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Centria University of Applied Sciences
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Kajsa Emmerich
Tel. 040 687 5033

Centria University of Applied Sciences (UAS)

An international atmosphere characterises Centria´s campus in Pietarsaari. We use three languages (Finnish, Swedish and English) in our studies and there are about 350 students studying and 15 staff members working at Campus Allegro.

Education programs at Campus Allegro

At the campus in Pietarsaari, Centria UAS offers both Finnish and English Bachelor´s studies in the field of business. From Centria’s Finnish business program, realised as multimodal studies, students graduate with a Finnish Bachelor’s Degree, Tradenomi (AMK), Liiketalous. We also offer both international as well as national students an international business program taught in English. The international business program is likewise based on the principles of multimodal learning and our students graduate as Bachelors of Business Administration.

Our business studies provide the students with general knowledge in business administration, with a focus on marketing and sales as well as entrepreneurship. The main emphasis in the studies is on developing the student’s professional skills, personal development, social skills and communication. Centria’s BBA-programs in Pietarsaari focus on international business, which suits our operating environment very well.

Furthermore, the study programs offer great opportunities for language immersion. Our business program taught in Finnish, provides good opportunities for our Swedish-speaking students to improve their Finnish language skills. Likewise, we encourage our Finnish-speaking students to practice their Swedish, by offering business courses taught in Swedish. Our Finnish- and Swedish-speaking students are of course also offered courses in English within the Finnish speaking program. International students naturally have the advantage to learn both Finnish and Swedish at the campus.

Our business studies are based on the principles of multimodal learning. Studies in the Finnish BBA-program are mainly realised as online/hybrid studies, with some classroom lectures. Within the International BBA-program, we offer more in-class teaching at campus, but also remote learning and online/hybrid studies.

Centria arranges continuing education according to the needs of the region and its business sector. Road to Software Engineering – a tailored education created to overcome the need of coders in Pietarsaari region. Educational program for the marine industry – with the aim to increase the competence within the marine industry. Future Business Academy – further training within higher education, arranged in cooperation with the local TE office.

Research, development & innovation

The research, development and innovation (RDI) department at Centria UAS, works closely together with companies, the public sector and communities. Centria RDI in Pietarsaari is specialised in business development; third sector development, as well as developing various aspects within integration of immigrants and language learning. An important new area of development for Centria in Pietarsaari is data protection and cyber security.

Centria RDI activities serve the region through development projects, sales services as well as tailor-made educations, according to the needs within Pietarsaari region and the business sector.

Accommodation for lectures, conferences and workshops

Are you interested in arranging your next event in the beautiful and inspiring surrounding at Campus Allegro? We offer many possibilities to arrange conferences, lectures, seminars and meetings, right in the city center of Pietarsaari. Easily accessible on the ground floor, you will find the conference hall Rotunda which seats up to 95 people. Are you looking for something different? Our “Lace factory” on the fourth floor is perfectly suited for workshops, seminars and other more informal events. This relaxing environment enhances discussions and promotes cooperation in a natural way. The 150 square meter large room is equipped with a conference table, many different seating areas, two large whiteboards and flipcharts for creative work. In addition, there are three classrooms suitable for various kind of events. All our spaces are equipped with modern audiovisual resources and wireless internet.

Office space and coworking space

Allegro Ink at Campus Allegro offers a flexible way of working either in the privacy of your own office space or in a shared workspace. You can choose from the following alternatives.

– Desk space in our Office-on-the-go at a monthly cost of 99 euros or 99 euros for ten times. Rent includes use of kitchen.
– Your own private office space starting at a monthly cost of 260 euros. Rent includes free use of kitchen and conference room.

Give us a call or stop by the office for a walk-in tour. We would love to show you around!

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