Full-time studies

  • study places 40 (spring 2020)
  • location Kouvola, Finland
  • duration of studies 3,5 years
  • next application period:
    • joint application 8.-22.1.2020
  • tuition fee: for non-EU/EEA citizens 6000 euros,
    scholarship scheme and further information www.xamk.fi/tuition-fees

Ready to challenge yourself in Digital International Business?

Learning at Xamk is based on the award winning LCCE© model of studies which goes beyond the traditional classroom and in which you work in close co-operation with companies in real world situations.

Company projects are integrated into Digital International Business studies and provide a distinctive element for your CV and show future employers that you are ready for working life. 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.

You learn in a dynamic way through integrated co-teaching and intensive contact sessions. Face-to-face contact sessions with lecturers, who are experts in their field, industry professionals, and supporting activities with your peers make studies fascinating and enjoyable.


Entrepreneurship is encouraged and you get tools to set up your own business. We have a long tradition in teaching international business as well as teaching in English.

Employers around the world appreciate your skills and competences acquired through the innovative use of technology integrated into your studies. The latest digital trends and tools that power business today are included in your programme.

You may select your own specialisation in International marketing or Global supply chain management for a truly successful and fulfilling career. You get to understand real business practices by working with real world companies. This strengthens your motivation and makes you ready for your chosen career immediately after graduation.

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 bring your multi-cultural team work skills to a new level. This deepens your understanding of practices in global companies.

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 just 3 years. In addition, previous university level studies can be taken into account, which enables completing your degree sooner.

Our Digital International Business programme provides you with a strong foundation in international business operations. When completing your BBA degree, you are able to:

  • demonstrate competence and make decisions in functional business disciplines.
  • survey environmental factors and their impact on the decision-making process of an international company.
  • analyse the international economic environment for a business operating in global digital settings.
  • use technology as a support tool in decision-making in international business.
  • conduct and utilise research to support business.

International marketing specialisation focuses on selling to the international customer, the latest digital marketing trends and the fast-paced and exciting world of social media. You learn how great customer experience is created and maintained.

Global supply chain management specialisation focuses on cutting-edge technological solutions in SCM in the area of agile/smart logistics. You learn how companies use and work with emerging technologies to increase the customer satisfaction by means of value creation.

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.

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

Xamk has had a BYOD policy since the autumn of 2017. According to this policy new students starting studies at Xamk must bring and use their own devices on campus. Read more.

Widen your perspective

Xamk offers its students the chance to continue their postgraduate degree education into a Master’s Degree programme at the prestigious Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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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.

International marketing graduates have found their career in the following positions:

  • Sales Coordinators
  • Product Manager
  • Market Supervisors
  • Marketing Planners
  • Digital Key Account Managers

Global supply chain management graduates have found their career in the following positions:

  • Area Export Managers
  • Supply Chain Coordinator
  • Logistics Managers
  • Purchasers
  • Export Operators

At Xamk learning takes place within initiatives that are firmly based on working life. The aim is to provide students with relevant experience of working life, enabling you to gain competence through interactive work.


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Xamk is the 5th largest university of applied sciences in Finland.

We provide education in eight fields of study, participate in research and development and provide services to the businesses and residents of the area.

Why not to give Xamk a try?

I always dreamt of an atmosphere that I can speak freely, express my opinions, make mistakes even; because what’s important is that you dare to accept challenges and make a change in yourself and in others.

I have my good friends here who always take care of me and the teachers who are always ready to help out with my studies. I have the chance to study in a quality facility with modern equipment, very ideal study environment!

Xuan, student of BBA degree programme

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Further information on studies

Degree Programme Coordinator Mikhail Nemilentsev
tel. 040 630 7620


Further information on applying

Admission services
tel +358 44 702 8752 or +358 50 312 5031

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