Lappeenranta, Finland

The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences and Lahti University of Applied Sciences will merge at the turn of the year, establishing the new LAB University of Applied Sciences. Take a look at the degree programmes and apply next spring to LAB!

Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Degree title in Finnish: Tradenomi (AMK)

Duration and extent of studies:
3.5 years, 210 credits, including 30 credits of placement.

For further information please contact:
Degree Programme Manager
Ms. Petra Yli-Kovero
tel. +358 400 985834
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International Business Curriculum Structure (pdf)

Degree Programme in International Business provides students with solid understanding of different approaches to doing business cross borders. The programme will give you professional competence within the broad scope of international business, versatile problem-solving and social skills needed in an intercultural environment.

The international business world needs multicultural experts for companies and various foreign trade positions to run operations and implement projects around the world. Future experts, leaders and entrepreneurs need good leadership skills but also ethical thinking skills and sustainable business enterprise knowledge. Designing services for international businesses requires creativity and innovativeness.

Our studies prepare you for the diverse aspects of international business operations including studies of management, marketing, finance and supply chain management and logistics. Studies at Saimaa UAS give you an insight to trade between EU and Russia. Foreign languages, different cultures and global business operations form an essential part of the programme.

The content of the studies is continuously updated together with the potential employers to meet labour market needs. The International Business study programme includes a semester long study period at one of our partner institutions. 

Having completed the Bachelor’s degree and acquired work experience of three years, you will have good opportunities to continue your studies in our Master’s degree programme in International Business Management.

Non-EU/EEA students are subject to tuition fees. The annual tuition fee for students in Bachelor´s degree programmes is 5 400 e/year. Applying for the 50 % scholarship is possible after the first academic year. To be able to use the given option, you must be able to study full time during the first academic year - meaning, that you must complete a minimum of 55 ECTS credits of studies that are included in your personal study plan.

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