Vocational Qualification in Business

Tampere Vocational College Tredu offers Business studies in English. The program provides broad 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 possibilities for teamwork and projects to organize sales fairs, parties and many kinds of events. You will also have 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 the Requirements of Vocational Qualification in Business at the site of Finnish National Agency for Education

The qualification title produced by the 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 that 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.

Expose yourself to 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, the language of instruction in Finnish.

Requirements for student selection

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

This course is targeted only at the applicants of EU or people living in Finland.

Application process

  • Apply here:

Vocational qualification in Business at Tredu Santalahti Tampere

Application period is 22nd February -22nd March 2022.

  • The entrance exam will be held on Wednesday 20th April, 2022 at Tredu Pyynikki campus, (Santalahdentie 10 ) Tampere. All eligible applicants will be interviewed.
  • The results of student selection will be announced on the 16th June, 2022.You have to accept your study place on June 23rd 2022 at the latest.

*Those who finish comprehensive school in the spring 2022, have to send the copy of the Basic education certificate to the email of Tredu´s application office on June 9th 2022 at the latest.

  • The studies begin on 3rd August, 2022.
  • Study period 3rd August 2022 – 6th June 2025
  • Language of tuition: English
  • Location: Tredu Santalahdentie 10, Tampere, Finland.

Further information:

Guidance counselor
Merja Helin
tel: +358408257240
e-mail: Merja.Helin@tampere.fi