Want to broaden your expertise?
The part-time evening International Business studies offer a great base for business career advancement. The programme provides possibilities to diversify students’ existing competences and/or deepen their theoretical learning in the areas where they already have practical work experience. The graduates have broad-based knowledge, skills and competences needed in expert or managerial positions in global business.
The core studies provide a comprehensive introduction to business operations in an international setting such as marketing and sales, accounting and finance, human resource management, international trade, project management, supply chain management, data analysis, business law and economics.
The specialisation major and minor studies offered are:
Depending on the students’ majority choices 3 - 4 of the following specialisation studies are offered as majors (30–50 credits), the others can be studied as minors (0–20 cr):
- Customer Relationship Management and Communication
- Financial Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Human Resource Management.
Career plans with sales and service orientation and entrepreneurship are strongly supported. The variety of learning approaches, for example, project work with companies and problem-based learning (PBL) support the development of multicultural team and networking skills.
Contact sessions are typically organised 3 evenings a week, between Monday and Thursday at 5:40–8:30 pm. By utilising recognition of prior learning (RPL), summer studies and virtual offering the student is able to complete their studies faster or study with less contact evenings a week. An exchange semester, an international work placement and shorter studies abroad can be included in the studies.
You can also study International Business as a full-time student. Read more
Bachelor of Business Administration (Tradenomi), 210 credit points (ECTS)
Campus: Helsinki, Pasila
Part-time studies that begin in August 2021
Application period from 7 to 20 January 2021 at 15.00 (UTC/GMT +2).
- Entrance examination on 4 March 2021
- Information on applying and application form in Studyinfo.fi (will be published later)
My motivator to study while working full-time was to supplement my engineering background with business education. It was very rewarding to realize the constant development and achievements in both areas even though it was challenging to combine those two from time to time. Business trips and international projects with evening lectures and study tasks kept me busy and taught me to set priorities. The hectic schedule pushed me to find balance with work, study, family, friends and hobbies.
The programme gave a good outlook on all aspects of international business. I especially enjoyed the courses and assignments on operations development and business strategies. I chose Haaga-Helia because I wanted to specialize in supply chain management for a global business. It was great to deepen my know-how in the field, and discuss real cases with fellow students, teachers and guest lecturers. This experience and the curriculum helped me to take the next step on my career towards leadership roles.