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International Business

University of Vaasa

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
12000 EUR/year
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The Master’s Degree Programme in International Business at University of Vaasa is your gateway to a global career. The international EFMD accreditation marks the quality of our business programme.

Visit the official programme website for more information


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.

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 Master's Degree Programme in International Business is one of a very few in Finland 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.

Programme Structure

  • Compulsory core studies (41 ECTS)
  • Optional studies (min. 29 ECTS)
  • Master's Research (38 ECTS)
  • Language and general studies (12 ECTS)

Find out more detailed course content on the programme website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students are eligible for admission to the two-year Master’s Degree Programme in International Business (MIB programme) if they have completed a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field. The MIB programme is open both for international and Finnish applicants. The programme leads to a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration.

Eligible for studies leading only to a higher university degree shall be a person who has

1. an applicable lower university degree;

2. an applicable polytechnic degree; or

3. an applicable education completed abroad which in the awarding country gives eligibility for corresponding higher education.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

No tuition fee if you:

  • are EU/EEA citizen
  • are equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. citizen of Switzerland)
  • are residing in Finland on a permanent basis
  • have an EU Blue Card


University of Vaasa offers a generous scholarship programme for students who are subject to tuition fees. Scholarships are applied for by choosing the scholarship option in the application form to the programme. Students are informed about possible scholarships together with the admission results.

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International Business
University of Vaasa