Vocational Qualification in Business Management - Careeria

Vocational Qualification in Business Management

The next application for business studies in English will be opened on this page in the autumn 2019.

Business Management qualification holders have competences in customer-oriented sales, customer service, business communications and interaction, languages and financial management. They can work in different digital environments and professional networks and have the basic capabilities required for entrepreneurship and the capabilities to develop the competences required in first-level management positions. They also have the capabilities to develop new products and services, customer experiences and other customer solutions profitably. Based on their choices, students can work as a constructive 2nd in command to an entrepreneur and many students have moved on to either higher education or started their own businesses.

The duration of studies is about 2,5 years, depending on previous experience and previous studies. Finnish language skills at level A2.1 and English language skills at level B1.2 are required for all applicants.

The scope of the qualification is 180 competence points (cp) including 145 cp of vocational studies and 35 cp common studies.

55 cp Compulsory units
90 cp  Optional units
35 cp Common units
180 cp  

Compulsory units

Customer service 20 cp
Profitable operation                   20 cp
Acting in a work community 15 cp
  55 cp



Marketing communication & content production 30 cp
Sales 30 cp
Working in a company 15 cp
Working in a project, 15 cp
  90 cp

Common units

Communication and interaction skills, 11 cp
Skills in mathematics and natural sciences,   6 cp
Societal and working life competences,           9 cp
Optional learning outcomes in common units      9 cp
  35 cp
Total 180 cp


Further information: Susanne Karlsson, Susanne.karlsson(a)careeria.fi, tel. +358 44 737 2475.