The Master in International Business is offered by the University of Vaasa. People working in international positions need a wide range of competences. We offer you possibility to develop your knowledge in three key areas of international business: international strategic management, international marketing management, and international human resource management.
With us you will master both current theory and practice of international business.Teaching in the programme is based on our high-quality and internationally recognised research groups and professors, who will support your learning in multicultural teams using a variety of the latest learning methods. You will gain insights into business practices through guest lectures, company projects and our mentoring programme. Upon graduation you are awarded the degree of Master of Science in economics and Business Administration.
The programme also offers a great opportunity for selected students to strengthen their international competence by completing the second year of their studies in one of our four double degree partner universities in Europe.
The programme aims to prepare students for work life and integrates elements that employers value with the studies and teaching methods: analytical approach, teamwork, international/multicultural atmosphere, information search, culture, language skills etc. 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.
In addition to these inbuilt elements, guidance and advice concerning the job application process and employability issues is provided for all students. Career guidance in form of events, seminars and trainings can be found from the career services web sites.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
Minimum required score (Grade C):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
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)
Please notice that the GPA must be apparent in the Transcript of Records.
4. English language proficiency as instructed in admission criteria
No tuition for:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
First Year Scholarship - University of Vaasa Global Student Scholarship
Each Master’s programme will provide one 100% tuition fee waiver to the best ranked tuition fee subjected student based on the previous academic merits reviewed during application process.
Each Master’s programme will provide five 50% tuition fee waivers to the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth best ranked tuition fee subjected students based on the previous academic merits reviewed during application process.
Second Year Scholarship - University of Vaasa Global Student Award for Academic Excellence
Every student completing the expected and required number of credits during the first year gets automatically a 50% tuition fee waiver.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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