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Industrial Management
Tutkinto: Bachelor of Engineering
Opintomuoto: Full-time studies
Opintojen laajuus:4 years, 240 credits
Kampus: Talonpojankatu 2, Kokkola
Aloituspaikat: 30
Next application round is planned for spring 2022

Industrial management studies combine financial management, engineering and leadership

Do you want to be involved in developing the profitability and competitiveness of businesses in the production and service industry? If the answer is yes, our bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management is a good option for you. Industrial management studies consist of financial management, engineering and leadership studies. You will also have a chance to participate in working life projects that will provide you with the skills needed to work in development and expert positions or as an entrepreneur.

Centria’s industrial management studies will familiarise you in a versatile way with the different fields of industrial management. The studies begin from the basics, so you do not need any previous know-how or work experience. You will study mathematics, natural sciences, languages and communication. You will deepen your understanding of financial administration and management. In your studies, you can specialise either in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or information technology. The advanced studies focus on specific issues of industrial management and the development of production processes and quality.

The contact teaching will be organised on our Talonpojankatu campus in Kokkola on weekdays. The studies also include online lessons and independent work. In addition to traditional lectures, you can also practise your teamwork skills in different group works and assignments. You will also get to do laboratory practices together with your fellow students. During your studies, you will also visit local businesses and get to know their operations. On several courses, we also have work-life representatives and experts as visiting lecturers. You will also have the chance to take part in different projects in which you can work with a customer company. The projects are a great opportunity to demonstrate your skills and gather contacts in corporate life – and by doing that, you might even get a summer job or a permanent position in some company.


Structure of Studies

The degree studies consist of core studies, professional studies, optional studies, work placement and a bachelor’s thesis. The scope of the degree is 240 ECTS, and the studies last about 4 years.

During your studies, you will dive deep into industrial management-related subjects. You will also study mathematics, natural sciences, languages and communication. You will have courses in business, financial administration and marketing. During your final year, you will work on the bachelor’s thesis project. You will also practice your skills in work placement.


Specialisation options

In your industrial management studies, you will study various subjects that will give you skills on how to manage different businesses and processes. You will study strategic management and learn more about enterprise resource planning, especially SAP S/4HANA. During your studies, you will also learn about cross-cultural project management, process development, as well as human resource development. You will also focus on quality and business environmental management.


Occupational opportunities

The industrial management programme prepares students for worldwide Industrial Management tasks, including leadership, strategic resource management, advanced quality planning systems, research & development, innovation management, marketing, accounting and international logistics. After completing the programme, graduates will have a good combination of knowledge in technology and business together with professional competence to work in English in a multinational work environment.

Your future occupational title can be

  • development engineer
  • quality manager
  • design engineer
  •  sales manager
  • project engineer
  • purchasing manager
  • logistics manager
  • CEO or entrepreneur.


International Centria

Centria has about 130 partner universities around the world, and you can go on an exchange during your studies in one of our partner universities. The exchange period can be one semester or the whole academic year. Shorter exchange periods are also possible, as well as doing an internship abroad.

We encourage you to seize the different internationalisation possibilities our UAS offers, as many employers expect good linguistic abilities and appreciate international know-how.


Postgraduate studies

After you have completed your UAS degree you can apply to a university master’s degree programme in Finland or abroad.

How to apply?


Applying with a qualification completed outside Finland 

The next application period for degree programmes conducted in English will be arranged between 5 January and 19 January 2022. The offered programmes and more information about them can be found here. The application period will end on 19 January 2022 at 3 pm Finnish time (UTC +2). This application period is going to be only for applicants applying with a qualification completed outside Finland. For applicants accepted in this application round, the studies are set to begin in August 2022.

More information concerning the application process for applicants applying with a qualification completed outside Finland can be found here.

APPLICATION LINK (will be published in January 2022):



More information about studies 

Mika Kumara
tel. +358 40 808 5126


More information about admission

Admissions Services
tel. +358 40 808 6604

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