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 have a possibility to integrate those skills into your BBA degree at Centria. That would speed up your studies greatly.
In and around our geographical area, there are more international companies than in any other areas in Finland. For example, the boat industry is globally known for the world-class yachts. Or - Rolls Royce have manufacturing in Kokkola! That in mind, the focus of the BBA program at Centria is entrepreneurship and international business. Throughout the studies students examine the growth of business enterprises from the business concept to a fully operational company in the international market.
The BBA studies start at Centria by laying a firm foundation on the basics of business – business planning, marketing, accounting, economics, management, intercultural competences and of course languages.
During your second year already, you will spend half a year in a well-reputable and international university, with which we have ongoing partnerships. You can choose from over 20 business universities around the world and apply for the best ones that suit you best. Or, if you want to take it further, you have a possibility to integrate your BBA program with a business degree in our specific university partners in France, China and Cameroon, by spending one year in one of those universities. You will receive two international degrees in one program – this is amazing news and a real opportunity for you! And, it is totally up to your choice how you want to proceed with the exchange.
Once you are back from your exchange period, during your third year you will study 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 program by producing a professional thesis with one of our skilled and experienced supervisors.
Once the studies are completed, the remaining part is work placement in a real company – either Finnish or abroad, again depending on your own interests and motivation. Remember that you have a full chance to do the work placement also during your studies, for example in periodical breaks – we are that flexible. We can even combine several working periods during your studies with your work experience that you gained before your BBA program studies at Centria UAS!
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 firms or develop their professions further in any local or international company, either in Finland or abroad. Students have abilities to work on sales, marketing, accounting, management based occupations. They are capable of adapting and managing changes in the working life environments.
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.
We co-operate with Halpa-Halli, Minimani, KPO, Citymarket, Boliden Kokkola Oy, Best-Hall Oy, Art-Print, Keski-Pohjanmaan Kirjapaino Oyj, Decatour Electronics, Häggblom Oy, Nordea, Manpower, Baltic Yachts, Beneveo, HUR Oy, Central Ostrobothnia Hospital Center, Kokkola Sports Hall, Kärkkäinen, Eila Helen, CB City Kokkola, Kokkola Tourism, Town of Kokkola, KOSEK.
Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius offers diverse Bachelor level business studies by Vaasa Open University. It’s possible to apply directly to Vaasa University’s Master’s Program in Business Studies after completing a Bachelor’s degree in a university of applied sciences.
After three years of work experience you can apply for Centria’s MBA programme.