The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences is an institute of higher education in Southeastern Finland in the cities of Lappeenranta and Imatra. We offer degrees in five fields. In three degree programmes all education is conducted in English. We have about 3000 students, 200 of them being international degree students.

General Information

We have the following faculties:

  • Technology
  • Business
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Health Care and Social Services
  • Fine Arts

The Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology, the Degree Programme in International Business and the Degree Programme in Tourism and Hospitality Management are being conducted entirely in English.

The total number of young and adult students studying for a degree is 2,700, and the number of teachers is about 260. Two of the faculty units are in Lappeenranta, one in Imatra. The distance between Imatra and Lappeenranta is 37 km.

At our university of applied sciences you have opportunities for comprehensive and multidisciplinary studies. This offers you a wide range of options.

Internationally oriented

In our international co-operation, we place emphasis on Western Europe, Nordic countries, Russia and the new EU member states, Asian countries

Many of our students take the opportunity to complement their studies by studying or working at one of our international partners. The students from abroad who join us are welcomed as an integral part of the international atmosphere of our university of applied sciences, and they give us all an opportunity to learn how to work in a multicultural environment.

We also have a lecturer exchange scheme whereby we offer our expertise to our international partners and in exchange, we benefit from some of the unique knowledge they have to offer. We are strongly committed to addressing the challenges of international research and development projects.

Strategic focus areas

The strategic focus areas of Saimaa UAS are based on the university’s strengths and interest groups’ needs. The university carries out education, research and development as well as international operations in the following multidisciplinary focus areas:

1. Profitable business from innovations

2. Growth and internationalization for small and medium sized enterprises

3. Customer-oriented health and social services

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Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

The aim is that graduates will be able to start up and manage processes related to international business and marketing, they know how to apply the principles of project ... [+]

Degree Program in International Business Management, Lappeenranta, Finland

Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Duration and extent of studies: 2.5 years, 90 credits, including 30 credits from thesis

The degree provides the same level of competence for public office and commercial positions as Master’s degrees achieved from universities.

International Business Management degree program focuses on high-level know-how in international business, and particularly on Russia-related business, marketing, and leadership skills. The curriculum is workplace-oriented and studies are organized in line with each student’s personal study plan.

The aim is that graduates will be able to start up and manage processes related to international business and marketing, they know how to apply the principles of project management and develop a company’s strategic planning and implementation, and they are familiar with the special characteristics of trade and business with Russia.... [-]

Finland Lappeenranta
August 2019
30 months
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Saimaan ammattikorkeakoulu Oy
Rector's office Skinnarilankatu 36,
53850 Lappeenranta, Finland
+358 20 4966411