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Degree Programme in International Business 15S


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Basic studies
Business skills
Texts, Spreadsheets and Presentation Materials 5
Efficient Working 5
Organization and workplace 4
Financial accounting 4
Business and financial mathematics 4
Customer relations and marketing 4
Logistics 4
Communication and languages
(Select 15 ECTS)
English language 3
Professional Communication (Finnish) 3                                                                
Information Literacy 1                                                                
Basics of Finnish 1 3
Basics of Finnish 2 4
Finnish for Foreigners 1 5
Organisational communication and cultural competence 5
Swedish: Written Communication 1.5
Swedish: Oral Communication 1.5
Entrepreneurship and external business environment
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 4  
Basics of Economics 3
Legal Risk Management in Business 3
Analyses methods 5  
Business Languages and Cultural Competence
(Select 15 ECTS)
Business Presentation Skills 5
Business Communication 5  
Business Meetings and Negotiations 5                                                                
Effective Writing 5
Finnish for Foreigers 2 5                                                                
Cross-Cultural Competence in International Business 5                                                                
World Cultures 5                                                                
World Cultures 5                                                                
Professional Studies
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International Business Operations
Basics of Internationalisation 5  
International Economics 5  
International Marketing 5  
Market Orientation
Doing Business with the Russians: Opportunities & Challenges 5  
Market Entry to the Asian Markets 5  
European Union: Markets and Business Oprations 5  
Advanced Topics in International Business
NIBS Case Competition 5  
Legal Risk Management in International Business 5  
Marketing Law 5  
Effective International Business Practices
Global Business-to-Business Sales Negotiations 5    
Doing Business with the Finns 5    
Internationalisation Project in Healthcare, Design or Environment 5    
Inbound, Inhouse and Outbound Logistics
Procurement 5  
Production Operations 5  
Distriution 5  
Transport, Warehousing and Logistics Services Development
Packaging and Warehousing 5  
Transport and Forwarding 5  
Current Trends of Supply Chain 5    
Designing Services and Products
Innovation Process for Services and Products 10  
Project Work 5  
Digital Marketing Communication
Digital Marketing Communication and Online Selling 10  
Marketing in Social Media and Analytics 5  
Corporate Environment and Social Responsibility
Ethics, Environment and Business 5  
Competitive Advantage through Social Responsibility 5  
New Business Concepts based on Corporate Responsibility 5    
Yrittäjyys - Entrepreneurship
Start Up Activities 5                                                                
Development Project 5                                                                
eCommerce 5                                                                
Financial Management
Management Accounting 5  
Corporate Finance 5  
Financial Planning 5  
Advanced Research Methods
Qualitative Methods and Reporting 5    
Quantitative Methods and Reporting 5    
Professional Language Studies
(Select 10 ECTS)
Foreign exchange
Elective studies
(Select 15 ECTS)
Language and Culture Tandem 5                                                                
Practical Training
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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

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business (Tradenomi)

Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business (Tradenomi) is an university of applied sciences degree consisting of 210 ECTS credits usually taken over 3.5 years. The programme is focused on business competencies, language and international skills, and prepares multi-skilled business professionals for specialist roles, development and managerial roles in international marketing / marketing, financial management or HR management and communications in businesses and other organisations. The programme also prepares students for entrepreneurship and international activities.

The Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business degree qualifies graduates for positions and public sector jobs which require a higher education qualification. Graduates from this programme typically find employment in the service and technology industries, retail and wholesale, financial services, and central and local government.

The strategic focus areas of Lahti University of Applied Sciences are design, the environment and welfare service development. In business studies, these focus areas are delivered through themes of research and development programmes and projects which are part of professional studies, and through multidisciplinary cooperation with other faculties where business and commercial competencies can be utilised. Lahti UAS operations are profiled through integrative pedagogy, practice-based innovation and student entrepreneurship.

Programme structure

In the first year, Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business students familiarise themselves with the basics of business administration. During the first year students study basic studies which are common core modules. These modules cover the basics of marketing, economics, HR management, accounting, logistics and entrepreneurship. In addition, the basic studies include language studies and other modules to help you develop international communication skills and cultural competencies.

In the second and third year, students focus on professional studies, which can be chosen and combined in a highly flexible way based on each student's personal career goals. Students are free to focus on a single theme to develop in-depth expertise for a specific career path, or select modules on a variety of themes in order to build a broad set of competencies. Professional studies are comprised of modules each worth 15 ECTS credits. In these modules, students build a knowledge base and carry out applied innovation assignments in practice under the guidance of lecturers, as well as projects and planning assignments in cooperation with businesses and organisations. The aim is to develop problem-solving and cooperation skills and an entrepreneurial approach to work.

Students can build career paths in areas such as marketing, financial management, leadership and communications, business logistics and international trade. Tutors and coordinators are available to provide guidance and support in course choices and study progress. Prior or experiential learning can be assessed and accredited towards the degree.

The programme includes a work placement period which carries 30 ECTS credits and is completed by working in business administration with a company or another type of organisation. Placements are chosen together, and the quality and variety of job duties is monitored by lecturers. The studies culminate in a thesis project, which is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning by undertaking an individual research, development or analysis project aimed at business development (15 ECTS credits). Many students find the topic for the thesis via the work placement. Each student is assigned a personal supervisor who supports the student throughout the research project.

International dimension

Bachelor's Degree Programme, International Business students complete part of the studies in another country in student exchange or practical training. Students also have the option to take both an exchange period and a practical training period abroad.
Throughout the programme, students have excellent opportunities to build international networks through versatile student exchange programmes, with both short and long exchange periods available. Studies and work placements taken abroad can be incorporated into the degree. Lahti UAS has an extensive partnership network with respected higher education institutions across Europe, Asia and the United States. Students also have the possibility of completing a highly valued double degree by studying simultaneously at Lahti UAS and one of its partner institutions overseas. A wealth of courses offered in English and other languages as well as active interaction with international exchange students support the development of international competencies.
.Bachelor of Business Administration - Programme aims and learning outcomes

The general aim of the programme is to provide students with diverse and up-to-date competencies needed in the workplace. The generic competence areas of higher education are described in the introduction of the study guide: learning skills, ethical competence, workplace competence, innovation competence and international competence.

Learning skills refer to the self-evaluation and development of personal competencies, the retrieval and critical evaluation of information, and taking responsibility for a group's learning and the sharing of learning. Ethical competence refers to personal responsibility, ethics, the consideration of people's differences, equality, sustainability and societal advocacy. Workplace competence refers to acting as a part of a workplace community and promoting its well-being, communication and interaction skills, utilisation of ICT, networking, decision-making, leadership and entrepreneurship skills and the ability to work in specialist roles. Innovation competence refers to problem-solving skills, project work, the delivery of research and development projects, and working towards sustainable solutions. International competence refers to language skills, the ability to work in a multicultural environment, and the consideration of international issues. )

The Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business programme is specifically designed to provide students with the following competencies:

Networking competence:

Networking, management of information streams, the creation and maintenance of partnerships, and cooperation skills

Customer relationship competence:

Customer relationship management, customer value creation and problem-solving, customer encounters, and capabilities in the presentation and selling of solutions

Financial competence:

Financial competence, profitability management, financial security, investment management, financial statements and taxation

Leadership competence:

Management and leadership capabilities for management roles, human resource management (HRM) skills

Marketing competence:

Product and service design and commercialisation, competition, brand building and brand management, and marketing communications, especially in electronic media

Responsibility competence:

Ecological, social and financial sustainability, responsible business

Personal professional branding:

Personal interaction skills, business etiquette and the presentation of personal professional competencies

The core competence of this degree programme is comprised of basic studies, research methodology studies, the work placement and the thesis. Complementary competence is comprised of professional studies chosen on the basis of personal career goals and the personal study plan.