THE GAME IS CHANGING. DO YOU HAVE THE CARDS TO WIN? – JOIN THE WINNING TEAM
The International Business Management (IBM) studies focus on the aspects of international business which are of vital importance for the international strategic management and growth of companies. We offer students the possibility to exchange studies with our numerous partner institutions.
A higher university of applied sciences degree produces the same competence for public offices and tasks as a higher academic degree – such as the Finnish degree Master of Science in Economics (KTM). Masters’ degrees of Xamk are carried out within our Master School.
Our learning approach bases on action learning and interdisciplinary team work together with the students, teachers and companies. Master School boosts your professional competence and connects you to a valuable network of professionals from different fields of study and businesses. Our International Business Management programme provides you with the cards to take your career to the next level.
IBM studies cover 90 ECTS credits divided into three parts: Core competence (30 cr), Complementary (30 cr) studies and Thesis (30 cr).
Core competence courses are the following:
- Internationalization strategies
- Sustainable growth
- Marketing and sales management
- Customer intelligence
- Supply chain management
- Strategic business game
Core competence courses aim to provide you with knowledge and skills to utilize and integrate different kind of business information to plan, implement and develop managerial interventions for the organization. The theoretical models and methods of the international business management are essential part of the core competences. One course covers 5 ECTS credits.
Complementary competence studies enable you to specialise and deepen your studies according to your own interests and needs. You can include 30 ECTS credits of free choice Master School studies into your diploma. The studies are categorized under the following themes:
- management studies
- research and development studies
- Russia studies
- communication studies and
- entrepreneurship studies
The degree language is English. Teaching, assignments, exams and bachelor’s thesis are conducted in English.
Master’s thesis is a development work done for a thesis commissioner, which usually is the company where the student is working. The thesis may also relate to Xamk’s or other organizations RDI projects.
The topic of the thesis should relate to the themes of international business management. The purpose of the thesis is to improve the skills necessary in:
- project management and
- development work.
Studying in a master’s programme in South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences offers a truly international study environment with students and staff from over 30 different countries.
The master’s students of International Business Management can strengthen their personal internationalisation by studying abroad during the studies. Xamk offers students the possibility to study with our numerous partner institutions.
STUDY WHILE YOU WORK – PRACTICE MEETS THEORY!
The programme is organised on a part-time basis and the studies involve a great deal of project work, teamwork and independent study. All studies are in English and carried out through blended learning methods, including lectures, online studies and project-based learning.
There are on average three contact days per month. Most of the studies are completed online individually or in small teams. Your progress is supported by online study counseling. The contact lessons are normally held during week days, typically on Thursdays and Fridays. It takes about two years to complete the studies. Contact sessions are mainly held on Kouvola campus.
BYOD – Bring your own device
Xamk has had a BYOD policy since the autumn of 2017. According to this policy new students starting studies at Xamk must bring and use their own devices on campus. Read more.
International Business Management opens a versatile career at the top of the global business world. The graduates have found positions as:
• Project Managers
• Market Supervisors
• Team Managers
• Development Directors
• Sales Representatives
• Account Managers
• Export Managers
• Logistics Managers
• Export Operators
You can apply to this Master’s degree programme if you have completed
- an UAS Bachelor’s degree or other appropriate higher education degree and
- at least three years of subsequent work experience in a relevant field.
In addition good skills in the English language are required. Your language skills are evaluated in the entrance examination.
You must have at least three years of work experience in a relevant field. As a relevant field is regarded both the field being applied to and the field of the previous higher education degree. The work experience can be accumulated as from the date of award of the final degree certificate and obtained no later than 31 July 2019.
If you have previously completed post-secondary level vocational qualification awarded by a vocational college in Finland (opistoaste in Finnish) and then later gone on to complete a degree in a university of applied sciences after a period of work, you are required to have at least three years of work experience after post-secondary level vocational education.
Entrepreneurship is accepted as work experience if you can produce a certificate attesting that you have been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme in Finland. Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.
Work experience should be indicated in full months. When converting part-time work into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day correspond to one month of work. Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained working for the same employer. The amount of work experience points awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment. Military or non-military national service, women’s voluntary military service or child-care leave will not be counted towards work experience.
You must provide a work certificate written by the employer as proof of employment. The work certificate must include the date when the employment has started and ended, contact information for the employer, tasks and work hours in case of part-time employment. If the employment is continuing, a temporary work certificate must be provided. Work certificate copies must be uploaded on the application form by 10 April 2019 3 PM Finnish time.
If the original work certificate has been written in any other language than Finnish, Swedish or English, you must in addition provide a copy of an authorized translation of the work certificate in one of the before-mentioned languages. The translation must include the translator’s name, signature and stamp.
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