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Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK)

Seinäjoki, Finland

International Business (BBA)

Admission Requirements

**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for  students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.

You need to pass an online entrance Exam. If you pass you will also need to take an online interview via Skype. Please see details in "About the Program" section

About The Program

About The University

Application Deadline

Start Date

Sep

Certificate of language test is not required, but you must demonstrate your language skills in the entrance examination. English language proficiency must be at level B2 in the common European Framework of Reference for Languages, equal to, for example IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL iBT: 46.

Minimimum Academic Requirement

English Proficiency Requirement

Other Requirements

Program Level

30 Days

Average Decision Time

None

Application Fees

Yearly Tuition Fees

6,800 EUR

Bachelor

Program Duration

3.5 Years

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50% of the tuition fee available from the 1st year.
At SeAMK all first year degree students, who are required to pay a tuition fee, will be automatically granted a scholarship. From the 2nd year if the student fulfill the requirement he/she will continue receiving the 50%scholarship. To be eligible for a scholarship from the 2nd academic year, you must complete a minimum of 55 credits during the previous academic year in a bachelor’s degree program.

The Degree Programme in Business Management leads to the Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA: The length of the programme is 210 ECTS credits (3.5 years).

The objective of the Degree Programme in International Business, which is taught in English, is to prepare students for specialised tasks in international business and marketing. The students get an overall picture of business management and will focus on the international operations of companies and organisations. The degree programme is based on well-founded understanding of entrepreneurship and small- and medium-sized enterprises. Students also acquire good practical language skills. At the final stage of their studies, students are given an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the business and culture of a target area of their choice in connection with their practical training and thesis work.

Students also have an oppportunity engaging in the following:
- Yritystalli - Business Incubator provides students with the opportunity to develop their own business idea and competence as an entrepreneur while they study.
- Students have the opportunity to participate in a multi-field project programme in which commissioned projects are conducted in interdisciplinary student teams.
- Students have the opportunity to complete a double degree, one in SeAMK and one in a partner institution abroad.


OCCUPATIONAL PROFILES

The Degree Programme in International Business provides students with qualifications for a large range of various jobs on the global market in Finland and abroad. Bachelors of Business Administration graduating from the Degree Programme in International Business may work in jobs such as:

- professional tasks in international business: export manager, sales manager, product manager, export assistant, marketing assistant, sales assistant, marketing planner, marketing communications planner, sales negotiator, customer service coordinator

In addition, emphasis on various areas of studies provides students with career opportunities in a number of specialised jobs.

PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH
In the Degree Programme in International Business teaching is implemented in accordance with the model of integrative learning. The basic components of expertise: theoretical knowledge, practical skills, self-regulation knowledge and skills and socio-cultural knowledge are tightly integrated. The implementation of the curriculum focuses on experiential learning in a multicultural environment. Learning begins from students' concrete experiences, which they analyse and reflect upon. Self-assessment contributes to the understanding of phenomena and development of new modes of action.

Basic studies involve running a virtual enterprise, and learning is based on practical tasks. During the professional studies, emphasis is placed on increasing project activities, in the international context as well. Courses can also be completed in a simulated environment with multicultural groups and in online learning environments. In the bachelor's thesis theoretical knowledge is applied to practical problem-solving and business development.

Online extrance exam consists of two phases:
1.written examination
2.interview

Eligible applicants are sent an invitation to the online exam within two weeks of submitting an application and presenting the required documents that show eligibility. Access to a computer with a webcam and internet connection is required for taking the examination.

The written part of the examination consists of two sections: an essay and a multiple-choice section testing mathematical/logical skills. There is no pre-reading material for the examination.Applicants who pass the written part of the online exam will be invited to an online interview within a few days after the written examination.

All the applicants, who reach the following requirements in each part of the exam, are admitted:
essay: 50 points out of the maximum 70 points
mathematical/logical section: 20 points out of the maximum 30 points
interview: pass
English language proficiency: pass

The applicant’s English language proficiency is measured in connection with the online exam: written skills are tested in the essay and spoken skills in the interview.

After graduation you are ready for a wide range of international positions. Jobs are found, for example, in the fields of export and import operations, marketing, sales, customer relations, product and project management. You can also continue with your studies at the Master level.

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary institution of higher education and an efficient actor in education and research, development and innovation (RDI) in the region of South Ostrobothnia in West Finland.  The Finnish higher education system is divided into traditional research universities, which focus more on academic research, and universities of applied sciences, which emphasize more working life connections. Seinäjoki UAS is a university of applied sciences.

The number of full-time students is 4800 and academic and other staff members 350. Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences has 19 Bachelor and 8 Master degree programmes. Three degree programmes are totally taught in English (International Business, Nursing and a Master's Degree in International Business Management). Also double degree programmes are available in the fields of technology and business.

Facts and Figures:

  • about 5000 students, 10 % international students

  • 200 academic teaching staff

  • 150 other staff members (incl. RDI and administration)

  • 19 bachelor degree programmes

  • 8 master degree programmes

  • 3 degree programmes totally taught in English

  • Double degree agreements in 8 countries

  • 10 exchange programmes

 

200 partner universities in more than 50 countries in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa and Australia. SeAMK was founded in 1992 through a merger of various institutes, each of which had a history of up to more than 100 years.


The RDI (research, development and innovation) activities of SeAMK are focused on multidisciplinary core expertise areas, which are congruent with the strategic focal areas of the University Consortium of South Ostrobothnia. The aim of the RDI activities is to support business operations requiring high-level expertise. The volume of annual outside research financing is about 5 million euros. Every year, more than 90 people contribute to the RDI activities of SeAMK.

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