Viivi Mentula is a Finnish girl who decided to study in English. This December she graduates from the International Business Programme from Saimaa University of Applied Sciences.

“In my opinion, you can’t underestimate the need of English language in todays’ business world. That’s why I wanted to study business in English”, Mentula says.

In International Business studies Mentula didn’t have to choose between marketing, accounting or law major, like students do in business programmes taught in Finnish, because in international business programme you study them all.

“For me, that was one reason to choose IB. And of course I wanted to improve my English skills as well.”

The first few weeks of the studies were challenging. Everything was new: vocabulary in English, environment and the studies in higher education institution.

“Vocabulary improved quickly. After the first two periods everything went well.”

Mentula recommends the English programes for all those who want to learn the language as well as business.

“There’s nothing to be afraid of.”

Application period for bachelor’s degree starts on January 8th. More information: http://www.saimia.fi/haku/en/degree-programmes 

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