Experts in Sustainable Global Business

International Business

Do you want to prepare yourself for the challenges and opportunities of a globalised world? Are you ready to work with constant change, diversity and distance? Do you think sustainability and ethics should be integrated to the firm strategies?


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 EFMD accredited master’s programme 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: Global strategies in a digitalized world, global marketing and entrepreneurship, and leading people in global business environment.

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 EFMD accreditation. EFMD accreditation is a worldwide quality label for degree programmes in the field of business studies. In the EFMD accreditation process the academic rigour, practical relevance, internationalisation, ethics and sustainability are emphasized.

 

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The EFMD programme accreditation covers all facets of programme provision: from its institutional, national and international environment, through its design, delivery, outcomes and impacts, to its quality assurance processes. EFMD Accredited emphasises academic rigour, practical relevance, internationalisation, and ethics and sustainability.

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Master's Degree Programme in International Business is ranked 29th in the top 200 in International Management, Western Europe, in the Eduniversal Masters Ranking 2019.



Experience the University

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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.

More detailed programme structure

 

Double degree programme

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. In a double degree programme students gain degrees from two countries.


Alejandra, Mexico

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"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."

Meet the Teaching Staff

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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Apply here

Applications to the International Master’s Degree Programmes are done at the Studyinfo system during application period.

Go to Studyinfo.fi

Contact Information

Do you want to hear more and ask questions from the programmes and our current students? For those purposes, we are hosting a webinar on the 24 November at 2:30pm EET. Sign up here and you will receive the link to join to your e-mail.

 

For admission information contact admissions@univaasa.fi.

For further information on the content of the programme:

Anne Ahlqvist

Specialist

Anne Ahlqvist

Specialist

University Services, Education Services

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8132
  • Tervahovi A331

Minnie Kontkanen

University Lecturer

Minnie Kontkanen

University Lecturer

School of Marketing and Communication, International Business

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8435
  • Tervahovi B305

Alumni Stories

Kalle Lepola

EMEA Business Development Responsible 3D Printing, HP

Kalle Lepola

EMEA Business Development Responsible 3D Printing, HP

"I think in the University of Vaasa, I learned the HOW, instead of the WHAT. And this is something I find invaluable." Kalle Lepola got a job in 3D-printing industry in Barcelona...

Amar Taha

Online Sales Coordinator, Fazer

Amar Taha

Online Sales Coordinator, Fazer

"University of Vaasa offered me an invaluable education in international business." Amar Taha completed a Double Degree in the Master's Degree Programme in International Business...

Richard Wang

Senior Vice President, Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine

Richard Wang

Senior Vice President, Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine

"All I have learned at UVA has been applied in my working career." Richard Wang was hired by Wärtsilä Finland after graduation and is nowadays working for Rolls-Royce Commercial...

Daniel Lucas

Delivery Coordinator, Wärtsilä

Daniel Lucas

Delivery Coordinator, Wärtsilä

"Great foundation of knowledge in a variety of areas." Daniel Lucas from Canada graduated from the Master’s programme in International Business. He is currently working for...