Welcome to develop your business knowledge and skills at Centria!
We are known for our professionalism, flexibility as well as friendly and approachable lecturers. Whether you have previous business studies or a degree, or fresh work experience from the business field, we also have a possibility to integrate those skills into your BBA degree to speed up your studies.
In and around our geographical area, there are well-known and successful international companies. For example, the boating industry is globally known for the world-class yachts, and for example, Rolls Royce also has manufacturing in Kokkola! With that in mind, the focus of the BBA programme at Centria is entrepreneurship and international business. Throughout the studies, students examine the growth of business enterprises from a business idea to a fully operational company in the international market.
The BBA studies at Centria start by laying a firm foundation on the basics of business: business planning, marketing, accounting, economics, management, intercultural competencies and languages. During the second year, you can proceed to more advanced professional studies, but you will also have a chance to spend half a year in a well-reputable and international partnership university of Centria. You can choose from over 20 business universities around the world and apply for the ones that suit you best. Or, if you want to take it further, you have a possibility to 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 in one program, which is a real opportunity for you!
After the second year, and the potential exchange period, in the third year you will study further professional business courses at Centria – CRM, business law, international marketing, ERP, international economics, organizational development and global business studies – just to mention a few.
You will end the programme by producing a professional thesis with one of our skilled and experienced supervisors. An important part of the programme is a work placement in a real company or other organization – either in Finland or abroad, again depending on your own interests and motivation. Remember that you have a full chance to do the work placement during your studies, for example in periodical breaks – we are flexible. We can even combine several working periods during your studies with your work experience gained before your BBA programme studies at Centria UAS!
BBA graduates can apply for practical and managerial positions. They can be hired to occupational titles such as export & import manager, sales representative, marketing manager, key accountant, office manager, project manager, purchasing manager, CEO, financial manager, human resource manager and entrepreneur.
BBA degree provides skills and expertise in a large body of business fields and the program is focused on two main themes; entrepreneurship and internationalisation. Students are able to start, manage and maintain their own businesses, or develop their professions further in local or international companies, either in Finland or abroad. Students have abilities to work in sales, marketing, accounting, and management-based occupations. They are capable of adapting and managing changes in working life environments.
The next application period for degree programmes conducted in English will be arranged between 5 January and 19 January 2022.
Tuition fees and scholarships
Tuition fees are charged from Bachelor’s level students studying in languages other than Finnish or Swedish. Tuition fees will be charged from citizens of a country outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.
The tuition fee for the Bachelor's programmes in Business is 7.000 € / academic year.
Early bird discount
Student gets an early bird discount of 1500 € of the first year's tuition fee if the study place is accepted and the tuition fee paid within two weeks after the notification. The discount will be reduced from the first year's payment.
Centria UAS offers a scholarship programme for students who are subject to paying tuition fees.
We offer a 50 % scholarship as a waiver to all students who complete 55 ECTS (study credits) in the previous academic year.
More information regarding the tuition fees and scholarships can be found on our website.