Vocational Qualification in Business

Sports and Business at Tredu Santalahdentie

A super combination for your future! Is your goal to be a professional athlete? Join our study programme and we will help you!

Application starting in spring 2023!

Apply period 20.02. - 22.03.2023

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Content of the degree

Is your goal to be a professional athlete? Join our study programme and we will help you! Business skills are needed in all sectors of working life, including sports. The business communications, team work and negotiations skills practiced during the studies will benefit you also in your career in sports. You will learn how to create and maintain your personal brand as a future athlete and a business professional. Combining goal-oriented sports with business studies develops your self-leadership and discipline, while studying in a diverse group enhances your cross-cultural competence. Tredu’s Vocational Qualification in Business provides broad basic skills for Customer Service, Sales and Marketing Communications in an international context. In addition, you can study Entrepreneurship or Project Management according to your interests. While studying, you´re able to train your skills in sports with professional coaches.

The scope of the Vocational Qualification in Business is 180 competence points. The qualification is composed of vocational units (145 competence points) and common units (35 competence points).

Check out Finnish National Agency for Education’s requirements for this qualification.

The qualification title received after completing Vocational Qualification in Business is “merkonomi”.

Business studies in English, in the multicultural environment, will prepare you for the international tasks in labor market or contribute to the higher education studies. In the beginning of studies, the focus is gaining skills needed in the business field, by completing the three compulsory units: Customer Service, Productive Operation, and Acting in a Work Community.

Optional studies enable different study paths: you may focus, for example, on Customer Service, Sales and Marketing Communications and Content Production, and in addition either on Working in a Project and Event Production or on Planning a Business and Working in a Company.

Explore different job opportunities and build future contacts by taking part in international student exchanges, projects and tutoring. There are many opportunities for you during the studies. The language studies include Finnish, Swedish, English and an additional foreign language.

Let’s work together towards your goals!

Do double examination

It is possible to prepare for the national matriculation examination during the studies and combine the general upper secondary education with this in five subjects (Finnish as a mother tongue, Swedish, Mathematics, English and a theoretical subject). These studies are carried out during daytime. The language of instruction is Finnish.

Requirements for student selection

• Qualification equivalent to Finnish basic education of nine years
• Good command in English language
• Motivation to study business
• Priority is given to applicants with sufficient Finnish language skills (A1.3)
• The education is targeted at the applicants of EU/Schengen countries, mainly people already living in Finland.
• We can yearly accept a few applicants without the needed entry requirements. In this case we require that the applicant has a well-grounded reason to study in Finland and in Tampere Vocational College Tredu. Well-grounded reason could be e.g. family reasons, athlete status etc. Foreign applicants under 18 years must have a legal guardian living in the Tampere area. We will check the eligibility and guardian’s information before inviting the applicant to a selection interview.

Motivation and language skills are tested in admission interview.

Duration of studies

Three years or according to the personal skills development plan. The studies are carried out during daytime.

How to apply

The next application will start in Spring 2023 (February 20 – March 22, 2023). The application document will be opened HERE during application time. All eligible applicants will be interviewed. The entrance exam will be held on 19.4.2023 at Santalahdentie campus or via Teams if applicant is living abroad. The invitations to entrance interviews will be sent to the applicant´s email. Admission results will be published on 15.6.2023. The studies begin at 3.8.2023.

Further Information

Merja Helin

TreduNavi Admission Services
e-mail: tredu.haku@tampere.fi
tel +358 40 170 5649

Sports Coordinator, Lecturer Antti Särösalo, Tredu
tel +358505761362