Master of Business Administration, DP in International Business Management, 90 ECTS credits

> Course structure and key learning outcomes


- International Marketing Management (offered by Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences)
- Management (offered by Centria University of Applied Sciences)

Qualification awarded

Degree: a second-cycle (master's) degree
Degree title: Master of Business Administration

Level of qualification

The degree programme leads to a second cycle Master-level qualification in the European Higher Education system. In the eight-level European and Finnish National Qualifications Frameworks the qualification belongs to level 7.

Specific admission requirements

Please see the website

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (RPL)

The arrangements are based on the general RPL guidelines established at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Qualification requirements and regulations

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Pedagogical approach

Multi-modal learning methods are used. Each course includes two two-day contact sessions on an average. The emphasis of learning is on independent work as well as solving distant learning assignments and studying online. The development project is an essential part of the studies.

Profile of the programme

The programme aims to increase professional knowledge of international business. Having completed the programme, the student has grown into a business management professional capable of independent decision-making, working with management or demanding expert tasks in businesses that operate in the international market or are planning to go international.

Occupational profiles

Most of the graduates of the programme work in different specialist or management positions in business and industry. Under the Finnish legislation, a person who has taken a Master's degree at a university of applied sciences is qualified for posts or positions in the public sector for which the qualification requirement is a first cycle/second cycle degree. In some cases, the qualification requirement also includes the completion of studies in certain specific fields of study.


The whole programme is conducted in English in an intercultural study group.

Access to further studies

Eligible for third-cycle higher education studies.
The admissions decisions are made in the receiving higher education institution.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences.

Graduation requirements

Please see the Degree Regulations of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and instructions for graduates at Intra.

Mode of study

The courses of the programme are taught on Friday afternoons and Saturdays, which allows the students to work during their studies.

Contact persons

Head of degree programme

Ms Anne-Maria Aho
tel. +358 40 8304 173
e-mail: anne-maria.aho(at)

ECTS departmental coordinator / International coordinator

Ms Marjo Arola
tel. +358 40 830 4216,
e-mail: marjo.arola(at)