Vocational Qualification in Business (QB)

The Qualification in Business helps you to reach your future dreams. Our compact program prepares you for international jobs and is a stepping stone for higher education. We educate you to become a competent professional. Your study environment is multicultural and your classmates come from diverse backgrounds.


Vocational Qualification in Business


1,5 years

To whom

After upper secondary school


Application period for January 2021 intake is 21.9.-18.10.2020. 

Entrance exam

Interview &
English language test

Study business and improve English skills

Qualification in Business is secondary level vocational education and we follow the official Finnish national curriculum.

QB is a compact and practical program and that lasts 1,5 years on average. The studies are centered around business which include entrepreneurship, marketing communication and logistics. Additionally, you will learn the latest skills in business IT.

Your English language skills are improved every day. Foreign students learn basics of Finnish. We give special importance to developing your soft skills, team working, problem solving and time management, to succeed in business life.

Learn business by doing

In addition to studying in the classroom you will have access to e-learning platform. You will use the latest technology in your studies and the college provides the laptops with necessary software preinstalled.

The methods of studying include learning by doing, teamwork and projects such as student parties, sales fairs and events. One third of studies include training in real companies. You can also have an international diploma in business administration in addition to the Qualification in Business. EBBD, European Business Baccalaureate Diploma, is granted to students who demonstrate excellent skills in international business administration.

The teachers have extensive and specialized experience. They support you in your studies as well as developing your English language skills.

On top of everything you will have the opportunity to study and work with people from many different countries and cultures.

Graduate in 1,5 years or even faster

The duration of your studies 1,5 years (18 months = three semesters) however you may graduate in a shorter time because some of the studies may be accredited based on your prior work experience and education; in this case you need to present certificates. One possibility to study longer is if your work place training lasts more than one semester.

Plenty of opportunities after graduation

You can start working, for example, as a sales representative/manager or in various positions in marketing communications and logistics.

You will be trained with skills in entrepreneurship, and as a result our students have started businesses in cleaning, translation services, construction and marketing consulting.

You can apply to Universities of Applied Sciences or to Universities. Our students have continued their studies, for example, at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences and Aalto University.

Our QB study program can provide a wide range of business career and learning opportunities.

Studying itself is free

The studying itself is free as well as lunch at school on school days. However you have to finance your accommodation, local transport and living costs. You also have to prepare yourself for the monetary requirements for study permit if you are not a Finnish citizen. The college provides each student a laptop which the students will own after they graduate.

Who can apply?

Applicants must have an upper secondary education certificate and English language proficiency. If you already have a college or university certificate in the field of Business you are not an eligible applicant.