Business Management

Tutkinto: Bachelor of Business Administration
Opintomuoto: Full-time studies
Opintojen laajuus:3,5 years, 210 credits
Kampus: Talonpojankatu 2, Kokkola
Aloituspaikat: 50
Haku alkaa: 8.1.2020
Haku päättyy: 31.1.2020
Application period ends on 31 January, 2020 at 3 pm Finnish time (UTC +2)

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 boat industry is globally known for the world-class yachts, and for example Rolls Royce also has manufacturing in Kokkola! 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 competences 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 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 program studies at Centria UAS!

Occupational possibilities

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 on sales, marketing, accounting, and management based occupations. They are capable of adapting and managing changes in the working life environments.

Co-operation with working life

We co-operate with a large number of companies, like Halpa-Halli, Minimani, KPO, Citymarket, Boliden Kokkola Oy, Best-Hall Oy, Art-Print, KPK Group, Decatour Electronics, Häggblom Oy, Nordea, Barona, 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.



Admission criteria for applicants applying with a qualification completed outside Finland (in January 2020)

There are no traditional entrance exams for any of Centria´s programmes. Instead, for the Nursing programme, applicants submit a motivation video and a motivation letter, based on which if further needed, they will be invited for a Skype interview with one of Centria´s teachers. For the other programmes, there are two options of admission. Students might choose to either submit a motivation video and a motivation letter, or secondly submit SAT results.

 

Information concerning the motivation video and the motivation letter is delivered to applicants via two streams. Firstly, the guidelines are already included in the very end of the application form and secondly, they are sent via email once the application is submitted. Shortly, applicants create a video which they upload to a video-sharing website of their choice and share the link with Centria via an online platform which will be announced to applicants further on via email. Concerning the motivation letter, applicants write a letter of motivation and submit it to the selected online platform as well.

 

Applicants can apply for all Bachelor programmes except of the Nursing programme with the SAT results. Only results from the new SAT test (taken after March 2016) are acceptable. Score reports should be ordered electronically by applicants directly from the test center and need to be delivered to Centria UAS by 3rd of February. Reports printed or sent by the applicant him/herself are not acceptable. Centria´s designated SAT code is 7819. Centria UAS requires applicants to score a minimum of 400 points from evidence-based reading and writing and a minimum of 400 points from Mathematics. Essay results are not required.

 

LANGUAGE TESTS

Language tests are not required during the application process, although applicants get additional points if they submit an IELTS academic certificate with a result equal or greater than 6.0 points.

 

GUARANTEED ADMISSION

If an eligible applicant reaches a total score of at least 1200 points from the SAT test (and meets the minimum requirements mentioned above) and submits an IELTS academic certificate (with a result equal or greater than 6.0 points), he or she is guaranteed a study place at chosen programme.

 

Admission criteria for applicants applying with a qualification completed in Finland (in March 2020)

There are no traditional entrance exams for any of Centria´s programmes. Instead, for the Nursing programme, applicants submit a motivation video and a motivation letter, based on which if further needed, they will be invited for a Skype interview with one of Centria´s teachers. For all the other programmes, applicants submit a motivation video and a motivation letter.

 

Information concerning the motivation video and the motivation letter is delivered to applicants via two streams. Firstly, the guidelines are already included in the very end of the application form and secondly, they are sent via email once the application is submitted. Shortly, applicants create a video which they upload to a video-sharing website of their choice and share the link with Centria via an online platform which will be announced to applicants further on via email. Concerning the motivation letter, applicants write a letter of motivation and submit it to the selected online platform as well.

 



How to apply?

There are two different application rounds for applying for Centria´s Bachelor programmes.

  • If applicant is applying with a qualification completed outside Finland then he or she needs to apply in January via Centria / Direct application for Bachelor's degrees / spring 2020
  • On the other hand, if applicant is applying with a qualification completed in Finland then he or she applies in March via Centria / Erillishaku / spring 2020

 

APPLYING WITH A QUALIFICATION COMPLETED OUTSIDE FINLAND 

The next application period for degree programmes conducted in English for applicants applying with a qualification completed outside Finland will be arranged between 8 January and 31 January, 2020. The application period ends on 31 January, 2020 at 3 pm. Finnish time (UTC +2).

Centria UAS´degree programmes are not part of the Joint application of Higher Education, Spring 2020. For this reason, it is only possible to apply via the Centria / Direct application for Bachelor's degrees / spring 2020. The application process will take place at Studyinfo.fi when the application period starts. Application process is free of charge for all applicants. Applicants can be admitted if they meet eligibility requirements, submit a valid application, attach required documents and successfully pass the entrance exam.

APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAMME VIA LINK BELOW BETWEEN 8 JANUARY AND 31 JANUARY, 2020: 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

 

APPLYING WITH A QUALIFICATION COMPLETED IN FINLAND 

The next application period for degree programmes conducted in English for applicants applying with a qualification completed in Finland will be arranged between 18 March to 1 April, 2020.

Centria UAS´degree programmes are not part of the Joint application of Higher Education, Spring 2020. For this reason, it is only possible to apply via the Centria / Erillishaku / spring 2020. The application process will take place at Studyinfo.fi when the application period starts. Application process is free of charge for all applicants. Applicants can be admitted if they meet eligibility requirements, submit a valid application, attach required documents and successfully pass the entrance exam.

APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAMME VIA LINK BELOW BETWEEN 18 MARCH AND 1 APRIL, 2020: 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT



More information about studies

Principal teacher Janne Peltoniemi
janne.peltoniemi@centria.fi
tel. +358 40 808 5127

 

More information about admission

Admissions Services 
admissions@centria.fi
tel. +358 40 808 6604 


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