Centria University of Applied Sciences

Introduction

The University with a big heart!

Centria University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary, dynamic and inter­national higher education institution. We pride ourselves with 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 250 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, internationalisation 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 provide 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MBA

MBA International Business Management

Campus Part time 2 years August 2017 Finland Kokkola

The programme aims to provide training for specialist and management tasks in businesses that operate internationally. The Master’s degree is implemented on a two-year time scale. Master’s degree taken at a university of applied sciences is a second-cycle degree in the European higher education system and gives the same qualification for municipal and state office as a Master’s degree taken at a university. [+]

The programme aims to provide training for specialist and management tasks in businesses that operate internationally. The Master’s degree is implemented on a two-year time scale. Master’s degree taken at a university of applied sciences is a second-cycle degree in the European higher education system and gives the same qualification for municipal and state office as a Master’s degree taken at a university. The programme aims to increase professional knowledge of international business. Having completed the programme, the student has grown into a business management professional capable of independent decision-making, working with management or demanding expert tasks in businesses that operate in the international market or are planning to go international. Centria University of Applied Sciences offers a Master´s programme in International Business Management in cooperation with Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences. The first-year studies focus on the management and development of SMEs in the international operating environment. In the second year students specialize either in management (courses arranged in Kokkola) or international marketing (courses arranged in Seinäjoki). The final thesis consists of a development project conducted for a business or other organization. Mode of Study: Centria gives you a possibility to take individual learning paths to ensure the smooth progress of your studies. MBA programme will enhance student’s research, project and change management skills as well as networking, team and negotiation skills. The emphasis of learning is on independent work as well as solving distant learning assignments and studying online. The development project is an essential part of the... [-]

Contact

Centria University of Applied Sciences

Address Bondegatan 2
67100 Kokkola, Finland
Website http://www.centria.fi/
Phone +358 6 8250000

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