24 months
12000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master’s Degree Programme in International Business at University of Vaasa is your gateway to a global career. The quality of the programme is backed up by international EFMD accreditation.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Professionals in international positions require a wide range of competences. We offer you the possibility to develop your knowledge in three key areas of international business: global strategies in a digitalised world, global marketing and entrepreneurship, and leading people in a global business environment.

Teaching outcomes

The objective of the MIB programme is to educate internationally competent students and to provide them with the required knowledge and skills to work in challenging positions both in international business and in the increasingly diverse domestic markets. In practice this means developing a diverse range of knowledge and skills.

We offer you the chance to develop your international competence in an interdisciplinary programme focusing on Sustainable Global Business through three core knowledge areas of international business: global strategies in a digitized world, global marketing and entrepreneurship, and leading people in global business environment. In addition, sustainability and ethics in global business are integrated into these key areas.


The Programme in International Business is one of very few in Finland and one among less than 100 programmes worldwide that has the EFMD accreditation. The 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
  • Optional studies
  • Master's Research

Find out more detailed course content on the programme website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The rolling admission to the international Master’s programmes is open from the 1 November 2021 to the 31 May 2022 or until the intake (5 students) is full.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

See the programme-specific criteria on the University website.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

No tuition fee if you are:

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

Living costs for Vaasa

680 - 990 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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.

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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