During the required international study exchange of four to six months, the International Business students build their knowledge and professional skill set so that the exchange studies will support their choice of the second year modules or their other well-grounded professional goals.
The one-semester exchange is a mandatory part of International Business studies for the Finnish degree students during the third year of studies. The foreign degree students of the programme can apply for the exchange, but do not have to do so as their stay in Finland already is counted as an exchange. Instead, the foreign degree students finish two modules of IB second year studies to meet the degree requirement of 210 credits.
The students plan the study contents of the exchange period (= Learning Agreement) with the International Coordinator of the School of Business and Services. TAMK International Services help the students in the exchange practicalities and TAMK grants.
After completing the exchange period abroad, the students will be able to:
Utilize their language and intercultural skills.
Develop their ability to operate in a foreign environment and culture
Maintain and create new networks.
Strengthen their self-confidence and improve their tolerance.
Improve their readiness for job seeking and employment opportunities.
Adopt new ways of learning and thinking.
Utilize new topics, which are not taught at home university.