International Business and Logistics, Bachelor's Degree

Basic Information

Degree title
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Duration / Date(s)
3,5 years
210 ECTS
Next application period: 3 Jan – 17 Jan 2024
Price / Tuition fee
Tuition fees might apply

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. 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 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.

Applying theory in practice provides you excellent strategic thinking and problem solving skills. As part of Finland’s largest University of Applied Sciences, you will develop your interpersonal skills and innovative thinking in multidisciplinary projects with other Metropolia degree programmes, Innovation Hubs and external companies. At the end of your studies, you will further strengthen your professional expertise in a work placement and with help of your bachelor’s thesis.

Cody and Vanessa tell about their experiences in IBL programme.

Choosing a Professional Major

During the first study year you will choose between two professional majors; Supply Chain Management or Marketing. Professional major studies are 30 ECTS and you will complete them during the second and third study year. Additionally, you can choose courses related to other business fields as elective courses from e.g. finance, human resource and strategic management.

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 HTW Saar 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. A clear competitive edge in the job market!

Broad Range of Career Prospects

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree will provide you with wide range of career prospects. You may find yourself in the private or public sector and in global or local companies and organisations. The BBA degree will also give you the skills and knowledge needed to establish your own company and become an entrepreneur.

Graduates of the IBL programme have started their professional careers with job titles such as: Procurement Specialist, Freight Forwarder, Logistics Coordinator, Supply Chain Analyst, Customer Service Specialist, Sales Coordinator, Marketing Manager, Finance Specialist or Manager, Business Analyst, HR Specialist, Project Manager and Entrepreneur. As you gain experience, you may find yourself in more demanding managerial or consulting positions. Many of our students also choose to go on to Master´s studies at Universities of Applied Sciences or at Research Universities either in Finland or abroad.

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

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