Degree Programme in International Business
Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Degree title in Finnish: Tradenomi
Duration and extent of studies:
3.5 years, 210 credits, including 30 credits of placement
Degree Programme in International Business provides students with versatile problem-solving and social skills in an intercultural environment, as well as first-rate theoretical and practical skills in international business.
The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences is located in Southeast Finland on the border between the EU and Russia, and collaborates with many universities throughout Europe and Asia. A degree from us is well-recognised and respected.
Our studies prepare students for the diverse aspects of international business operations including studies of marketing, finance, logistics and management.
The international business world needs multicultural experts for companies and various foreign trade positions to run operations and implement projects around the world. Foreign languages, different cultures and global business operations form an essential part of the programme. The content of the studies is continuously updated together with the potential employers to meet labour market needs.
The tutor teachers and an international peer group support students during studies and leisure time. The relationship between our students and lecturers is open and learning methods are interactive and collaborative.
Studying in multicultural teams gives students an excellent opportunity to learn about various cultures and to create valuable relationships and international networks. Language and cultural studies are an essential part of the programme: in addition to English and Finnish, German, Spanish or Russian is a requirement - or the foreign students can deepen their knowledge of the Finnish language skills.
The IB-studyprogramme includes a semester long study period at one of our partner institutions. The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences has over 100 partner institutions and universities around the world.
Having completed the Bachelor’s degree and acquired work experience of three years, students will have good opportunities to continue studies in our Master’s degree programme in International Business Management.