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Master's Degree in International Business

The English-taught Master's Degree at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary degree that welcomes graduates with at least a Bachelor's (first cycle) degree qualification. 

Degree  Master of Business Administration
Extent of Studies  90 credits
Duration   2 years (part-time)
Numberof Study places   20
Studies begin   end of August
Language of Instruction   English


The Master´s Degree in International Business is aimed at staff of growth and internationalisation oriented organisations, or organisations that already engage in international operations or at persons seeking employment in such organisations. The degree’s learning objectives and contents focus on strategic management, research and development methods, global economic issues, international business and the use of new technologies in business.

The degree is a Master’s level (second-cycle) qualification of 90 credits in total. It takes approximately two years to complete. The degree consists of blended studies accomplished while working. All of the course assignments and the research based development assignment (Master’s thesis) are completed on behalf of the organisation that has commissioned them. Contact weeks are arranged once in a semester and otherwise the studies are available online.

Eligibility of Applicants

The minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s (first-cycle) degree qualification in any field and three year’s work experience in the field of business and commerce, as well sufficient proficiency in English. However, a minimum of 20 credits of business studies are required. Applicants with work experience in demanding specialist posts or managerial/leadership posts can be considered to have achieved the required 20 credits of business studies. The application period will take place in spring 2018 for studies starting in autumn 2018.


The application period takes place in spring 2018 for studies starting in autumn 2018. For further information, please contact admissions(at)


Tuition Fees and Scholarships

There are tuition fees for non-EU-citizens in the English-taught Master's programme. The information about the tuition fees will be published in autumn.


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