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Bachelor of Business Administration, international SUSTAINABLE business

Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration, Tradenomi (AMK)
Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 210 ECTS, 3,5 years
Teaching time: Daytime teaching


In the Degree Programme in International Sustainable Business (IB) you will study business in the Arctic Circle in an international group whilst learning how environmental and social factors impact business decisions. Through your studies you will become a business expert who can work innovatively both globally and locally and has an entrepreneur-like approach to the business development. You will learn about the possibilities of establishing a business of your own and creating an individual entrepreneurship path. You will also be able to recognise business opportunities around you. This degree allows you to be employed in various tasks in different fields in business and also in the public sector.
Sustainability is a cross-cutting theme in your studies. Lapland and Arctic region offer an ideal location to study sustainability in a fragile environment. The programme encourages development and implementation of innovative sustainable business ideas in joint projects with businesses, locally and across borders. 

You get a strong foundation in business principles such as marketing, financial management, business law, sustainable accounting, business communication and project planning. During your studies you will enhance your knowledge and skills in sustainability and its connection with business. After graduating you will be able to tackle most pressing problems of the world.

Read more about the content of studies and the degree curricula of International Business:

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The study environment and co-operation with the working life 

The advantage of the programme is its unique environment. You study in an innovative learning environment that combines theory and practice and modern facilities with advanced technologies that support effective learning. You will gain a more concrete approach to the topics studied in projects implemented in close cooperation with local companies and organisations. The programme encourages development and implementation of innovative sustainable business ideas in joint projects with businesses, locally and across borders. Implementation of studies may take multiple forms: in-class studies as well as field activities such as practical training in a company and field trips in the region, an international exchange period and online studies. Students use the Arctic Valley virtual learning environment in business studies. Santa claus seal picture

Learn more about what we do here in Lapland from Instagram and Arctic Valley Web-pages. 

Examples of our cooperation with working life:

  • Organized visits to local and our partner companies
  • Real life collaboration projects with companies
  • Events related to working life
  • Study units preparing you for working life
  • Practical trainings
  • Job application and CV workshops
  • Various extra curricular and student union activities where you can build your network, e. g. tutoring.

Lapland UAS is an official Goodwill partner of Santa Claus Finland. 

Improve your international skills 

Studying in English improves your language skills which is a valued skill in working life. Studying in multicultural groups develops your cultural awareness, which is highly valued skill in working life. You will also have a chance to experience internationalization at home through joint study unit implementation and events together with the local students. You can also improve your international skills by studying or doing your practical training abroad. We also hope you to enjoy Lapland so much that you'll stay here after your graduation. Best way to start that journey is to look for an internship at a local company.
During your studies you get the opportunity to learn Finnish.

Learn more: Studying Finnish language

Future career prospects

Future career prospects for International Sustainable Business -graduates are excellent. In the International Sustainable Business -programme you get extensive competences in the field of business. After graduation the work possibilities are various. You can work for example as a 

  • marketing manager
  • head of customer relationships
  • head of services
  • sales negotiator
  • project planner
  • entrepreneur
  • environmental health & safety (EHS) manager 
  • sustainability manager.

Watch the video of International Sustainable Business

Learn more about International Sustainable Business -studies

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How to apply on year 2024?

Here you can find more information on applying:

Applying for a degree:

  • The Joint Application schedule
  • Entrance examinations
  • Tuition fees in Lapland UAS
You can apply for most of the Bachelor’s level studies conducted in English in joint application to higher education. In joint application you apply to all your study programme choices with one application form.  

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Read more about starting studies via Open UAS Path Studies


Studies start

The next academic year begins in September 2024.

Practical information

See practical information for new student from Lapland UAS' webpages: Practical information / before coming to Finland. 

Guide for new students

From website > Guide for new students   you can find useful information to start your studies in Lapland UAS.


Information about the residence permit requirements and other procedures on the Finnish Immigration Service website.


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Opportunities for future talents

Master's studies after the Bachelor's programme?

After you have completed your Bachelor's programme, you can continue your studies in Lapland UAS' Master's programmes.

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Alternative ways to create your own study path

Double degree

In the International Sustainable Business -programme you can apply for the double degree in Turiba University and in FH Aachen UAS. Double degree programme provides students the opportunity of studying for a definite period at a partner institution and getting a degree from both institutions.

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See the videos from the seminar 'Sustainable society and business' that was held with the partner universities in Riga, Latvia 2023. Seminar was one part of the SECA project. 

Pathway studies

Want to take a jump- start to your International Sustainable Business studies? The UAS Path offers you an opportunity to start your studies online from your home country. After studying 60 etcs online you'll complete your degree in Finland. The Pathway program is provided by multiple Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland.

UAS Pathway provides an opportunity to become acquainted with studies in Finland

Get acquainted with UAS-pathway 


International Sustainable Business -programme in the news 

Read more about the International Sustainable Business -programme from the news articles:

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Broschure of International Business in Chinese

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