Vocational Qualification in Business

Vocational Qualification in Business at Tredu Santalahdentie

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Hakuaika 21.06. - 12.07.2023

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21.06. - 12.07.2023
Englanninkielinen opetus, Päiväopetus
Tampere Santalahdentie
Opinnot alkavat
No tuition fee

Content of the degree

Business skills are needed in all sectors of the working life. Tredu´s Vocational Qualification in Business (180 competence points) provides broad basic skills for Customer Service and Sales and Marketing communications in an international context. During the studies you will develop a wide range of professional skills centered around entrepreneurship and sustainable business. You will also learn the latest skills in business IT. The language studies include Finnish, Swedish, English and an additional foreign language. International exchanges and on-the-job learning periods abroad are an optional part of the study program. Studying in multicultural groups, international student exchanges and projects will prepare you for the international tasks in labor market or contribute to the postgraduate studies.

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.

Studying business at Tredu Santalahdentie will give you great opportunities to do internships in Finland and abroad!

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

  • Finnish basic education certificate
  • Good command in English language
  • Grade point average must be at least 7
  • English and Mathematics grades must be at least 7
  • Motivation to study business
  • Priority is given to applicants with sufficient Finnish language skills (A1.3)

Students will be chosen in order of applications, if they meet the requirements. In case we don’t get enough qualified applicants, we can lower the requirements concerning the required grades. In that case the decisions will be made after July 12th 2023.

This additional application is only for the young students living in Finland and who are subject to compulsory education. The eligible applicants will be admitted continuously if all needed requirements are filled. The rest of the admission results will be published soon after the end of application period.

The additional application is only for new applicants. If you have already applied for Vocational Qualification in Business this year, and are on the waiting list, you will also be considered automatically in this application round.

Duration of studies

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

How to apply

  • Application period is June 21 – July 12, 2023. Apply HERE.
  • Applicants may interviewed by phone, so prepare to answer the phone
  • Attach your Basic Education Certificate to the application, your application will not be considered without it
  • The studies begin on August 7th, 2023.
  • Study period: August 7th, 2023 – May 29th, 2026
  • Language of tuition: English
  • Study location: Tredu Santalahdentie 10, Tampere, Finland

Certificate of European Business Behaviour and Democracy (EBBD)

At Tredu it is possible to acquire EBBD certificate (European Business Behaviour and Democracy) while studying in Vocational Qualification in Business. The certificate is issued for excellence in business competence in international environment. The certificate increases opportunities particularly in international job market. Read more: European Business Behaviour and Democracy.

Contact person in Tredu: Business lecturer Marika Malmström: marika.malmstrom@tampere.fi

Further Information

Guidance Councelor, Merja Helin
e-mail: Merja.Helin@tampere.fi
tel +358 40 825 7240

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