About Arcada University of Applied Sciences

Arcada is a multi-professional university of applied sciences (UAS) in Helsinki, Finland. We offer high quality practice-oriented higher education at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. All programmes include practical training periods, giving you a head start to your future career. Our alumni are sought after on the job market, a testament to the quality of education we offer. At Arcada our 2700 students and 170 employees come together across disciplines to educate tomorrow’s experts, and to create smart and sustainable solutions for a dynamic professional life. Currently we offer programmes in English within Business Management and Analytics, Culture and Media, and Energy and Materials Technology. Our campus in Arabianranta offers modern accommodation at competitive rents in beautiful surroundings with the sea just around the corner. The student apartments, 610 in total, are close to everything you need: the UAS main building, a shopping centre as well as tram and bus stops. You will get to the Helsinki city centre in 15 minutes by public transport. Regardless of whether this is the first step in your career or if you are already well immersed in working life, at Arcada you will develop skills to tackle future challenges. Welcome to Arcada! It’s your time to shine.

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International Business (Bachelor’s degree programme): 

Something that stands out at Arcada is the strong focus on entrepreneurship and networking. Meeting new people has played a significant part for me in finding new opportunities later on. However, what I find most rewarding is that at Arcada teachers remember you. It’s a UAS where you never feel alone, and that’s what inspired me the most.”  

Stefani Kirilova, 2017 

Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering (Bachelor’s degree programme): 

“The courses at Arcada are designed to enable students with problem-solving skills in engineering. This also gave me the chance to discover my potential and develop design and analytical skills. Today, I work as the Degree Programme Director at Arcada. In the past years the course designs got even better by being tailored to sustainable thinking in engineering.” 

Silas Gebrehiwot graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Plastic Technology, the forerunner to the programme in Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering 

International Business Management (Master’s degree programme): 

The MBA degree definitely played a key role in the events leading up to my climbing further up the career ladder. As soon as I graduated I was offered the position as Channel Manager for a successful company in Sweden. This programme gives useful and valuable tools to anyone wanting to develop and grow as a professional and a person.”  

Patrik Forsström, 2019 

Media Management (Master’s degree programme): 

This programme gives you tools to manage the rapidly changing media industry. My biggest takeaway was everything I learned from working on my thesis. I had a great supervisor and got to do research in the field I am working insocial media influencing. I got a broader understanding of my online followers, how they think and how they feel.”  

Catharina Cadwallader, 2019