Take a leap to the core of tomorrow's business!
The Bachelor’s Degree in International Business at KAMK provides you with an understanding of international business operations and gives you varied career opportunities in organizations that are engaged in business on a global scale. The degree develops the necessary skills and competencies for success in a modern business environment.
During the studies, you will gain insights into the manager’s responsibilities in planning, organizing, and leading within the workplace as well as understanding the management practices in the international context. You will deepen your understanding of managing a global supply chain and learn to understand the key principles of service design thinking in business development. You will also learn to create and evaluate the customer experience journey and manage the digital business. In the specialization studies, you will dive deeper into strategic marketing communications and digital marketing solutions.
The studies emphasize applying the learned theories into practice. Hands-on projects, practical training, and thesis are a great way of learning, interacting, and building networks with the working life.
Our wide network of international partners gives you excellent opportunities to broaden the specialization of your studies via student exchange. The flexibility of the program makes it possible to graduate sooner than in the official 3,5 years.
Objective of the Degree Program
The objective of the Degree Programme in International Business at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) is to provide both Finnish and international students with high quality, practically orientated, academic education. The content of the program has been designed to encourage the development of entrepreneurial skills within the fields of International Business. Upon completion of the required 210 credits within three and a half years, graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).
The learning environment at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences actively encourages the achievement of the stated objective by providing a:
program that is both responsive and flexible to the needs of students
program that is both challenging and supportive to students
truly international atmosphere, achieved through the UAS’s extensive links with partner universities abroad
co-operation with a network of local businesses
professional, highly educated staff
Because of the nature of the program, the learning strategies employed to achieve its objectives are varied, depending on the subject they may include: lectures, seminars, individual tutorials, workshops, case study, group work, business projects, study trips, research, video conferencing and lectures given by international lecturers.
During the studies, you will specialize in international marketing in a modern, digitalized environment. You will benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to marketing communications, supplemented with specific current phenomena such as digital marketing automation, storytelling, content marketing, online customer dialogue, and mobile marketing.
As a student at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, you will be able to complete a part of your studies and/or practical training abroad using our wide network of partners. Participating in student exchange and completing part of the studies in one of our partner universities makes it possible to broaden the specialization of your studies. It is also possible to choose a double degree with our partner universities.
For studies starting in autumn 2021, the entrance exams are arranged both online and in Kajaani.
International Business entrance exam may consist of a written part (essay, multiple-choice questions, a section measuring mathematical/logical thinking) and an interview. The essay and the interview are combined in the entrance examination as an integrated section measuring English language proficiency.
The examination assesses study and teamwork skills, verbal and written expression skills as well as mathematical/logical reasoning skills.
The ability to communicate fluently in English, both speaking and writing, is a prerequisite for admission. Therefore, applicants must pass all parts of the exam in order to be selected for admission. Applicants scoring below the minimum points of any of the sections will fail the exam. The section testing English language proficiency will be entered into the system with a pass/fail grade.
The pre-reading material will be published on the web pages before the exam.
Submit your application online through the joint application system at Studyinfo during the application period. The application period for studies starting in autumn 2020 is as follows (choose one):
The application period for studies starting in autumn 2021 are as follows:
Application period 1: 7 - 20 January 2021
Application period 2: 1 March - 23 April 2021
Graduates of the International Business degree will be able to apply for a variety of employment positions, from entrepreneurship to working in management roles, project planning and development roles, and sales and marketing positions, all within both the private and public sectors. It is also possible to continue studies towards a Master's degree in a university. After graduation, our alumni are working for example as
Digital Marketing Specialist
Strategy and Customer Manager
Vice Director of Marketing
Planner and Strategy Consult
The tuition fee at KAMK is 6 000 euros per academic year. The students, who accept their study place within 14 days from the notice of admission, get a 50% discount off the tuition fee as an early bird scholarship. Later on in the studies, the scholarship rewards for study progress, ie. the students who complete a minimum of 55 credits per academic year, get a 50% discount on the tuition fee. In addition, KAMK offers an additional scholarship for those, who pass a national language test in Finnish during their studies. This scholarship is available once during the studies and offers the students the possibility to study a year for free - providing that they get both scholarships (55 credits + Finnish language) the same year.
The scholarships are always used directly to reduce the tuition fee. Scholarships are available by application only. The first year fee is paid when accepting the study place, and later on, it is paid in May yearly. The scholarship applies only to the tuition-fee paying students.
In addition to the tuition fee, the students must pay for their study materials and for their own living costs. The average monthly living expenses for a student living in Finland are approximately 700 – 900 euros. This may vary depending on personal circumstances. When applying for a residence permit in Finland, non-EU/EEA nationals need to demonstrate that they have at least 560 euros per month at their disposal – in addition to the tuition fee.
Sina, International Business: Graduating in 2,5 years
"I finished my studies within 2.5 years, a year in advance. I did not plan from the beginning to shorten my studies, but during my second semester I thought about the option of using the long summer breaks effectively and doing my practical training in that time."
Elisa, International Business
“On the first day of the studies, I was greeted by my supervising teacher, who ended up being the most supportive and motivating teacher ever (…) and I knew from the first day she would be the right person to teach me international business.”
Jasper, International Business
"If you are adventurous and like to explore, I recommend going to Kajaani University of Applied Sciences. They offer great experiences and encourage people to connect and seek experiences by the variety they offer!"