Become an Expert in Business on the Move
International Business and Logistics (IBL) is a bachelor’s degree programme that gives you a holistic understanding of global business with a special focus on supply chain management and the operations of international trade. Flexible study paths will give you the opportunity to develop a professional profile based on your particular field of interest. If you want to lead the way towards a more sustainable future in multicultural business environments, then IBL is for you. You will gain essential business knowledge and skills to manage people, material and information flows.
Inspiring study experience
We offer you a dynamic international study environment with classmates from around the world. Many of our lecturers are native English speakers and experienced business experts and we are ranked as having the best teaching in Finland!*. We are also well known for our positive community spirit and supportive study atmosphere that sets us apart from other institutions. Studying on the IBL programme is a combination of interactive lectures, business simulation games, company field trips, and solving real life business cases and projects. You will apply theory in practice so that you gain excellent strategic thinking and problem solving skills. You will be able to lead successful projects and teams with the help of good IT and communication skills. The IBL programme will challenge your critical and analytical thinking and your ability to make ethical and sustainable business decisions. You will find your passion in the field of business.
In the third year of your studies, you can specialise in Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Marketing, Finance, or Human Resource Management. Various courses, projects and assignments allow you to select topics based on your professional interests. This gives you the chance to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned in practice in a business field that particularly interests you. As part of Finland’s largest University of Applied Sciences, you will develop your interpersonal skills and innovative thinking in multidisciplinary projects with other degree programmes and companies. At the end of your studies, you will further strengthen your professional expertise in a work placement and your bachelor’s thesis.
Wider view through exchange abroad
Since we are a truly international business school, we encourage IBL students to go on student exchange or work placement abroad. You may choose your study exchange destination from over 60 partner universities we have all around the world. Study or work experience in another country will give you a wider perspective on international business and improve your cross-cultural knowledge.
For some of those, who want to specialise in Supply Chain Management and Logistics, we offer also a double degree exchange option. This means that you will study a full academic year at our partner university in Germany and, upon successful completion of the requirements of both institutions, you will be awarded with two Bachelor degrees: one from Metropolia UAS and the other from the partner institution. The workload for this double degree option is 240 ECTS because of a full academic third year at a partner university, leading to a double degree. A clear competitive edge in the job market!