|Application deadline:||February 28|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
Are you an ambitious person who wants to pursue a global career? Do you want to work in a multicultural business setting? Do you want to be involved in creating new markets or developing existing ones? Do you want to prepare yourself for the challenges that a globalized world presents to firms, governmental and third sector organizations?
If the answer is yes, keep on reading, this programme is just for you!
The Master's Degree Programme in International Business (MIB) gives you the opportunity to realise your potential by offering courses that center around the three core areas in International Business: International Strategic Management, International Marketing and International Human Resource Management. By the end of the programme,
In addition, through cooperation with high quality international partner universities we offer you the possibility of doing a double degree.
You will study in a learning environment, which is
Some examples of career prospects which MIB offers are export manager, country manager, key account manager, business analysts, consultant, human resource manager, project manager and entrepreneur.
After completing your studies in the MIB programme, you will be granted the degree of Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration.
MIB is also an excellent preparation for doctoral studies and an academic career in the fields of International Business, Marketing and Management.
EPAS is an international programme accreditation system operated by the EFMD that awards accreditation to high quality business or management programmes that are built around a strong international perspective. MIB is one of the two EPAS accredited Master's degree programme in Finland, and one of only around 50 EPAS accredited programmes in the world.
MIB focuses on the identification and management of challenges arising from planning, controlling and coordinating business operations on an international scale.
Based both on the required competencies of international managers as well as core areas of research within the University of Vaasa, the teaching on MIB centres around current theory and practice in three key areas of international business - international strategic management, international marketing management and international human resource management.
The study programme comprises 120 ECTS and leads to a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration degree. The programme can be completed in two years.
Students are eligible for admission to the two-year Master’s Degree Programme in International Business (MIB programme) if they have completed a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field. The MIB programme is open both for international and Finnish applicants.
Approximately 25 students are accepted to the programme each year. Application deadline is 28 February annually.
To be considered for admission to the programme, the applicant must fulfil the following criteria:
1. Scope of the degree
2. Prior studies at Bachelor level or higher in the core areas of the programme
3. Applicant’s performance (i.e. GPA) in previous studies, including the thesis or ‘final report’ (i.e. the final assignment students must complete in circumstances where a thesis is not used)
4. English language proficiency, which can be proved in one of the following ways:
|CAE score:||60 (Grade C)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||580|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||213|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||92|
The University of Vaasa does not offer scholarships for international students. Degree students are eligible for a Finnish state scholarship and a state-guaranteed bank loan only if they have lived in Finland for at least two years in some capacity other than that of a student and if their residence in Finland can be considered to be of a permanent nature. Those who have sufficient other income or who progress poorly in their studies are not eligible for support. As a rule, foreigners who have lived in Finland for less than two years are not eligible for financial support unless specific reasons make their residence in Finland permanent. More information may be obtained from the Academic Affairs Office at the University or at Kela office.
Some scholarship schemes for international students are offered by CIMO (Centre for International Mobility).
Please note that the University of Vaasa does not have scholarship programmes and cannot offer any financial aid for international students. The programmes are also full-time programmes and thus working is not an option when it comes to financing the studies in Finland.
The EPAS evaluation process considers programme delivery and design, programme outcomes, and quality assurance. The quality of education, international aspects and corporate interaction are also emphasized in the evaluation process.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
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