Degree Program in International Business Management, Lappeenranta, Finland

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Duration and extent of studies: 2.5 years, 90 credits, including 30 credits from thesis

The degree provides the same level of competence for public office and commercial positions as Master’s degrees achieved from universities.

International Business Management degree program focuses on high-level know-how in international business, and particularly on Russia-related business, marketing, and leadership skills. The curriculum is workplace-oriented and studies are organized in line with each student’s personal study plan.

The aim is that graduates will be able to start up and manage processes related to international business and marketing, they know how to apply the principles of project management and develop a company’s strategic planning and implementation, and they are familiar with the special characteristics of trade and business with Russia.

The Master’s degree studies are based on blended learning methods including both face-to-face sessions and independent e-learning online enabling flexibility for students. Contact sessions are organized on the Skinnarila campus, Lappeenranta. Some of the studies can be completed in St. Petersburg, Russia at our partner universities.

The Master´s thesis is carried out as a development project related to actual issues and challenges in the industry, commerce or individual companies. We encourage students to do their thesis related to their own working environment.

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration can work as project managers for companies’ development initiatives, planners, and managers in international trade, independent entrepreneurs, etc.

To qualify for the degree, applicants must have Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science (Technology), Bachelor of Hospitality Management or a similar applied higher education degree, plus at least three years’ work experience after graduation.


Do you want to face new challenges and move ahead in your career? Are you interested in specialist or management positions in your field?

Master’s Degree is a professional university degree based on the requirements of the world of work. Students develop their skills and knowledge needed to work professionally and advance in their careers. The degree provides a strong theory base and prepares for specialist positions in the chosen field.

Master’s Degree is aimed at persons who have completed an applicable Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent higher education degree, and who have at least three years of professional work experience in the field. The scope of the Master’s Degree program is 90 credits. The core part of the degree is a thesis, which is a professionally based, practical development project.

Program taught in:
  • English
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2019
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