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International Business all the way

Everything just felt right for me to come here!

This is Dili, student from International Business department, with love. Frankly speaking I wasn’t sure about if myself fit for business study until it started, it’s sort of feeling like you never tried one food before your entire life just because “you think you won’t like it”, then after you ate it you just wonder why haven’t you tried earlier.

So the love story between Lapland AMK and me started from a magical winter, I got a job offer from Rovaniemi and it was “let’s get it over with” trip by my first intention. However through the job as a salesperson, I started to enjoy the part that I could make a difference in selling, in order to sell good requires all-around skills, from marketing, cross culture communications and international sales, and I realize I needed education to get better, and I want to get better. Out of nowhere, I found Lapin AMK had this international business program, everything just felt right for me to come here.

Time flies when you having fun, indeed. First year went in a snap of fingers, all I can remember is all the laughter we had during school and the creative lesson we had. Had to mention about” problem based learning”, one of my favourite lesson of all time, students breaking barriers try to work together and solve the problem, and you will be surprised how much you changed after the study. Moreover, the teachers in school are professional and international; they are open to any question and willing to help you. I am very grateful for all the people I met and all the stories we shared, and it continues next autumn.

So if you one of those people with ambitious, willing to make a difference in your life, then international business all the way!

- Dilixiati Bolati,  International Business student

Lapland UAS is the study place for you to challenge yourself

Shen Junjie moved here from China to study IBS in Lapland University of Applied Sciences. He wanted to tell about his experiences of studying in Lapland.

Studying for a business and management studies degree allows me to develop a broad understanding of business organizations and provides me with subject-specific knowledge in areas such as markets, customers, finance, operations, communication, information technology and business policy and strategy. I was strongly influenced by my family in my childhood, I found the interest to study because of my family business.

Arctic Circle region has large potential for young entrepreneur to create future career. Lapland UAS provides professional courses and lectures about Arctic Circle Business. Also Lapland UAS has enough experience to encourage Business students to develop future career and give reasonable suggestions.

Lapland is the famous destination for many International tourists as well as for Chinese tourists. Living in Lapland, I have more opportunities to learn hotel management and Tourism industry management. Rovaniemi is a city with beautiful nature, multicultural environment and International business environment. I would recommend this city as a study place because of its international tourism destination, home of Santa Claus, professional English degree studies and Art center of Lapland

I learnt many business skills from the multicultural environment. Lapland UAS has taught me how to be open minded, respect each other and different cultural communication skills. I have had markets communication, customer relationship management, project management, information technology and so on. Project is the main activities for us to apply our knowledge into business field. During the studies, we have many project works to exercise and improve our skills. Practice in working field is the most important activities for of IBS students. Lapland UAS knows the best studying process is when you work by yourself.

A course that really stayed in my mind is International Marketing Management - it is the first step for companies going global. I am studying IBS toward to be entrepreneur. International marketing knowledge will help me overcome many difficulties about globalization processes.

When we apply our knowledge into business field, we have to have strong confidence. For me, to clearly express my ideas and my opinions is difficult. I have to practice a lot about communication skills. Luckily, Lapland UAS teachers helps me do many training and practice. Learning communication skills has been the best part of my studies. The school has a multicultural environment and advanced teaching equipment.

If you are interested in Arctic Circle, Lapland UAS is the study place for you to challenge yourself. I would recommend my study field, if you are willing to be entrepreneur and want to have excellent working experience.

Tourism agency, hotel and activities center are places where I would like to work in after my studies. I would also like to apply master degree in Turku, in order to understand Finnish culture, I want to have more studying experience in the south of Finland.

-Shen Junjie, IBS’13-

From Lapland UAS into future business expert

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By choosing Degree Programme in International Business you will learn the skills to work anywhere in the world in a multicultural environment, and also make lifetime friends who you will remember forever!

Hi! My name is Nina Niskala, born and raised here in Rovaniemi. At the moment I'm studying my third year in International Business and I got to say I have been really happy with my choice for place to study!

I recommend Degree Programme in International Business for everyone who are not afraid to challenge themselves. During the first year you will get a good knowledge base about working in international team, project work and accounting. After that during the second and third year you will adapt your skills into practice through several case studies in multicultural environment.

Another great way to develop yourself and get valuable working experience is by joining our student union InnoBarentsLab. My journey in IBL started back in fall semester 2015 with Give Back to Finland -project, which is a social entrepreneurship project aiming to encourage people to give back to the society, and also break the ice between foreigners and local older generation in this area. During that time I gained lot of new friends, and got to do things which I will always remember. Since then, I worked in various roles within IBL, and gained lot of practical experience through different projects. So I guess in my case, joining IBL really changes everything for me, because now when I look back at my study time (which is still not finished though) all my best experiences are somehow related to InnoBarentsLab.

So, if you choose to apply to study in Lapland UAS, you will also have the chance to join IBL and see for yourself how much you can accomplish already as a student. Not to mention the Lappish environment and great hospitable people are certainly the features you will notice if you move here. What I like the most about International Business is that even though I get to study in my home town, I have met lot of new friends from all over the world. Rovaniemi is becoming more and more international all the time, so student life here and possibly your future career will give you lifelong memories.

So take up on a new challenge and come to study in Lapland - unique environment with a lot of potential. Nähdään siellä!

–Nina Niskala, IB´14-