The business environment in the High North and in other parts of the world is changing due to digitalization, financial and political developments, green economy and globalization, among others.
The research suggests that the future is in the North due to the changes in the demand of natural resources, demographic changes, global warming and globalization. Also the businesses are changing; the organizational structures, the ownership of businesses, business models and role of work and labor.
Networks are changing to emerging partnerships where all actors have to be actively looking for new innovations and trusted partners. Because of these developments, the character and role of entrepreneurship is seeking new forms.
The objective of the International Business Management is to give a holistic picture of the international business.
The programme is designed to increase the competencies of the students and to respond to the needs of the changing business environment. Its foundation is on definition and solving of a development idea and problem together with the fellow students and the working life.
A strong emphasis on multiculturalism is included to enhance competencies in the field of business model development, business cultures, business platforms and ecosystems, and strategic management in international business especially in the High-North.
Furthermore, the aims at designing and building concrete development plans for enterprises to support their internationalization processes. Leadership plays a central role in a transformation process. This means
that the success of a transformation is dependent on the skills and
competencies of the leadership within an organization.
The behaviour of
managers is an important determinant for the culture within an
In the IBM programme, future managers will be trained in
showing appropriate behaviour and raising awareness and engagement.
On-line studies in English with two seminar weeks a year in cosy Tornio.
The programme is conducted entirely in English. There are
also close relationships with international partners, both businesses
The Master’s Degree Programme in International Business Management will
conform to the requirements knowledge, skills and competencies for the
level 7 of European Qualification Framework, EQF(7).
Tuition is carried
out virtually by utilizing Moodle and GAFE Study Environments and Adobe Connect
Contact weeks are arranged once in a semester.
- First seminar week in Tornio, Finland from 31 Aug to 4 Sep 2020.
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