Back to search results

Bachelor's Degree in International Business

The English-taught Bachelor’s Degree in International Business at KAMK provides you with an understanding of the international business operations and gives you varied career opportunities in organizations that are engaged in business on a global scale. The degree develops the necessary skills and competences for success in a modern business environment. 

During the studies, you will gain insights into the manager’s responsibilities in planning, organizing and leading within the workplace as well as understanding the management practices in the international context. You will deepen your understanding of managing global supply chain and learn to understand the key principles of service design thinking in business development. You will also learn to create and evaluate the customer experience journey and manage digital business. In the specialization studies you will dive in deeper into the strategic marketing communications and digital marketing solutions.

The studies emphasize applying the learned theories into practice. Hands-on projects, practical training and thesis are a great way of learning, interacting and building networks with the working life. 

Our wide network of international partners gives you excellent opportunities to broaden the specialization of your studies via student exchange. The flexibility of the programme makes it possible to graduate sooner than in the official 3,5 years. 

Read students' stories


Study places
210 ECTS
3,5 years
Degree Title
Bachelor of Business Administration
Further information
Admissions Office, admissions(at)
Combine the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to become a business expert in today’s global and multicultural working life.

Submit your application online through the joint application system at Studyinfo during the application period. Application period for studies starting in autumn 2020 are as follows (choose one): 

Application period for studies starting in autumn 2021 are as follows: 
  • Application period 1: 7 - 20 January 2021
  • Application period 2: 1 March - 23 April 2021

Read more about the application process

Entrance Exams

Entrance exams will be arranged online in the spring 2021. Further information


During the studies, you will specialize in international marketing in a modern, digitalised environment. You will benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to marketing communications, supplemented with specific current phenomenon such as digital marketing automation, storytelling, content marketing, online customer dialogue, and mobile marketing. 

As a student at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences you will be able to complete a part of your studies and/or practical training abroad using our wide network of partners. Participating in student exchange and completing part of the studies in one of our partner universities makes it possible to broaden the specialization of your studies. It is also possible to choose a double degree with our partner universities.

Read more about the content of the studies: Study Guide

Graduates of the International Business degree will be able to apply for a variety of employment positions, from entrepreneurship to working in management roles, project planning and development roles, and sales and marketing positions, all within both the private and public sectors. It is also possible to continue studies towards a Master's degree in a university. After graduation, our alumni are working for example as 

  • Junior Analyst
  • Strategy Analyst
  • Executive Assistant
  • Content Producer
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Strategy and Customer Manager
  • Vice Director of Marketing
  • Planner and Strategy Consult

For studies starting in autumn 2021, the entrance exams are arranged both online and in Kajaani.

International Business entrance exam may consist of written part (essay, multiple-choice questions, a section measuring mathematical/logical thinking) and an interview. The essay and the interview are combined in the entrance examination as an integrated section measuring English language proficiency. 

The examination assesses study and teamwork skills, verbal and written expression skills as well as mathematical/logical reasoning skills.

The ability to communicate fluently in English, both speaking and writing, is prerequisite for admission. Therefore, applicants must pass all parts of the exam in order to be selected for admission. Applicants scoring below the minimum points of any of the sections will fail the exam. The section testing English language proficiency will be entered in the system with a pass/fail grade.

The pre-reading material will be published on the web pages before the exam.

Co-operating degree programmes

FINNIPS co-operating degree programmes




The tuition fee at KAMK is 6 000 euros per academic year. The students, who accept their study place within 14 days from the notice of admission, get a 50% discount off the tuition fee as an early bird scholarship. Later on in the studies, the scholarship rewards for study progress, ie. the students who complete a minimum of 55 credits per academic year, get a 50% discount off the tuition fee. In addition, KAMK offers an additional scholarship for those, who pass a national language test in Finnish during their studies. This scholarship is available once during the studies and offers the students the possibility to study a year for free - providing that they get both scholarships (55 credits + Finnish language) the same year.  

The scholarships are always used directly to reduce the tuition fee. Scholarships are available by application only. The first year fee is paid when accepting the study place, and later on, it is paid in May yearly.  The scholarship applies only to the tuition-fee paying students Read more about tuition fees

In addition to the tuition fee, the students must pay for their study materials and for their own living costs. The average monthly living expenses for a student living in Finland are approximately 700 – 900 euros. This may vary depending on personal circumstances. When applying for a residence permit in Finland, non-EU/EEA nationals need to demonstrate that they have at least 560 euros per month at their disposal – in addition to the tuition fee.

Do you have questions about the application process to Kajaani University of Applies Sciences? We are here to help you! Leave you contact information on the form below, and our admissions team at will be in touch with you.



Introduction of Esports Business Degree and International Business Degree