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International Business Management

Arcada University of Applied Sciences

18 months
7333 EUR/year
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Are you looking to develop your skills in business development? Do you see yourself as a future business leader? Would you like to study in a diverse environment, where creative problem-solving and interesting discussions flourish? Then the International Business Management programme at Arcada University of Applied Sciences is the right programme for you!


The International Business Management programme at Arcada University of Applied Sciences focuses on giving you skills in business development from the perspective of new business models, required changes in the firm’s operations, and impact on employees and other stakeholders. Business development is looked at from a technological perspective, including digitalisation and FinTech (financial technology), as well as a geographic perspective, the Nordic countries.

IBM is a holistic education in business administration. The aim is to give you up-to-date competences in central corporate functions, including strategic management, leadership, finance, and marketing. These competences give you the skillset needed to develop the firm, and act and react in a changing world. In practice, the programme gives you skills to move from a specialist role to a business leader role.

In this programme, you study a general knowledge course module, after which you choose between two specialisation modules: Business Development in the Nordics or Business Development, Digitalisation and FinTech.

Business Development in the Nordics

Arcada is the only university of applied sciences (UAS) in Finland with a master’s degree programme that focuses on the Nordic business environment. While we examine Nordic countries in particular, these learnings can also be applied in a broader context. The focus is on both theoretical and practical means for geographical expansion, as well as business opportunities in Nordic countries. We work with practical and real market entry business cases, analysed from inception to implementation.

Business Development, Digitalisation and FinTech

Digitalisation involves the use of technology to create new business models or improve the efficiency of existing operations. The focus is on various technologies that drive digitalisation, such as analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchains, and machine learning. While these technologies can be applied in a broad context, we will examine the impact particularly in financial technology (FinTech).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Customer Relationship and Service Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Financial Analysis
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Management
  • Analysing the Nordic Business Environment
  • Planning and Preparing Market Entry in a Nordic Country
  • Establishing and Developing our Market Position in a Nordic Country

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The application is open 5–19.1.






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Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible to apply to International Business Management, you must have a suitable bachelor's degree in the field of business or another relevant field. In case the bachelor's degree is from another field than business, you should still have a minimum of 40 ECTS credits in business studies. In exceptional cases, the 40 credits business studies can be proven with extensive work experience. Arcada reserves the right to define this case by case.
  • All applicants must, in addition to the requirements listed above, have a minimum of two years (24 months) of relevant work experience gained after the completion of the bachelor's degree in order to meet the eligibility criteria.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7333 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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