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Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business, Tradenomi (AMK): 210 ECTS
Bachelor of Business Administration

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Degree title and level

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Study objectives

The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in International Business at Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Lahti UAS) introduces you to the world of contemporary business in a modern, international learning environment.
The programme combines theory and practice and equips you for a range of roles in international businesses and organisations. You will also gain skills and knowledge to continue your studies further towards a master’s degree.
You will develop into an international business professional with strong business management skills, communication skills and the ability to manage in multicultural workplace environments. Lahti UAS also gives you the expertise needed to work as an entrepreneur.
You will be studying on our brand new multidisciplinary NiemiCampus where all Lahti UAS faculties are located. NiemiCampus is a versatile building complex that was designed to support future learning needs and different learning methods and styles.

Study contents

We have created the International Business programme in close cooperation with businesses and other partners. This ensures that you will be well prepared for international business settings and roles.
In the first year, you will develop a good foundation in different areas of business and start building your  professional profile by doing core competence studies. From the second year onwards, you have the opportunity to start personalizing your study path by doing complementary competence studies. We offer you a choice of modules in international business, marketing, financial management, logistics, entrepreneurship, digital business and information technology. We also offer modules combining expertise from various different fields, such as service design and circular economy. Your personal tutor will support and assist you throughout your studies, for example in your module choices.
We emphasize internationalization. The programme offers you a chance to become an international business expert. Our courses are delivered in a multicultural and international environment, and your studies include a student exchange or work placement period spent abroad. Lahti UAS has an extensive network of international study exchange partners.
All degree programmes at Lahti UAS include elective studies that allow you to broaden and personalise your expertise. You can choose elective studies from your own field of study, from other fields of study or from the open UAS path studies in entrepreneurship.
Lahti UAS is an athlete-friendly university that supports your career as an athlete by offering flexible study opportunities. We cooperate with Päijät-Häme Sports Academy that offers various services for athletes to become better in sports and their studies. You can also complete part of your studies in multidisciplinary development projects and learning environments (e.g. in student cooperatives and at campus radio).  
Our brand new NiemiCampus is the most modern learning environment in Europe, where you will be studying by applying and using the latest future-oriented methods and equipment. NiemiCampus has workspaces for various needs, for example for workshops, individual work, laboratory work, co-working, lecturing, and giving presentations.

Structure of studies

The programme is divided into common core competences and complementary competences. The course modules range from 10 to 25 ECTS.
Core competence studies equip you for a range of professional roles.
Complimentary competence studies allow you to extend your skills and specialise in an area of your interest. Complementary competences may consist of studies of your own field multidisciplinary route studies or other skills supporting professional growth.
Common Core Competence 25 ECTS
Professional Core Competence 65 ECTS
Practical Training 30 ECTS
Thesis 15 ECTS
Professional complementary courses and elective studies 75 ECTS

Choosing a main subject or field of specialization *www

We offer various possibilities so that you can specialize in a particular area of international business according to your own interests. Your specialization will depend on your module choices during your complementary competence studies.
You will draw up a personal study plan with your tutor. Prior or work-based learning will be taken into account in the plan. It is also possible to accredit your current work towards your degree.

More about the language of instruction *www

The programme is taught in English. In addition, we offer you an excellent opportunity to study foreign languages extensively. If your mother tongue is other than Finnish, you have a perfect chance to study Finnish in different ways with us.


 A bachelor’s degree includes a 15-ECTS thesis. This can be either a research-based project or a so-called functional thesis project. The aim of the thesis project is to broaden and deepen your professional expertise and provide you with expertise needed to operate in development tasks in your field. The thesis project improves your information retrieval and problem-solving skills. The thesis can be conducted as a project commissioned by an external organisation or as part of a development project. The thesis project can be carried out individually, in pairs or in a group, including a written report. At its best, the thesis project can serve as a pathway to your career.


Go international! We offer you excellent opportunities to gain valuable international expertise and language skills for your future career. Future workplaces require multicultural and language skills as well as international understanding. Learning takes place in a multicultural, international environment. Our degree students come from all over the world.
You can complete part of your studies at our partner institutions in different countries around the world or do your practical training abroad. Every year, Lahti UAS welcomes a large number of students from different countries, so the programme is genuinely international.
For example, your studies can include the following international components:
•    An exchange period in another country: we offer over 60 host institutions around the world (Europe, Asia, Oceania, North America, South America)                           
•    Double Degree opportunities with selected higher education partners
•    Practical training abroad
•    An international intensive course
•    Participation in international competitions as part of studies (e.g. NIBS Case Competition and NIBS Business Plan Competition)
•    Participation in international projects as a student
•    Tutoring an international student

Co-operation with other parties

Our new campus is a modern learning environment built in a newly renovated furniture factory. The industrial estate is also home to a wide range of private enterprises, so you will have a chance to encounter a huge number of potential partners on a regular basis in your everyday surroundings.

Research focus

Your studies at Lahti UAS will be closely connected with the development of working life practices, together with businesses and work communities. Multidisciplinary working life projects and different learning environments, such as student cooperatives, will strengthen your connections with authentic working life interaction throughout the programme.

Career opportunities

After earning a bachelor’s degree in international business and having gained three years of professional work experience, you are eligible to apply to UAS master’s degree programmes. You are also eligible to apply to master’s degree programmes offered by universities.

Postrgraduate study opportunities *www

After earning a bachelor’s degree in international business and having gained three years of professional work experience, you are eligible to apply to UAS master’s degree programmes. You are also eligible to apply to master’s degree programmes offered by universities.