Experts in Dynamic Global Business

International Business

Do you want to prepare yourself for the challenges of a globalised world? Are you ready to work with constant change, diversity and distance?

Master's Degree Programme in International Business (MIB)

The Master’s Degree Programme in International Business is your gateway to a global career. The international EPAS accreditation marks the quality of our business programme.

People working in international positions need a wide range of competences. We offer you possibility to develop your knowledge in three key areas of international business: international strategic management, international marketing management, and international human resource management.

The Master's Degree Programme in International Business is one of a very few in Finland and one among less than 100 programmes worldwide that has international EPAS accreditation. EPAS accreditation is a worldwide quality label for degree programmes in the field of business studies. In the EPAS accreditation process the quality of education, international aspects and corporate interaction are emphasized.



The EPAS evaluation process considers programme delivery and design, programme outcomes, and quality assurance. The quality of education, international aspects and corporate interaction are also emphasized in the evaluation process.



Master's Degree Programme in International Business is ranked 39th in the top 200 in the Eduniversal Masters Ranking 2016 in the area of International Management.

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Teaching outcomes

With us you will master both current theory and practice of international business.Teaching in the programme is based on our high-quality and internationally recognised research groups and professors, who will support your learning in multicultural teams using a variety of the latest learning methods. You will gain insights into business practices through guest lectures, company projects and our mentoring programme. Upon graduation you are awarded the degree of Master of Science in economics and Business Administration.

The programme also offers a great opportunity for selected students to strengthen their international competence by completing the second year of their studies in one of our four double degree partner universities in Europe.

Double Degree Opportunities

  • Europa Universität Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder, Germany)
  • Kedge Business School (France)
  • Università degli studi di Pavia (Italy)
  • University of Economics, Prague (Czech Republic)

(You have the chance to complete a degree in two countries.)


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Alejandra, Mexico




"Master´s Degree Programme in International Business has fulfilled every expectation I had regarding the educational quality. Teaching and learning methods, combination of theory and practice; multicultural setting, learning environment, academic performance and active role of the students on their education, set excellent basis for our future career goals. The different types of interaction with the Finnish Corporate World have been one of the aspects I have liked the most about the Programme."

Student Experiences

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The University's education is based on scientific research. We are in continuous dialog with enterprises and the surrounding environment as to enable us to offer the latest knowledge for society's use in the future as well. Get to know your teachers before-hand by reading more.

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For further information on the content of the programme:

Anne Ahlqvist


Anne Ahlqvist


University Services, Education Services

  • +358 29 449 8132
  • Tervahovi A331

Minnie Kontkanen

University Lecturer

Minnie Kontkanen

University Lecturer

School of Marketing and Communication, International Business

  • +358 29 449 8435
  • Tervahovi B305

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