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We have created the International Business programme in close cooperation with businesses and other partners. This ensures that you will be well prepared for international business settings and roles.

In the first year, you will develop a good foundation in different areas of business and start building your  professional profile by doing core competence studies. From the second year onwards, you have the opportunity to start personalizing your study path by doing complementary competence studies. We offer you a choice of modules in international business, marketing, financial management, logistics, entrepreneurship, digital business and information technology. We also offer modules combining expertise from various different fields, such as service design and circular economy. Your personal tutor will support and assist you throughout your studies, for example in your module choices.

We emphasize internationalization. The programme offers you a chance to become an international business expert. Our courses are delivered in a multicultural and international environment, and your studies include a student exchange or work placement period spent abroad. Lahti UAS has an extensive network of international study exchange partners.

All degree programmes at Lahti UAS include elective studies that allow you to broaden and personalise your expertise. You can choose elective studies from your own field of study, from other fields of study or from the open UAS path studies in entrepreneurship.

Lahti UAS is an athlete-friendly university that supports your career as an athlete by offering flexible study opportunities. We cooperate with Päijät-Häme Sports Academy that offers various services for athletes to become better in sports and their studies. You can also complete part of your studies in multidisciplinary development projects and learning environments (e.g. in student cooperatives and at campus radio). 

Our brand new NiemiCampus is the most modern learning environment in Europe, where you will be studying by applying and using the latest future-oriented methods and equipment. NiemiCampus has workspaces for various needs, for example for workshops, individual work, laboratory work, co-working, lecturing, and giving presentations.

Programme

Study Guide
Study Guide 2018-2019 will be updated later.

Objectives

The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in International Business at Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Lahti UAS) introduces you to the world of contemporary business in a modern, international learning environment.

The programme combines theory and practice and equips you for a range of roles in international businesses and organisations. You will also gain skills and knowledge to continue your studies further towards a master’s degree.

You will develop into an international business professional with strong business management skills, communication skills and the ability to manage in multicultural workplace environments. Lahti UAS also gives you the expertise needed to work as an entrepreneur.

You will be studying on our brand new multidisciplinary NiemiCampus where all Lahti UAS faculties are located. NiemiCampus is a versatile building complex that was designed to support future learning needs and different learning methods and styles.

Personal study programme

This programme does not have a main subject. Your competence profile will depend on your module choices. You will draw up a personal study plan with your tutor. Prior or experiential (work-based) learning will be taken into account in the plan. It is also possible to accredit your current work towards your degree.

Prerequisites

General eligibility to apply to degree programmes has been explained in the General Section of this recommendation. More detailed information at "Recommendation for admission criteria in polytechnic / UAS bachelor’s degree programmes" section at Studyinfo.fi.

Admission criteria can be found on our website at http://www.lamk.fi/english/future-students/admission-to-bachelors/Sivut/default.aspx

Job description

After completing the programme, you will have excellent career opportunities. You will be able to work in international expert and management roles in various types of businesses and organisations. In addition, the programme prepares you to work as an independent entrepreneur.

Possible job titles include: marketing manager, marketing planner, marketing assistant, sales manager, sales assistant, import/export coordinator, buyer, purchasing.

Funding

As of 1 August 2017 the tuition fee for new students from the non-EU/EEA countries is EUR 7,900 per academic year for Bachelor’s Degree Programmes.

Please note that the tuition fees do not apply to the following non-EU/EEA students:

1. Students who have started studies before August 2017
2. Students who study in degree programmes taught in Finnish
3. Students who are EU/EEA citizens or their family members (spouse/ child)
4. Students who are already residing in Finland or some other EU country on a permanent basis
(i.e are equivalent to EU citizens, have a continuous (A) or permanent (P/P-EU) residence permit type)

Scholarships

The scholarship is based on a 50% reduction in the fee for the first academic year. In addition, a 50% reduction applies to all the following years if the student has completed a minimum of 55 ECTS during the previous academic year. This will be applied until the end of the study time (3.5 years).

If you start your studies in the spring semester, January 2018, the tuition fee is half of the fee for the whole academic year. In addition, as a new student you will automatically receive 50% reduction on this fee.

Application period

9.1.2018 - 24.1.2018 klo 15.00

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Application period 9 January - 24 January, 2018 » More information about application and reguirements

Further information

Degree Programme Coordinator Marja Viljanen (Ms)
Tel + 358 44 708 1366
Email marja.viljanen@lamk.fi

Student Councellor Enni Rantahalme (Ms)
Tel + 358 44 708 1788
Email enni.rantahalme[@]lamk.fi

Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management

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Introduction

Complementary competence studies include areas of study that develop and advance your chosen areas of expertise. These competences form your professional profile.

CORE COMPETENCE 135 ECTS
Common core competence 25 ECTS
•    English for Work, 3 ECTS
•    Swedish language, Oral Communication, 1 ECTS
•    Swedish language¸ Written Communication, 2 ECTS
•    Finnish for Foreigners 1, 3 ECTS
•    Professional communication, 4 ECTS
•    Developing professional competence, 5 ECTS
•    Research and development, 5 ECTS
•    Anticipating future trends, 5 ECTS

Professional Core Competence 110 ECTS
Project management and networking 15 ECTS
•    Project management, 5 ECTS
•    Digital tools and personal branding, 10 ECTS
Business models and processes 20 ECTS
•    Supply network, 5 ECTS
•    Accounting, 5 ECTS
•    Managerial work, 5 ECTS
•    Customer relations and marketing, 5 ECTS
Transforming ideas into business 15 ECTS
•    Fundamentals of business law and economics, 5 ECTS
•    Profitable enterprise, 5 ECTS
•    Successful business,  5 ECTS

Think Big - Global approach to business 15 ECTS
•    Global Communication in Business, 5 ECTS
•    Presentation and Public Speaking Skills, 5 ECTS
•    Global Business Opportunities, 5 ECTS

Practical Training 30 ECTS
Thesis 15 ECTS
COMPLEMENTARY COMPETENCE 75 ECTS

Application process

Selection criteria

Applicants will be selected using

SELECTION METHOD 1: ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

Entrance examination          40 points

Entrance examinations

All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility will be invited to sit the entrance examination. Invitations to the examination are sent to the e-mail address given in the application. Applicants must sit the entrance examination at the unit providing the programme choice highest up in their application preferences participating in admissions cooperation, and the location of the examination may not be changed. Universities of applied sciences engage in co-operation where programmes in the same admission group will accept an entrance examination taken at another university of applied sciences. Applicants must participate in all examination sections. If an applicant skips a section, the entrance examination will be failed.

Applicants must score at least 10 points in the entrance examination (max. 40 points).  The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question.

The national entrance examination for the Degree Programmes in International Business and Business Management will be organised on Wed 11 April 2018 during the spring joint application period. The advance material for the examination will be made available on the websites of all universities of applied sciences that use the national examination at the start of the application period in January, 2018.

The entrance examination consists of the following sections (min./max. scores): an essay (3/10 points), multiple-choice questions (2/6 points), a section measuring mathematical/logical thinking (2/8 points) and an interview (3/16 points). The essay and the interview are combined in the entrance examination as an integrated section measuring English language proficiency. Applicants must receive at minimum points for each section. The section testing English language proficiency will be entered in the system with a pass/fail grade.

The examination assesses study and teamwork skills, verbal and written expression skills as well as mathematical/logical reasoning skills.  The Degree Programmes in International Business participate in admissions co-operation.

Entrance examination

All who have demonstrated their eligibility will be invited to the entrance examination.

The national entrance examination for the Degree Programme in International Business will be organised during the spring joint application period on Wednesday 11 April 2018 in Lahti (Finland) at Faculty of Business Studies, address Niemenkatu 73. International Business of Lahti UAS co-operates with FINNIPS-network, which will arrange the entrance examinations abroad in 12 countries outside Finland: Brazil, China, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Nepal, Russia, USA and Vietnam. The entrance examination can be taken either in Finland or outside Finland in one of the countries where FINNIPS organises them. An applicant is free to decide in the application form, in which of these countries he/she takes the exam.

The entrance examination consists of the following sections (min./max. scores): an essay (3/10 points), multiple-choice questions (2/6 points), a section measuring mathematical/logical thinking (2/8 points) and an interview (3/16 points). The essay and the interview are combined in the entrance examination as an integrated section measuring English language proficiency. Applicants must receive at minimum points for each section. The section testing English language proficiency will be entered in the system with a pass/fail grade.

The advance material for the examination will be made available on webpage of LAHTI UAS when the application period begins 9th January 2018.

Applicants must score at least 10 points in the entrance examination (max. 40 points) to be selected. The examination assesses study and teamwork skills, verbal and written expression skills as well as mathematical/logical reasoning skills.  The Degree Programmes in International Business participate in admissions co-operation.

The entrance examination result is valid for the duration of the application period in question.

Entrance exam 11.4.2018 Faculty of Business Studies, Niemenkatu 73, 15140 LAHTI