European Business Administration, Bachelor's Degree

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  • Application on the Basis of Metropolia’s Open UAS Studies (application period 1 May - 31 October) 01.05.2024 - 31.10.2024
  • Application on the Basis of Finnish Higher Education Studies (application period 1 May - 31 October) 01.05.2024 - 31.10.2024
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
210 ECTS
3.5 years
Mode of studies
Tuition fees might apply


Why study for an EBA double degree with us?

European Business Administration (EBA) is a 3.5 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.

Structure of the EBA double degree programme

The EBA degree programme is 210 ECTS in terms of workload and 3.5 years in duration. You spend one full year (third year of studies) 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. Some of our partner universities require students to complete 240 ECTS in order to get their degree.

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. In your second year you will also do your work placement, 30 ECTS.

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, e.g. finance, marketing, management or supply chain management.

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 Curriculum in Studyguide

EBA double degree partners

Our EBA double degree partners are:

  • Krems University of Applied Sciences (Austria)
  • Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany)
  • Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin (Germany)
  • Münster University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
  • HFT Stuttgart (Germany)
  • ESC La Rochelle (France)
  • ESC Rennes (France)
  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) (Switzerland)

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

Annual tuition fee

  • 10 000 € for those, whose right of study starts before 1 August 2024
  • 11 000 € for those, whose right of study starts after 31 July 2024.

This fee applies only to non-EU/EEA degree students.

Read more on tuition fees and scholarship

Students' and Alumni's experiences

Shweta tells about her studies in EBA

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Alfred tells about his EBA studies

Ask about EBA studies and study plans

Send your question to and the Study Coordinators or Head of Degree Programme will get back to you.

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


  • Application period
    1.5.2024 at 08:00 - 15.5.2024 at 15:00
    Start of studies
    Syksy 2024
    • Day-time studies

    The transfer application is aimed at all students enrolled in studies leading to a Finnish higher education degree and:

    • who wish to transfer their study rights from one Finnish higher education institution to Metropolia so that the degree title remains the same or changes

    • who wish to transfer their study rights within Metropolia from one degree programme to another, so that the degree title changes.

    Students transferring within Metropolia in such a way that the degree title remains the same, are not considered as "transfer students" and have their own separate application procedure available on Metropolia intranet (OMA). Please note that it is not possible to transfer from abroad.

    Students applying for a transfer should note that their maximum study period or the period for which they are entitled to receive student financial aid will not be extended due to the transfer. The maximum study period is calculated from the date on which the student accepted the study place in the previous higher education institution.

  • Application period
    1.5.2024 at 08:00 - 31.10.2024 at 15:00
    Start of studies
    autumn 2024
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    • Day-time studies

    The Application on the Basis of Metropolia’s Open UAS Studies is aimed at those who have completed open UAS studies at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. Studies are considered to be Metropolia's if they are entered in the Metropolia's study register, and open studies if they have not been completed with the right to study for the degree-leading education.

    Application period: 1 May 2024 8:00 am - 31 October 2024, all times refer to local time in Finland

    Application instructions: published at

  • Application period
    1.5.2024 at 08:00 - 31.10.2024 at 15:00
    Start of studies
    autumn 2024
    Apply now!
    • Day-time studies

    The Application on the Basis of Finnish Higher Education Studies is aimed at those who have completed higher education studies in Finland. Studies are taken into account regardless of whether they have been completed as open studies or in education leading to a degree, or whether the right to study is valid or has expired.

    Application period: 1 May 2024 8:00 am - 31 October 2024, all times refer to local time in Finland

    Application instructions: published at

More information

For more information on the application process please contact

Metropolia's Student and Admission Services:
+358 40 712 5100
admissions [at] (admissions[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

Starting studies

How to start your studies in Metropolia

Welcome to study for a degree at Metropolia!

Congratulations! You have been admitted to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and we are delighted to have you as a new member of our vibrant community of more than 16 000 students!

You have made an excellent choice - Metropolia offers you unique multidisciplinary opportunities throughout your studies with its strong connections to working life and active role in innovations built around socially significant phenomena.

We are happy to have you with us and help you with any questions you might have. Welcome to Metropolia!

The below information applies to students who have been accepted to study for a full degree at Metropolia. Make sure to complete all the steps in order to secure your study place.

Starting EBA studies

Congratulations - we are happy that you have chosen to join us at Metropolia Business School!

You have been accepted to the European Business Administration (EBA) Programme! Your program code is LXA24S1. Below you can find more information about the programme.

Providing that you satisfactorily meet the degree requirements you will be awarded the following upon graduation:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
  • Bachelor’s degree from a partner university (the exact title depends on which partner’s double degree programme you will follow during the 3rd year of studies)

The degree program is a 210 ECTS scope program (some partners require 240 ECTS) and the study right is 3.5 years. The 3 first semesters of the studies are conducted at Metropolia Myyrmäki Campus, Leiritie 1 Vantaa, and the third year is conducted at one of the partner universities.

In your third year, you will study full-time at one of our partner universities for which you will be selected during your second year of studies. Please remember that the EBA programme is a double degree programme and students are obliged to complete one year of studies abroad.

Orientation days and the start of studies

The studies will start with orientation days on Monday 19th August at 9 a.m. During the orientation days 19.-20.8. and 23.8. we get to know different practical aspects of the studies. Your presence at the orientation days is essential. You can expect the orientation days to be over at 16:00 at the latest. In the evenings there is a voluntary program organized by the tutors (more information later).

The autumn semester teaching starts on 26.8.2024 and runs until the middle of December.

The Spring semester teaching starts on 13.1.2025 and runs until the middle of May.

More details and schedules of the orientation days will be sent by email to all new students by the end of week 32. Then as well everyone will receive the schedules of the autumn semester.

You can learn more about both studying at Metropolia and the contents of the International Business and Logistics degree from the Study Guide. Please check your group's curriculum to explore what you will be studying.

Questions about studies?

You can contact study coordinator Ann-Sofie Shevlane with questions related to the studies: ann-sofie.shevlane [at] (ann-sofie[dot]shevlane[at]metropolia[dot]fi) or by phone +358 50 325 2559. Questions related to the application process can be directed to Metropolia's Admission Services admissions [at] (admissions[at]metropolia[dot]fi) . Please note that July is a holiday month in Finland, and the majority of the staff is on holiday. Your inquiry will be responded to in early August at the latest.

If you have a lot of previous university studies, Edunation path studies or otherwise need to plan your studies, book an appointment with the study coordinator by emailing ann-sofie.shevlane [at] (ann-sofie[dot]shevlane[at]metropolia[dot]fi). Attach the certificates of previous studies to the email.

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Welcome to study Business Administration at Metropolia!

Suvi Moll, Head of European Business Administration programme

Ann-Sofie Shevlane, Study Coordinator of European Business Administration