The University with a big heart!

Centria University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary, dynamic and inter­national higher education institution. We pride ourselves on offering students and staff an environment that is innovative, caring and multicultural.

Located in Western Finland, Centria has three campuses – Kokkola, Pietarsaari, and Ylivieska – located on the Ostrobothnian plain. Each city offers a unique environment with lots of activities and a beautiful environment.

Centria is a young higher education institution, with close to 3,000 and 250 staff members, we offer student-centered teaching with a focus on practical experience. Centria offers degree programmes in five different fields of study and a total of 20-degree programmes. Our fields of education are:

  • Technology, Communications, and Transport
  • Social Sciences, Business, and Administration
  • Social Services, Health, and Sports
  • Culture
  • Humanities and Education

With over 500 international students, both degree-seeking and exchange students, internationalization is one of our core values. Over ten percent of our degree-seeking students are international students, coming from over 40 different countries. We also receive around hundred exchange students each year, from our partner universities all over the world.

Educates researches and develops

Centria has a strong focus on entrepreneurship and excellent connections with the local working-life, this provides an excellent basis for combining theoretical knowledge with professional skills in a meaningful way. We are an international university of applied sciences that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship.

Centria’s R&D collaborates with companies and organizations to increase their competitiveness. We aim at helping our customer in developing new products, business ventures and international activities and as well as in the process of entrepreneurship, by using our multidisciplinary expertise. We offer up to date technology and the latest information technology applications to fit our customers’ needs. We make the most of our team of experts, their know-how and the different kinds of laboratories at our use. Our R&D, continuing education services, and broad project activities all aim at improving our customers’ competitiveness.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

BBA

Centria University of Applied Sciences

Business Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Degree awarded: Bachelor of Business Administration Duration: 3,5 years (210 credits) Focus: Business Process Man ... [+]

Our BBA programme trains business professionals whoare able to work with the enterprise resource planningtool SAP. Our close collaboration with companies providesstudents with hands-on experience and interestingwork placement as well as final thesis possibilities.

Read more about the course content and your career possibilities on our website: www.centria.fi/SAP

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Bachelor

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The Degree Programme in International Business focuses on entrepreneurship, sales, and marketing in an international context. Students may decide to follow a business ori ... [+]

Qualification: Bachelor of Business Administration Specialisation options of studies: business, fur design & marketing Length and duration: 3,5 years, 210 credits, part-time studies Campus: Campus Allegro, Pietarsaari Student selection: Entrance examination for all the eligible applicants. Student selection either based on entrance examination or entrance examination and school performance.

This degree in International Business allows you to gain the skills needed to launch your own business and manage it successfully; you can learn how to become a marketing expert within an international context! You will be guided throughout the programme by top experts, competent and passionate lecturers, teachers and visiting speakers from the working life. Centria also has an extensive network of the guest lecturers from other universities.... [-]

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The degree programme in Environmental Chemistry and Technology provides the student with a wide knowledge in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. You will get a holistic v ... [+]

Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering Length & duration: 4 years, 240 credits, full-time studies Specialisation option of studies: Environmental Chemitry and Technology; New and Traditional Fuel Production Campus: Talonpojankatu 2, Kokkola

"It is a part of good life and you’ll find it in everything you see, experience or feel around and within yourself. Chemistry connects. Chemistry is a natural science that develops all the time and connects different fields and people. Chemistry is the most creative field on earth. How will we meet the demand of food, natural resources and energy for the growing population on earth? Clean water, renewable fuel and pharmaceuticals are chemistry".

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The IT field offers countless opportunities to young creative people, who master the foundations and technologies used to build new applications and systems. ... [+]

Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering Length & duration: 4 years, 240 credits Campus: Kokkola

Software and communication methods are changing the way individuals and organisations do their daily activities. In all areas of life, there is space for innovations that help people to do things in a better way by using IT technologies - our world can become more user-friendly, more economical, and more productive and less energy dependent.

The degree programme in Information Technology provides you with extensive knowledge of software engineering and communications. You acquire the skills required in building new applications and systems that respond to customer needs. In addition to regular courses, we offer students real world projects where they can challenge themselves.IT Engineering studies consist of basic studies and professional studies in software and communications fields. You need to both to both real-world problems with software and IT systems.... [-]

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