Time: 24 August 2020 – 31 July 2021
Place: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), Department of Business, Kouvola campus, Paraatikenttä 7, Kouvola
Extent: 60 ECTS credits
Prerequisites:  The students need to be fluent in English and have basic computer and Internet skills.

Credited in degree: Bachelor of Business Administration, Digital International Business
Enrolment period: 4th – 10th of August 2020, the enrolment is binding. The enrolment form will open 4th of August at 9 am Finnish time.
Price: EUR 175 / semester, EUR 350 in total
Number of study places: 5

Please notice, that these studies are not for Xamk degree students.


Are you ready to challenge yourself in digital international business in a new and exciting way of learning?

You will graduate from the Digital International Business Degree Programme for challenging digital 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.

Degree Programme in Digital International Business offers you wide-ranging competence in business administration in a digital international context. Studies equip you with solid skills in basic business functions and competence to work in the digital business environment. Studies focus also on the use of modern project management and development work methods and tools.

Contents and methods:
First year studies start with courses on Business and entrepreneurship, Intercultural competences, Customer-oriented marketing, Digital teamwork, New business environment, Finnish communication skills (for Finnish students) and Finnish 1 (for international students). In the second semester, the focus is on English communication skills, Business and financial mathematics, Business statistics, Customer insight and customer experience, International business negotiations, Profession Swedish (for Finnish students) and Finnish 2 (for international students).

In the beginning of the studies, few courses are taught in an integrated way by a teacher team. The faculty of Digital International Business programme is very international including people from six nationalities. The teaching methods are adapted to multicultural study groups typically consisting of students from various nationalities. Each semester Digital International Business programme hosts more than 20 exchange students from several European countries.

The contents of the studies are in accordance with Xamk University of Applied Sciences Bachelor of Business Administration (Digital International Business) degree programme and the language of instruction is English. The studies are carried out as daytime studies in the group of degree students. The contact lectures are during workdays, mainly during 8 am – 6 pm.

BYOD – Bring your own device
The BYOD policy demands students bring their own devices, i.e. laptops, to campus. Read more here.

Additional information:
You should bring the following documents with you on the first day of studies:
– passport/residence permit or official Finnish ID
– certificate of physical examination (students from outside Finland only). This means that student should have a health examination done by a medical professional (nurse or doctor) who fills in the certificate. The certificate  gives Xamk school nurses basic information about your health, in case you need to use their services during your studies.

Enrolment and cancellation:
Enrolment in path studies is binding. Open study path students are taken in enrolment order. If you enroll on several open paths, the primary path is the one you enrolled in first.

If you cannot participate in the path you have already enrolled in, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi. Enrolment can be canceled free of charge till 16th of August 2020. If you cancel after this, the tuition fee EUR 175 must be paid in total.

Open path studies are not intended for degree students of Xamk.

Information regarding studies
Dr. Mikhail Nemilentsev, Head of Programme, mikhail.nemilentsev@xamk.fi, tel. +358 40 630 7620.

Information on degree studies in Digital International Business

Link to the curriculum

Study grants
Studying in the Open UAS does not entitle you to a study grant or other student benefits or discounts. In case you intend to study unemployed, please contact your local employment office (TE-toimisto) before you begin your studies. If your employer has granted you at least two months of uninterrupted study leave, you can apply for a full adult education allowance from Employment Fund.

Residence permit
If you are not a citizen of Finland, it is possible that you have to have a valid residence permit in order to study in the Open UAS. You cannot get a residence permit based on of Open UAS studies.  More info here.

From path to degree
You can apply in joint application period for Bachelor of Business Administration, Digital International Business degree programme during your open path studies, if you qualify the admission criteria. More information here.

It is also possible to apply for a degree student without a formal qualification at separate admission organized by Xamk. This is possible after you have completed 60 credits at Xamk. More information here. The credits you have completed will be recognized as a part of your degree. Please notice, that if you are admitted as a degree student, the tuition fee for students outside of the EU/EEA is 6000 euros / academic year. More information on tuition fee here.

Additional information about the enrolment
The office of Xamk Open University of Applied Sciences, email openstudies@xamk.fi.

OUAS reserves the right to make changes.