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Bachelor of Business Administration, Digital International Business

Bachelor of Business Administration

The Degree Programme in Digital International Business offers wide-ranging competences in business administration in the digital international context both in Finland and abroad.

The programme also provides knowledge and skills to become an entrepreneur.

The programme is suitable for both Finnish and non-Finnish students alike. 

Next application periods!

Joint application, 28.8.-11.9.2024.

Direct application, 31.7.-21.8.2024.

Joint application, 8.-22.1.2025.

Tuition fees & scholarships

Bachelor’s degrees 10 700 euros / academic year for students from outside the EU/EEA countries and Switzerland.

Full-time studies


Starting places: 40 Length of education: 3,5 years Upcoming application periods: 28.8.-11.9.2024 and 8.1.-22.1.2025 Applying and admissions criteria –

Full-time studies


Starting places: 28 Length of education: 3,5 years Upcoming application periods: 31.7.-21.8.2024 Applying and admissions criteria –

Degree titles

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

Ready to challenge yourself in digital international business?

You will graduate from the Digital International Business Degree Programme for challenging international business, marketing and commerce assignments. The programme, taught in English, will help you become a professional able to communicate with people from various cultural backgrounds and take an active part in developing the world of work. 

You study and learn in a truly international environment, as our lecturers and students come from over 30 different countries. The mixture of cultural and linguistic backgrounds brings your multi-cultural teamwork skills to a new level, deepening your understanding of practices in global companies. At the same time, you improve your English skills in realistic situations. We have a long tradition in teaching international business as well as teaching in English. 

Unique LCCE model

Studying is implemented in close cooperation with businesses, based on our award winning LCCE model which goes beyond the traditional classroom. As part of this method, you will work on real-world company projects as well as international RDI projects during your studies. This unique method also provides you with the networking opportunities to be in touch with companies to seamlessly step straight from your study path to your career path. 

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Study new international markets and future job trends!

In addition to courses offered by Xamk, you can also make use of the versatile study opportunities offered by our international partner institutions. With some institutions, you can even complete a double degree. 

  • BBA 
  • digital business 
  • digital business environment 
  • international entrepreneurship  
  • international business 
  • international marketing 
  • new business environment 

Why study Digital International Business at Xamk?

Structure of studies

The degree programme, completely taught in English, is organised on a full-time basis, taking approximately 3.5 years to complete. With hard work and determination, many of our students have managed to complete the degree in under 3 years. In addition, previous university level studies can be taken into account, which enables you to fast-track your graduation. 

Our Digital International Business programme provides you with a strong foundation in international business operations.  

Structure of Digital International Business Degree Programme: 

  • Core competence 150 ECTS credits, including core competences, practical training and bachelor’s thesis; 
  • Complementary competence 60 ECTS credits, which includes advanced studies in digital business (45 ECTS credits) and free-choice studies (15 ECTS credits). 

After completing your core studies: 

  • you know the various functions of the company and can make informed decisions 
  • you can analyse changes in the business environment and its impact on the company’s international digital operations 
  • you know how to use information technology as a tool for decision making 
  • you know how to do research and use it to support your business. 

After completing complementary studies: 

  • you know how to manage the various processes of digital marketing and sales in international business 
  • you know the different digital business models of your business 
  • you can analyse the impact of blockchain technology and platform economy on company development 
  • you can lead product development and innovation activities of an international company 
  • you know how to manage the strategic and innovation processes in international business. 

Cooperation with the working world is an important part of our studies. Learning takes place in practical projects, and the entrepreneurial approach is included in the teaching methods and course content. Projects with companies and other organisations allow you to work with various organisational representatives and teachers. 

Optional studies offer you a good opportunity to study an advanced field of your choice. Optional language studies, as well as managerial and leadership studies, are very supportive of your compulsory studies. 

Practical training during studies gives you hands-on experience in the real business world. The great thing about practical training is that you can complete it anywhere in the world. 

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The studies are implemented in a practical way, and you acquire work experience already during your studies!  

Implementation of studies

You will study mostly on campus – where the modern premises are designed especially for learning – and sometimes online, or outside the campus in different companies and organisations where students, teachers and company representatives cooperate.  

The studies are implemented in a practical way, and you acquire work experience already during your studies. You become familiar with different companies through projects, various events, practical training periods and your thesis. At the same time, you create networks that will be useful for you after graduation.  
International weeks and various fairs and seminars organised on and off campus also create an inspiring learning environment. These events, student activities (tutoring and student club activity) and working groups (for developing the campus environment etc.) offer a wide-ranging way to develop your competence. 
All courses – irrespective of their implementation method – use the systems of e-Campus (e.g. virtual learning environment Learn), which enables smooth group work and document sharing. In addition, various special systems and digital environments such as e-books, databases, office tools, financial management systems, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems, business games and research work programs required by different courses are widely available. Network tools, student intranet and social media channels increase wide-ranging and quick ways of communication and cooperation. 

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Career opportunities

The challenges and opportunities in the global marketplace have never been so exciting. Our tech-savvy BBA graduates with entrepreneurial approach qualify for expert and managerial positions requiring competence in international business. The programme also gives knowledge and skills to become an entrepreneur. 

Xamk has strong cooperation networks with businesses, the public sector and third sector actors. 

The Degree Programme in Digital International Business has been designed in cooperation with local companies and Xamk alumni.

Our graduates have found their careers in the following positions: 

  • Accounting Assistant 
  • Area Export Managers 
  • Business Controller 
  • Digital Business Expert 
  • Digital and Social Media Influencer 
  • Digital Key Account Managers 
  • Digital Marketer 
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Marketing Assistant 
  • Marketing Planners 
  • Market Supervisors 
  • Product Manager 
  • Regional manager 
  • Sales Coordinators 

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Studies at a university of applied sciences (UAS) focus on professional and practical know-how and skills. The practical experience provided by UAS studies is highly appreciated in many jobs and duties. UAS Bachelor’s level studies also gives you the opportunity to apply for further studies, such as completing a UAS master’s level degree and continuing as far as a doctoral degree. Our bachelor’s degrees always include supervised practical training that gives you the opportunity to apply the knowledge learnt in theory into practice. You will become familiar with the duties of your own field in real working environments.

We have over 11 500 students, and we offer 9 Bachelor’s degree programmes in English, 2 Master’s degree programmes in English, open UAS courses, global talent acquisition programmes and summer school courses.

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Xamk provides students with recommendations for the required hardware for their studies, and students are responsible for acquiring the devices independently and at their own expense. Teaching is planned and implemented according to these hardware recommendations. In some programs where specialized software is needed that cannot be reasonably used on personal devices, part of the instruction is conducted in the computer labs on campus. Microsoft Office products are available to you for free for your studies.

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Further information on studies

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