General information


The degree programme provides capabilities for the planning, development and management of logistics from the perspective of bioeconomy. The studies include both classroom and distance learning. In the related assignments, you will develop the activities of your own workplace or other companies in the field. You will study in groups, which provides opportunities to learn from other professionals.

​Degree level

Bachelor's degree (EQF 6)

Starting group code


Degree-related qualifications

There are no specific degree-related or statutory qualification requirements in the field.


Targeted competence

Graduates of the Degree Programme in Logistics, Bioeconomy, are able to analyse, develop and manage logistics systems in a customer-oriented manner. They can work in managerial or specialist positions in both national and international operating environments in bioeconomy logistics.

They understand the bioeconomy business as a whole and are able to make decisions in a comprehensive way, taking both technical and economic points of view as well as those of sustainable development into account. Graduates of the degree programme know how to use and apply the methods of project planning and management. They acquire the basic knowledge of entrepreneurship and good capabilities for acting as independent entrepreneurs in the bioeconomy sector.

​Degree profile

Graduates of the degree programme will have a comprehensive view of business environments and the international operating environments of the bioeconomy sector.

Core subject areas in the professional studies are the modules on bioeconomy and management, transport, internal logistics and purchases.

Structure of studies

​Individual courses

Intended competence


Prior learning recognition procedures are described in the Degree Regulations and in the Study Guide.

Degree programme application and admission

Structure and completion of studies

Students may complete a part of their studies in the JAMK Generator, the shared entrepreneurship development environment for the entire JAMK, or by participating in the labs of the Future Factory operation model. The focus of these studies is on deepening innovation and development competence.

Further information is available in the Study Guide:

​Assessment and learning guidance

Forms of study

Part-time studies

The studies are based on a Personal Learning Plan and can be completed while working full-time. You can have previous studies or competence acquired in working life accredited as part of the degree. Studies completed at the workplace can also be included as part of the degree on a case-by-case basis. Some of the studies can be completed in English.

The programme can be completed in 2.5 to 4 years. Classroom learning days are organised for 2 to 3 days per month (not in June and July). You can schedule most of the studies at a time of day that suits you best according to your life situation. A student taking part-time studies may also include courses from the selection of full-time studies.


To be awarded a Bachelor’s degree certificate, the student must complete the studies of the degree programme within his/her study period in accordance with his/her Personal Learning Plan. Further information in the Degree Regulations.

Employment and further studies

​Professional profiles of graduates with examples

The job title can be, for example, logistics manager, purchasing manager, logistics director, purchaser, terminal manager, transport planner, production planner, export business manager, entrepreneur or trainer.


Further studies

University of Applied Sciences offers various opportunities for studying and learning throughout one's career. These include Master's Degree studies, specialisation studies, diplomas of higher education, the extensive range of courses offered through open studies and continuing education.

The student who has graduated with a Bachelor's degree may continue his/her studies in a Master's degree programme after gaining at least three years of work experience. A Master's degree from a university of applied sciences is a higher post-secondary degree. Studies can also be continued by applying for a university Master's degree programme or similar programmes. After a Bachelor's degree from a university of applied sciences, it is also possible to continue studies at higher education institutes abroad in Master's degree level programmes.

A student who completes a Master's degree may receive an opportunity for further studies in science or arts at universities (Section 37/558/2009). All further studies must be applied for separately.

After graduation and gaining three years of work experience, you can apply to a master’s degree programme in logistics aimed at a second-cycle polytechnic degree. Those who have completed a master’s degree can also apply for postgraduate degree programmes at universities. The university assesses the criteria for admission as a degree student on a case-by-case basis. Competence can also be developed by participating in professional specialisation studies completed alongside work or other types of continuing education.

​Other information


The curriculum has been constructed as a cooperative process with employers in the field of logistics, interest groups and graduates of the degree programme. The viewpoints of these parties have been utilised in outlining the learning objectives and the competences produced by the degree. The viewpoints were mapped through regular advisory board work and discussion events.

Contact information

Risto Pakarinen, Programme Coordinator, +358 40 631 1873
Sami Kantanen, Head of Department, R&D Manager, +358 40 825 7405
Rajakatu 35
FI-40200 Jyväskylä

Jukka Pajula, Head of the Degree Programme, +358 40 830 2396