Degree structure and studies

The Master's Programme in International Business and Entrepreneurship is a two-year programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Admin.), which is 120 ECTS credits.

The programme includes core, advanced specialisation, minor and language studies as well as a Master's thesis.

Core studies, 48 ECTS credits, include courses on starting and leading a growth enterprise, the internationalisation of a firm, and
entrepreneurial competencies.

Advanced specialisation studies, 12 ECTS credits, include courses on topics such as managing and consulting international startups and multinational companies.

Minor studies, 24 ECTS credits, deal with international marketing, digitalisation and business analytics, and supply management.

Language studies (excl. English), 6 ECTS credits.

The Master's thesis, 30 ECTS credits, is an advanced research project during the programme's fourth semester. The Master's thesis is a part of the advanced specialisation studies and requires approximately six months of full-time work.

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.

You can find the latest information about degree structure and courses in the LUT study guide 2021-2022.

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)