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Bachelor's Program in International Business

Aalto University
3+2 years
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Bachelor's degree
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Program description

Bachelor's Program in International Business, Mikkeli Campus

The Bachelor’s of Science degree in International Business from Aalto University provides students with an in-depth knowledge of international business within three years.

This international business degree is a highly international program, with faculty members coming from all over the world to teach. In addition, students are expected to study abroad for one semester, enhancing their international perspective.

Offered at Aalto's Mikkeli Campus, the Bachelor in International Business is made up of 3-week modules, each requiring 3 hours of classroom time each day for 5 days each week. This intense modular format fosters a dynamic interaction between professors and students.

As a student in this business program, you will develop a strong knowledge base and wide-ranging set of professional skills. Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree in International Business will have a firm foundation for advanced academic study, whether in Finland or abroad, or for entering the global business market.

Admission requirements

Applicants to the Bachelor's Degree Program in International Business must be proficient in English and pass an entrance examination. For more information, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The nature of studies in the Bachelor’s Program in International Business is very active and intensive. Studies are divided into three-week modules, maintaining a fast pace and sharp focus. The comprehensive teaching methods include interactive lectures, group work, video presentations and company projects, as well as independent and theoretical academic work. Various teaching methods provide an interesting, challenging and motivating learning environment.

Many business and public sector representatives, including alumni, serve as guest lecturers in the courses. Students take field trips and complete projects for companies in various courses. The cooperation with local and international companies continues outside of the lectures too: on career days, field trips and excursions.

The Bachelor’s Program in Mikkeli focuses on a single major: International Business. The domain-specific specialisation depends on the courses you choose – however, whether it’s accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management or marketing, the perspective always remains international.

Year 1

Students complete the required core courses, business communications studies and language courses.

Year 2

In addition to some required courses, students get to choose their favourite elective courses, for example:

  • Brand Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Global Game Industry
  • Green Ventures
  • Tools for Data Analysis
  • Gender and Communication in the International Workplace

Students also get an introduction to research methods after which they start writing their Bachelor’s Thesis. The purpose of the Bachelor’s Thesis is to develop students' ability to carry out independent research work in the field of international business. The Capstone Course wraps up the learning into one extensive package as an overview and recap of the two years and is based on a business strategy game.

Year 3

Students study abroad and complete their minor during an exchange semester at one of the program’s many partner universities around the world. Courses can be chosen flexibly based on the student’s interest.

Tuition fees

The full tuition price for non-EU/EEA citizens is €12000 per year

Scholarships & funding

Prospective students subject to tuition fees are eligible to apply for Aalto University Scholarship. For more information, please visit the website. 


Upon completion of the program, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science (Economics and Business Administration) degree. 

Continuing studies

After graduating from the BScBA Programme, students can continue studies in a variety of master’s degree programs at the School of Business Otaniemi campus.

Career opportunities

Upon graduation, most students choose to take advantage of their automatic study right to a Master's Program at the Aalto University School of Business at the Otaniemi Campus. However, students are also fully equipped to enter the global job market straight after finishing the Bachelor’s program. The completed degree offers a vast variety of international career options both in Finland and abroad. The alumni of the program work internationally in many positions related to their studies as managers, experts, consultants in marketing, finance, trade, technology or as entrepreneurs.

To ease the transfer from school to work life, the program invites we are havingmany business and public sector representatives to serve as guest lecturers in the courses. Alumni relations are close and act as an important employment channel for Mikkeli Campus graduates.

Aalto University has well-established career services that help you find employment in Finland and abroad. Aalto students tend to find good positions with ease upon graduation. An active entrepreneurship community is also present at Aalto, which can help as a springboard for founding your company. Finally, if an academic career is of interest, any Master’s program at Aalto is a great foundation for doctoral studies and post-doc positions.

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Aalto University

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02150 Espoo

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