Studies at University of Oulu 2012-2013

The University of Oulu offers study opportunities with a solid academic foundation ranging from 5-6 year degree programmes and master’s programmes to doctoral training. There are also several possibilities such as open university studies, executive training and continuing education for developing and maintaining skills and competencies.

In addition to a variety of student exchange programmes, international master’s degree programmes in English are offered in six fields of study, making the university an international study environment.

International Master's Programmes

Master's Programme in International Business

The programme focuses on the business operations and management of internationally operating firms. The programme covers the challenges faced by both large multinational companies aiming to strengthen their global presence and by smaller firms planning their first operations in international markets. Central topics are:

  1. international business strategies,

  2. management of international business activities and processes and

  3. building up and developing international operations of the firms.

The studies are primarily based on the principles of interactive learning and teams. Therefore, the target is not only to educate students to the expert positions in international firms, but also to develop students’ abilities to problematize the issues involved in the business making in the global economy. Special attention is paid to running and building international growth businesses in technology oriented industries. Guiding principles for teaching are process oriented, theory challenging, methodologically innovative and practically relevant educational work. Through collaboration with other departments the programme gives students a wide knowledge of the different aspects of international business.

Kati Leinonen

Basic information

Name of the Degree: 
Master of Science (MSc) in Economics and Business Administration
Duration of studies: 
2 years
ECTS Credits: 
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Business Development Manager
HR Manager
Management Consultant
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)294 487792
tuija.mainela (at)
+358 (0)294 483910 (at)
Tuition fees for citizens of non EU/EEA member states: 
5 250 EUR / Academic Year


Application period: 
3.12.2012 to 31.1.2013