Study Master´s Degree in Finland! The principal focus of this full-time 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.

This programme is intended for full-time students. Full-time students are expected to accomplish the programme in three semesters (on average 30 ECTS per semester). Lectures will take place in the classroom during the week days at working hours in an international environment together with students from JAMK’s international partners.

Tuition fee and scholarship

The tuition fee in International Business Management (Master´s Programme) is 9000 euros/academic year. Well-performing students can be rewarded with JAMK Scholarship. Read more

Programme Structure

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


Global Business Management | 35 ECTS

The global business management module aims to develop students’ competencies for recognizing opportunities from changes in the global environment and formulating right strategies to capture them. Growth strategies, foreign market entry strategies, leadership, culture, and the roles of clusters with actors from market and institutional environments in designing appropriate strategies are covered in this module in the following courses.

  • Financial analysis and economic communication
  • Global growth strategies
  • Global leadership and culture
  • Global marketing and sales
  • Managing new ventures for global growth
  • Microeconomics of competitiveness
  • Strategic management

Research and Development | 15 ECTS

The research and development module is 15 ECTS. It targets to develop students’ competencies throughout the studies, in particular to conduct individual research. In preparation for their master’s thesis students learn to identify research problems and to use a variety of research methods to solve them. This module contains the following courses.

  • Professional development
  • Research methods in business administration
  • Qualitative or quantitive research methods 

Electives | 10 ECTS

Students should choose two elective courses in their studies (total 10 ECTS). Possible alternatives include the following courses. Students can also choose electives from other Master programmes or participate JAMK Study Abroad Programmes such as Grand study tour, Cyprus, Grand study tour, Hong Kong or
JAMK leadership programme in Silicon Valley, USA .

  • Brand management
  • Financing new ventures in global markets
  • Project management
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Strategic management accounting

Thesis | 30 ECTS

The thesis is a research or development project designed to serve working life. It stresses practical application and supports the student’s career development. The thesis is based on innovative knowledge production that is used to combine documented experiential information gained through development activities and a scientific approach. The thesis can constitute a project, a study or a development task.

Master’s thesis is the primary evidence for students to display the competencies which they develop throughout their studies. Students are encouraged to come up with thesis ideas at early stages in their studies and guided through regular master thesis seminars towards their accomplishment.

Bettina: Double Degree Student from Austria, Master of Business Administration

""I have always wanted to be among the very best – the cream of the crop so to say – and I chose JAMK. Even though we are high up in the north, JAMK offers its students brilliant professors and business people from all over the world ""

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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 three 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.

a city of students

Every 4th person that you pass in Jyväskylä is a student. The city is very dynamic. Take a look at the sports and cultural activities, not to mention restaurants and cafés.

a safe country

One of our international students was very surprised to get her lost wallet back. This can actually happen in Finland! The Finns are said to be very honest.

How Finland ranks?

How to apply

Entrance examinations

The entrance examination was arranged in Jyväskylä, Finland 6 April 2018. The entrance exam included an interview and a written exam. The written exam was based on a pre-reading material which was published on this website 15 February. 

In addition the entrance examinations in Finland the exams with similar content are organised in 12 countries around the world during March 2018 (as a part of Finnips network). More information about the IBM entrance examinations outside Finland.

Pre-reading material

The pre-reading material was available until the examination date. One was not allowed to use the material during the examination.

More information

Akpinar Murat

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