Why study for an EBA double degree with us?
European Business Administration (EBA) is a 4 year double-degree programme. This means that you will study for two years in Finland and spend a full academic year at one of our EBA partner universities. When you successfully complete the requirements of both institutions, you will graduate with two Bachelor degrees: one from Metropolia UAS and the other from our partner institution. This gives you a clear competitive edge in the job market!
The EBA degree programme aims to give the student the practical tools and general knowledge required in global business life. You will graduate as a mature business professional with good hands-on know-how and essential practical skills. You will be an effective team player, have good language, communication, intercultural and IT skills and be a true asset for international companies in Finland and abroad.
EBA - 4 years of studies
The EBA degree programme is actually 240 ECTS in terms of workload and 4 years in duration because you spend a full year at a partner university. The double degree year abroad is compulsory if your target is to receive two degree certificates at the end of your studies.
Structure of the EBA double degree programme
The first two years of your studies take place at Metropolia Business School in the Myyrmäki campus of Metropolia UAS. You will gain a good grounding in general business fields such as economics, marketing, accounting, management and business law, with a European Union focus. All bachelor degree programmes at Metropolia UAS include an Innovation Project which EBA students complete in their second year.
EBA students apply for their third-year of studies at a partner institution in the first semester of their second year. The content of the third year of EBA varies depending on the courses offered by the partner institution. You choose your partner school according to the options you wish to explore in more depth: finance, marketing or management.
In your fourth year you will do your work placement, 30 ECTS, preferably abroad to further enrich your international profile. Work placement gives you a chance to practice what you have learned, find a field you wish to specialise in and kickstart your business career.
To complete your BBA studies at Metropolia UAS you will research a topic on a field of particular interest to you for your bachelor’s thesis, 15 ECTS.
EBA double degree partners
Our EBA double degree partners are:
- Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany)
- Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (Germany)
- Münster University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
- University of Hertfordshire (UK)
- University of Wolverhampton (UK)
- Krems University of Applied Sciences (Austria)
- ESC La Rochelle (France)
- ESC Rennes (France)
- HFT Stuttgart (Germany)
- University of the Basque Country UPV (Spain)
Please note that we agree a quota of places with each partner institution.
You will graduate as an effective international team player with extensive business know-how and hands-on skills that are needed and valued by international companies in Finland and abroad. Many students attend graduation at the partner university as well as graduation with us in Finland. You can be proud of your achievement - after all a double degree is more work and you have deserved two celebrations!
Join our multinational community of students, faculty and staff!
Scholarships and tuition fees
The annual tuition fee for the Bachelor's Degree in European Business Administration is €10 000. This fee applies only to non-EU/EEA degree students.
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Former Operations Coordinator, Signmark Productions
"My time at Metropolia Business School (MBS) built my basic skills for working in business and the year I spent at the University of Lincoln amped my knowledge in marketing and PR to such level that I wasn’t t afraid to enter working life. However, possibly the best thing to come out of the whole experience are my amazing friends whom I met at MBS.
After graduation, I was recruited to work as a PA for sign-languaged rap-artist Signmark, managing the daily life of our sign-language interpreter business and less with the music business. I also continued my studies and gained my master’s degree.
For anyone considering applying to Metropolia Business School, I’d say go for it. It’s a great first step for any business career and there’s a good chance you’ll make a few friends along the way."
Dealer Finance Business Controller Nordic, FCA Capital Danmark A/S, branch in Finland
"I joined the EBA double degree programme in Metropolia Business School because I wanted a solid understanding of international business administration taught by international teachers in English. I feel that the two degrees gave me a good stepping stone to the work market together with my work experience, which every student can boost during their internship.
The best aspect of the programme for me personally was the year abroad where I majored in Accountancy and Finance and made international contacts that still remain today. I would recommend the programme for anyone who is interested in business in general because today I can see my fellow students in a variety of different industries and positions, such as marketing, tourism, sales, finance, promotions, entrepreneurship, etc.
For me personally the degree also opened the door to a highly ranked Master’s degree in business, which in turn took me around the globe and gave me access to additional opportunities and experiences. Looking back at the programme and post-graduation opportunities and paths, one can see that there are more than a few options, which gives a great freedom of choice."
Co-Founder & CEO, HookedByNorth, Coach, Travel Entrepreneur
"I chose Metropolia Business School for its innovative double degree programme and the opportunity to study fully in English. It was the double degree that convinced me. The more challenges, the merrier! I remember visiting the school during the entrance exam and the Business School team gave me a great vibe. The team is definitely one of the best assets along with the others mentioned here.
How did the EBA double degree benefit me in my career?
It definitely challenged me, so this is the best that any degree programme can do. It pushed me to go out of my comfort zone – due to that I am not afraid of the challenges that I face in my work life. It gave me the necessary skills to thrive across different cultures – the full academic year abroad and internship were there to lay a great foundation to these skills. The degree was also very practical, we were constantly working on solving real life business challenges and cases.
What was the best aspect of the degree for me personally?
Definitely one of the best aspects was the fact that I went abroad, twice. Once for the academic study year to Krems, Austria and second for my internship to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These moments definitely changed me and helped mould me into the person I am today. The year at IMC Krems was a fantastic highlight and was more geared towards export – oriented management and international relations. So overall, together with Metropolia it was a fantastic combination that helped me to build a more holistic picture of the global (business) environiment.
Why would I recommend the EBA programme?
EBA is for anyone who wants to build an international career in business. The programme is definitely set up to help you do so. All together, the passionate and professional staff team, full study year and internship abroad are a perfect combination.
What are my future career plans?
Currently I am working in my first company. After expanding it and developing it into a well-functioning service business, together with my business partner and team, I most likely will start building the next one!"