The Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences offers a Master programme in International Business Management in cooperation with Centria University of Applied Sciences.

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences has strong co-operation with its international key partners: University of Applied Sciences Aschaffenburg (Germany) and University of Missouri, St Louis (USA). The co-operation consists of attending courses at these universities and welcoming visiting lecturers for example.

Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences along with its academic partners from SeAMK and St. Louis Missouri, also co-operate to organise first International Summer School together.

The programme aims to provide training for specialist and management tasks in businesses that operate internationally. The Master’s degree is implemented on a two-year timescale.

The second-cycle (Master’s) degree taken at a university of applied sciences is a second-cycle degree in the European higher education system and gives the same qualification for municipal and state officials as a Master’s degree taken at a university.


You are eligible if you have a higher education degree completed in Finland or a higher education degree in the field of study completed outside Finland. You also need to have at least three years of work experience after the higher education degree.


The programme aims to increase professional knowledge of international business. Having completed the programme, the student has grown into a business management professional capable of independent decision-making, working with management or demanding expert tasks in businesses that operate in the international market or are planning to go international.


Multimodal learning methods are used. Each course includes two two-day contact sessions on an average. The emphasis of learning is on independent work as well as solving distant learning assignments and studying online. The development project is an essential part of the studies.


The first-year studies focus on the management and development of SMEs in the international operating environment. In the second year, students specialize either in management (courses arranged in Kokkola) or international marketing (courses arranged in Seinäjoki). In addition, the module of project management studies is available for students (courses arranged in Seinäjoki and Vaasa). More about the project management studies: ProjectManagementTimetable 16-17.pdf

The final thesis consists of a development project conducted by a business or other organisation. This attachment shows the structure of studies: MBA16 timetable.pdf


At Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, scholarships can be granted to students required to pay a tuition fee. The principles of the scholarship scheme of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences are as follows:

All first-year students, who are required to pay a tuition fee, will be granted a scholarship, which covers 50% of the annual tuition fee.

Scholarships for first-year students will be paid by the last day of November.

To be eligible for a scholarship after the first academic year the student must accrue:

  • a minimum of 55 credits during the previous academic year in a Bachelor degree programme
  • a minimum of 20 credits during the previous semester (half a year) in a Master degree programme

The amount of the scholarship after the first academic year:

  • 60 % of the annual tuition fee for students, who have accrued the credits mentioned above with the mean grade 3-5 (scale 0-5).
  • 30 % of the annual tuition fee for students, who have accrued the credits mentioned above with the mean grade 1-2 (scale 0-5).

Scholarships for continuing students will be paid by the last day of September each year.

Cost & Fees

At Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, tuition fees will be implemented starting August 1, 2017, for non-EU/EEA citizens, who confirm that they accept the study place in an English-taught Bachelor or Master degree programme starting on August 1, 2017, or later.

The fees will not concern:

  • citizens of the European Economic Area or equivalent; EU Blue Card holders; persons with a continuous or permanent residence permit or an EU residence permit granted for a third-country national with a long-term resident status, family members of the above mentioned
  • non-EEA citizens, who study in Finnish (the degree programme is taught Finnish)

For first-year students, the tuition fee is payable by October 31.


Application period: 16 March - 6 April 2016

Program taught in:
  • English
Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK)
Last updated May 3, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
2 years
7,800 EUR
7800€ per academic year
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