Business Information Technology, B.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 42 months
  • Tuition Fee
    7900 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English
The Degree Programme in Business Information Technology at Lahti University of Applied Sciences prepares students for a range of roles involving digital technologies. The contents of the Degree Programme in Business Information Technology are designed in cooperation with businesses and with an eye on future competence needs.


In the first year, you will develop a good foundation in various aspects of digital business and learn to create your personal learning path. You will be able to choose from business, tourism, technology, design, and social and health care studies as well as a range of multidisciplinary modules in service design, circular economy and entrepreneurship. You will build a competence portfolio that demonstrates your ICT project and language skills.

The Business Information Technology programme is offered by the Lahti University of Applied Sciences.  

As you proceed further in your studies, you will have access to various learning environments, including traditional classroom-based learning, online learning, business organisations and projects as well as events, the campus radio, the students' media agency and others. All these provide opportunities to learn by doing real-world tasks. Towards the end of the programme, you will gain practical experience by working in the organisation of your choice. You will be supported and assisted by a tutor teacher throughout your studies.

Job description

Upon graduation, you will be qualified for a range of roles requiring digital competencies. Depending on your personal learning path, you will be able to do the following: provide ICT support to end users, build new applications, draw up digital service process descriptions, deliver agile projects, build user-centred online stores, and design value-added digital solutions for businesses.

Possible job titles

  • Website designer, developer, tester
  • Digital service designer, developer, tester
  • Digital customer experience designer, developer
  • Multichanneling specialist
  • IT system designer
  • Web store specialist
  • IT contractor
  • IT consultant, trainer
  • Project coordinator, project manager
  • Business owner

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • English for Work 
  • Developing professional competence 
  • User interface design and web technologies 
  • Web publishing and analytics
  • Website security 
  • Supply networks in business development 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Applicants with a Finnish Qualification

Eligibility to apply for higher education studies can be obtained with:

  • general upper secondary school
  • vocational qualification of three-year programme or a prior equivalent programme
  • International Baccalaureate, Reifeprüfung or European Baccalaureate examination
  • vocational (or vocational specialist) qualification (ammatti- ja erikoisammattitutkinto)
Applicants with a Non-Finnish Qualification
Eligibility to apply for higher education studies can be obtained with:
  • foreign degree/qualification which gives eligibility for higher education in the awarding country.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7900 EUR per year and a duration of 42 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 42 months.

Living costs for Lahti

700 - 1,100 EUR/month
Living Costs

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


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