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The programme contents have been formulated based on input from businesses and with future competence needs in mind. It provides excellent preparation for various international business roles.

In the first year, you will develop a good foundation in different areas of business management and start building your professional profile.

From the second year onwards, you will focus on broadening and advancing your skills and develop your personal path. You will have a choice of modules in marketing, financial management, leadership, logistics, entrepreneurship, digital business and international business. You can also choose multidisciplinary modules in service design, circular economy and entrepreneurship. Projects carried out with real-world businesses are at the core of this programme.

Internationalisation is an important part of the Bachelor’s Degree Programme in International Business. The courses are delivered in a multicultural and international environment. Your studies include a student exchange or work placement period spent abroad. Lahti UAS has an extensive exchange network with other international institutions.

Your personal tutor will support and assist you throughout your studies, for example in your module choices.

Programme

Study Guide

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

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be able to work in expert and management roles in various types of businesses and organisations. In addition, the programme prepares students to work as independent entrepreneurs and in international roles.

Possible roles

  • Marketing manager, marketing assistant, sales manager, key account manager
  • Financial manager, controller, investment advisor
  • HR specialist, HR manager, project manager, communications coordinator
  • Import/export coordinator, buyer, purchasing manager
  • Entrepreneur

Funding

Tuition Fee
As of 1.8.2017 the tuition fee for new students from the non-EU/EEA countries is EUR  7900 per academic year for Bachelor’s Degree Programme.

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

1.1. ​Students who have started studies before August 2017
2.2. Students who study in degree programmes taught in Finnish
3.3. Students who are EU/EEA citizens or their family members (spouse/ child)
4.4. 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)

Scholarship
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).

Application period

10.1.2017 - 25.1.2017 klo 15.00

Apply here https://studyinfo.fi/app/#!/korkeakoulu/1.2.246.562.17.47073536873

Application period 10 January - 25 January, 2017 » More information about application and reguirements

Further information

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

www.lamk.fi/english/business

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Introduction

Core competence equips you for a range of professional roles.

Complementary competence comprises 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 

Communication and languages 10 ECTS 
    Professional communication and information literacy 4 ECTS 
    English for Work 3 ECTS 
    Swedish language 3 ECTS 
Professional competence 5 ECTS 
Research and development 5 ECTS 
Understanding future trends 5 ECTS 

Professional core competence 65 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 networks in business development 5 ECTS 
Accounting 5 ECTS 
Managerial work 5 ECTS 
Customer relations and marketing 5 ECTS
  
Transforming ideas into business 15 ECTS 
Business environment 6 ECTS 
Successful business 9 ECTS
 
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
 
Lahti UAS modules 
Business modules 

Application process

Selection criteria

Student selection

Applicants will be selected using following methods:

SELECTION METHOD 1: ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (65 % of applicants)

Entrance examination                          40 points

SELECTION METHOD 2: SCHOOL PERFORMANCE AND ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (35 % of applicants) (only available to those applying with a matriculation examination certificate)

Alternative 2B

School performance                            60 points (matriculation examination grades)

Entrance examination                          40 points

Total                                                  100 points

Entrance examination

All eligible applicants 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, 19 April 2017 in Lahti (Finland) at Faculty of Business and Hospitality Management, 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, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, 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 which of these countries he/she takes the exam.

The entrance examination consists of the following sections (min./max. scores): an essay (3/10), multiple-choice questions (2/6), a section measuring mathematical/logical thinking (2/8) and a group interview (3/16). The examination includes a compulsory section measuring English language proficiency. Applicants must complete all sections to an acceptable standard.  The Degree Programmes in International Business are involved in admissions co-operation, where programmes in the same admission group will accept an entrance examination taken at another university of applied sciences as such.

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

Please also note
Exam papers will not be sent to embassies or other places, like British Councils, on request of an applicant.
Previous entrance exams are not available for viewing and there are no samples to be sent.
All costs related to the entrance examination are to be covered by the applicant.

Tuition Fee
As of 1.8.2017 the tuition fee for new students from the non-EU/EEA countries is EUR  7900 per academic year for Bachelor’s Degree Programme.

Please note that the tuition fees do not apply to the following non-EU/EEA students:
1.1. ​Students who have started studies before August 2017
2.2. Students who study in degree programmes taught in Finnish
3.3. Students who are EU/EEA citizens or their family members (spouse/ child)
4.4. 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).