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Vocational Qualification in Business
Vocational upper secondary qualification
Are you excited about customer service, sales and marketing communications? Are numbers and precision your strongest strengths? From this training, you will gain diverse expertise in the fields of customer service, sales, trade and financial administration.

Description of the training

You will learn customer service, productive operations and how to operate in a work community. You can choose a study path that suits you: customer service and sales or financial administration.

The studies include a lot of theoretical studies, but they are punctuated by various interesting projects.

You will have the opportunity to study or complete practical training abroad. Promotion of sustainable development is part of the studies of vocational upper secondary qualification students. Omnia is also a good environment to plan business activities and increase entrepreneurial expertise. After completing the training, you can apply for further training at a university of applied sciences or a university.

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Details of the training

What kind of jobs will you graduate for?

You can works in retail and service sector companies in customer service, sales and marketing positions, for example, as a salesperson, window dresser, sales representative, financial or insurance service advisor, product group or department manager, product representative, financial or marketing assistant, or sales secretary.  You can also work in the financial administration of companies or in an accounting agency.

Duration of the training

The duration of studies is individual. The average duration of studies is between two and three years. The duration of studies is determined by the personal competence development plan (PCDP) and is influenced by, among other things, your previous studies, work experience and individual study needs.


The training consists of inspiring training days, learning tasks, group and project work, independent work, instruction in small groups and on-the-job learning. There are 3–5 training days per week.


Vocational qualifications in English are appropriate for those, who wish to study in English. However, basic command of Finnish is also necessary. There are language requirements in both languages of instruction.

Important information on application

Student admission

Admission is based on the information in the application, so please fill out your application carefully.

The applicant is expected to familiarise themselves with the important information on the continuous admission.

There is no entrance examination.

Enquiries regarding application:

Assessment of language proficiency

The language requirement is A2.1 for Finnish and B2 for English.

The applicants will be invited to the language tests (Finnish and English) by e-mail. The language tests can be completed only at Omnia campuses in Espoo, Finland. Read more about the language requirements.


The application period will be announced later.
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