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

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 EPAS accredited bachelor level programme among Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences. The EPAS accreditation 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. 

7-20 January

To start your studies in August 2021, please apply in the next application period in January 7-20.

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 outside Finland. In case a student takes one more semester at JAMK IB offers a variety of studies to focus on.


Intended learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes are a statement of what a student will know and be able to do at the end of a programme.

Knowledge and understanding

Upon the completion of the programme a student is able to 

  • employ theoretical and conceptual knowledge to identify and analyse business problems in global contexts
  • identify and place into practice information-based decision making approaches to business and managerial problems.

Practical Skills: Multicultural Competency

Upon the completion of the programme a student is able to

  • apply proven theoretical and conceptual  knowledge of global business challenges in multicultural contexts
  • operate effectively within a multicultural team environment demonstrating team-building and intercultural communication skills.

Intellectual skills: Information Management in Business

Upon the completion of the programme a student is able to

  • gather, analyse and evaluate business data and information and transform empirical data into useful and actionable information
  • interpret and analyse complex business issues from multiple perspectives and critically review academic literature and other relevant information resources.

Transferable Skills: Multicultural Communication in Business

Upon the completion of the programme a student is able to

  • communicate effectively in English in oral, written and electronic formats using communication and information technology for business applications, and is able to prepare and present reports
  • exercise initiative and take personal responsibility for one´s own work in terms of timelines, professional behaviour, personal motivation and planning skills.

Read student and alumni stories

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.

Come and take advantage of the opportunity to study in Finland

You don´t need to carry any books, since almost everything is handled digitally. The idea is to bring your own device with you to the classes. Nevertheless, there is an excellent library where you may read or borrow books, when needed. There are many differences between Finland and India, e.g. we call our teachers Sir/Madam, but here at JAMK you call your teachers by their names.

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!

You can also watch the video from here »

How to apply

The intake for International Business is 50 students.

International Business Apply 8 - 22 January 2020 by 3.00 pm at Studyinfo.fi Apply

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.

  • Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) 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
  • European association of Sport Management
  • European Facility Management Network for Education, practice and research
  • Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR Europa)
Hirsilä Matti

Hirsilä Matti

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

Hynynen Piia

Koulutuskoordinaattori, Education Coordinator
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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