The University with a big heart!

Centria University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary, dynamic and inter­national higher education institution. We pride ourselves on offering students and staff an environment that is innovative, caring and multicultural.

Located in Western Finland, Centria has three campuses – Kokkola, Pietarsaari, and Ylivieska – located on the Ostrobothnian plain. Each city offers a unique environment with lots of activities and a beautiful environment.

Centria is a young higher education institution, with close to 3,000 and 290 staff members, we offer student-centered teaching with a focus on practical experience. Centria offers degree programmes in five different fields of study and a total of 20-degree programmes. Our fields of education are:

  • Technology, Communications, and Transport
  • Social Sciences, Business, and Administration
  • Social Services, Health, and Sports
  • Culture
  • Humanities and Education

With over 500 international students, both degree-seeking and exchange students, internationalization is one of our core values. Over ten percent of our degree-seeking students are international students, coming from over 40 different countries. We also receive around hundred exchange students each year, from our partner universities all over the world.

Educates researches and develops

Centria has a strong focus on entrepreneurship and excellent connections with the local working-life, this provides an excellent basis for combining theoretical knowledge with professional skills in a meaningful way. We are an international university of applied sciences that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship.

Centria’s R&D collaborates with companies and organizations to increase their competitiveness. We aim at helping our customer in developing new products, business ventures and international activities and as well as in the process of entrepreneurship, by using our multidisciplinary expertise. We offer up to date technology and the latest information technology applications to fit our customers’ needs. We make the most of our team of experts, their know-how and the different kinds of laboratories at our use. Our R&D, continuing education services, and broad project activities all aim at improving our customers’ competitiveness.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

BBA

Centria University of Applied Sciences

Business Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Degree awarded: Bachelor of Business Administration Duration: 3,5 years (210 credits) Focus: Business Process Man ... [+]

The next application period and starting days will be published soon.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) study programme in Centria University of Applied Sciences concentrates on enterprise resource planning (ERP), primarily by the use of industry-leading SAP software solutions. ERP refers to the integrated management of core business processes in real-time and mediated by software, for instance, SAP, which is an integrated business solution software and used by close to 90% of the largest companies in the world. All departments and functions across a company are integrated into a single system. Our one-of-a-kind business management programme aims at providing specialised ERP expertise together with the know-how in modern business management. The programme has an international scope, and with its exclusive content, it aims to educate professionals with high-demand expertise for the future labour markets and business needs. And, the demand for ERP skilled employees is rising all the time.... [-]

Finland Kokkola
August 2020
English
Full-time
7 semesters
Campus
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Bachelor

Centria University of Applied Sciences

The Degree Programme in International Business focuses on entrepreneurship, sales, and marketing in an international context. The degree consists of basic studies, profes ... [+]

Qualification: Bachelor of Business Administration Length and duration: 3,5 years, 210 credits, part-time studies Campus: Campus Allegro, Pietarsaari The next application period and starting days will be published soon.

This degree in International Business allows you to gain the skills needed to launch your own business and manage it successfully; you can learn how to become a marketing expert within an international context! You will be guided throughout the programme by top experts, competent and passionate lecturers, teachers and visiting speakers from the working life. Centria also has an extensive network of the guest lecturers from other universities.

After graduation from the degree programme in International Business, you have good knowledge of business administration, international business, and marketing. You will also have a chance to study languages and acquire therefor valuable communication skills. Classes in intercultural communication will allow having better insight on how to do business in an international setting. During the first year of studies in international business, you will learn the basics of business administration. You will also develop your language and your communication skills. In your second year, you will develop your knowledge in doing business within an international context. The third year will enhance your knowledge on international business, and through the thesis, you can decide to focus on a specific area of expertise. As part of the classes, you will often be working in a small team on projects and homework; you will even have the chance to work on some “real life” cases... [-]

Finland Jakobstad Kokkola
August 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
7 semesters
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Centria University of Applied Sciences

The degree programme in Environmental Chemistry and Technology provides the student with a wide knowledge in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. You will get a holistic v ... [+]

Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering Length & duration: 4 years, 240 credits, full-time studies Specialisation option of studies: Environmental Chemitry and Technology; New and Traditional Fuel Production Campus: Kokkola (Talonpojankatu 2) The next application period and starting days will be published soon.

"It is a part of good life and you’ll find it in everything you see, experience or feel around and within yourself. Chemistry connects. Chemistry is a natural science that develops all the time and connects different fields and people. Chemistry is the most creative field on earth. How will we meet the demand of food, natural resources and energy for the growing population on earth? Clean water, renewable fuel and pharmaceuticals are chemistry".... [-]

Finland Kokkola
August 2020
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Centria University of Applied Sciences

The IT field offers countless opportunities to young creative people, who master the foundations and technologies used to build new applications and systems. ... [+]

Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering Length & duration: 4 years, 240 credits Campus: Kokkola The next application period and starting days will be published soon.

Software and communication methods are changing the way individuals and organisations do their daily activities. In all areas of life, there is space for innovations that help people to do things in a better way by using IT technologies - our world can become more user-friendly, more economical, and more productive and less energy dependent.

The degree programme in Information Technology provides you with extensive knowledge of software engineering and communications. You acquire the skills required in building new applications and systems that respond to customer needs. In addition to regular courses, we offer students real world projects where they can challenge themselves.IT Engineering studies consist of basic studies and professional studies in software and communications fields. You need to both to both real-world problems with software and IT systems.... [-]

Finland Kokkola
August 2020
English
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Centria University of Applied Sciences
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Centria University of Applied Sciences Talonpojankatu 2 67100 Kokkola Finland
FIN-67100 Kokkola, Finland
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+358 6 8250000
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Ylivieska, Finland
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Jakobstad, Finland