How to apply in January
Short step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
Study your 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.
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.
The 90 ECTS programme consists of the following modules: Global business management, Research and development, Electives and Master’s thesis.
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.
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 Formulating Strategy, Global Growth Strategies, Leadership Dynamics, Research-based Development, 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!
"I wanted to update my skills and aim a bit higher with my education. International business management was something which was my field, where I wanted to work and succeed. Kiilto has grown a lot during my career, and it was important to learn the theory behind the business, as I had already gotten a taste of the practicalities of it."
-Tiina LaurénRead Tiina's story
Short step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
The students for Jamk’s master’s degree programme in International Business Management are selected from two selection queues based on their educational background:
If you have completed the bachelor´s level degree outside of Finland you must provide an English language proficiency certificate (see exceptions below) to be eligible.
Applicants who do not have to provide the English language proficiency certificate:
The certificate must be submitted by 24 January 2024, 3.00 pm Finnish time. Only the tests listed below are accepted with no exceptions:
Test results are valid for two years. The test result must be valid until 3 January 2024. If possible, the applicant should choose Jamk University of Applied Sciences as the recipient of the results. Jamk University of Applied Sciences’ TOEFL code is 0719.
If you have the required degree and work experience and you have completed or are completing 55 ECTS credits master level management studies in Jamk or in higher education institution approved by Jamk you do not have to submit the English language proficiency certificate.
Studies must be completed in
The applicants must have begun their studies (the first enrolment as an attending student) in autumn 2019 or later.
Applicants with 55 ECTS credits completed in Jamk or in higher education institution approved by Jamk, must attach transcript of records to the online application:
Applying for degree programmes conducted in English at universities of applied sciences (UAS) takes place through an online application.
All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility will be invited to the entrance examinations.
The student selection is based on the total score of an entrance examination. The entrance examination includes an interview (max. 100 p.)
Entrance examination co-operation
If an applicant applies to both International Business Management and Sport Business Management degree programmes, they will receive only one interview invitation and they need to participate to only one interview. The interview scores are valid for both programmes.
Results are announced in the middle of April at the earliest and on 31 May 2024 at the latest.