MBA in International Business Management


Program Description

Study Master´s Degree in Finland! The principal focus of this program is to enable you to develop professional skills, innovate new ideas, solve complex business problems, and explore new business opportunities. Our program is for those, who after experiencing the multiple facets of the business world, want to take their careers forward and upgrade their competence.

  • Degree: Master of Business Administration
  • Training type: Part-time studies
  • Length: 90 ECTS
  • Annual intake: 20
  • Application period: 7 - 20 January 2021

This program is intended for part-time students. Students are expected to accomplish the program in six semesters (on average 15 ECTS per semester). Lectures will take place in the classroom during the weekdays at working hours in an international environment together with students from JAMK’s international partners.

Find new opportunities

During your studies, you will gain tools to develop your professional profile and the organization you are affiliated with. Our goal is, that our graduates will have the ability to recognize changes in business environment, find new business opportunities and formulate the right strategies to capture them.

Solve problems and innovate

During Master’s studies, you will get acquainted with problems related to internationalization and managing businesses in global markets. Studies in research and development will increase your competence in creative and innovative problem solving and decision making.

Tuition fee and scholarship

The tuition fee in International Business Management (Master´s program) is 9000 euros/academic year. In the first academic year the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee at JAMK. In the following academic years, the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee if a student earns at least 30 credits per academic year.

Program Structure

The 90 ECTS program consists of the following modules: Global business management, Research and development, Electives and Master’s thesis. Global Business Management | 35 ECTS The global business management module aims to develop students’ competencies for recognizing opportunities from changes in the global environment and formulating right strategies to capture them. Growth strategies, foreign market entry strategies, leadership, culture, and the roles of clusters with actors from the market and institutional environments in designing appropriate strategies are covered in this module in the following courses.

  • Financial analysis and economic communication
  • Global growth strategies
  • Global leadership and culture
  • Global marketing and sales
  • Managing new ventures for global growth
  • Microeconomics of competitiveness
  • Strategic management

Research and Development | 15 ECTS The research and development module is 15 ECTS. It targets to develop students’ competencies throughout the studies, in particular, to conduct individual research. In preparation for their master’s thesis, students learn to identify research problems and to use a variety of research methods to solve them. This module contains the following courses.

  • Professional development
  • Research methods in business administration
  • Qualitative or quantitive research methods

Electives | 10 ECTS Students should choose two elective courses in their studies (total 10 ECTS). Possible alternatives include the following courses. Students can also choose electives from other Master programs or participate JAMK Study Abroad programs such as Grand study tour, Cyprus, Grand study tour, Hong Kong or JAMK leadership program in Silicon Valley, USA.

  • Brand management
  • Financing new ventures in global markets
  • Project management
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Strategic management accounting

Thesis | 30 ECTS The thesis is a research or development project designed to serve working life. It stresses practical application and supports the student’s career development. The thesis is based on innovative knowledge production that is used to combine documented experiential information gained through development activities and a scientific approach. The thesis can constitute a project, a study or a development task. Master’s thesis is the primary evidence for students to display the competencies which they develop throughout their studies. Students are encouraged to come up with thesis ideas at early stages in their studies and guided through regular master thesis seminars towards their accomplishment.

Corporate careers

The objectives, structure, content, and delivery of the MIB program are fully attuned to enhance employment potential of graduates. Furthermore, the requirement of at least three years of relevant work experience after the bachelor’s degree is meant to ensure that the students understand their conceptual knowledge and are able to relate it to professional fields in a holistic manner. The success achieved by JAMK in the employment arena is attributable to strong conceptual knowledge, business skills, entrepreneurship skills, customer orientation, independent working abilities, continual learning skills, information acquisition skills, problem-solving skills, communication skills, and IT technical skills.

Finland: a safe country

One of our international students was very surprised to get her lost wallet back. This can actually happen in Finland! The Finns are said to be very honest. Jyväskylä: a city of students Every 4th person that you pass in Jyväskylä is a student. The city is very dynamic. Take a look at the sports and cultural activities, not to mention restaurants and cafés.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

There is demand for JAMK graduates: they have know-how, the right kind of attitude and pride for their professional skills. Being a professional offers you more choices in life and career. The facilit ... Read More

There is demand for JAMK graduates: they have know-how, the right kind of attitude and pride for their professional skills. Being a professional offers you more choices in life and career. The facilities at JAMK combine a relaxed atmosphere with high technology. Our international students report that the teaching is excellent and our staff are very supportive. Our graduates have the knowledge and skills to succeed in the global working environment. Read less