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: 3,5–4 years

Important Dates

Application period: 9 January - 28 March 2018
Entrance examination: Two-phased exam online
Studies begin: Autumn 2018

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Applying takes place online at Studyinfo service in January 2018:

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

Admission criteria

Please see (headline 'Admission and entrance exams') for admission criteria.

Entrance exam spring 2018

Entrance examination

Online entrance examination                   100 points

SAMK organizes its own entrance examination on the Internet. SAMK will send eligible applicants directions for testing the exam platform and for completing the entrance examination within two weeks of applying and presenting adequate proof of eligibility. Applicants are required to use their own computer and Internet connection.

In the entrance examination applicant’s learning skills, mathematical skills and understanding of written English are measured. The entrance examination can be completed from 15 January 2018 at 8.00 a.m. to at latest 13 April 2018 at 10 p.m. (all times Finnish time). Each applicant has 2 hours to complete the exam after starting it.

Admission requirement
Applicant is required to get at least 75 points out of the maximum 100 points to be selected as a student or to be selected to the online interview. To be considered for selection from a reserve place after the application period, applicant has to get at least 55 points from the online examination. 

Online interview

In the Bachelor’s degree programmes of International Business in Rauma and International Tourism Management in Pori, the applicant is required to have an online interview, after he/she has passed any of the selection methods 1, 2 and 3.

Applicant will be interviewed through a video negotiation platform with his/her own computer, webcam and Internet connection. In the interview, applicant’s skills of understanding and producing spoken English are measured. The applicants who are accepted to the interview are sent detailed information about the interview and how register for it by e-mail within a week of completing the selection method 1 (entrance examination), 2 (SAT) or 3 (GAOKAO). The interviews will be organized from 22 January to 22 April, 2018. The interview is completed in 30 minutes.  

Admission requirement
The online interview will be graded passed or failed. Passed applicant is selected as a student, failed applicant is not.

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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, Distribution Management, Business Analysis 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.

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

Your Studies

  • will give you business skills and professional competence within the broad scope of international business
  • are based on 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.
  • You can specialize in the area of Supply Chain Management or Service Design.

The learning environment is based on the principles of Problem Based Learning. It 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. 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