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

210 ECTS cr
Intake 40
Campus: Satamakatu 26, Rauma
Studies take: 3,5 years

Important Dates

Application period: 8–22 January 2020 and
11 March – 1 April 2020
Studies begin: Autumn 2020


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International Business student Mathias says that every day in a foreign country is an adventure.

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

Business Skills and Professional Competence

The IB programme will prepare you to work on a broad scale of tasks in the international business environment. You will be able to handle all necessary operations along the supply chain from raw material supplier to the final consumer. You will gain competence in international business with the focus on Marketing Logistics, Business Opportunity and Strategy, Supply Chain Management and Service Design.

Career Opportunities

After graduating you can work for example as marketing and purchasing manager, import and export assistant or controller in an internatioal business.

The International Business degree programme is 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

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SAMK – The highest employment rate outside the metropolitan area!

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The topics of the studies include e.g.:

  • business, entrepreneurship and trade in an international environment
  • international marketing
  • accounting and finance
  • intercultural communication
  • English (business) communication and foreign languages
  • You can specialize in the area of Supply Chain Management or Service Design.

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The learning environment is based on the innovative learning environments including Problem Based Learning and Coaching: you will work in international groups on real-life cases and finally present group solutions to real-life companies. Also digitalization plays a strong role on the studies. Your information acquiring, and communication skills will evolve and you will develop your problem-solving skills within multicultural teams and networks. As Satakunta University of Applied Sciences welcomes a lot of exchange students yearly, we can guarantee internationalisation at home as well as during the student’s study or working period abroad.

Projects and Thesis

During your studies you will apply your learning in projects for local and international businesses. The IB degree programme has a long tradition in joint projects with our partner universities in Germany (Hochschule Ludwigshafen) and the US (College of Charleston).

In thesis, the student demonstrates his or her ability to apply his or her knowledge and skills in practical expert duties related to the professional studies.


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.
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International Business, 20 years of a unique and innovative approach

The Degree Programme in International Business on SAMK Rauma Campus has a jubilee year with 20 years of tuition in English. Senior lecturers Daniela Tanhua and Marina Wikman have been involved in the programme from the beginning and they are proud of the results.

Further Information

Admissions office:

+358 2 623 4801

Further information on degree program:

Mrs. Salla Lehtonen, Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3932

Your Campus

SAMK-campus Rauma
Satamakatu 26
26100 Rauma

Ask more about the programme from our admissions office