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International Business Management (MBA), full-time studies
Tutkinto: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Opintomuoto: Full-time studies
Opintojen laajuus:1,5 years, 90 credits
Kampus: Talonpojankatu 2
Haku alkaa: 1.2.2021
Haku päättyy: 17.3.2021
Application round 1.2.2021-17.3.2021, Admissions criteria will be published in January 2021

Welcome to deepen your business skills at Centria!

We offer advanced business studies for international bachelors from business field. In addition, in case you have previous business studies on master’s level, or fresh specialized work experience from the business field, we also have a possibility to integrate those skills into your MBA degree to speed up your studies. We do our best to offer high quality education and flexible arrangements in order to guarantee good study progress.


Who is the degree programme for?

You are eligible if you have a higher education degree completed outside the EU/EEA. You also need to have at least two years of relevant work experience, gained after the bachelor’s degree. Good command of English is required for the studies as well.


What are the admissions criteria - How to get in?

Online entrance examination will be arranged in spring 2021. More information will be published during January 2021. Language tests are not required during the application process. IELTS/TOEFL certificates do not give any additional points. 


What are the objectives of the programme?


The programme aims to increase professional knowledge of business administration. During the autumn semester the students are offered advanced professional studies in English and business software, research and development studies as well as future oriented business studies. In the spring semester the students have two study modules: International Business Management and International Business Development.
  • The module International Business Management covers the following courses: Business Ethics and Sustainable Management, Strategic Management, Financial and Management Accounting and Change Management.
  • The module International Business Development covers the following four courses out of which the students choose two: Organizational Behavior and Development, Advanced Enterprise Resource Planning ERP, Entrepreneurial Management and Leadership, Functionality of SAP ERP System. Additionally, the students write their Master’s thesis on some study specific topic during their third semester in the autumn of 2021.
Having completed the programme, the students have grown into a business management professional, capable of independent decision-making, working with management or demanding expert tasks in businesses that operate in international business or as an independent entrepreneur in international business.


How are the studies organized?

Multimodal learning methods are used. Live lessons are offered at Kokkola Campus during the week. Furthermore, independent distance studies (on student’s own time) are required. The learning process consist of lectures, exercises in class, independent work as well as distant learning assignments and development projects. The thesis as a development project is an essential part of the studies.


How to apply?

Fill in an application at Studyinfo.fi portal using the link below, when the application period is open (between 1 February and 17 March 2021):




Eligibilty criteria

You are eligible if you have a higher education degree (Bachelor´s diploma) completed outside of the EU/EEA countries.

You also need to have at least two years of work experience, gained after the Bachelor’s degree, and good command of English is required for the studies as well.

How to apply for Master´s degree programme, FULL-TIME studies

The next application period for Master´s degree programme, International Business Management, FULL-TIME studies conducted in English for applicants applying with a higher-degree qualification completed INSIDE the EU/EEA area will be arranged between 4 February - 17 March 2021. 

The application process will take place at Studyinfo.fi when the application period starts. Application process is free of charge for all applicants. Applicants can be admitted if they meet eligibility requirements, submit a valid application, attach required documents and successfully pass the entrance exam.






More information about studies

Ms Katarina Broman     
Principal Lecturer                           
tel. +358 40 729 9960                            
e-mail: katarina.broman@centria.fi      

More information about application process

Admissions Office
tel. +358 40 808 6604
e-mail: admissions@centria.fi

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