Master's Degree

Become an MBA in International Business Management

International Business Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Study Master's Degree in Finland! The principal focus of this programme is to enable you to develop professional skills, innovate new ideas, solve complex business problems, and explore new business opportunities. Our programme is for those, who after experiencing the multiple facets of business world, want to take their careers forward and upgrade their competence.

Apply 4-18 January 2023
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Product scope
Annual intake
Application period
04.01.2023 - 18.01.2023
Master of Business Administration
Study modes
Part-time studies
Full-time studies

International Business Management, Master of Business Administration

Part-time students can complete the programme in approximately three years. It is also possible to complete the programme in one and a half years as full-time studies. Lectures are delivered at late afternoons during the week and on Saturdays.

Study contents

The 90 ECTS programme consists of the following modules: Global business management, Research and development, Electives and Master’s thesis.

  • Global Business Management | 20 ECTS
  • Management module | 15 ECTS
  • Research and Development | 15 ECTS
  • Electives | 10 ECTS
  • Thesis | 30 ECTS

Corporate careers

The objectives, structure, contents and delivery of the MIB programme are fully attuned to enhance employment potential of graduates. Furthermore, the requirement of at least two years of relevant work experience after the bachelor’s degree is meant to ensure that the students understand their conceptual knowledge and are able to relate it to professional fields in a holistic manner.

The success achieved by JAMK in the employment arena is attributable to strong conceptual knowledge, business skills, entrepreneurship skills, customer orientation, independent working abilities, continual learning skills, information acquisition skills, problem-solving skills, communication skills, and IT technology skills.

Share our expertise

Dr. Murat Akpinar is the academic coordinator for the Master's Programme in International Business Management and leads the research line of competitiveness and internationalization. He teaches the courses Strategic Management, Microeconomics of Competitiveness and Professional Development at Master´s level.

Dr. Akpinar is a member of the Michael Porter’s MOC network at Harvard Business School. Before joining the academic world, he worked in different managerial positions in both multinational and in start-up companies in a variety of countries.

During your master's studies you will also meet other members of JAMK´s skillful and motivated faculty!

How to apply in January

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

Entry requirements: International Business Management

  • The requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in the field of business and administration/natural science, BBA (or other equivalent business degree) or hospitality management AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of business and administration or tourism and hospitality after the bachelor's degree. 

Application period: 4 – 18 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time

Applying for degree programmes conducted in English at universities of applied sciences (UAS) takes place through an online joint application system. 

  • Apply online 4 – 18 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at
  • Attach the required enclosures (degree and work certificates and possible pre-assignment) to the online application form by 25 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2) (e.g. as pdf. files).

Entrance examination: Content and pre-reading material

The entrance examination or International Business Management will be arranged on 24 March 2023.

The student selection is based on the total score of the entrance examination. All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility will be invited to the entrance examinations. 

The entrance exam includes an interview and a written exam based on a pre-reading material.

The applicant must score at least

  • 20/60 points from the interview and 
  • 15/40 points from the written part,

in order to pass the exam and have a chance to be admitted for the degree programme. The total points from entrance examinations are 100 points. Applicant's English language skills will be assessed as a part of the entrance examination, thus, the entrance examination does not include a separate English language test. It is also not necessary to submit any language proficiency certificate.

Pre-reading material

The written exam for International Business Management is based on pre-reading material.

You can find the pre-reading material from the link below.

Results of student selection: Steps for new students

Results are announced in the middle of April at the earliest and on 2 June 2023, at the latest.

  • accept the offer of admission at
  • enrol for attendance/non-attendance
  • NON-EU/EEA citizens: pay the tuition fee payment as soon as possible
  • start the residence permit (if needed) application process immediately in May to be able to start your studies in August. The residence permit application process might take time over 2 months, so be in time!
  • Studies will begin in the middle/end of August 2023. Welcome to study with us!

Get a Master's Degree | Jamk Master School

Get a Master's Degree from Jamk Master School. Choose from one of the two paths and develop into either management and leadership excellence or professional expertise excellence. You can study flexibly while working.

Contact information

Murat Akpinar

Yliopettaja, Principal Lecturer
Global Competence, Global Competence
Liiketoiminta, School of Business

How to apply for Master's Degrees

Application timetable and selection criteria for Master's degree programmes conducted in English. Apply 4 - 18 January 2023 by 3 p.m.!

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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