Do you want to become an expert in business management? Centria University of Applied Sciences offers a bachelor’s degree programme that focuses on entrepreneurship and international business. During your studies, you will study professional business courses such as CRM, business law, international marketing, ERP, international economics, organizational development and global business studies – just to mention a few. You will also learn to use different software, tools and methods that you need in the actual working life.
The BBA studies at Centria UAS are very practically oriented, and we will start from the basics, which means that you don’t need any previous business studies or work experience. You will study many business-related subjects, such as economics, management accounting and environmental management. You will get to know business processes related to, for example, strategic management. Your studies include courses in human resources management, and you will learn how to develop HR processes. You will also study research and development related subjects to support you in the thesis project that you will do during your last study year. You can also join different research and development projects and other customer projects, in which you can practice the skills you have learned during your studies. You will deepen your knowledge in marketing and supply management as well as in analytical business management. You will learn many practical skills, for example how to do marketing research. You will familiarize yourself with enterprise resource planning, customer experience management and international business management. All the studies are organized in a multicultural environment since our students represent over 40 nationalities.
The studies are conducted in English, and the teaching is organized on weekdays on our Talonpojankatu campus in Kokkola. Some of the courses are offered as online studies and the studies require some independent work. However, you will work also in groups on different projects and assignments while practising your communication and teamwork skills.
Centria co-operates very closely with the working life. Experts visit our lectures, and we also make company visits to the companies in our area. You can also participate in some interesting real-life projects. These projects are an excellent opportunity to show your know-how and perhaps get a summer job in one of the companies. The studies also include work placement periods. During the work placement, you can practice your skills in an actual work environment and also get to know potential employers.
A bachelor’s degree in business management gives you the readiness to work in various positions. The majority of our alumni work in private companies. There is a demand for business management professions also in the public sector. In the future, you can work in sales or marketing, in development management or financial management, to mention a few possibilities. Some of our students have also set up a company, and they work as entrepreneurs. Lots of opportunities are available to business management professionals.
Centria has about 130 partner universities around the world, and you can spend a semester or a whole academic year in one of our partner universities. Centria offers three business-related bachelor’s programmes in English, and you are free to choose courses from all of the programmes according to your motivation. You can also do work placements abroad or at an international company in Finland.
You can integrate your studies at Centria with a business degree in our specific university partners in France and China by spending one year in one of those universities. You will receive two international degrees through one programme, which is a real opportunity for you. This possibility is worth taking – especially if you want to strengthen your language skills and get international experience.
The different internationalisation possibilities offered by our school are worth benefitting from because many companies appreciate good language and communication skills and international experience.