Upon graduating from the Master's Programme in International Business Law (IBL), you will be an internationally oriented business law professional who is well-qualified for careers in legal practice as well as legal academia.

Please note that you can no longer apply to the Master’s Programme in International Business Law. The programme will not admit any new students in the future.

Career services

Studies are part of your career. At the University of Helsinki, all degrees include career planning. The Career Services at the University of Helsinki, in cooperation with degree programmes, supports the growth of your expert identity as part of your studies and with separate services.

From the start of your studies until one year after the completion of your degree, the Career Services supports your career path.

Career Services  

  • gives career counselling and job seeking support, 
  • arranges info sessions, workshops and events, 
  • provides suitable job and traineeship offers for students,
  • shares university’s subsidy for traineeships and  
  • facilitates group mentoring programmes.

Check out the Career Services on the Instructions for students “Work and Career” and “Traineeships”. 


After having completed International Business Law (IBL) programme you will be awarded a Master of International and Comparative Law (MICL) degree title (kansainvälisen ja vertailevan oikeustieteen maisteri) which provides you a general eligibility for doctoral studies. 

Completion of this degree does not qualify graduates for positions which require specifically a Finnish Master of Laws degree (oikeustieteen maisteri, OTM).

Career prospects

Upon graduation, you will be an internationally oriented business law professional who is well-qualified for careers in legal practice (such as law firms and corporate legal departments) as well as legal academia. You will have diverse career opportunities both in Finland and abroad. 

In general, the employment situation for lawyers – especially in the field of business law – is very good. In Finland, for example, law firms have started to recruit students who have completed the MDP in International Business Law.

Improve your career options with Finnish

Although it is easy for international students to get by with English in the Helsinki region, learning Finnish will significantly improve your career options after graduation.

The University of Helsinki offers free Finnish language courses for enrolled international degree students. The beginners and intermediate level courses are not only a way to learn the language, but you also learn more about Finnish culture and get to network with other international students across the fields.

Information about the Finnish courses for international students in the Instructions for students.

Meet our alumni and students

Find out what the International Business Law (IBL) students and alumni would like to share with you about their studies and especially their career paths or plans.

Read International Business Law alumni and student stories.

Alumni of the Uni­versity of Helsinki

After graduation, the world is wide open and full of possibilities. How can you venture forward to make the career path you want? What kind of work would you like to do? What kind of life should you lead? The Helsinki alumni community is there to support you as you transition from the University to the world of work.

All previous University of Helsinki degree and exchange students, as well as staff, are our alumni. As a member of the University of Helsinki alumni network, Finland’s largest network of experts, you get valuable support, knowledge and contacts for your working life.

More information about the Helsinki alumni community and its activities.

Find alumni of the University of Helsinki on Linkedin.