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Master of Business Administration

International Business Management

Extent of the study programme: 90 ECTS credits
Planned duration: 1,5 years
Next application period to come: March 2021


MBA degree as on-line studies all over the world!

Tuition is carried out virtually. Contact weeks are arranged once in a semester in Tornio, Finland.

On-line studies make it possible to combine studies with the work and private life.

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 organization. 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 and universities.

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 system.

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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Most part of the programme is on-line but we have two contact weeks per year, one in September and one in January.

Studies start on 31st of August 2020 at 10 am. The contact week in Tornio lasts until 4 September. Please, see also the Academic year 2020 - 2021 in Lapland UAS

Please find out more about the studies:

Tuition fee and scholarships

All Finnish institutes of higher education have adopted tuition fees in their English-language education programmes.

The fees will apply to higher education degree students who are not citizens of the EU, EEA or Switzerland.

How to apply


Please note, that to apply to this programme you should have 

1. BBA Diploma

2. minimum of 2 years’ working experience after BBA graduation



Apply to this Master Programme conducted in English on www.studyinfo.fi

The next application opens in March 2021.

This programme has a page on studyinfo.fi where you can find
  • application form and instructions
  • student selection criterias
  • information on entrance examination. Online entrance examination takes place on 15 May 2020.

Submitting the documents

The below mentioned documents are to be attached on your application no later than by 31 March 2020 at 15:00 at the latest.

Attach your documents in pdf/jpg/png -format into your application. If you cannot attach your documents online please contact Lapland UAS Admission Services, admissions@lapinamk.fi

Documents to attach:

  • Bachelor (or higher) certificate (BBA)
  • Work certificates after completing a higher education degree
  •  Passport or Residence permit to Finland

The entrance examination on 15 of May 2020

The online entrance examination for the Degree Programme in International Business Management will take place on the 15 of May 2020. Lapland UAS will not arrange entrance exams abroad. Instructions of advance assignment will be sent with invitation letter.

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