International Business and Logistics

Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Open Studies

Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Duration: 3,5 years

Extent: 210 ECTS

Free of charge:Applicants from EU/EEA

Annual tuition fee: 10 000 € for non-EU/EEA applicants
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Study places: 60

Next application period: 9 - 24 January 2018

Transfer application: 1 - 15 May
1 - 15 November
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Why study with us?

In the world of global competition and instant communication, change is constant.  Future business leaders need strategic knowledge and practical skills to manage people, material and information flows.

The International Business and Logistics programme offers BBA graduates practically oriented business administration studies with a special focus on supply chain management and logistics. The learning environment is very multicultural. Many lecturers are native English speakers and experts of international business.


Applying the fundamentals of business administration to various business situations forms the backbone of the first two years of study. Students constantly develop their project management, IT and communication skills as well as their, critical, analytical and innovative thinking throughout the programme. Sustainability and business ethics are also key values in the programme.

Several language and communication courses enhance students’ interpersonal skills and encourage you to build an international network and include an exchange semester or work placement abroad into your studies. Students can choose to specialise during their third year of study as follows:

  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management

Our main learning approaches include:

  •  Interactive lectures and case studies
  • Business simulations
  • Interactive workshops
  • Field trips
  • Project work with companies

Scholarships and tuition fees

Annual tuition fee for Bachelor's Degree in International Business and Logistics is 10 000 €. The fee concerns only non-EU/EEA degree students. It is agreed that 50 % of the applicants coming outside EU / EEA countries, who have applied the scholarship, will receive a full exemption from the tuition fee in the first academic year, based on the most successful results in the entrance examination. The scholarship will be granted to those applicants who have selected Metropolia as their first study option in portal.
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After graduation

After graduation you will get a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. You will work within industrial, commercial or public sector organisations and your job title can be for example Purchasing Assistant, Buyer or Import/Export Coordinator. After gaining more experience in demanding expert positions you will work as a Purchasing Manager, Logistics Manager or Import/Export Manager among others.

Students' stories

Lusm├Ągi Sandra

Sandra Lusmägi, Estonia
Graduated in June 2016
Currently working on starting her own business

"The international aspect of the studies was very important for me when applying, and Metropolia did not disappoint. One of the best things about Metropolia Business School is the positive and encouraging atmosphere, it’s like a big family. It’s so easy to get to know people from different degrees programmes and all the teachers know the students by their first name. The staff and lecturers are professionals in their field, and they always bring their individual stories and personality to the classroom, it makes the lessons more engaging and practical.

My classmates and peers came from all over the world, it was interesting to get to know so many people with diverse backgrounds. In my case, I wanted to learn more in depth about Asian business environment. Finding my area of specialization helped me to decide my thesis topic and it also took me to Hong Kong as an exchange student for one semester."

Ilkka Taponen, Finland
Graduated in December 2015
Process Development Manager

"When I applied to studyin the IBL- program I already had some working experience from relevant fields. I knew the practical life from the field, but I wanted to know the theory and the rules of the business life. 

The studies have been essential for my success in work life. Since graduation I have found myself a great full time job with a lot of responsibility. What is most important is that now when I can connect the theory with practice I can see the reasons why things have been done in a certain way and use this to development them further for better value for our company and the client.

I strongly recommend the program for students that have high career goals. In the future I want to grow to an even larger role in my company as we are expanding to international markets. After all that is exactly what International Business and Logistics is about!"

Victoria Donchev, Moldova
Graduated in June 2015
Logistics coordinator

"My student years in the International Business and Logistics programme have taught me a lot, but most importantly gave me opportunities to make connections, to acquire necessary experience and to grow as a skilled specialist. I chose Metropolia because it was a truly cosmopolitan school and if I were to make that choice again, I would not change it one bit."



*We reserve the right to change to MBS curricula, partner network and schedules.*

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Kaija Haapasalo
Head of Degree Programme
Tel. +358 40 988 529
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