International Business studies offer a great base for careers in global business. The BBA graduates have the broad-based knowledge, skills, and competencies they can apply in various business situations. The core of the BBA studies consists of developing the business, being able to analyze business data and provide solutions, innovating and implementing digital solutions, building relationships and facilitating knowledge for strategic decisions. Depending on the students’ majority choices 2–5 of the following specialization tracks are offered:

  • Customer Relationship Management and Communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Supply Chain Management.

The student can also choose supportive courses from other specializations. Several languages and communication study options are offered as well. Career plans with service and sales orientation are strongly supported. The students’ multicultural team, negotiation, and networking skills are developed with the variety of learning approaches, for example, problem and project-based learning. Cooperation with international companies is an integral part of the studies. All students are encouraged to include an exchange semester or work placement abroad in their degree; this is compulsory for Finnish students. Continuous feedback from alumni and companies is taken into account in the annual planning of the curriculum implementation.

»Haaga-Helia was exceptional in offering students to work in multicultural groups for real companies. These courses did not only teach me the theoretical part of the course, but they also gave me a concrete experience on how things work in real companies. I gained valuable experience while being in Haaga-Helia. I specialized in Financial Management for Global business. Currently, I am working for Koodiviidakko Oy as part of our highly competent sales team. My job consists of consultative corporate sales where I deal with marketing directors and corporate executives daily. The transition from Haaga-Helia to work life was effortless due to the help of Haaga-Helia's teachers. Overall, I enjoyed my time at Haaga-Helia and it provided an excellent “starters kit” for starting my own career in business.

Tuomo Röppänen, Account Manager, Koodiviidakko Oy
DP in International Business, Helsinki

Profile of the Degree Programme in International Business

Why Choose Haaga-Helia BBA in International Business, Helsinki Pasila?

Your aim is to:

  • Acquire a mindset of continuous personal and professional development.
  • Have a strong professional orientation to global business.
  • Develop competencies in effective multicultural teamwork and communication.
  • Acquire a variety of competencies needed by business developers, digital implementers, knowledge facilitators, relationship builders and solution providers.
  • Become an expert in one of the key fields in global business such as in customer relationship management and communication, entrepreneurship, financial management, human resource management and supply chain management.

Key learning outcomes of the Degree Programme

Haaga-Helia International Business graduates are highly competitive knowledge workers in the global labor markets. Graduates have the skills and broad-based know-how needed in global professional B2B services-focused environment. They anticipate future trends and cope proactively with the volatility of global markets. Our sales and service minded graduates create value through proactive networking in international contexts. In addition, they manage and lead multinational projects using effective teamwork, digital tools, time management, communications and negotiation skills. They also appreciate the importance of sustainability and business ethics.

Tuition 8500 E
Student accommodation (inc. water and electricity) 300 E / month
Food 150-250 E /month
Transportation 50 E / month
Program taught in:
  • English

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