International Business

Experts in Sustainable Global Business

Master's Degree Programme in International Business (MIB)

Do you want to prepare yourself for the challenges and opportunities of a globalised world? Are you ready to work with constant change, diversity and distance? Do you think sustainability and ethics should be integrated into corporate strategies?

Experts in sustainable global business

Our Master’s Degree Programme in International Business is your gateway to a global career. The quality of the programme is backed up by international EFMD accreditation.

Professionals in international positions require a wide range of competences. We offer you the possibility to develop your knowledge in three key areas of international business: global strategies in a digitalised world, global marketing and entrepreneurship, and leading people in a global business environment.

The Master's Degree Programme in International Business is one of a very few in Finland and one among less than 100 programmes worldwide that has the international EFMD accreditation. The EFMD accreditation is a worldwide quality label for degree programmes in the field of business studies. In the EFMD accreditation process the academic rigour, practical relevance, internationalisation, ethics and sustainability are emphasized.

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EFMD accredited
The EFMD programme accreditation covers all facets of programme provision: from its institutional, national and international environment, through its design, delivery, outcomes and impacts, to its quality assurance processes. EFMD Accreditation emphasises academic rigour, practical relevance, internationalisation, and ethics and sustainability.
The Master's Degree Programme in International Business is ranked 29th of the top 200 in International Management, Western Europe, in the Eduniversal Masters Ranking 2019.


More information about the accreditations, rankings and audits is available on this page.


Teaching outcomes

With us you will master both current theory and practice of international business. You will gain insights into business practices through guest lectures, company projects and our mentoring programme. 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.

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. In a double degree programme students gain degrees from two countries.

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Applications to the International Master’s Degree Programmes are done in the Studyinfo system during the application period.

Meet the Teaching Staff

The University's education is based on scientific research. We are in continuous dialog with enterprises and the surrounding environment as to enable us to offer the latest knowledge for society's use in the future as well. Get to know your teachers before-hand by reading more.

Contact Information

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For further information about the content of the programme please contact:

Minnie Kontkanen

Minnie Kontkanen

University Lecturer
University of Vaasa
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Anne Ahlqvist

Anne Ahlqvist

University Services, Study and Education Services
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