Degree Programme in International Business


The International Business programme offers a holistic business understanding and competencies needed in the changing global and digital business environment. Studies include close cooperation with businesses.

The studies are in Haaga-Helia’s truly international environment in Helsinki and in one’s chosen exchange destinations abroad, where networks are built, and cultural intelligence is gained. Personal development is supported by student-centered learning methods that allow students to develop a professional mindset for a lifelong career anywhere in the world. Upon graduation, students have the skills to manage business ethically, responsibly, and sustainably.

The specialisation Major and Minor studies offered are:

The specialisation studies consist of a minimum of 30 ECTS in Major and up to 40 ECTS of Major/Minor courses. Personal study path can be tailored flexibly as the Major/Minor courses complementing the Major can be chosen from different specialisations and other Haaga-Helia degrees. Additionally, the thesis is written in the field of the specialisation Major.

A variety of language studies are offered in the degree. The degree offers excellent opportunities for networking and benefiting from cross-cultural collaboration. All students are encouraged to include exchange studies or work placement abroad in their degree; a requirement of students with a Finnish educational background in the full-time degree.

The degree is offered either as full-time or blended studies. The full-time studies are taught mainly on campus in the daytime. The blended studies are implemented partially on campus (2-3 evenings weekly) and partially online and are intended for students with prior work experience. The whole degree cannot be completed online.


    Full-time studies, January 2024 intake

    Joint application to higher education, autumn 2023 application

    Application period from 4 to 14 September 2023 at 15:00 (UTC/GMT+3).

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    Rolling admission, summer/autumn 2023 application

    Application period through Rolling admission from 1 June to 29 September 2023 at 15:00 (UTC/GMT+3)

    Full-time studies, August 2024 intake

    Joint application to higher education, spring 2024 application

    Application period from 3 to 17 January 2024 at 15:00 (UTC/GMT+2).

    Rolling admission, spring 2024 application

    Application period through Rolling admission from 22 January to 24 May 2024 at 15:00 (UTC/GMT+3)

    Blended learning, August 2024 intake

    Joint application to higher education, spring 2023 application

    Application period from 3 to 17 January 2024 at 15.00 (UTC/GMT+2).

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    Bachelor of Business Administration (tradenomi)

    Scope of the Programme: 210 ECTS credits

    Degree programme: International Business

    Campus: Pasila

    Mode of Study: Full-time and blended studies

    Duration: 3,5 years

    Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens:
    9 500 €

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