Bachelor's Degree in International Business
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||Bachelor of Business Administration
|Extent of studies:
||3,5 academic years
|Number of study places:
||End of August every year
|Language of Instruction
Objective of the International Business Degree
The objective of the Bachelor's Degree in International Business is to provide both Finnish and international students with a high quality business education and international business experience. The programme aims at providing the students with the vital skills needed to work in expert positions in small and medium-sized companies involved in international business. The programme is 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. The language of instruction in this programme is English.
The Bachelor's Degree in International Business covers the following six main competencies;
- International Business Awareness
- Intercultural Adaptability
- International Operations Management
- International Marketing Management
- International Strategic Management
- Organisational Development
Structure of the Studies
Basic studies provide the student with the basic information needed to understand the fundamental processes of business operations. Professional studies include special study modules covering different areas of international business activities. The studies emphasise the framework and strategies of international business, international marketing and digital environment, international management and communication skills. Specialisation studies and free-choice studies provide the student with the opportunity to deepen and widen knowledge related to his/her own professional field.
An essential part of the degree programme is also a 5-month practical training period which gives you the opportunity to apply acquired theory in practice. The practical training can be accomplished in Finland or abroad. Towards the end of your studies, you will also complete a thesis in the form of project work, research work or applied research. The purpose of the thesis is to demonstrate your ability to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during your studies. With personal study planning, it is also possible to complete the degree in a shorter time than the official 3,5 years.
Graduates of the International Business Programme will be able to choose from a variety of employment positions from being self-employed to working in management, planning and development posts within projects, sales and marketing in both private and public sector. It is also possible to continue studies towards a Master's degree in a university.
Basic Business Competence
Managing International Operations
International Marketing and Digital Environments
International Studies Abroad / completed in one of the
partner universities abroad
Theory and Practice Combined
Studying in a university of applied sciences in Finland is practically oriented. The studies in the International Business programme include lectures and seminars to provide the theoretical background for the subjects, but also a lot of group work, project work and presentations to apply the theory into practise. The students will participate in real-life business projects and also in arranging different kinds of events within different courses.
Opportunities for Student Exchange
As a students 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.
The students may receive financial support from KAMK for their student exchange. Read more about Internationality at KAMK. It is highly recommended that (Finnish) students in this programme complete part of their studies at one of our partner universities abroad.
It is also possible to obtain a double degree with a partner university in Germany by completing part of the studies in Germany.