here follows information about the entrance examination of Spring 2024. The invitation to the entrance examination is sent approximately a week before the exam date which includes the time of your entrance examination. The time and date of the exam cannot be changed. The IBM entrance exam will be organized 9.3. as an online exam that consists of two parts. The duration of the test is two hours.

    The first part is the written part which consists of a multiple-choice exam and a written text. The maximum number of points from this part is 80. In the multiple-choice exam, there are minus points for wrong answers. This part has a maximum duration of 90 minutes. The second part is a spoken video part with a maximum of 20 points. In the test, your language skills and motivation are tested. This part has a maximum duration of 30 minutes.

    There is no pre-material for the entrance examination. Admission is based on the score of the online entrance examination. Please note, that student admission is conditional until SeAMK has checked the eligibility of the admitted student and the information and documents regarding the student admission. Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences will withdraw the admission, if the applicant does not provide the documents by the deadline or if he/she has given inadequate or false information in the application process. Your application can be withdrawn even after the entrance examination.  

    Master of Business Administration, International Business Management studies will start in autumn 2024.

What are the objectives of the programme?

In the Degree Programme in International Business Management, you learn how to develop international business with the help of new kind of thinking and operating models. With the help of education, you can strengthen and develop your own expertise and get support for your personal career plan.

How are the studies organised?

Multimodal online learning methods are used. The studies include also face-to-face teaching every other week on Friday and Saturday. Studies emphasise independent work as well as solving learning assignments. The development project is an essential part of the studies. The language of instruction is English.

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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 elective studies in project management.

City of Seinäjoki – Entrepreneurial, active, and affordable city for students

The SeAMK Campus is located in the Frami area of the city of Seinäjoki. There students from all faculties of SeAMK can interact and enjoy one of the most modern and beautiful campuses in Finland. Student housing and the city center are a convenient walking distance from the campus. The Frami area is also home to several high-tech companies, which helps you get familiar with your future employers.

The fast-growing city of Seinäjoki is the heart of the South Ostrobothnia region in the western part of Finland 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.

FINEEC Excellence. The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC) has awarded SeAMK the Quality Label for Excellence in higher education for enhancement work of an exceptional quality.