42 months
9500 EUR/year
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The International Business programme at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences offers a great base for those wanting to build a career in global business. Students will acquire both generic and specialized skills needed in expert and managerial positions as well as entrepreneurs.


About the Programme

The core studies in the International Business programme at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences 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:

  • Customer Relationship Management and Communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Supply Chain Management

The specialisation studies (50 ECTS) can consist of 30–50 ECTS credits of major and 0–20 cr of minor studies. Additionally, the final thesis is written in the area of the major. The minor studies can be a combination of many specialisations. Some of the courses are offered as evening or virtual studies. The major studies begin in semester 3 or 4 and the offering depends on the students’ choices, typically 3–4 of the majors will be offered each autumn and spring semester.

Language and communication studies (25 ECTS) support the growth to an efficient communicator and networker. The students’ intercultural teamworking skills are developed with a variety of learning approaches, for example, project work together with companies and PBL (problem and project-based learning). Career plans with service and sales orientation are strongly supported. All students are encouraged to include an exchange semester or work placement abroad in their degree; this is compulsory for Finnish students.

Programme Structure

Courses inlcude:

  • Business Mathematics
  • Basics of Marketing
  • Business ICT Skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Business
  • Basics of Supply Chain Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

January start:

  • application deadline: 30 September (application with SAT)
  • application deadline: 15 September (with entrance examination)




210 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official (signed and stamped) transcript of records of the studies required for eligibility
  • Official (signed and stamped) certificate of resignation of studies leading to a University of Applied Sciences degree (applies to applicants who are applying with an incomplete degree and to applicants who have a valid study right in a University of Applied Sciences during the application period)
  • Copy of passport or personal identity card (applies to citizens of EU/EEA countries and Switzerland, for exemption from paying tuition fees)
  • Copy of certificate of a pending application from the Finnish Immigration Service and copy of passport or personal identity card (applies to UK citizens whose right of residence in Finland is based on the withdrawal agreement, for exemption from paying tuition fees)
  • Copy of residence permit card / residence card / EU Blue Card (for exemption from paying tuition fees; see detailed information).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 EUR per year during 42 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 42 months.

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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