Bachelor in International Business


Program Description


If you want to study business and management in English in a truly international setting and gain knowledge and experience that prepares you for an international career, then this degree program is the one for you!

The education in International Business aims at educating both nationally and internationally oriented, innovative persons with advanced, practical professionalism for the modern commerce and industry. The program provides you with a solid understanding of the different areas of business administration, skills in methodology and information processing for business development as well as an advanced knowledge within a specialization option of your choice. You will major in Marketing, Logistics, Tourism or Financial Management, which makes you a top level professional in your chosen field. There will be several additional modules you can choose from, enabling you to tailor your education to your particular needs and interests. The curriculum is complemented by language studies.

More than 50 % of the International Business students are non-Finnish, which contributes to a wealth of perspectives. Teachers with a diverse and international background, as well as visiting lecturers from partner universities and business schools abroad, ensure that the teaching is state of the art. As a student you will spend several months on work placements at companies in Finland or abroad, thus applying your knowledge to practical situations.

What you will learn

  • To work in an international business environment
  • The general functions of businesses
  • To work with real assignments from companies
  • You gain the self-confidence to present and speak in public
  • You become an expert in your chosen major
  • To understand a rapidly changing business context

Examples of future positions

  • Purchasing Manager
  • Product Category Manager
  • Key Account Manager
  • Online Marketing Manager
  • Brand Assistant
  • Sales Assistant
  • Logistics Manager
  • Distribution Co-ordinator
  • Purchaser
  • Exhibition Co-ordinator
  • IT Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Sales Manager
  • Project Planner
  • Consulting
  • Customer Advisor
  • Controller
  • Project Manager
  • Economy assistant
  • Corporate Accountant

From a student's perspective

Experience a wealth of perspectives

At Arcada, we know that the digital revolution has only just begun. We will see technology being utilized in ways that we can’t even begin to imagine today. This is why you as a student of International Business become part of a new way of studying and working. Not only do you get in-depth knowledge in the traditional fields of study; our curriculum also gives you the possibility to design your individual syllabus and focus on your subjects of choice. Thanks to IT being an integrated part of your education you will also gain unique skills in digital tools and systems, which gives you a significant edge on the job market.

Arcada business school offers a truly international experience

At our department, we aim to educate students that are capable of working both nationally and internationally, innovative and hold advanced practical knowledge. We follow the Arcada Business School-concept, which means that our students in Business Administration and International Business (In English) co-operate actively during their studies.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Please note that applicants from countries outside the European Union/EEA-area are required to pay tuition fees. The cost is 8 500 euros/academic year for bachelor’s degree studies in English.

The scholarship is available for this degree program (only for applicants that are required to pay tuition fees).


We also offer scholarships for Bachelor's level studies. The scholarship covers a maximum of 50 percent of the tuition fee. Based on his or her study achievements, the paying student can be granted a scholarship starting from his or her second year onwards. To be eligible for a scholarship, you need to complete 60 ECTS credits during the academic year.

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Arcada is a multi-professional university of applied sciences (UAS) with campus located in Arabianranta, Helsinki. We offer high quality practice-oriented higher education at both Bachelor’s and Maste ... Read More

Arcada is a multi-professional university of applied sciences (UAS) with campus located in Arabianranta, Helsinki. We offer high quality practice-oriented higher education at both Bachelor’s and Master’s levels as well as further education in Swedish and English. Read less