Business skills are needed in all sectors of the world of work! As a QB graduate, you can work in a variety of jobs such as Customer Service, Sales, Marketing Communications, Service Design and Office Services in many different companies in many different countries or start your own company.
The QB “Merkonomi in English” graduate has a wide range of skills such as customer-oriented business skills, sales skills, communication and interaction skills, language skills, computer skills and financial management skills. S/he is at home in digital environments and can network professionally.S/he can be an entrepreneur and has the capabilities and competences required to develop into a managerial position. The graduate also has the capabilities to develop new products and services, customer experiences and other customer solutions profitably.
Based on their choices, graduates can work as a constructive 2nd in command to an entrepreneur. Many of our graduate students have moved on directly to the workplace, to higher education or started their own businesses.
Please note that international students must have valid health insurance for the duration of their studies in Finland.
- Finnish language skills at level A2.1
- English language skills at level B1.2.
- Computer literacy
Contents of the diploma
The Qualification in Business QB is a diploma consisting of 180 Competence Points. Included in the diploma are 145 Competence Points of vocational components and 35 Competence Points of common components. The diploma includes three compulsory parts (1) Customer Service (2) Profitable Operations and (3) Working in a Work Community, which make up 55 Competence Points.
Students also learn the following:
- Working in a Project
- Marketing Communications and Content Production
- Working in a Business
More information about the courses can be found at: https://eperusteet.opintopolku.fi/#/en/kooste/3855077
QB graduates have competences in customer-oriented sales, customer service, business communications, computer skills, languages and financial management. They can work in different digital environments and professional networks. They also have the basic capabilities required for entrepreneurship and the capabilities and competences required in first-level management positions. In addition, they 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. Many of our graduate students have moved on directly to the workplace, to higher education or started their own businesses.
Students are required to complete 145 Competence Points (cp) of vocational studies and 35 cp common studies.
- Customer Service 20 competence points (cp)
- Profitable Operations 20 cp
- Acting in a Work Community 15 cp
- Sales 30 cp
- Working in a Project 15 cp
- Marketing Communications and Content Production 30 cp
- Working in a Business 15 cp
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
Total Competence Points 180 cp
Practice & methods
General information on studies
- The duration of studies is about 2,5 years, depending on previous experience and previous studies.
- The scope of the qualification is 180 Competence Points
- Study is full-time in Herttoniemi and the school day is usually 8.30-14.30
For international applicants, connection to Finland as well as a contact person in Helsinki region, is recommended, and mandatory for applicants below 18 years old minors.
Please also note the following if you are accepted to study at Careeria: 1) You will need a computer. 2) You need proper health insurance for the duration of your studies (travel insurance is not enough). 3) You need to have about EUR 6500 per year of study in cash in your own bank account (to cover living expenses). 4) The link to Migri, the Finnish immigration service (where you will apply for your residence permit for study purposes).
More information about residence permits for studying in Finland can be found here: https://migri.fi/en/studying-in-finland