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Degree Programme in International Business

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Introduction to Company Management
Company Operations 5
Financial Accounting and Analysis 5
Customer Orientation
Introduction to Marketing 5
Project Management 5
Business Environment Analysis
Marketing Research 5
Business Mathematics and Statistics 5
Business Economics 5
Introduction to Global Business
International Trade and Contracts 5
Business Logistics 5
Communication Studies 1
Information Technology Skills 5
Communication Skills and Professional Development 1 5
Finnish as a Foreign Language 1 5
Foreign Language 5
Business Planning and Control
Management Accounting 5  
Business Planning 5  
Business Game 5  
Advanced Business Studies
National and Global Economics 5  
Operations Management 5  
International Marketing 5  
Human Resource Management 5  
Business Law and Ethics 5    
Entrepreneurship in Knowledge Economy 5    
Communication Studies 2
Communication Skills and Professional Development 2 5  
Finnish as a Foreign Language 2 5  
Swedish Language, Spoken 2  
Swedish Language, Written 3  
Green Supply Chain Management
Transportation Management 5  
Warehouse Management 5  
Enterprise Resource Planning 5  
Financial Management
Banking and Corporate Finance 5  
Management Control Systems and Practices 5  
Accounting for Small and Medium Enterprises 5  
Marketing Management
Professional Selling 5  
Services Marketing 5  
Marketing of Technology 5  
Marketing Planning and Strategy 5  
Management Consulting
Tools for Organizational Change 5  
TAMK Consulting Academy 10  
Required Exchange Studies Abroad
Required International Study Exchange 20    
Area Studies and Market Development 5    
Business Related Project Studies 5    
Advanced Topics in International Business 5    
International Practical Training 30    
Final Thesis Practicalities and Research Methods 2  
Topic Analysis 1    
Bachelor's Thesis 12      
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The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year and length of studies is 3,5/4/4,5 years. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

Bachelor of Business Administration, BBA;
210 ECTS credits

The TAMK BBA in International Business is an internationally competitive, full-time, English language Bachelor of Business Administration Programme (BBA), which focuses on practical international business skills. The study programme is accredited by the Finnish Ministry of Education, and accepts both Finnish and international students.

Completion of the Degree Programme requires an average of 3,5 years.


The objective of the TAMK BBA in International Business is to prepare undergraduates for tasks demanding business expertise and for entry-level managerial positions worldwide. Graduates from the TAMK BBA programme face exciting professional opportunities e.g. as sales, product, export/import and marketing assistants or customer relations managers, as logistics or marketing coordinators, or as consultants or entrepreneurs. We also provide a strong foundation for further study in an internationally competitive Master's of Business Administration Programme


The BBA degree consists of Basic Studies, Professional Studies including a required International Exchange of 4 - 6 months, Free-Choice Studies, International Practical Training and the Final Thesis.

Basic Studies, 60 cr

During the first year of studies, the objective of the Basic Studies of the BBA in International Business is to give the students a broad perspective on the business operations of a company (e.g. logistics, accounting, marketing, organizations), including computing and communication skills, combined with smooth group work and social skills.

Professional Studies, 90 cr

The Professional Studies of the second and third year give the students a deeper insight into the functions of an internationalizing company. The studies include the choice of a Module of specialization, each 15 credits – TAMK Consulting Academy - TCA (project studies), Green Supply Chain Management, Marketing Management, or Financial Management. During the third year the students choose a foreign partner university for their semester of study abroad (= 4 - 6 months). The International Business programme has some 60 partner universities all over the world.

Free-Choice Studies, 15 cr

The TAMK BBA in International Business offers a selection of Free-Choice Studies in English. In addition to that, the yearly selection varies according to themes offered by visiting guest lecturers from our partner universities.

International Practical Training, 30 cr

The International Practical Training in the TAMK BBA in International Business is done abroad. The 5 month supervised placement gives the BBA students a chance to learn more about their own field of specialisation. It is a learning process which is beneficial for the student, the company providing the placement and TAMK Business School.

Final Thesis, 15 cr

The objective of the Final Thesis is to develop the students’ skills in applying their knowledge and skills to a specific business situation or problem. Ideally, the students should find a practical case for their final thesis during the work placement.


Mission (Why we exist)

The students of TAMK BBA in International Business acquire core competencies for international business life.

Core Values (What we believe in)

1. Practical business orientation
2. Cultural diversity
3. Transparency

1. Practical business orientation
- Everything we do has a relevant connection with the practical needs of international business life.

2. Cultural diversity
- We believe that working in a culturally diverse community is essential for our mission.

3. Transparency
- We are open for appraisal and willing to learn from feedback.

Vision 2011 (What we want to be)

In a comparison with corresponding programs in Finland, TAMK BBA in International Business is one of the three most desired, effective, and innovative learning environments, providing students and personnel with opportunities for professional commitment and growth.

Our policy (How we act in order to advance our vision)

1. We focus on pragmatic business co-operation and research projects with practical applications.

2. We keep up and develop continuous joint efforts with our business and university partners for educational purposes.

3. We have a variety of teaching methods.

4. We have clearly defined goals and learning outcomes for students and personnel.

5. We have appropriate and fair grading procedures for assessing students.

6. Our feedback systems are responsive.

7. We are assertive, giving and requesting feedback for better learning.

8. We share new ideas, sources of information, and materials among students and colleagues.

9. We use cultural differences as a source of new ideas and approaches for cooperation and projects with our partners.

10. Our learning culture is accommodative: teachers and students do problem-solving together.

11. We understand and value different communication cultures.

12. We have a cooperative atmosphere that honours individuality and collectivity.

13. We generate and implement changes and new projects in learning.

14. We commend students for self-respect and sound professional behaviour.

Our address and contact information:
Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu -
TAMK University of Applied Sciences,
International Business, Teiskontie 33, FI - 33520 TAMPERE, FINLAND

Tel.: + 358 3 565 47277, Fax: + 358 3 565 47238
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