Vocational Qualification in Business

Vocational Qualification in Business

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Hakuaika 19.02. - 10.04.2024

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19.02. - 10.04.2024
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Englanninkielinen opetus, Päiväopetus
Tampere Santalahdentie
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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 studies. There will be also a possibility to include higher education studies in the qualification.

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).

The qualification requirements will be renewed from 1.8.2024.

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.

The teaching language is English.

Business graduate is a customer-oriented business expert with good communication and interaction skills as well as language skills. Other important things to do in this field are:

  • number precision
  • initiative
  • good IT capabilities
  • entrepreneurial attitude
  • teamwork skills
  • developing one’s own skills
  • self-leadership
  • good social media and digital skills

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

Requirements for student selection

  • Qualification equivalent to Finnish General upper secondary education, (high school diploma) or Vocational upper secondary education.
  • This education is for those who have citizenship or residence permit in Finland or in EU/ETA/Schengen countries.
  • Foreign applicants under 18 years must have a guardian living in the Tampere area. We will check the guardian’s information before inviting the applicant to an interview.
  • Fluent in English language.
  • Those who speak Finnish at a basic level (minimum) will be prioritized.

Duration of studies

1-2 years or according to the personal skills development plan. The studies are carried out during daytime.

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How to apply

Fill out the application form in Opintopolku.

  • Please attach the document regarding your Residence permit in Finland or in EU/ETA/Schengen countries. The Residence permit must be valid until the end of June 2024.
  • Please also attach a certificate of previous education (high school diploma or upper secondary vocational education certificate) with your application. The certificate must be translated into Finnish or English by an official translator.
  • Motivation and language skills are tested in an admission interview, interviews will be held in Santalahdentie 10, Tampere, Finland.
  • Total amount of 50 persons will be invited to the admission interview and the priority will be given to applicants already living in Finland.
  • If there are more than 50 eligible applicants, we will use random selection.

Please notice the application timeline:

  • Application period is 19.2.-10.4.2024.
  • The invitations to admission interviews will be sent to the applicant’s email.
  • The admission interview will be held on April 23th 2024 at Tredu Pyynikki Campus, (Santalahdentie 10) Tampere.
  • The results of student selection will be announced on June 13th, 2024.
  • The deadline for accepting the study place at the latest by June 20th, 2024.
  • The studies begin on 12th August, 2024.
  • 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