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Master's Degree in International Business Management, part-time

The Master´s Degree in International Business Management is aimed at staff of growth and internationalization 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 as it is a part-time programme done fully online. 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.

The Master´s degree  consists of online lectures, e-learning, independent learning, group work, discussions and assignments and the studies will be completed fully via e-learning platforms (online, distance learning). Please note that the studies do not require full-time attendance in Finland therefore the students are not granted a residence permit to Finland for the studies. 

The online lectures are delivered every or every second week, one or two evening per week. The assignments for each study module are based on a theoretical framework which is then applied to develop the practices and activities of your work place / organization. A part of the studies will be completed in collaboration with our international partner universities, either in Kajaani or abroad. Further info of the curriculum can be read from KAMK Study Guide

All non-EU/EEA citizens selected for English-taught studies leading to a Finnish higher education degree must read and approve a Student Agreement before accepting the study place. Click the link KAMK Student Agreement to read the Agreement. The Agreement applies to students who will start their studies after 1.1.2023.

90 credits
2 years
Master of Business Administration
Admissions Services tel. +358 40 654 8475,
Part-Time Studies (online)

Joint application period 3 - 17 January 2024 for studies starting in autumn 2024. 

Separate application 2 - 9 April 2024 for studies starting in autumn 2024.

There is tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens starting their studies at KAMK. Read about KAMK's tuition fee policy from

Eligibility for a Master’s degree programme at KAMK is conferred by:

- a Bachelor’s degree or another appropriate higher education degree (a minimum of 20 credits of business studies accomplished in a higher education institution are required). 

- at least two years of subsequent work experience in a relevant field. In order to be eligible, applicants must have 24 months (two years) of work experience in the field of business and commerce accumulated as from the date of award of the final degree certificate and obtained no later than 31 July (spring application) / 31 December (autumn application) in the year of applying.

Sufficient English language skills are also required for degree programmes conducted in English.

Work experience is given in full months. When converting part-time work (work under 35 hours per week) into its full-time equivalent, 150 hours or 20 working days lasting at least 7 hours per day cor-respond to one month of work. Work experience does not have to be continuous or obtained with the same employer. The amount of work experience points awarded for simultaneous employment relationships may not exceed the amount awarded for full-time employment.

Entrepreneurship will be accepted as work experience if an applicant can produce a certificate attesting that he or she is or has been covered under the statutory YEL or MYEL pension scheme. (YEL = statutory pension scheme for entrepreneurs; MYEL = statutory pension scheme for farmers, forest estate owners, fishers and reindeer herders and their family members). Enterprising activities abroad should be substantiated with comparable official documents.

Application procedure: 
KAMK Admissions Office
email. admissions(at) 
tel. +358 40 654 8475

Programme content:
Head of the Master Degree in International Business Management
Ms Jaana Lappalainen
email. jaana.lappalainen(at)