Bachelor's Degrees Universities of Applied Sciences are institutions that, together with universities, offer higher education. UAS graduates are professionally oriented experts in their own fields. Studies are based on the newest theoretical knowledge and, simultaneously, they are strongly orientated towards working life. The acquired skills are applicable already during the studies in projects carried out in working life, various assignments, thesis and the compulsory practical training.Karelia UAS offers Degree Programme in International Business conducted in English. Many courses in the Finnish degree programmes are also conducted in English. The structure and duration of studies A UAS degree consists of common core studies, complementary studies, practical training and a thesis. It takes 3.5—4.5 years to take a degree and its scope is degree-specific: 210 ECTS credits (3.5 years), 240 ECTS credits (4 years). A student’s work load is approximately 60 ECTS credits per year.