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International Business Management

International Business Management, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) (2 years)

  • An internationally comparable degree in Economics and Business Administration from an AACSB accredited business school, that enables you to apply for work within the EU and globally 
  • Respond to global challenges by becoming a change agent capable of responsible management and growth-oriented entrepreneurship
  • Global outlook, inspiring international environment and close ties with industry make a platform for professional growth and personal development

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The International Business Management programme (IBM) combines management and international business fundamentals with responsible, growth-oriented and innovative entrepreneurship. In a rapidly changing world, businesses cannot stand still as there is a constant need to evolve. This evolution needs experts who are able to challenge the status quo and question the current business practices. Graduates of the programme become change agents in the economy and society at large who are capable of responding to the challenges of dynamic business environments by relying on the principles of change management, sustainable leadership and growth entrepreneurship in organisational and business development.

Upon graduation, the student is able to evaluate and apply the conceptual tools of management and international business in different organisational contexts. The student will understand and be able to work in business administration and related practices in small and large companies. In addition, the student is able to foster and manage growth-oriented and international businesses as a contributing team member, founder or manager. Graduates will be able to address the multi-cultural and social responsibility needs of organisations. They can collaborate and create value together with co-workers, customers and other stakeholders outside the organisation in various roles.

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 and renewal
  • responsible business management and leadership
  • leading multinationals, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures
  • legal issues related to international business

Courses during the first academic year introduce the students to a framework of multinational corporations and international business. Students learn innovative and entrepreneurship- driven management principles and examination of organisational change in a global context. There is considerable flexibility in finalising the degree, as during the second year of studies students are able to select courses and deepen their knowledge based on their individual interests and professional profiles.

Teaching is based on internationally recognised research by the faculty and it combines theory and practice in its content and teaching methods. Students take on assignments in collaboration with various organisations. New students join an international study environment where classmates represent many different nationalities. Graduates of the programme work in many professional fields and develop to hold expert and management positions in Finland and internationally. They cover the whole spectrum of companies from start-ups to multinational corporations.

"Through this program, I will acquire the much-required toolkit needed to attain organizational goals and objectives in the fast-paced world of international business management."

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
  • Director of Sales & Marketing
  • Global Demand Analyst
  • Key Account Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Team Leader


Students applying for the programme must possess an applicable B.Sc. degree, most often from the field of business, social sciences, or engineering.