Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies

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Name of the Qualification Bachelor of Business Administration
Degree Title Bachelor in Business Administration
Scope of Degree 210 ECTS cr / 3,5 years
Name of the Degree Programme Degree Programme in International Business
Number of Starting Places 35
Implementation of Studies Lectures and discussions, group works, presentations, projects and case studies related to practical business operations. Partly e-learning arrangements. Many of the courses can also include a visiting lecturer from foreign partner universities. The close co-operation with working life makes it possible for students to put the theory they have learnt at lectures into practice. Studies include practical training either in Finland or abroad.
Campus Linnanmaan campus, Yliopistokatu 9 FI-90570
Application Period 7.-20.1.2021

Certificate-based selection

SAT test-based selection

Finnips online entrance examination

Entrance Examination in Finland

January 29 2021

February 15 2021

February 9 2021, Group discussions March 1-15

April 9 2021


Other info Curricula 2020-2021

Selection Criteria

Application 7-20  January 2021

There are four different selection methods used in the student selection for the degree programme in International Business.

Studyinfo database will automatically place applicants into selection methods available for them based on the information given in the online application. This means that applicants are not able to choose  the selection methods they wish to be taken into consideration by themselves. Applicant might get up to two invitations to two different entrance examination one for used in selection method 3 and another to selection method 4. Applicant can then make the decision whether to take part in both examinations and be taken into consideration in both selection methods or whether to take part in only one exam and be taken into consideration only in that selection method. Please note that the exams used in different selection methods are separate and the result of the exam cannot be transferred between the methods.


SAT test: 3 study places


1. Evidence-based reading and writing (required minimum score 400)

Reading test
Writing and language test

2. Math (required minimum score 400)

Only the new version of SAT test (completed after March 2016) is accepted. SAT score report must be ordered straight from the test organiser and to be delivered directly to universities of applied sciences. Reports printed and sent by applicants themselves are not taken into consideration. The SAT test selection only takes into account the sections performed during the single session. The SAT code for Oulu University of Applied Sciences is 7533.

SAT results must be at the Admission Services on Wednesday February 10 2021 at latest.


Certificate-based selection for Finnish upper secondary school, IB, EB and RP diplomas and international IB and EB diplomas : 2 study places

Applicants should have received min. 124 points total from the upper secondary school diploma.

N.B. Applicants receiving the diplomas above in the spring 2021 are not taken into consideration in this selection method due to time of the student selection. These applicants must apply through entrance examination (selection method 3 and 4) or SAT test (selection method 1).


Entrance examination involving selection coopeartion in Finland:16 study places

Please notice that this admission criteria may still change if the on-site entrance examination cannot be organised due to COVID-19 situation.

The entrance examination consists of following parts:

  • Spoken part (min 10 points/max 30 points)
  • Essay based on the material given in the examination (min 10 points/max 30 points)
  • Multiple choice questions based on the material given in the examination (min 4 points/max 10 points)
  • Logical thinking and mathematics (min 8 points/max 30 points)

Total minimum 32 points out of maximum 100.


The applicants must pass all parts of the examination in order to be selected for admission. There will be no pre-reading material but all materials are given in the beginning of the examination. The essay will test the written English language skills. The aim of the spoken part is to measure applicants' motivation, suitability and career orientation towards international business studies and oral English required in the degree programme. A separate English language test will not be arranged. The logical thinking and mathematics part consists of multiple choice questions about percentage, proportionality and  probability calculations, logical thinking and equation solving problems. No calculators are allowed in the examination.

The entrance examination's written part will be at 11:00-13:00. Please reserve up to 17:30 for the completion of the examination. The spoken part will take 30 minutes and the detailed schedule will be given on the exam day. Please be prepared to wait for your turn to the spoken part.


Official Entrance examination involving selection cooperation outside Finland (Finnips): 14 study places

Due to COVID-19, Finnips entrance exams are held online instead of on-site exams. Exams include written part and group discussion. All applicants are invited to participate in the written part of the online examination. The invitations are sent to the email address given in the online application. Applicants passing the written part are invited to group discussion.

There is a pre-reading material for the exam and will be available on the websites of all universities of applied sciences that belong to the FINNIPS network in the beginning of the application period 7 January 2021. The examination assesses study and teamwork skills, verbal and written expression skills as well as mathematical/logical reasoning skills.  

The structure of the exam:

  • Written part 1: Essay (min. 3 points/max. 10 points)
  • Written part 2: Multiple-choice questions (min. 2 points/max.6 points)
  • Written part 3: Mathematics and Logic (min. 2 points/max. 8 points)
  • Spoken part: Group discussion after the written exam (min. points/max. 16 points)

 NB. Only applicants who have reached the minimum points in the written parts 1,2 and 3 are invited to group discussion part of the exam.

The applicants must pass all parts of the examination in order to be selected for admission. Applicants must score at least 10 points in the entrance examination. The essay and the group discussion are combined in the entrance examination as an integrated section measuring English language proficiency. Applicants must receive at minimum 3 points for each language section. The section testing English language proficiency will be entered in the system with pass/fail grade.

For the online exam you will need a computer with a camera and online connection.


» Pre-reading material for the Finnips entrance examination

Contact information

Further information about application and selection criteria

Admission Services
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