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Master's Programme in International Business and Entrepreneurship

International business and entrepreneurship are extremely challenging fields especially in the current operational environment, but the most resilient companies will be able to survive and thrive.

Transformations taking place in the global economy are reshaping the nature of international business and entrepreneurship, presenting both threats and opportunities to new and existing enterprises. The ability to navigate the volatile, uncertain and complex business environment brings a competitive edge both personally and to the firm.

You may want to become a successful entrepreneur by creating your own business or to build a successful career in management in existing companies, but to succeed, you will first need to develop the right mindset and skills.

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In this programme, you will develop entrepreneurial competencies for creating a new business and leading its growth to international markets despite the adversities of the so-called new normal. The programme provides you with everything you need to become successful in global business: you will gain the skills to work as a leading professional in internationally operating companies and to launch and operate your own global startup.

Both skill sets together will make you attractive in today's global business environment and provide you with employment options in the long term.

You will also learn to manage the international growth and strategy of a company, to manage finances and resources in international markets, and to lead people in a multinational company.

The programme also engages local entrepreneurs and associations, enabling you to learn from their real-life cases. During your studies, you will have an opportunity to consult and network with companies and to learn first-hand from successful international entrepreneurs and business professionals.

The delivery of courses is blended. The programme is a combination of on-campus and online studies. Individual course descriptions mention the attendance requirements for the course.

After graduation, your career opportunities will include becoming an international entrepreneur, a manager in an international or multinational enterprise, or a management consultant on internationalisation strategies.

Pathway studies

In collaboration with Edunation, LUT University offers a unique Pathway programme for students who are interested in the Master's Programme in International Business and Entrepreneurship.

Through these studies, you will learn how businesses succeed in international competition in an economically, ecologically, and socially sustainable way.

The programme will take place online, and you will become familiar with topics such as international business strategy, business growth and global marketing. After completing the programme, you will join the Master's Programme in International Business and Entrepreneurship.

By applying through the Pathway programme, you are NOT required to submit GMAT/GRE scores or interview with the university online. Pathway studies will be fully accredited as part of the Master's programme.

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International Business and Entrepreneurship

Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration

120 ECTS credits

2 years

Start date
August 2022


Tuition fees and tuition fee waivers
EUR 13 500 Non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee waivers available

Academic unit
LUT School of Business and Management

Lappeenranta campus

Rolling admission
1 November 2021−31 May 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3)

Regular admission
1 December 2021−19 January 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+2)

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