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TAMK Student's Handbook

International Business Management - information for new students

Congratulations – you have been selected in the next intake! You are warmly welcome to join the TAMK community and start building your future. This page has information, guidelines and schedules, which help you in getting started. Please read these instructions carefully.

This page was updated on 27 March 2024. Please come back in the beginning of August for the latest updates!

Orientation Days and Starting of Studies

Studies start on TAMK main campus at the beginning of September 2024. 

Participation in the Orientation Days is essential and compulsory for all students, serving as the perfect kick-start to your academic journey. During orientation days, you'll be introduced to the facilities and services, providing you with a comprehensive overview of what to expect during your time here. It's also a great opportunity to meet and bond with your study group, fostering connections that will support your learning. You'll engage directly with influential figures pivotal to your future success, including the program head, your tutor teacher, lecturers, study counselor, TAMK social counselor, among others. The orientation days will provide you with the necessary tools and connections to succeed in your studies and beyond.

The learning experience is enhanced by active participation. Attendance to the contact sessions on campus is therefore vital for academic progress. Attending classes ensures that valuable learning opportunities are not missed. It also supports keeping learners engaged and connected with peers and instructors.

The studies start with Orientation Days

  • on Wed 11 Sep 2024 at 14.00 - 18.00
  •  on Thu 12 Sep 2024 at 9.00 - 16.00.

The first courses start on Fri 13 Sep at 8.30 - 16.30.

The detailed agenda of the Orientation Days will be sent to you by e-mail in the beginning of August.

Teaching Timetables for Autumn Semester 2024:

In Autumn Semester 2024 there will be two separate study groups, 24YIBMA & 24YIBMB. The Head of Programme will communicated to all accepted students to which study group you belong to and how to search and use the TAMK Timetable Engine. If you accept your study place after 13 June, and you want to know which study group you belong to, please contact the Head of Programme.

Curriculum and Credit Transfer for Prior Master's Studies

Take a closer look at your curriculum to better understand your study and learning goals. The individual descriptions of courses include methods, teachers, timing of the course within the academic year, evaluation criteria and exam types.

This information is especially important if you wish to transfer credits for some previously completed Master-level courses, since you need to propose the substitution and discuss the matter with your study counsellor (see contact information below). If you have questions about credit transfer, it’s best to book a meeting time or to send email ahead of time to avoid the rush during the Orientation Days.

Contact Information

Head of Progamme, Senior Lecturer Mr Sven Rassl (sven.rassl [at] (sven[dot]rassl[at]tuni[dot]fi))

Student Counsellor, Ms Maija Joensuu (maija.joensuu [at] (maija[dot]joensuu[at]tuni[dot]fi))

Service Point 

  • palvelupiste.tamk [at]
  • tel. +358504142416 (on weekdays between 9:00—14:00)

TAMK Welcome Team, welcome.tamk [at] (welcome[dot]tamk[at]tuni[dot]fi)

  • Remember to read all the instructions for new students carefully. If you still have questions e.g. about tuition fees, immigration, or arriving to Tampere, Finland, you can always send question to TAMK Welcome Team, also while the Study Affairs Coordinator or Student Counsellor are on vacation!
Published: 2.4.2019
Updated: 23.5.2024