International Business
and Entrepreneurship (MIBE)

Admissions Criteria and Selection

Selection process is carried out in two stages:

Final selection among the interviewed applicants is based on:

  • Total points scored for the preliminary selection and interview

Minimum Requirements for the Programme

Previous Programme-Specific Studies

To possibly get admitted, you must have completed

  • a minimum of 24 ECTS credits of studies in International Business, International Marketing, Entrepreneurship or Management
    • The studies must be completed in a University or University of Applied Sciences.
    • Final Theses and internships are not to be included.
    • Courses completed in Finland and credited in the former credit system (opintoviikko), must be converted to ECTS credits by using the factor 1.8 for university level studies and 1.5 for UAS level studies.
    • Courses completed more than 15 years ago will not be considered unless, they are included in the degree.

You are responsible for converting, calculating and presenting the required and completed studies in ECTS credits on your application form listed by disciplines and courses according to the following:

  • 1 ECTS credit = a workload of 26 hours (lectures, assignments etc.)

The Admissions Committee for the programme reserves a right to decide whether the applicant's previous studies meet with the requirements for the programme or not. There will be no preliminary statements given regarding to previous studies before or during the application period.


NOTE: Carefully answering all the questions on your Online Application Form is a must as missing information will lead into not scoring points for that question.
Further information

Preliminary Selection (max. 15 points)

1) Academic Success (max. 5 points)

The GPA for the degree providing you the eligibility is given points as follows:

  • 3 points = 3.00 - 3.49
  • 5 points = 3.50 - 5.00

You must indicate your GPA for the degree giving you the eligibility to apply on your application form with two decimals or, calculate it if not indicated in the Degree Certificate or Transcript of Records.

The GPA used in the LUT selection process is an arithmetic average of all individual study attainments included in the degree and graded with numbers, including the Final Thesis and excluding the grades for any fails. If your previous degree was not evaluated on a 5-point scale, your GPA will be adapted to a 5-point grading scale by the Admission Committee for the programme.

NOTE: You must provide a link on your application form to verify the grading scale. If not able to do that and the grading scale not being explained in either the Degree Certificate or Transcript of Records, an additional, officially certified document issued by the degree-awarding university is required.

2) Letter of Motivation (max. 10 points)

Your motivation will be assessed based on a Letter of Motivation (max. 500 words). 

In your Letter of Motivation, you need to carefully explain your reasons for applying to this programme. You must also indicate how you are able to optimize your strongest points by choosing this particular programme (examples required) and, how completing the programme would support your career plans in the future.

Letter of Motivation is given points as follows:

  • 0-2 points = poor
  • 3-5 points = fair
  • 6-8 points = good
  • 9-10 points = excellent

The above mentioned points for the Letter of Motivation will be divided between
a. International experience and b. Overall contents

a. International experience = 0-3 points

  • 0 points = no international experience
  • 1 point = 1-3 months of experience
  • 2 points = 3-6 months of experience
  • 3 points = more than 6 months of experience

b. Overall contents = 0 - 7 points

Interview (max. 15 points)

In the second stage of the admissions process, a certain number of applicants are invited to an interview in the order of the highest total points scored in the preliminary selection.

Your motivation, applicability for the programme as well as communication skills will be evaluated in the interview.

  • Case Study Related to the Interview
    • The ones invited to an interview will receive a case study related to International Business and Entrepreneurship by e-mail approximately a week before the interview. The completed case study will act as part of the evaluation for practical language skills in English and competence.

Interview is given points as follows:

  • Personal motivation = 0-5 points
  • Practical language skills in English = 0-2 points
  • Case study = 0-8 points

If not having been invited to an interview, you cannot get admitted either.

  • The interviews will take place on March 2-3, 2020.
    The invitation e-mails will be sent around a few days - a week before the interviews.
    Please check your e-mail and junk mail daily.


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