International Business Management
International Business Management, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) (2 years)
The international master’s degree programme in International Business Management (IBM) is a two-year research-based programme that focuses on developing, managing and leading international businesses by combining various topics through a multidisciplinary approach. The distinctive nature of the education stems from the combination of management and international business especially from the viewpoints of strategy, innovativeness, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. The education concentrates on the complexities in international for-profit companies and non-profit organizations, their relationships, and wider business networks or economic areas, such as states and nations. Understanding of these complexities is essential for the social, economic, and ecological sustainability of businesses and organizations.
A close connection between theory and practice is maintained in research, teaching, and company projects. During the studies, students have a possibility to perform assignments for small and large companies. The programme aims to give students the tools needed in managing, creating, and developing a variety of international organizations, including new ventures. Teaching that combines theoretical and practical aspects both in the contents, and teaching methods, provides tools and skills to manage growth-oriented, knowledge based business in dynamic and global business environments.
The programme provides the basis for expertise in areas such as:
- business designing, venture growth strategies, and international entrepreneurship
- developing an innovative mind-set and new businesses
- strategic thinking
- responsible business management and leadership
- leading multinationals, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures
- legal issues related to international business
The skills gained in the programme offer you a solid academic training and essential knowledge on managing and leading international businesses. General learning outcomes of the programme are:
- analytical thinking, economic problem solving, and business decision making
- deep and coherent understanding of international business management
- ability to use, process and analyze economic and/or business information
- ability to act as future generators of sustainable value for business and society
- ability to conduct research projects independently
The IBM graduates will be awarded a Master of Science degree, majoring in International Business Management. The degree provides a good qualification for doctoral studies in the fields of management and international business, and opens career paths that may lead to different managerial positions and entrepreneurial activities.
Possible job titles include:
- Business Development Manager
- Management Consultant
- Key Account Manager
- Sales Manager
Students applying for the programme must possess an applicable B.Sc. degree, most often from the field of business, social sciences, or engineering.