24 months
13500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In this International Business and Entrepreneurship programme from LUT University, you will develop entrepreneurial competencies for creating a new business and leading its growth to international markets despite the adversities of the so-called new normal. 

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Transformations taking place in the global economy are reshaping the nature of international business and entrepreneurship, presenting both threats and opportunities to new and existing enterprises. The ability to navigate the volatile, uncertain and complex business environment brings a competitive edge both personally and to the firm.

You may want to become a successful entrepreneur by creating your own business or to build a successful career in management in existing companies, but to succeed, you will first need to develop the right mindset and skills.

The International Business and Entrepreneurship programme from LUT University provides you with everything you need to become successful in global business: you will gain the skills to work as a leading professional in internationally operating companies and to launch and operate your own global startup.

Both skill sets together will make you attractive in today's global business environment and provide you with employment options in the long term.

You will also learn to manage the international growth and strategy of a company, to manage finances and resources in international markets, and to lead people in a multinational company.

The programme also engages local entrepreneurs and associations, enabling you to learn from their real-life cases. During your studies, you will have an opportunity to consult and network with companies and to learn first-hand from successful international entrepreneurs and business professionals.

Career prospects

Earning your degree in international business and entrepreneurship offers you many promising career options.

After graduation, you will have the competencies to launch and operate a startup geared for international growth and global success.

You will also be able to manage global business operations in multinational companies and work as a consultant for internationally operating companies on matters relating to their business operations.

You may become an entrepreneur, an export manager in a small or medium-sized enterprise, or a director of international operations in a multinational company.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Core studies, 48 ECTS credits, include courses on starting and leading a growth enterprise, the internationalisation of a firm, and entrepreneurial competencies.
  • Advanced specialisation studies, 12 ECTS credits, include courses on topics such as managing and consulting international startups and multinational companies.
  • Minor studies, 24 ECTS credits, deal with international marketing, digitalisation and business analytics, and supply management.
  • Language studies (excl. English), 6 ECTS credits.
  • The Master's thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is an advanced research project during the programme's fourth semester. The Master's thesis is a part of the advanced specialisation studies and requires approximately six months of full-time work.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • The next rolling admission is 1 November 2021 − 31 May 2022.
  • The next regular admission is 1 December 2021 − 19 January 2022.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

 3.50 on the scale of 1.00 - 5.00

Other requirements

General requirements

You are eligible to apply to business programmes with one of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and/or Business Administration - Completed in a University - All countries
  • A minimum of 80 ECTS credits of studies in Business Administration to be included in the degree.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Completed in a University of Applied Sciences - EU/EEA countries
  • A minimum of 80 ECTS credits of studies in Business Administration to be included in the degree.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a field other than Business Administration - Completed in a University - All countries
  • A minimum of 24 ECTS credits of studies in Business Administration to be included in the degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Lappeenranta

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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