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International Business, B.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 42 months
    Duration
Kuopio, Finland
The Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business Degree Programme at Savonia University of Applied Sciences aims at developing global business experts. You will learn to face the challenges presented by the continuously changing global business environment, and to be sensitive to the requirements set by international partners.
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Overview

With the Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business Degree Programme at Savonia University of Applied Sciences you will become especially skilled in the internationalisation process which makes you an asset to for example any small and medium-sized company aspiring to go global. As a graduate you will feel at home in multicultural teams and have a hands-on approach to your teams success. Our BBA's work in import-export, international sales and customer relations, logistics and other international activities.

Career:

BBAs will work, among other things, in import-export, international sales and customer care, logistics and other international activities. You will also have the skills and competences needed to become an entrepreneur.

Titles:
  • Export assistant
  • Export secretary
  • Sales representative
  • Sales secretary
  • Marketing planner
  • Store manager
  • Import assistant
  • Import secretary
  • Product Manager
  • Investment Adviser
  • Procurement Specialist
  • HRM Specialist
  • Commercial Agent
  • Export Manager
  • Import Manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 months
  • Credits
    210 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Curriculum:

  • Studies at Savonia are practically oriented and versatile. Projects and cooperation with local businesses as well as foreign partners and fellow students are integrated in your everyday life with us.
  • Each year the studies have two assigned themes. During the first autumn term of the studies you will learn about planning and starting a business. After that the first spring term focuses on operating a successful business. 
  • The second-year themes shift focus of your studies to the requirements of international operations.
  • During your third year you will focus on adapting business operations to an international environment, and on the challenges organisations face due to differences in conducting business.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Student selection of International Business is based on either the SAT test or the entrance exam:

  • 15 students are selected on the basis of the SAT test result.
  • 10 students are selected on the basis of the entrance exam result. The exam is in Shanghai China on 27-28 February.
  • 15 students are selected on the basis of the entrance exam result. The exam is in Finland on 1 April.
  • Savonia UAS requires a minimum score of 400 from Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and 400 from Mathematic.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1500 EUR per year and a duration of 42 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 42 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Year 2 and year 3: €2500

Year 4: €1250

Next study years: €5000

EU/EEA area and Swiss citizens are not subject to the charge.

Living costs for Kuopio

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

In the first academic year all students who are obligated to pay the tuition fee will automatically get the scholarship, which covers 70% of the tuition fee. In the following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee and to qualify for the scholarship Bachelor student must complete at least 55 credits by 31 July.

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