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International Business Management

Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Expand your future and become an expert in international business management

This Master’s degree programme focuses on state-of-the-art skills and concepts needed in the challenging field of international business. The programme offers two distinct specializations: 1. International Business Management 2. Growth Makers

This mid-career Master’s degree requires 2 years (24 months) of work experience after Bachelor’s.

With your Master’s degree from TAMK, you will have the skills needed to work independently as well as an active member, leader or manager in organisations. You are a trained expert in building international networks and taking into account various aspects of cultural differences, communication, change management, leadership and strategic thinking.

International Business Management:

Specialization is targeted towards all business professionals globally.

As a business professional, you will face new demands and challenges in multicultural environments. This Master’s degree programme enables the graduates to manage and lead international business operations successfully. Planning, managing and executing international operations in challenging business environments are in a major role in your studies. You will learn how to apply theory into practical cases of international business management. The degree programme can be completed within 1.5 years alongside work as blended learning.

The IBM specialization path has a signed a double degree agreement with Hochschule Worms in Germany. Limited seats are available for the second semester (30 ECTS) to be spent in the Global Trade Management Masters Programme at the German partner institution. Students interested in the double degree will be selected after the orientation at the start of the programme.


Specialization is targeted towards small and medium business professionals within the Finnish business ecosystem.

The GrowthMakers programme includes training, real-life project work and international experiences that will provide students with an understanding of what is necessary to scale and grow in an increasingly global market. The students will be prepared to transfer their knowledge to both startups as well as existing companies, bringing success not only to the students as individuals but also to their businesses. This unique specialization offers the possibility to acquire tools for growing a business, while studying for a masters degree. The degree programme can be completed within 1.5 years alongside work as blended learning.

infographics on the course structure


Read current IBM students' interview in our blog: "Insights on the IBM programme"

Read about our GrowthMakers study path in our blog: "New specialisation in IBM"