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Häme University of Applied Sciences HAMK

Valkeakoski, 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


Not Required. The English proficiency will be assessed through the entrance exam and online interview.

Minimimum Academic Requirement

English Proficiency Requirement

Other Requirements

Program Level

30 Days

Average Decision Time


Application Fees

Yearly Tuition Fees

8,700 EUR


Program Duration

3.5 Years

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Apr 30


*HAMK will offer you a scholarship of 45% of your annual tuition fee,
from the 2nd year of your studies.

In order to receive the scholarship, you need to complete:

  • 27 ECTS credits in the first academic semester (August – December)

  • 55 ECTS credits in each academic year (August – July)

Your study path will be constructed of modules focusing on our three main educational pilars, where the focus is on International Management, Global Markets and Business Development. We implement studies by combining theory and practice with an entrepreneurial mindset.

The objective is to educate experts in International Management and Global Markets. HAMK co-operate with numerous companies in the region offering you the possibility to put theory into practice. You will have an opportunity to plan extensive business projects and participate in organizing larger events. The most successful learning methods are projects utilizing real company assignments.

You will acquire practical knowledge of planning, organising and managing international business operations, including import/export activities. Our focus lies on communication and cooperation skills as well as on entrepreneurial thinking. By being active, you can build important networks.

BBA Core Competencies, 90 cr
Professional Profiling Competencies, 60 cr
Research and Development Skills and Final Thesis, 30 cr

Work Placement, 30 cr

During the work placement studies you will become familiar with the central tasks of an international business expert and put your skills into practice. You can carry out you work placement  in a company related to your studies in any country.
The work placement is an important part of your studies. It introduces you to work tasks essentially related to your chosen career path and deepens your knowledge and skills in practical business situations. This will improve your career placement after graduation. The work placement can be taken either in Finland or a


Student selection criteria
Students are selected on the basis of the points awarded for entrance examination.

Entrance examinations:
All eligible applicants will be invited to the entrance examination. Detailed instructions and information on exact places and dates will be given in the invitation letter.

Content of the entrance examination
The entrance examination consists of the following sections (min/max scores): an essay (3/10 pts), multiple-choice questions (2/6 pts), a section measuring mathematical/logical thinking (2/8 pts) and a group discussion (3/16 pts). The examination includes a compulsory section measuring English language proficiency. The essay is the test for written English and the group discussion is testing the applicant’s oral skills. Applicants are not given separate points for the language test but the language test is graded on a pass/fail basis.

You must pass all parts of the examination in order to be able to be selected for admission. If you fail to reach the minimum point level in any of the examination parts, you will be disqualified from the entrance examination.
There is a pre-reading material that applicants are required to study before taking the entrance examination. Please send us an email to get this PDF file in your email.

Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) is a multidisciplinary higher education institution situated centrally in the most populated area of southern Finland. The Finnish higher education system comprises universities and universities of applied sciences that are authorised by the government. HAMK is situated centrally in the most populated area of the country, southern Finland, where about half of all Finns live.

HAMK has 7 campuses with around
7200 students
625 teachers and other staff
31 degree programmes, of which 5 are delivered entirely in English.

HAMK operates in close cooperation with Häme Vocational Institute (HAMI), which offers further and continuing vocational education and training.

Versatile education
The international perspective is a natural part of our daily activities. Alongside our Finnish students we have foreign students from around 70 different countries.

HAMK education:

bachelor’s and master’s degrees
professional teacher education
continuing and further education
open university studies
exchange studies

HAMK have highly qualified teachers and most of them hold a master’s degree and around one hundred a doctoral degree. See more about teacher education in Finland. HAMK use various online tools in studying. HAMK graduate employment rate is one of the highest in Finland as is also the rate of graduate who start their own business.

As Finland in undeniably well known for its strengths in the field of education, HAMK  offer educational products for the global market.

HAMK quality system

The quality systems of Finnish higher education institutions are audited systematically by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre. HAMK was the first ever higher education institution in Finland to receive the highest status “advanced” for its quality system.


HSC GPA 3.0 or Equivalent


12 Years Education with minimum of 50%


12 Years Education with minimum of 50%


HSSC 50% Marks minimum


A-levels with 2 subject pass

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