Study international business, innovations and technology in LUT's IBTM programme
International Business and Technology Management (IBTM) is a non-degree study programme that focuses on international business, finance, technology and innovation management as well emerging economies. The courses are offered by the LUT School of Business and the School of Industrial Engineering and Management.
The IBTM programme lasts one academic year, although students may choose to attend for one semester or two. The programme is aimed at international exchange students coming from universities with which LUT has exchange agreements. Over one hundred exchange students participate in the IBTM programme each year. Most of the courses are at the Master's level, but there are some opportunities for Bachelor's students as well.
Proficiency test in business
If you wish to take Master's courses in the IBTM programme and you are either a Bachelor level student or a Master, but major in engineering/technology, it is required to pass the proficiency test in business.
The proficiency test is for exchange students who have not yet completed their Bachelor's degree and aim to participate in Master's courses in the IBTM programme at LUT. By passing the test, students show that they have sufficient knowledge to participate in the Master's courses without having the B.Sc. degree.
The test is a multiple-choice exam that assesses the students' basic knowledge in the field of business and industrial management. The questions test bachelor level knowledge mainly through basic theories, terms and concepts.
NOTE! The exam questions are based on Global Marketing (Fifth Edition, 2010) by S. Hollensen, published by Prentice Hall. (The fourth edition (2007) is also eligible). General understanding of the central concepts and terms presented in the book is needed to pass the exam.
The test is arranged at LUT before the semester starts - exact date, time and place is announced by e-mail. Test takes 60 minutes and no dictionaries are allowed.
Course descriptions 2014-2015
If changes to the courses are made, updated versions are available below. See recent changes here.
Autumn semester 2014
Spring semester 2015