After completing the JSBE Master’s Degree Programme in International Business and Entrepreneurship, graduates will be ready to work in demanding managerial posts in international companies, as management consultants, or as entrepreneurs in their own businesses. Whichever path is envisaged, the programme will prepare graduates so that they have an entrepreneurial and strategic mindset, with solid analytical skills. The programme is a generalist programme with a comprehensive perspective. IBE provides students with competencies that are applicable in different sectors of the economy, different types of jobs, and different environments.
A deep understanding of the global economy is an essential part of IBE. The forward-looking programme combines the essential contents of international business, entrepreneurship, and strategy. These three elements are at the heart of modern business, where the emphasis is on flexibility, diversity, and innovation
Tuition fees will be introduced only for non-EU/EEA students in Finland from August 2017 onwards. The fees will concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that at the University of Jyväskylä. The fees will not concern those non-EU/EEA students who
- have started their studies before autumn 2017
- are enrolled in Doctoral/PhD level studies and research
- a study in degree programmes taught in Finnish
- are EU/EEA citizens or their family members (spouse/child)
- are already residing in Finland or some other EU country on a permanent basis (i.e. are equivalent to EU citizens *)
* continuous (A) or permanent (P/P-EU) residence permit type
Structure of studies
The IBE programme is a two-year full-time programme. In addition to courses in entrepreneurship, international business, and strategy, there are courses in human resource management, technology management, marketing, accounting, finance, and economy in the programme. Optional courses allow the students to dive deeply into the areas of their professional interests. IBE students may take as many optional courses as they choose from other faculties at the University of Jyväskylä. This provides the students with a wide variety of options.
Master’s thesis 35 ECTS and Master’s seminar 3 ECTS.
Managerial posts, management consultants, entrepreneurs among others.
After graduation students are awarded the title Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration).
Students are predominantly international. The students are encouraged to gain international experience. They have an opportunity for an international professional training period in international enterprises.
Co-operation with other parties
There are several visitors from enterprises in the courses and the assignments are conducted for the true needs of enterprises during many of them.
International business, strategy, and entrepreneurship.
Postgraduate study opportunities
The programme offers a solid foundation for a PhD or a career in research. At the Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics, it is possible to complete a doctoral degree in five major disciplines: accounting, management and leadership, marketing, and strategy and entrepreneurship (business studies), and economics.
This school offers programs in:
Last updated January 28, 2018