Studies at University of Oulu 2013-2014

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 Management

Managing and leading international high technology, high context or high touch businesses is what the Master’s programme in International Business Management (IBM) focuses on. The ideas that are taught are combined from different fields of managing business, which make IBM a truly multidisciplinary programme and a close connection between theory and practice is maintained in all research, teaching and company projects.

The IBM programme includes three core learning themes: practices of international business, building up international businesses and approaches to international business studies. During the studies, the students are involved in and actively participating in assignments for both small and large companies. The companies offer the IBM students’ master’s thesis assignments, joint research and development projects. The aim of this cooperation is to assist and accelerate companies’ internationalization and expand their already existing international operations.

The IBM graduates will be awarded a Master of Science degree, majoring in International Business Management with the possibility to continue their studies at doctoral level. The graduates are capable of working in a variety of different professions from international sales and marketing, product / service or business management, international sourcing and logistics, manufacturing or service delivery to consultancy, entrepreneurial or governmental professions.

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: 
No tuition fee


Application Period: 
December 2nd 2013 – January 31st 2014 (16.00 GMT +2)