International Business

Tutkinto: Bachelor of Business Administration
Opintomuoto: Part-time studies
Opintojen laajuus:3,5 years, 210 credits
Kampus: Campus Allegro, Pietarsaari
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)

Our programme in International Business provides our students with a strong base in business skills and tools to manage businesses in intercultural settings. The curriculum is designed to provide the skills and expertise in a large body of business fields.


Students can start, manage and maintain their firms
or develop their professions further in any local or international company, in Finland or abroad. They are also capable of adapting and managing ongoing changes in the working life environments, which keeps them in the top expertise level. Studies in this programme are based on blended learning, combining classroom studies, online classes and project work.

The degree awarded is a Bachelor of Business Administration. The extent of the degree is 210 ECTS and the duration is approx. 3,5 years. The degree consists of basic studies, professional studies, elective studies, work placement and thesis.

The basic studies include the basic business skills such as Basics of MS Office, Economics, Business Mathematics and project management skills. Included in the basics of business management are study periods such as Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, Business Law, Management and Starting Up Foreign Trade. They also include language and communication skills.

In the professional studies the student studies three different modules within International Business to complete a total of 75 credits. These modules are about Creative Marketing, Global Business and Tourism and Event Management.

The elective studies support and complete the student's individual study plan and professional orientation. Work placement gives the student a possibility to strengthen their expertise in demanding duties corresponding to their line of degree programme. When writing the thesis the student applies and reinforces the skills and expertise acquired. The thesis is usually commissioned by a company or an organization and it includes a research or a development project.

The studies strengthen the student's knowledge of Business Management and business in general, the knowledge of the practices in business and the ability to apply this knowledge in working life. The studies focus on professional knowledge and skills and on versatile development, social and communication skills. A Bachelor of Business Administration masters various skills and expertise in business.

The overall objective of the program is to provide the students with professional, international, personal and social competences to operate in an international business environment. The program provides good possibilities to study in an international environment, as this is a group of multicultural students. The degree programme will be taught in English at Campus Allegro, in the city centre of Pietarsaari.

 


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: 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

 

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: 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

 



More information about studies

Sara Åhman
sara.ahman@centria.fi
tel. +358 40 729 9973

More information about admission

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

 


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