Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business (BBA)

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK

Program Description

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business (BBA)

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK

Full-time studies

  • study places: 40
  • location Kouvola
  • duration of studies 3,5 years
  • next application periods: 9.-24.1.2018, 14.-28.3.2018


Learning at Xamk is based on the award-winning LCCE© model of studies which goes beyond the traditional classroom and in which you work in close co-operation with companies in real-world situations. Company projects are integrated into International Business studies and provide a distinctive element for your CV and show future employers that you are ready for working life. This unique method also provides you with the networking opportunities to be in touch with companies to seamlessly step straight from your study path to your career path.

You will learn in a dynamic way through integrated co-teaching and intensive contact sessions. Face-to-face contact sessions with lecturers, who are experts in their field, industry professionals, and supporting activities with your peers make studies fascinating and enjoyable. Entrepreneurship is encouraged and you get tools to set up your own business. We have a long tradition in teaching international business as well as teaching in English.

Employers around the world appreciate your skills and competencies acquired through the innovative use of technology integrated into your studies. The latest digital trends and tools that power business today are included in your programme.

You may select your own pathway in International Marketing or Global Supply Chain Management for a truly successful and fulfilling career. You will get to understand real business practices by working with real-world companies. This strengthens your motivation and makes you ready for your chosen career immediately upon graduation.

You will study and learn in a truly international environment as our lecturers and students come from over 30 different countries. The mixture of cultural and linguistic backgrounds will raise your multi-cultural team working skills to a new level. This deepens your understanding of practices in global companies.


The degree programme, completely taught in English, is organised on a full-time basis taking approximately 3.5 years to complete. With hard work and determination, many of our students have managed to complete the degree in just 3 years. Indeed, if you have any previous university-level studies, these can also be taken into account, speeding your way to completing your degree.

In our BBA in International Business programme, you will acquire a strong foundation in international business operations. Upon completion of your BBA degree, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence and make decisions in functional business disciplines
  • Survey environmental factors and their impact on the decision-making process of an international company
  • Analyse the international economic environment for a business operating in global settings
  • Use technology as a support tool in decision making in international business
  • Conduct and utilise research to support business

International Marketing study path focuses on selling to the international customer, the latest digital marketing trends and the fast-paced and exciting world of social media. You will learn how great customer experience is created and maintained.

Global Supply Chain Management study path focuses on cutting-edge technological solutions in SCM in the area of agile/smart logistics. You will learn how companies use and work with emerging technologies to increase the customer satisfaction by means of value creation.

Practical training during studies gives you hands-on experience in the real business world. The great thing about practical training is that you can do it anywhere in the world.

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

The new BYOD policy demands students bring their own devices, i.e. laptops, to campus.


The challenges and opportunities in the global marketplace have never been so exciting. Our tech-savvy BBA graduates with entrepreneurial approaches qualify for expertise and managerial positions requiring competence in international business.

International marketing graduates have found their career in the following positions:

  • Sales Coordinators
  • Product Manager
  • Market Supervisors
  • Marketing Planners
  • Digital Key Account Managers

Global Supply Chain Management graduates have found their career in the following positions:

  • Area Export Managers
  • Supply Chain Co-ordinator
  • Logistics Managers
  • Purchasers
  • Export Operators.

Why not give Xamk a try?

" I always dreamt of an atmosphere that I can speak freely, express my opinions, make mistakes even; because what’s important is that you dare to accept challenges and make a change in yourself and in others.

I have my good friends here who always take care of me and the teachers who are always ready to help out with my studies. I have the chance to study in a quality facility with modern equipment, very ideal study environment! "

Xuan, student of International business degree programme

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 30, 2018
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This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2019
42 months
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Finland - Mikkeli
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Finland - Mikkeli
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