Master's Degree

Become an MBA in International Business Management

International Business Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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.

Apply 3-17 January, 2024
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Product scope
Annual intake
Application period
03.01.2024 - 17.01.2024
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 | 10 ECTS
  • Research and Development | 15 ECTS
  • Electives | 15 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 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 Laurén

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How to apply in January

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

Entry requirements: International Business Management

The students for Jamk’s master’s degree programme in International Business Management are selected from two selection queues based on their educational background: 

  1. Interview, 50% of study places 
  2. Master level management studies and interview, 50% of study places

General entry requirements

  • The requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's level degree in the field of business (BBA in Business Administration or other equivalent business degree) or in the field of natural science (BBA in Business Information Technology) or in the field of 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. 

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:

  • Applicants who have completed higher education degree in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or the United States
  • Applicants who have completed 55 ECTS credits master level management studies (see details below) 

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:

  • IELTS Academic: a minimum total score of 6.0 (Test sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking) 
  • TOEFL Academic (iBT): a minimum total score of 60 (Test sections: Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing) 
  • Pearson PTE Academic: a minimum total score of 55 (Test sections: Speaking and Writing, Reading, and Listening) 

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.

55 ECTS credits master level management studies

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

  • Jamk UAS: Master of Business Administration, International Business Management programme OR
  • Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, India: Master of Business Administration programme with a specialization in Business and Data Analytics, Hospital Administration and Medical Tourism, Logistics, Port and Supply Chain Management OR Marketing and Finance, offered by the Yenepoya Institute of Arts, Science, Commerce and Management (YIASCM), under the PG Department of Commerce and Management at Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, India OR
  • Humber College, Canada: the Humber Graduate Certificate program in Entrepreneurial Enterprise, Business Management (EE511); Business Management (EE511), Event Management (40511); Global Business Management (20841); Human Resources Management (02541); Marketing Management (02241); Project Management (31521) OR Supply Chain Management (10151) at the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto, Canada

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:

  • 30 credits completed by 24 January 2024 at 3.00 pm Finnish time,
  • total 55 credits completed by 11 July 2024 at 3.00 pm Finnish time.

Application period: 3 – 17 January 2024 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 application. 

  • Apply online 3 – 17 January 2024 by 3.00 p.m Finnish time on
  • Attach the required documents (degree and work certificates and possible English language proficiency certificate and transcript of master level management studies) to the online application by 24 January 2024 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2).

Entrance examination: Interview

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.) 

  • The applicant must score at least 40 points out of 100 points to pass the interview and to have a change to be admitted.
  • The entrance examination (interview) will be held online in February and March 2024.

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 of student selection: Steps for new students

Results are announced in the middle of April at the earliest and on 31 May 2024 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 possible residence permit application process immediately in May to be able to start your studies in August. The residence permit application process might take time over two months, so be in time!
  • Studies will begin in August 2024.

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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 3 - 17 January 2024 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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