• Application Deadline
  • 18 months


Master's Degree Programme in International Business Management from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences is offered entirely in English and it leads to an internationally recognized degree called Master of Business Administration. Accomplishing IBMA takes around 1½-2 years of part-time studies. The contact sessions are scheduled for the evening hours and for the weekends because this programme is targeted at students who work full-time.

The goal of IBMA is to develop students' international business management skills and competencies through a variety of courses and through personal tutoring in their work development project/s as their Master's thesis. The thesis writing starts from the very beginning of the programme. Students are expected to act as change agents by applying their knowledge in practice that will make them and their organizations competitive players in international business.

Key learning outcomes

The goal of IBMA is to develop students’ international business management competences through variety of work development methods and tools, international business management courses, and through tutoring them in an applied research and work development project as their Master's Thesis. Working on the thesis starts from the very beginning of the studies. Students are expected to act as facilitators and leaders of change by applying in practice their international business knowledge that will make them and their organizations competitive players in international business.

The three main objectives of the IBMA Programme are to

  • satisfy the increased demand of organizations for employees with practical and current international business knowledge and competencies,
  • provide a career opportunity for Bachelor graduates by continuing and upgrading their education in international business management, and to
  • encourage students to apply their international business management skills and knowledge in their everyday work in order to create and extract value for their organizations.

Career opportunities

IBMA students have in average more than 10 years of work experience that helps them to integrate their existing skills, knowledge and experiences with the new theories and concepts during their master studies. Their professional growth makes them competitive in the job market and it promotes their career development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tools for Analysing and Forecasting
  • Applied Research and Development
  • Project Management
  • Strategy in Practice
  • Leadership Communication
  • Leading Change
  • Leadership in the Knowledge Economy
  • International Talent Management
  • Strategic Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Doing Business in Emerging Markets

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      The Master's degrees take 1.5–3 years to complete

  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

No English language certificate is required to be admitted to Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences!
  • Submit the online application form to Haaga-Helia's Master's degree programmes in Studyinfo during the application period. Studyinfo has many application forms open at the same time, so please make sure you fill in the right application form. Remember to read the admission criteria carefully before applying.
    • Submit the required documents to Haaga-Helia Admission Services by the deadline. 
    • Prepare your advance assignment and/or participate in the entrance examination

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Minimum 3 years of working experience after completing one’s bachelor’s degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


A scholarship system is available in Haaga-Helia UAS in every Bachelor's and Master's degree programme subjected with tuition fees.

A scholarship which covers 20 % of the cost of the annual tuition feeCan be awarded to a Bachelor level student who has completed 55 ECTS credits during two consecutive academic semesters in Haaga-Helia UAS.

A scholarship which covers 30 % of the cost of the last annual tuition feeCan be awarded to a Bachelor level student completing the degree in six academic semesters or less or to a Master level student completing the degree in three academic semesters or less.

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