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Degree Programme in International Business, Helsinki

Degree Programme in International Business, Helsinki

Want a career in global business?

For those who want to build a career in global business the International Business programme offers a great base. Students will acquire both generic and specialized skills needed in expert and managerial positions as well as entrepreneurs.

The core of the BBA studies consists of developing the business, becoming able to analyze business data and provide solutions, innovating and implementing digital solutions, and facilitating knowledge for strategic decisions.

The specialisation majors offered are 2–4 of the following, according to the students’ majority choices:

  • Customer Relationship Management and Communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Language and communication studies (25 cr) support the growth to an efficient communicator and networker. The students’ intercultural teamworking skills are developed with the variety of learning approaches, for example, project work together with companies and PBL (problem and project based learning). Career plans with service and sales orientation are strongly supported. All students are encouraged to include an exchange semester or work placement abroad in their degree; this is compulsory for Finnish students.

Full-time studies that begin in August 2018

campus: Helsinki, Pasila

Full-time studies that begin in January 2019

campus: Pasila (Helsinki)

  • title: tradenomi (Bachelor of Business Administration)
  • 210 credit points (ECTS)
  • application period from 1 June to 28 September 2018 at 15.00 pm Finnish time (application with SAT)
  • application period is from 5 September to 20 September 2018 at 15.00 pm Finnish time (application with entrance examination)
  • entrance exam 11 October 2018
  • please read how to apply with SAT-test
  • please read more about tuition fee
  • application statistics
  • application instructions in Studyinfo

Alumni stories

Haaga-Helia was exceptional in offering students to work in multicultural groups for real companies. These courses did not only teach me the theoretical part of the course, but they also gave me a concrete experience on how things work in real companies. I gained valuable experience while being in Haaga-Helia. I specialized in Financial Management for Global business. Currently I am working for Koodiviidakko Oy as part of our highly competent sales team. My job consists of consultative corporate sales where I deal with marketing directors and corporate executives daily. Transition from Haaga-Helia to work life was effortless due to the help of Haaga-Helia's teachers. Overall, I enjoyed my time at Haaga-Helia and it provided an excellent “starters kit” for starting my own career in business.

Tuomo Röppänen
Account Manager, Koodiviidakko Oy
DP in International Business, Helsinki


Haaga-Helia has provided me with the relevant skills for starting my career. Being able to see the big picture, quickly diving into new topics, finding solutions to solve business problems, consolidating and summarizing information – these are just a few examples of what is appreciated in the workplace nowadays.  In my current position as a Business Intelligence and Customer Insight Specialist, I deal with providing our business with industry knowledge, forecasts and customer feedback.  The skills that I acquired at Haaga-Helia while working on projects for case companies and from writing my Final Thesis, have prepared me to put knowledge into action and provide benefits for my organization.

Another important aspect of the studies was learning to communicate with different stakeholders (other students, companies, professors & guest speakers) in different settings. The ability to have a professional approach to networking and teamwork not only helps at work, but in life overall – Haaga-Helia provides a lot of opportunities to train in this field and I am very grateful for that!

Julia Dolgopolova
Business Intelligence and Customer Insight Specialist, Kalmar (Cargotec)
DP in International Business, Helsinki

Application process

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