About Arcada

In short

Arcada is a multi-professional university of applied sciences (UAS) with a campus located in Arabianranta, Helsinki. We offer high quality practice-oriented higher education at both Bachelor’s and Master’s levels as well as further education in Swedish and English within:

  • Business Administration
  • Sports
  • Media
  • Culture
  • Social- and Health Care
  • Technology

Arcada was last audited in November 2017 by The Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council.

  • Students: 2600
  • Employees: 170
  • Educational Departments: 5
  • Bachelor Programs: 17
  • Master Programs: 10

Vision

Innovative thinking for the sustainable development of society.

Operational idea

Arcada is a Swedish university of applied sciences that promotes a bilingual Finland, offers demand-oriented professional education and conducts applied research.

Message

We co-create relevant solutions for a sustainable society.

Values we promote

  • Student-centered learning
  • Community involvement for sustainable development
  • The willingness to change and an enterprising spirit
  • Transparency, responsibility, and tolerance

Priorities 2025

  • Growth - new target groups
  • Developing the education offered
  • Open research with increased impact
  • Competence maintenance and personnel policies

Administration and management

Transparent administration of the university

The Arcada University of Applied Sciences is maintained by Arcada University of Applied Sciences Ltd. on the basis of a license granted by the government in plenary session. Arcada University of Applied Sciences Ltd. is wholly owned by the Arcada Foundation.

The general framework for Arcada’s activities is defined in Arcada’s instructions. Arcada’s activities are also regulated by:

  • Current legislation relating to universities of applied science and limited liability companies
  • Arcada’s operating license (granted by the government in plenary session)
  • Instructions from the Ministry of Education and Culture
  • The articles of association of the Arcada University of Applied Sciences Ltd. and Arcada’s internal policy documents
  • Arcada’s strategy, operational plan and
  • The Finnish Corporate Governance Code

Arcada’s senior administration consists of the Board and rector of Arcada University of Applied Sciences Ltd.

Programs taught in:
  • English
  • Swedish

This school also offers:

Master

Arcada

At Arcada, we are proud to introduce the new Master's Degree Programme in Big Data Analytics. ... [+]

Program

At Arcada, we are proud to introduce the new Master's Degree Programme in Big Data Analytics.

The software encompasses all industries today and extraordinary amounts of data are generated with every passing hour. To find patterns in and being able to handle this enormous amount of data opens for better and more precise fact-based decision-making. Companies and organizations have already realized the opportunities this brings and there is a continuously growing demand for trained big data analytics developers today.

These studies give you an in-depth understanding of how to make use of data in order to create insights. The program is arranged so that you rapidly gain a broad understanding of the essential concepts of big data analytics; descriptive and predictive modeling, as well as optimization. The program emphasizes the importance of understanding how to build analytical solutions with production level code.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Arcada

Do you see a future in either the Nordic market or in the Financial Technology sector? Are you interested in developing your competencies through a program that emphasize ... [+]

Program

Do you see a future in either the Nordic market or in the Financial Technology sector? Are you interested in developing your competencies through a program that emphasizes both theoretical knowledge and practical skills? Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your existing career or embark on a new one? If so, then this is the program for you!

The Master’s Programme in International Business Management is 90 ECTS with studies that last for either 1,5 years (full-time studies) or 3 years (part-time studies), which allows for studying alongside full-time employment. All students study a general knowledge course module, and can then choose between two unique tracks – Nordic markets and Financial technology.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1.5 - 3 years
Campus
Arcada

Are you looking for tools to manage the rapidly changing media industry? Or do you find yourself in the media industry struggling to see the bigger picture? ... [+]

Program

Are you looking for tools to manage the rapidly changing media industry? Or do you find yourself in the media industry struggling to see the bigger picture?

New technology and changing consumer behavior offer unlimited opportunities for people able to respond to the creative and managerial challenges. A media manager today does not necessarily have an educational background in media or culture. We believe that a successful media manager needs to have a multidisciplinary understanding of the media, based on economics, technology, and culture. Management is about finding appropriate resources, and working with and through other people to accomplish organizational goals.

The Master’s program in Media Management at Arcada gives you the opportunity to combine studies with full-time employment. It presents you with real-life cases and projects useful to a manager in any media-related company. Some courses, such as your master's thesis, can be tailored to benefit both you and your employer. About 25 % of the program consists of scheduled tuition in class and 75 % of the program is conducted as independent/online studies. The program can be completed in one year as full-time studies or two years as part-time studies.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Address
Jan-Magnus Janssonin aukio 1
Helsinki, Finland