Bachelor's Degree

EFMD Accredited BBA programme in International Business

International Business, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Want to get a high quality international business education in Finland, get classmates from all over the world, and develop your English skills? If yes, this is something for you!

Jamk's BBA in International Business provides students with the knowledge and core business management skills they need to succeed in the global marketplace. You will study the whole degree in English.

Apply between 4th and 18th of January 2023
International students in student restaurant
Product scope
210 ECTS
Annual intake
Application period
04.01.2023 - 18.01.2023
Bachelor of Business Administration
Study modes
Full-time studies

Bachelor of Business Administration, in-class delivery

Jamk's International Business is the only EFMD Accredited Bachelor (previously known as EPAS) level programme among Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences. The EPAS accreditation, since 2012, is a sign of Jamk’s high international quality standards in academic performance, as well as relevance to the working life. The ever-changing requirements of the corporate world are very well integrated into the programme. 

Study contents

Our international business studies help you develop your knowledge and skills in multiple fields critical to succeeding in the global marketplace, such as:

  • manage diverse teams
  • communicate professionally in English in oral, written, and digital formats 
  • communicate in multicultural contexts
  • synthesize and analyse business data
  • apply strategic thinking
  • operate successfully in global businesses
  • practise business in terms of ethics* and sustainability

*Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME) and UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

First year

During the first year, students concentrate on core managerial skills for ethical, responsible and sustainable business in the fields of marketing, management, finance and accounting, communication and research. They acquire the theoretical foundation of the business world, which helps them to understand business practices in global contexts.


Second yeard

During the second year, students choose one academic track to focus on and apply their skills in real life projects and the bachelor’s thesis. The Academic Tracks are Marketing Management, Cross Cultural Management, Technology Business and Future Foresight, Finance and Corporate Governance, Innovation Management, and Economics of Internationalisation and Competitiveness. 


Third year

The third academic year is dedicated to international exposure, personal complementary studies and specialization together with practical training and/or an exchange period abroad. Students are encouraged to choose their specialisation studies at our 100+ partner institutions. Students can also widen their experiences and skills by pursuing a double degree at one of our accredited partner universities in Russia, France or Germany. In case a student takes one more semester at JAMK IB offers a variety of studies to focus on.


Read Students' Blogs

Read how Jamk International Business students meet the working life in Finland and abroad. 

I wanted to study at Jamk, because I always had a dream of living in Europe and I knew that Jamk would open many doors and opportunities for me to have a more solid future here in Europe.

Camila Vergara Salgado

Read Camila's story

Intended learning outcomes

Upon the completion of the programme the students are able to

  • Critically review, analyze and understand information available from academic and professional business sources.
  • Apply disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge to analyze business challenges and global trends to propose or put into action practical business solutions based on the findings.
  • Communicate responsibly and effectively in English through oral, written and digital formats in academic and professional contexts.
  • Demonstrate intercultural teamwork, leadership, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Embrace ethical conduct in practice and decision-making. This may be according to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (UNPRME) or the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
  • Reflect upon and deepen personal and professional learning in order to recognize their strengths to support their career development.

Curriculum development through networks

Jamk's School of Business is an active member in numerous networks of education and business. This means your studies are based on international, high standards of research and development work.

Graduate Jobs

According to our alumni survey our graduates work in professions such as:

  • Sales Manager,
  • Corporate Finance Manager,
  • Financial Risk Analyst,
  • Trade Consultant,
  • International Project Manager,
  • Marketing Manager,
  • Human Resource Manager,
  • Artist Manager,
  • Promoter,
  • Publisher and Production Manager.

Many alumni are business owners themselves. We also encourage our graduates to form a profession of their own by understanding what makes them unique and offering that to companies.

How to apply in January

Short step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

1. Application time 4 – 18 January 2023 by 3.00 pm on

You can apply with upper secondary school certificate or with a higher education certificate. You can also apply even if your secondary school degree certificate is completed during the spring of applying (high school / senior secondary school certificate). Jamk uses also discretionary admission.

Apply online 4 - 18 January 2023 by 3.00 pm Finnish time (UTC+2) on

2. Deadline for the enclosures 25 January 2023 by 3.00 pm

The required enclosures need to be attached to the online application form by 25 January 2023 by 3.00 pm Finnish time (e.g. as pdf/jpg/png -files).

3. International UAS Exam

All applicants are selected by International UAS Exam.

  1. The online entrance examination's (International UAS Exam) first part/written part will be organised on 8 February 2023.
  2. The second part/online group interview will be during 6 - 17 March 2023.

The entrance examination assesses the applicants’ abilities to study in universities of applied sciences. The entrance examination does not contain any pre-reading materials or pre-tasks. In order to be invited to the second phase group interview, you have to pass all the exam sections and reach the field-specific cut-off score. Applicant must score minimum points in order to be selected for admission.

Identification documents

You must submit your identification document on the Studyinfo’s application form no later than 25 January 2023 at 3:00 pm Finnish time (UTC+2). If your first phase of the International UAS Exam (written examination) is approved but you do not submit a valid identification document by the given date, you will be rejected from the second phase (group interview).

The following documents are accepted as proof of identity:

  • passport
  • Finnish identity card with a photo, issued by police (in Finland)
  • Finnish driver’s licence (issued in Finland)
  • another EU/ETA country identity card with a photo

Read more about identification in second phase.

4. Results and accepting the study place

Results are announced end of March at the earliest and on 2 June 2023, at the latest.


  1. accept the study place on
  2. enrol for attendance/non-attendance on
  3. NON-EU/EEA citizens: pay the tuition fee payment as soon as possible
  4. start the residence permit (if needed) application process immediately in April to be able to start your studies in August. The residence permit application process might take time over 2 months, so be in time!

The final deadline to accept the study place, enrol for attendance and pay the possible tuition fee is 14 July 2023 by 3:00 pm Finnish time. There are no tuition fees for Finnish or other EU/EEA citizens.

Studies will begin in the middle of August 2023. Please, arrive to Jyväskylä, Finland by that time!

Contact information

Matti Hirsilä

Päällikkö global competence, Head of Department Global Competence
Global Competence, Global Competence
Liiketoiminta, School of Business

Olga Afanaseva

Koulutuskoordinaattori, Education Coordinator
Global Competence, Global Competence
Liiketoiminta, School of Business

How to apply for Bachelor’s Degrees

Application timetable and selection criteria for bachelor's degree programmes conducted in English. Apply 4 - 18 January 2023 by 3.00 pm!

Tuition fees and scholarships

The tuition fee concerns non-EU/EEA degree students who study in English-taught Bachelor's or Master's degree programme. Scholarship available.

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