Vocational Qualification in Business

Tampere Vocational College Tredu offers business studies in English. The program provides basic skills for Customer Service, Sales and Marketing Communications in international context. The studies are centered around business, including entrepreneurship, project management and event production.

You will learn by doing – the college environment provides you with plenty of opportunities for teamwork and projects; to organize sales fairs, parties and many kinds of events. You will also have a lot of practical studies and on-the-job-learning, carried out in workplaces, e.g. in retail businesses, online shops, in corporate customer services or in the offices of various organizations in Finland or abroad.

Content of the degree

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.

Do double examination

It is possible to prepare for the national matriculation examinations during the studies and combine the general upper secondary education with this in five subjects (Finnish as a mother tongue or Finnish as a second language, English, Swedish, Mathematics, Social Studies or Health Education). These studies are carried out during daytime and the language of instruction is Finnish.

Requirements for student selection

  • basic education certificate
  • good command of English
  • basic level in Finnish (A1.3) and
  • interest in the study field

This program is targeted only for EU applicants or people living in Finland.

Application process

See more info about the program and the application here.

Further information

Merja Helin