International Business (IB)

The Degree Programme in International Business educates specialists and experts for small- and medium sized enterprises working on the global market.

Bachelor of Business Administration

Degree programme in International Business
Extent (credits): 210 ECTS cr
Duration: 3.5 years
Study type: Full-time studies
Language of tuition: English
Intake: 40
Campus: Satamakatu 26, Rauma, Finland

Important Dates

Next application period: 3 – 17 January 2024

Studies begin: August 2024

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Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Rauma

See what International Business is really about.

Meliha and Jenni tell about their International Business studies.

President of SAMK tells why you should come to Finland to study.

Business Skills and Professional Competence

Our International Business programme will prepare you to work on a broad scale of tasks in international companies. After the graduation you will be well equipped for an exciting career in an international company abroad or in Finland - or for possible further studies towards a masters degree, which ever you choose. The programme provides you with an inspiring and challenging way to learn by doing. You will work in international teams with your fellow students on real-life cases.

Besides the Finns, in a typical year, 40 – 60% of the students of our programme come from various cultures around the world.  Thus, during your studies, we can guarantee multicultural explosure at home as well as through a wide range of opportunities for a study or working period abroad. All this prepares you towards becoming a truly global professional!

Career Opportunities

  • Marketing Specalist or Manager
  • Purchasing Specialist
  • Import Coordinator
  • Export Coorinator
  • Sales representative
  • Entrepreneur
  • Project Manager
  • CDO Chief digital officer

Possibility to Do a Double Degree

Business students have a possibility for taking a double degree at EPHEC University College from Belgium or at IDRAC Business School from Lyon, France. When graduating, an international double degree will give you a degree certificate both from SAMK as well as from an international partner institution.

Accredited Degree Programme

The International Business degree programme was awarded NIBS International Accreditation for a period of 5 years from May 2018. The programme has achieved a very satisfactory level of internationalisation and excels in several key areas.

Versatile and International Campus

Study centre for offshore technology, international business and logistics.

  • 1500 students
  • Diversified: business, health care and social services, seafaring, technology
  • International: bachelor and master degree programmes in English, about 150 international students every year

SAMK – The best quality of education!

SAMK – The highest employment rate outside the metropolitan area!

Survey of Ministry of Education and Culture for those graduated from university of applied sciences in 2009 – 2021.

Key contents of the programme

Our programme gives you a wide and versitale competencies in international business with the focus on Marketing Logistics and Sales, Business Processes, International Business Management as well as Supply Chain Management, Service Design or eBusiness. In addition to multi-cultural themes and globalization of business, also digitalization and sustainability are the overarching themes through out the studies in the programme as we believe these to prepare you well to the future requirements in international business environment.

Cooperation with enterprises

International Business Programme works in close cooperation with local business life. The forms of cooperation include, e.g.: Development projects, where the student can apply the acquired knowledge in real life situations. Excursions to local companies as well as visitor lectures from the companies in our courses. During the studies the students have a possibility to get to know many local companies that make it easier to find places for internship and thesis principals.

The structure of the studies

Basic Studies: 25 ECTS credits General Profesional studies: 100 cr Alternative Business Studies: 30 cr Elective Studies: 10 cr Practical Training: 30 cr Final thesis: 15 cr With this full-time program the degree takes app. 3.5 years to complete. However, we have structured the studies so, that many of our students have demonstrated that with determination and willingness to work hard, it is possible to complete the degree even in just 3 years. Also, in case you have previous university level studies this can be taken into account, which might enable you to complete the degree faster.



Kuva espanjalaisesta isosta rakennuksesta.
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New experiences in store for exchange students

Sanni Jaakkola, 21, who studies in the degree programme of International Business for the third year, spent autumn 2019 in the capital of Spain, Madrid, at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Besides studying, Sanni also had time to travel when doing student exchange.
SAMK NIBS2018 Joukkue
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SAMK’s team to Guatemala: We couldn’t have a better team!

SAMK has once again a team for the international business case competition. NIBS Business Case Competition will be arranged this year in Guatemala City in Guatemala. There has been a lot of practicing for the competition taking place from late February to early March.

Further Information

Admissions office:

+358 2 623 4801

Further information on degree program:

Jamie Haanpää
+358 44 710 3341

Your Campus

SAMK-campus Rauma
Satamakatu 26
26100 Rauma

Ask more about the programme from our admissions office