International Business

Experts in Dynamic Global Business

Do you want to prepare yourself for the challenges of a globalised world? Are you ready to work with constant change, diversity and distance?


Master's Degree Programme in International Business (MIB)

The Master’s Degree Programme in International Business is your gateway to a global career. The international EPAS accreditation marks the quality of our business programme.

People working in international positions need a wide range of competences. We offer you possibility to develop your knowledge in three key areas of international business: international strategic management, international marketing management, and international human resource management.

The Master's Degree Programme in International Business is one of a very few in Finland and one among less than 100 programmes worldwide that has international EPAS accreditation. EPAS accreditation is a worldwide quality label for degree programmes in the field of business studies. In the EPAS accreditation process the quality of education, international aspects and corporate interaction are emphasized.

 

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The EPAS evaluation process considers programme delivery and design, programme outcomes, and quality assurance. The quality of education, international aspects and corporate interaction are also emphasized in the evaluation process.

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Master's Degree Programme in International Business is ranked 39th in the top 200 in the Eduniversal Masters Ranking 2016 in the area of International Management.



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Teaching outcomes

With us you will master both current theory and practice of international business.Teaching in the programme is based on our high-quality and internationally recognised research groups and professors, who will support your learning in multicultural teams using a variety of the latest learning methods. You will gain insights into business practices through guest lectures, company projects and our mentoring programme. Upon graduation you are awarded the degree of Master of Science in economics and Business Administration.

The programme also offers a great opportunity for selected students to strengthen their international competence by completing the second year of their studies in one of our four double degree partner universities in Europe.

Double Degree Opportunities

  • Europa Universität Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder, Germany)
  • Kedge Business School (France)
  • Università degli studi di Pavia (Italy)
  • University of Economics, Prague (Czech Republic)

(You have the chance to complete a degree in two countries.)

 

More detailed programme structure


Alejandra, Mexico

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"Master´s Degree Programme in International Business has fulfilled every expectation I had regarding the educational quality. Teaching and learning methods, combination of theory and practice; multicultural setting, learning environment, academic performance and active role of the students on their education, set excellent basis for our future career goals. The different types of interaction with the Finnish Corporate World have been one of the aspects I have liked the most about the Programme."

Meet the Teaching Staff

The University's education is based on scientific research. We are in continuous dialog with enterprises and the surrounding environment as to enable us to offer the latest knowledge for society's use in the future as well. Get to know your teachers before-hand by reading more.

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Apply here

Applications to the International Master’s Degree Programmes are done at the Studyinfo system during application period.

Go to Studyinfo.fi

Contact Information

For admission information contact information@uva.fi
For further information on the content of the programme

Anne Ahlqvist

Specialist

Anne Ahlqvist

Specialist

University Services, Education Services

  • firstname.lastname@uva.fi
  • +358 29 449 8132
  • Tervahovi A331

Minnie Kontkanen

University Lecturer

Minnie Kontkanen

University Lecturer

Faculty of Business Studies, Marketing

  • firstname.lastname@uva.fi
  • +358 29 449 8435
  • Tervahovi B305

Alumni Stories

Liviu Alexandru Lupu

Business Analyst, Accenture

Liviu Alexandru Lupu

Business Analyst, Accenture

"Period Spent in Finland Enabled Me to Start an International Career" When Liviu Lupu graduated from the Master's Degree Programme in International Business, majoring in...

Man Yang

Doctoral student at the Department of Marketing, University of Vaasa

Man Yang

Doctoral student at the Department of Marketing, University of Vaasa

"Critical Thinking and Global Mindset" Man chose the University of Vaasa because she liked the courses listed in the Master's Degree Programme in International Business, and...

Nayoung Choi

Research, The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Finland

Nayoung Choi

Research, The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Finland

"Opportunities to get wider and more valuable experiences" Nayoung Choi from South-Korea studied in the Master's programme in International Business and graduated as a Master of...

Daniel Lucas

Delivery Coordinator, Wärtsilä

Daniel Lucas

Delivery Coordinator, Wärtsilä

"Great foundation of knowledge in a variety of areas." Daniel Lucas from Canada graduated from the Master’s programme in International Business. He is currently working for...