Exciting opportunities, a truly international atmosphere and business contacts are key when it comes to the degree programmes within The Department of Business Management and Analytics. Here you will find over 700 BBA and engineering students that are preparing themselves for the modern business world.

International Business - Academic year 2020/21

Instructions on how to combine courses

When applying for an exchange to study business at Arcada you must choose a module in one of the following main subjects: Financial Management, or Logistics, or Marketing, or Tourism. By choosing courses from the same subject you will not have overlapping timetables. In addition to the main subject, you should choose extension studies.

If you study for a full year at Arcada you must choose one 30 credit module in Financial Management, or Logistics, or Marketing, or Tourism and one extension module (15 credits each, see list offered). In addition to these, you should choose any course from the general courses and/or extension courses offered. The total amount of credits attained during one academic year should land on 60 cr.

N.B.: There are a limited number of places available per each module, which means that your choice of courses will be confirmed only after you have successfully submitted your application.

E.g. Full Academic Year (60 cr)

Financial Management, 30 cr (main subject)
+
Entrepreneurship, 15 cr (extension studies)
+
Swedish for beginners 1 & 2, 10 cr (extension studies)
+
Arcada 360, 5 cr (general studies)
OR
Intercultural business, 5 cr (general studies)

 

If you study only for one term, autumn or spring, you should choose courses from one of the modules in Financial Management, or Logistics, or Marketing, or Tourism module (we offer 20 ECTS in autumn and 10 ECTS in spring). In addition you should choose courses from one of the extension modules consisting of 10 ECTS or 15 ECTS (see list). You may also choose Intercultural Business from the general courses if you complete your exchange during spring term. The course Arcada 360 is only available for those staying a full academic year.

E.g. Autumn term (30 cr)

Logistics, 20 cr (main subject)
+
Finnish for Beginners 1 & 2, 10 cr (extension studies)
OR
Marketing, 20 cr (main subject)
+
Swedish for Beginners 1 & 2, 10 cr (extension studies)

E.g. Spring term (30 cr)

Logistics, 10 cr (main subject)
+
Sales and Customer Management, 15 cr (extension studies)
+
Intercultural Business, 5 cr (general studies)
OR
Marketing, 10 cr (main subject)
+
Sustainable Development in Logistics, 15 cr (extension studies)
+
Swedish for Beginners 1, 5 cr (extension studies)

I. General Studies

Course name ECTS Semester Period
Arcada 360
NB! Only available for students staying for the full year
5 Autumn & Spring 1-4
Intercultural Business 5 Spring 3

II. Main subjects

Please choose only one of the four modules below.

Logistics (autumn 20 ECTS; spring 10 ECTS)

Course name ECTS Semester Period
International Trade 5 Autumn 1
Purchasing 5 Autumn 1
Fowarding 5 Autumn 2
Business Systems in Logistics 5 Autumn 2
Warehousing and Optmization 5 Spring 3
Supply Chain Management 5 Spring 3

Marketing (autumn 20 ECTS, spring 10 ECTS)

Course name ECTS Semester Period
Strategic Marketing and Research 5 Autumn 1
Digital Commerce 5 Autumn 1      
Consumer Behaviour 5 Autumn 2
Digital Marketing Landscape 5 Autumn 2
Growth Marketing 5 Spring 3
Market Communication and Branding (online) 5 Spring 3

Financial Management (autumn 20 ECTS, spring 10 ECTS

Course name ECTS Semester Period
Financial Accounting 5 Autumn 1
Management Accounting 5 Autumn 1
Financial Analysis 5 Autumn 2
Budgeting and Management Reporting 5 Autumn 2
Business Systems in Finance Management 5 Spring 3
Corporate Finance 5 Spring 3

Tourism (autumn 20 ECTS, spring 10 ECTS)

Course name ECTS Semester Period
Tourism in Contemporary World 5 Autumn 1
Hospitality Management 5 Autumn 1
Distribution channels 5 Autumn 2
Environmental and Social Responsibility 5 Autumn 2
Digital Service Development 5 Spring 3
Destination Management 5 Spring 3

III. Extension studies

Please choose one of the modules below.

Finnish Language (autumn 10 ECTS, Full year 15 ECTS)

Please note that each level is a prerequisite to the next level eg. you can only take Finnish 3 after you have completed Finnish I and II or equivalent levels if you have studied Finnish previously.

Course name ECTS Semester Period
Finnish for Beginners I 5 Autumn 1
Finnish for Beginners II 5 Autumn 2
Finnish for Beginners III 5 Spring 3

Entrepreneurship (autumn 15 ECTS)

Course name ECTS Semester Period
Entrepeneurship 15 Autumn  1 & 2

Sales and Customer Management (spring 15 ECTS)

We strongly recommend students interested in this module to choose both courses. Each course is a prerequisite to the next level.

Course name ECTS Semester Period
Personal Selling 10 Spring 3
Service Management and CRM 5 Spring 3

Sustainable Development in Logistics (spring 15 ECTS)

We strongly recommend students interested in this module to choose both courses. Each course is a prerequisite to the next level.

Course name ECTS Semester Period
Sustainable Logistics 10 Spring 3 & 4
Sustainable Packing 5 Spring 4

Swedish for beginners

Please note that each level is a prerequisite to the next level eg. you can only take Swedish 3 after you have completed Swedish 1 and 2 or equivalent levels if you have studied Swedish previously.

Course name ECTS Semester Period
Swedish for beginners 1 5 Autumn 1
Swedish for beginners 2 5 Autumn 2
Swedish for beginners 1 5 Spring 3
Swedish for beginners 2 5 Spring 4
Swedish for Beginners 3 5 Spring 3
Swedish for Beginners 4 5 Spring 4

Information technology

At the moment all the courses offered  within Information technology are taught in Swedish. However, it is possible to change the language of instructions of a chosen course to English, if agreed in advance.   Please contact us (international@arcada.fi) before submitting your application and let us know which courses you are interested in. You will find the Information technology courses in Swedish here.