The International Business Management education focuses on managing and leading international businesses. The topics are combined from different fields of managing business, which makes IBM a truly multidisciplinary programme. The International Business Management programme is offered at the University of Oulu.
The education includes four core learning themes: theories and concepts of international business management, organizational applications, leadership execution, and own insights to international business management.
A close connection between theory and practice is maintained in research, teaching and company projects. During the studies, the students are involved in and actively participating in assignments for both small and large companies. The education aims to give students the tools needed in managing, creating, and developing various kinds of international organizations, including new ventures.The IBM graduates will be awarded a Master of Science degree, majoring in International Business Management with the possibility to continue their studies at doctoral level. The graduates are capable of working in a variety of different professions from international sales and marketing, product / service or business management, international sourcing and logistics, manufacturing or service delivery to consultancy, entrepreneurial or governmental professions.
Each year a growing number of students apply to join the International Business programme with background education in business studies, social sciences, or engineering.
IBM student will be a person who is looking for a successful career in business with deep global outlook, someone who desires intellectual growth and personal development through high quality education in an international environment.
The program is designed for those students who are highly motivated, proactive, with global mindset and capable of sharing and contributing with their experiences. Leadership potential, assertive communication and analytical skills are required to examine opportunities, generate added value offers and influence organizations.
If your goal is to develop as an integral person, upgrade your professional skills and build up an international network, The International Business Management Master's Program in Oulu University is waiting for your application.
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