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.

Internationally accredited programme

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. 

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 year

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.


Welcome to the IB Family!

Congratulations for starting your studies in international business and for joining our IB Family! In this video our teachers will tell you a bit about themselves and what all you can look forward to in the lectures and courses yet to come!

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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.

Read student and alumni stories

Camila Vergara Salgado

Studying at JAMK has helped Camila grow as a professional and as a global citizen

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.

JAMK alumni Jerry´s international business work at Porsche

I work as Brand Ambassador at Porsche AG. JAMK offers great opoortunities for example for student exchange. Internationality is highly valued by the employers and it most certainly pays off to be brave and go abroad.

International Business studies opened the world for Matti

The international business studies in JAMK has been very practical and has offered real advantage in the working life. The concrete student projects with firms were valuable.

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International Marketing at JAMK

Watch the journey of international marketing studies: team working, projects, creating concepts, exchange students from all over Europe - and crazy fun!

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How to apply

The intake for International Business is 50 students.

International Business Apply 5 - 19 January 2022 by 3.00 pm at Studyinfo.fi Application period has ended

Please note that the Finnish Immigration Office MIGRI is in charge of all matters relating to residence permits. MIGRI's website >>

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.

  • MOC: Microeconomics of Competitiveness network developed by Professor Michael Porter at Harvard Business School
  • EFMD: European Foundation for Management Development
  • EAIE: European Association of International Education, Business Schools
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Business Schools
  • SAPPLE: Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education, Business Schools
  • APAIE: Asia Pacific Association for International Education, Business Schools
  • AACSB: Business Education Alliance member
  • EASM: European association of Sport Management
  • EuroFM: European Facility Management Network for Education, practice and research
  • VentureWell 
  • SIETAR Europa: Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research
Hirsilä Matti

Hirsilä Matti

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

Afanaseva Olga

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