Master's Degree Programme in International Business, Faculty of Business Studies

The Master's Degree Programme in International Business (MIB) is a two-year, full-time programme focusing on the identification and management of challenges arising from planning, controlling and coordinating business activities on an international scale. Whether you work internationally or with an increasingly diverse workforce in your own country, success in a global world requires a wide range of knowledge and skills.

We invite you to develop your international competence in an interdisciplinary programme centered on three core knowledge areas of international business: International strategic management, international marketing management, and international human resource management. In addition, we support the development of complementary skills and attitudes employers look for in well-rounded candidates.

In teaching we use a variety of teaching methods ranging from traditional lectures to company projects, role plays, group works, individual assignments, computer simulations, and other leading edge tools to facilitate your learning both in and out of the classroom.  Guest speakers from our business partners will give insights on the studied matters to boost your understanding of real issues.  A customized personal competence development plan is designed to help you focus on developing the kind of relevant skills and attitudes you need after graduation to build a career that best suits your interests and strengths.

In MIB, we are proud to offer you the unique opportunity to strengthen your international competence through our Double Degree agreements*. Selected students have the chance to complete the second year of their studies in one of our four partner universities in Europe and receive a degree from both two universities.

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.

The programme is looking for students who have a good academic record from their previous studies in a relevant subject (business studies/economics), have a genuine interest in international aspects of business and management, have worked or intend to work in an international organisation, and who are committed to studying an intensive two-year programme which leads to a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration degree. The intake of the Master's Degree Programme in International Business is 25 students, and the application period is once a year.

There are no entrance examinations for international Master's programmes. Admission decisions are made on the basis of the required documents, evaluating each complete application individually and selecting those with the best qualifications.


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.

Minnie Kontkanen 
University Lecturer
Faculty of Business Studies, Marketing
+358 29 449 8435
Tervahovi B305 
Anne Ahlqvist 
University Services, Education Services
+358 29 449 8132
Tervahovi A331