Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

Introduction

Through education, research and development, Haaga-Helia prepares professionals for business and services. We offer our students a versatile choice of studies, great opportunities for specialisation, high-quality education in Finnish and English, and wide business networks even during the studies.

Our approximately 10 500 students and almost 700 employees base their activities on highly advanced national and international expertise.

Haaga-Helia is part of the Finnish public educational system. It is privately run but steered and co-funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

Our fields of education are business, hotel, restaurant and tourism management, information technology, journalism, management assistant training, sports management and vocational teacher education.

Exchange Students

Haaga-Helia offers international exchange students excellent opportunities to study in English in an international environment. Studies for exchange students are available in English in 13 different degree programmes in several different study fields on five campuses. We offer students excellent services in English, modern facilities and active student life.

Each year around 350 international exchange students from around the world choose Haaga-Helia, be one of them!

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Bachelor

Bachelor in Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The degree programme in Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management provides students competencies for one of the world’s most dynamic and leading socio-economic sectors. [+]

The degree programme in Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management provides students competencies for one of the world’s most dynamic and leading socio-economic sectors. There are three fields of expertise offered for a group of 20 students in each: Accommodation Management, Food and Beverage Management Tourism Experience Management with two sub specialisations for 10 students in each: Competitive Tourism Destinations Developing Transportation, Travel Agency and Event Management Business The programme provides students with numerous learning opportunities that help them to prepare for management careers in Finland and abroad. The programme takes a unique approach and offers a modular curriculum with knowledge, skills and attitudes critical to an ever competitive environment. “My decision of studying at Haaga Campus is probably one of the best I have made in my life. As a foreign student in Finland, the study environment and the internationalism in the study scope were something I particularly treasured. The degree programme excelled me in presentation, project management and team working skills. Being an entrepreneur, I realised that the education and support I received provided me a steady foundation to start my career. I would recommend ​without hesitation anyone to pursue this degree programme and receive a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management.” Evon Söderlund "I have maintained a close relationship with Haaga-Helia even after graduation. I also got the primary introduction with my current employer via Haaga while still working in Finland. My recommendation for the students aiming for an international career is to take each and every opportunity to go abroad during the studies: internships, exchange programme, competitions all help in building the network which will help you find and land a position abroad. Hospitality is growing on a global scale and continues to offer possibilities to experience different cultures and destinations, whereas many other industries suffer and must undergo drastic changes. I have never regretted my choice to work in this field and Haaga-Helia offers the best possible education for it in Finland!" Jaakko Eskola The degree programme in Hospitality, Tourism and Experience Management provides students competency in the field of tourism, catering and domestic services. Hospitality, tourism and experience (elämys in Finnish; upplevelse in Swedish) are some of the world’s most dynamic and leading socio-economic sectors. Examples of experiences are cultural events, music festivals, sport activities, art performances, and social celebrations. The overall objective of the programme is to provide hospitality, tourism and experience mind-set for students being able to develop, create and design experiences whilst connecting them with business opportunities. The programme is truly international in its curriculum, teacher profiles and industry networks and also a diverse student body from over fifty countries. The programme provides students with numerous learning opportunities that assist them to prepare for management careers in Finland and abroad. The programme takes a student centred competency based approach to learning with modular curriculum that facilitates the development of the knowledge, skills and attitudes critical to succeed in an ever increasing competitive environment. It enables students to bridge theory and practice by providing them with a strong balance of conceptual and experiential learning opportunities: local and international internships, projects and other activities that address real-life challenges. Students can gain expertise in four areas: Experience Management, Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, and Tourism Management. In each of the selectable specialization areas, students will learn to process ideas and apply knowledge in a work environment while maintaining responsible business awareness. They are able to set up business strategies and design innovative hospitality, tourism and experience concepts within fast changing international networked environment. The student will have the aptitude to handle different tasks in supervisory, managerial, consulting, planning and development positions. Key learning outcomes of the Degree Programme The student will develop a solid understanding of customer-oriented and profitable operation within the various sectors of hospitality, tourism and experience management. The student learns how to put skills into practical use to boost business within the hotel, restaurant, tourism and experience industry and other areas. The studies will provide the student with an extensive professional outlook and logical skills. The programme offers students with grounds for supervisory and managerial responsibilities. Hospitality, Tourism and Experience are vibrant sectors, and have been identified as the economies of the future. The dynamic nature of these sectors and their daily evolution, contribute for existing and new businesses to present employment and career opportunities for qualified graduates. Graduates are expected to be change-makers (aka ‘champion’ of change), and either work for private or public creative organizations in junior and middle management positions or start their own business. Every day hundreds of businesses go looking for a 'champion' - someone who has the competencies and confidence to make things happen. When you graduate, you are expected to be one of those champions. Graduates of this programme are expected to find employment and develop a career in management positions, as entrepreneurs, specialists, or in sales or Research & Development in the following job markets: hotel, restaurants, destinations, resorts, attractions, events, festivals, sports, entertainment, media, cruise lines, casinos, airports, spas, wellness, charities, retail, and alike. Professional Growth The student's professional growth is process towards developing expertise through the study modules. Each academic year has priorities that support the student's professional growth and students are encouraged to reflect on their own professional orientation. Depending on the path chosen (Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, Tourism Management or Experience Management) student will professionally grow in individual subject modules and develop an expertise in the field. Accent is also given to personal development, whose pillars stand on planning, aspiration and career parts, equally spread throughout three academic years. Business modules will concentrate on developing following areas: leadership and management; marketing, services and sales; managerial accounting; entrepreneurship and innovation. In addition to this, personal business communication, languages and supporting modules (such as basics of mathematics, labour law, hospitality industry certifications etc.) will be customized to each student depending on their background, aspirations and will to grow. Programme will also consist of real life projects, developed together with companies and spread over three years: 1st year - operational project; 2nd year – supervisory project and 3rd year – managerial project. This will ensure that students will be able to develop the expertise not only through their work placements, but also through the study modules with the help of industry professionals and teachers. Annual Themes At the beginning of the studies the emphasis is on the development of basic professional skills and understanding the vibrant business environment. During the first academic year students will learn the basic operational skills and expertise required by the hotel, restaurant, tourism and experience industry, depending which path they decide to take. The theory base is supported by professional work placement in the chosen field. The theme of the first year is operations and business environment. In the second year the emphasis is on understanding business processes and innovations. The student will learn practical management skills in service interactions and be able to professionally develop in the chosen path. The theme of the second year is business processes and innovations. The student will combine and implement the studied theory base in the advanced work placement. In the third year studies are focused on leadership and organizational strategic management. Students will acquire industry-related special skills via optional advanced level studies where they would be encouraged through managerial project to innovate and develop businesses. In the bachelor thesis the student shows his/her aptitude for conceptual learning and understanding complicated phenomena in a way which will be beneficial for a company or an organization within the industry. The third year study theme is management. Tuition 9500 E Student accommodation (inc. water and electricity) 300 E / month Food 150-250 E /month Transportation 50 E / month [-]

Bachelor in Sports Coaching and Management

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Vierumäki

The Degree Programme in Sports Coaching and Management prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed in today’s sports and leisure industry. Through real-life cases (project-based studies), the programme prepares students along four main development streams with the focus on 1) personal development and professional growth, 2) coach development 3) event and organizational management and 4) RDI competences. [+]

The Degree Programme in Sports Coaching and Management prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed in today’s sports and leisure industry. Through real-life cases (project-based studies), the programme prepares students along four main development streams with the focus on personal development and professional growth, coach development, event and organizational management, RDI competences. The teaching is organized in English enabling students to work in an international environment during their work placement and upon completion of the studies. The project-based studies demand from the students a high degree of independent working skills and self-motivation as well as already pre-existing knowledge on literature research, critical and transfer thinking. The following qualities are considered very important in finding solutions for projects by future students 1) creative thinking and 2) the application of innovative methods. The first two years of the studies include intensive studying at the Haaga-Helia UAS Vierumäki Campus, after which the student has a chance to obtain information and knowledge in a real life working environment during the 1–11/2 years of work placement. "I have worked as a professional coach in Budapest, Beijing and, in recent years, at the Finnish Ice Hockey Association. My work includes developing sport in the region (developing, supporting and helping the clubs, coaches and players) and running regional coaching clinics and regional select teams (player development programme). Our studies were very practical and, during my years as a professional coach, I have understood that my studies have supported my professional development in an excellent way. As a coach you must understand the basics of anatomy and physiology. Communication skills, IT-skills and language skills are also extremely important. During your studies, you’ll have great possibilities to make connections both in Finland and abroad." Kalle Väliaho, Manager, Youth Hockey, Finnish Ice Hockey Association Profile of the Degree Programme in Sports and Leisure Management The Degree Programme in Sports and Leisure Management prepares the students with the knowledge and skills that are needed in today’s´ sports and leisure industry. Different learning objectives for the students have been set by the Degree Programme (DP) to be accomplished through the active participation in the process-oriented working methods (real-life working projects). In the project-based learning environment the students acquire and improve their competences to successfully work in challenging athlete-centered coaching environments or in customer-oriented sports events service environments upon completion of their studies. Each student receives useful and detailed feedback on the progression in each stage of the process-oriented working methods. In this active environment students are constantly challenged to review their knowledge and to generate new creative solutions for problems. The studies are conducted in a professional working environment where initiatives on the part of the students on innovations and projects are highly appreciated and expected. A discussion friendly atmosphere supports and creates collaborations and interactions between the facilitators and the students, and through the use of small groups in group-work situations students are expected to work on and develop their communication-, problem-solving-, organizational skills as well as their independent working skills. Within the new and innovative educational concept of process-oriented working-methods the students are directly working in close-cooperation with companies on solving real-life problems by means of innovative and creative solutions. This approach requires that the students already posses a working attitude towards solving case studies independently as well as already exhibiting sound skills in acquiring the knowledge and expertise needed for working on different kinds of real-life projects and problems with a view to finding creative and innovative solutions. Key Learning Outcomes of the Programme The key-learning outcomes and learning objectives of the Degree Programme are to equip the students with all the necessary knowledge and competences to successfully persist in demanding working-life situations. During the studies the students have the possibility to either specialize in athlete-centered coaching or in customer-oriented sports services depending on their individual interests and pre-existing knowledge. Through the studies the students´ knowledge will develop from a concrete and factual knowledge towards an abstract metacognitive knowledge. The existing knowledge and the competences of the students will be assessed at the beginning of the studies and are under a constant evaluation process throughout the studies. The programme offers unique opportunities for the students to be actively involved in the sport of their choice on a local, national and international level. Through the close cooperation of the Degree Programme with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the Ice Hockey Centre of Excellence (IIHCE) and the Finnish Ice Hockey Association (FIHA) the students are constantly involved in the development of ice-hockey on a world-wide scale. Tuition 9500 E Student accommodation (inc. water and electricity) 300 E / month Food 150-250 E /month Transportation 50 E / month [-]

Bachelor in Tourism and Event Management

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Porvoo

Graduates acquire project management, research and development, coaching, problem solving, and innovation skills. Learning takes place as team work in real-life projects where personal development, networking, and presentation skills are highlighted. [+]

Business Tourism studies on Porvoo Campus offer a great base for a professional career in international tourism business, and enable students to choose between two alternative specializations: Sales and Service Development in Business Tourism or Events Planning and Management. Graduates acquire project management, research and development, coaching, problem solving, and innovation skills. Learning takes place as team work in real-life projects where personal development, networking, and presentation skills are highlighted. Students can apply their skills in the dynamic tourism sector (airlines, travel agencies, events, hotels), and have specific know-how of their specialization, applicable in any global company. Graduates can produce, sell or buy travel services, work in the events industry, or start up a new business. The studies are divided into the following modules: Communication Skills in Travel and Tourism; Tourism Operational Environment; Production and Sales of Travel and Tourism Services; Social and Collaboration Skills, and Business and Entrepreneurial Skills. "Right now I am working at Tallink Silja, where I initially applied for a summer job as a salesperson. I have had a great opportunity to work in different departments in Tallink Silja; first a few months in the sales center (B2C) selling trips on the phone, then in customer relations for a few years and now in September. I started in my current position as Service Supervisor in our new Social Media team. Our team consists of four travel specialists and me. Our responsibility is to take care of customer service in Tallink Silja's social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We also handle our website's chat-contacts. I really enjoyed my studies and student life in Porvoo. In addition to a great base where to start building my professional career, I gained a great international group of friends and a network of tourism professionals." Marianna Artman, Service Supervisor in Social Media at Tallink Silja Key learning outcomes of the Programme Choosing a main subject or field of specialisation Towards the end of the first academic year the students choose their specialisation studies. Those take place in year two, both semesters. The services of the Academic Advisor are readily available, but the students also have a teacher tutor and student tutors at their service throughout the studies. All of these can help students make the right personal choices regarding courses and specialization studies. The programme offers two specialisation alternatives: Professional studies in the Degree Programme in Tourism focus on Business Tourism where Sales and Service in Business Tourism takes a central role. The key contents are: Customer insight Travel purchasing and selling processes as seen by buyers, suppliers and intermediaries Travel Management systems and tools Partnerships and networks Technology for sales and service Another specialisation is Event Planning and Management where business-related meetings and other corporate events are highlighted. The key contents are: Event planning processEvent management Economics of events Impacts of events Technology for events Professional growth Students develop their professional skills and the generic meta-competences needed in work life through the following three phases: adaptation, application and development. The competences and skills of the students develop in an integrated way when they work in projects that provide increasing challenge as the studies advance. All students with Finnish educational background are expected to spend one semester of studies or the work placement period abroad to enhance their preparedness for international challenges. Tuition 9500 E Student accommodation (inc. water and electricity) 300 E / month Food 150-250 E /month Transportation 50 E / month [-]

BBA

Bachelor in Aviation Business

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Porvoo

After you completed Aviation Business studies and have become a Bachelor of Business Administration you can work in expert tasks within sales, customer service and generally in various commercial expert positions and as entrepreneur in the service chain of aviation. [+]

After you completed Aviation Business studies and have become a Bachelor of Business Administration you can work in expert tasks within sales, customer service and generally in various commercial expert positions and as entrepreneur in the service chain of aviation. You understand the processes of aviation businesses and organizations and can implement business skills in this organizational environment in practice. You are able to focus on customer orientation, network and become a constructive team member of your work community. You have a good sales and service mindset. You can combine the rules and regulations, and safety regulations of international aviation with profitable business. You act in a responsible and entrepreneurial way. You can work in English and maybe some Finnish which is a special strength in multinational companies. Professional studies are conducted in English but most of the courses are offered either in Finnish or English in a flexible way. The command of terminology in both languages is supported. As BBA you can plan, develop, anticipate, research, implement, and evaluate. Project studies with business partners make you an expert of the field and give personal growth skills, too. Study objectives A graduate of Aviation Business Bachelor degree programmes on Porvoo Campus will have a clear and comprehensive understanding of aviation business and its operational environment, such as airports, airlines, cargo, safety, and regulations. The graduate will be flexible and competent to operate across various tasks in dynamic and changing professional context of aviation business, prepared to forecast future developments. The graduate will have a solid professional background and readiness to lead continuous self-development. During the studies, the graduate will master information gathering, analysis, and critical thinking. The graduate will excel at applying the knowledge in project work. All studies will take place in an international multicultural environment, which will enable the graduate with intercultural skills. The graduate will also have strong teamwork skills, the right attitude for sales and service, and entrepreneurial approach towards The language of instruction The studies in international degree programmes on Porvoo Campus take place in English and include a certain amount of Finnish areal studies and a choice of other areal studies. Finnish students are also offered a number of learning activities in Finnish and Swedish languages. Study contents The students on Porvoo Campus study and lead their project work in a unique and inspiring environment, where they are able to challenge themselves professionally, adopt various worklife roles and develop people skills. The students learn to listen to and understand customer needs in aviation business, to identify opportunities and create solutions together with worklife partners and customers. The graduates of Porvoo Campus degree programmes have strong professional skills in their respective fields: Aviation business and entrepreneurship skills Sales and service skills in the field of aviation business Personal growth skills On Porvoo Campus, learning takes place in authentic and demanding worklife projects led by multicultural groups. These projects commissioned by representatives of aviation business companies and organizations help students develop professional networks already during the studies. Tuition 8500 E Student accommodation (inc. water and electricity) 300 E / month Food 150-250 E /month Transportation 50 E / month [-]

Bachelor in Business Information Technology

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Degree Programme in Business Information Technology provides students with practical professional Business IT skills combined with an extensive theoretical base. [+]

The Degree Programme in Business Information Technology provides students with practical professional Business IT skills combined with an extensive theoretical base. We offer to our students courses on the most interesting areas of current IT education. The areas are: Digital services, Software engineering, ICT-infrastructures and IT security, and Business development and Business IT solutions. In addition, studies typically include content and practical application arranged in co-operation with partnering IT and other companies. This collaboration with both local and international companies is an integral part of the programme and enables students to learn the skills and acquire the experience to work in multicultural teams and on multinational projects. Career plans that include the development of entrepreneurship, and sales and service abilities are strongly supported. Furthermore, the programme offers general courses enhancing other skills required to successfully work in a business environment These skills are related to areas such as team work, communication, and the ability to work independently. From student to entrepreneur – Konstantinos Karatsevidis, founder and CEO of Eve-Tech Oy When Konstantinos Karatsevidis embarked on his studies at Haaga-Helia, he had no plans to start his own business. However, life took a surprising turn for the Greek-Ukrainian student: Konstantinos now runs his own company making smart devices alongside his studies. Konstantinos has had an interest in IT and business since he was at school in Ukraine. After upper secondary school, he decided to look for a study place abroad. He had been interested in Finland ever since visiting the country as a child. Finnish mythology was not the only thing that captured his imagination. "Finland and the Finnish education system enjoy a good reputation in Ukraine, although I did consider other options, too. In the end, I chose Finland and Haaga-Helia because of that reputation," says Konstantinos. Key learning outcomes of the Programme BIT programme provides student with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to operate in the ICT-field. Programme works in close co-operation with the business life and some of the courses are made by the visiting lecturers. Studies offer general skills needed in expert duties, such as co-operation and communication skills, initiative and ability to work independently. Graduates of BIT programme are currently working in several fields in Finland and abroad. A BBA from Business Information Technology Programme is capable to work either in ICT user organizations or in ICT services companies as an expert in her/his field manages overall development process of ICT systems and is able to work effectively in his field, in which more accurate on-line information is gathered from various places and equipments can participate in business process development and can support decision makers to make justified decisions regarding packaged application selection, implementation and usage knows a variety of web and mobile development environments and technologies including database tools, both proprietary and open source is able to become a private entrepreneur can operate both in Finnish and English. In addition to the wide knowledge of programs and business applications, student can choose between two different study paths for specialisation. Web Application Developer Business IT Consultant Professional growth Professional growth of a BIT student is encouraged by down-to-earth assignments, close co-operation with the business life and work placement. The base of an IT-professional is built during the first semesters with compulsory courses. During the latter part of the degree, students will deepen their knowledge of their chosen specialisation as well as study courses of their choise. Annual themes Personal Development of a BIT student can be divided into 6 categories according to the level of IT knowledge. Studies start with a general introduction to programs and business applications. Programming is also introduced to the students. As the know-how of students gets deeper, more applications and programs are being introduced. 5th semester is dedicated to Work Placement made either in Finland or abroad. After a peek to working life, students are encouraged to choose their free-choise courses and do their specialisation studies. Tuition 8500 E Student accommodation (inc. water and electricity) 300 E / month Food 150-250 E /month Transportation 50 E / month [-]

Bachelor in International Business

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Helsinki

International Business studies offer a great base for careers in global business. The BBA graduates have broad-based knowledge, skills and competences they can apply in various business situations. [+]

International Business studies offer a great base for careers in global business. The BBA graduates have broad-based knowledge, skills and competences they can apply in various business situations. The core of the BBA studies consists of developing the business, being able to analyze business data and provide solutions, innovating and implementing digital solutions, building relationships and facilitating knowledge for strategic decisions. Depending on the students’ majority choices 2–5 of the following specialisation tracks are offered: Customer Relationship Management and Communication Entrepreneurship Financial Management Human Resource Management Supply Chain Management. The student can also choose supportive courses from other specialisations. Several language and communication study options are offered as well. Career plans with service and sales orientation are strongly supported. The students’ multicultural team, negotiation and networking skills are developed with the variety of learning approaches, for example, problem and project based learning. Cooperation with international companies is an integral part of the studies. All students are encouraged to include an exchange semester or work placement abroad in their degree; this is compulsory for Finnish students. Continuous feedback from alumni and companies is taken into account in the annual planning of the curriculum implementation. »Haaga-Helia was exceptional in offering students to work in multicultural groups for real companies. These courses did not only teach me the theoretical part of the course, but they also gave me a concrete experience on how things work in real companies. I gained valuable experience while being in Haaga-Helia. I specialized in Financial Management for Global business. Currently I am working for Koodiviidakko Oy as part of our highly competent sales team. My job consists of consultative corporate sales where I deal with marketing directors and corporate executives daily. Transition from Haaga-Helia to work life was effortless due to the help of Haaga-Helia's teachers. Overall, I enjoyed my time at Haaga-Helia and it provided an excellent “starters kit” for starting my own career in business. Tuomo Röppänen, Account Manager, Koodiviidakko Oy DP in International Business, Helsinki Profile of the Degree Programme in International Business Why to Choose Haaga-Helia BBA in International Business, Helsinki Pasila? Your aim is to: Acquire a mind-set of continuous personal and professional development. Have a strong professional orientation to global business. Develop competencies in effective multicultural teamwork and communication. Acquire a variety of competences needed by business developers, digital implementers, knowledge facilitators, relationship builders and solution providers. Become an expert in one of the key fields in global business such as in customer relationship management and communication, entrepreneurship, financial management, human resource management and supply chain management. Key learning outcomes of the Degree Programme Haaga-Helia International Business graduates are highly competitive knowledge workers in the global labour markets. Graduates have the skills and broad-based know-how needed in global professional B2B services-focused environment. They anticipate future trends and cope proactively with the volatility of global markets. Our sales and service minded graduates create value through proactive networking in international contexts. In addition, they manage and lead multinational projects using effective teamwork, digital tools, time management, communications and negotiation skills. They also appreciate the importance of sustainability and business ethics. Tuition 8500 E Student accommodation (inc. water and electricity) 300 E / month Food 150-250 E /month Transportation 50 E / month [-]

Bachelor in International Business - part-time studies

Campus Part time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Helsinki

International Business studies offer a great base for careers in global business. The graduates have broad-based knowledge, skills and competences they can apply in various business situations. [+]

International Business studies offer a great base for careers in global business. The graduates have broad-based knowledge, skills and competences they can apply in various business situations. The part-time evening studies provide possibilities to diversify students’ existing competences and/or deepen their theoretical learning in the areas where they already have practical work experience. The core of the BBA studies consists of developing the business, being able to analyze business data and provide solutions, innovating and implementing digital solutions, building relationships and facilitating knowledge for strategic decisions. Depending on the students’ majority choices two of the following specialisation tracks are offered: Customer Relationship Management and Communication, Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management. The student can also choose supportive courses from another specialisation. Career plans with sales and service orientation and entrepreneurship are strongly supported. The variety of learning approaches, for example, problem and project based learning as well as cooperation with international companies support the development of multicultural team, networking and negotiation skills. Contact sessions are usually 3 evenings a week, between Monday - Thursday at 17.40–20.30. An exchange semester, a work placement and shorter studies abroad can be included in the studies. "My motivator to study while working full-time was to supplement my engineering background with business education. It was very rewarding to realize the constant development and achievements in both areas even though it was challenging to combine those two from time to time. Business trips and international projects with evening lectures and study tasks kept me busy and taught me to set priorities. The hectic schedule pushed me to find balance with work, study, family, friends and hobbies. The programme gave a good outlook on all aspects of international business. I especially enjoyed the courses and assignments on operations development and business strategies. I chose HAAGA-HELIA because I wanted to specialize in supply chain management for a global business. It was great to deepen my know-how in the field, and discuss real cases with fellow students, teachers and guest lecturers. This experience and the curriculum helped me to take the next step on my career towards leadership roles." Aki Sand, Heading Service Business at Junttan Profile of the Degree Programme in International Business, part-time (evening) education Why to Choose Haaga-Helia BBA in International Business, Helsinki Pasila, part-time (evening) education? Your aim is to: Acquire a mind-set of continuous personal and professional development. Have a strong professional orientation to global business. Develop competencies in effective multicultural teamwork and communication. Acquire a variety of competences needed by business developers, digital implementers, knowledge facilitators, relationship builders and solution providers. Become an expert in one of the key fields in global business such as in customer relationship management and communication, entrepreneurship, financial management, human resource management and supply chain management. Key learning outcomes of the Degree Programme Haaga-Helia International Business graduates are highly competitive knowledge workers in the global labour markets. Graduates have the skills and broad-based know-how needed in global professional B2B services-focused environment. They anticipate future trends and cope proactively with the volatility of global markets. Our sales and service minded graduates create value through proactive networking in international contexts. In addition, they manage and lead multinational projects using effective teamwork, digital tools, time management, communications and negotiation skills. They also appreciate the importance of sustainability and business ethics. The part-time evening studies provide possibilities to diversify students’ existing competences and/or deepen their theoretical learning in the areas where they already have practical work experience. Tuition 8500 E Student accommodation (inc. water and electricity) 300 E / month Food 150-250 E /month Transportation 50 E / month [-]

Bachelor in International Sales and Marketing

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Porvoo

Salespeople are always needed in global businesses regardless of economic trends. Sales jobs today are consultative, professional challenges that require solid business skills but also strong people-orientation. [+]

Salespeople are always needed in global businesses regardless of economic trends. Sales jobs today are consultative, professional challenges that require solid business skills but also strong people-orientation. Hardworking sales professionals can count on a fast career track, versatile working days and a generous compensation for the strategic work they do, and for the added value they create for the company. In the DP in International Sales and Marketing the students are exposed to an inspiring and unique learning environment where they have to step out of their comfort zone, take on different roles, encounter people, learn to listen and understand customer needs, identify opportunities, and create solutions together with the customers. Bachelors of Business Administration have strong professional skills in the following fields: International Business Skills Professional Sales Skills Communication and Collaboration Skills Entrepreneurial Skills Learning takes place in meaningful and challenging real business projects in multicultural teams. These commissioner contacts help students develop their professional networks during the studies, which is the key to employability in today´s business. The right attitude and motivation to grow are a must. “Our studies on Porvoo Campus revolved around projects which were commissioned by real-life companies and from these projects I learned the most. I can't emphasize enough how much it matters motivation-wise to do work that has a purpose and gives the students a unique learning journey every time. The projects gave me excellent abilities to work in today's business world, where communication and team skills are essential to possess. From Porvoo Campus I made friends for life, got the best education I could imagine and the communication skills I could use in both personal and work life. I actually got my current job as Brand Manager via a project I brought to our group of students. I also worked as Project Manager in that very project and after my exchange did my internship for them. At the moment I work for the same company and have noticed that even though I still have a lot to learn and am eager to do that, I already can manage rather well amongst the more experienced business professionals.” Emma Lehto Brand Manager Karlux Oy Profile of the Degree Programme in International Sales and Marketing Bachelors of Business Administration have strong professional skills in the following fields: International Business Skills Professional Sales Skills Communication and Collaboration Skills Entrepreneurial Skills These skills will be acquired through working in real-life projects commissioned by business companies. The students play an active role in the learning process, and they are coached throughout their studies. International Business Skills help students operate in the international environment, and develop analytical skills in order to identify business opportunities. The students learn to collaborate with people from different cultural backgrounds. Part of the studies can be carried out in any of our 200 partner institutions around the world. Students can also deepen their international business skills by doing their work placement abroad. Professional Sales Skills are about developing customer relationships. The students learn how to encounter customers face to face, structure sales negotiations, distinguish different buyers with different motivations, and find solutions for them using personal and virtual sales channels and sales support tools. Communication and Collaborations Skills are about learning to communicate professionally in a proactive and goal-oriented way. These skills are practised on a daily basis in our multicultural learning environment in real life projects where the students take on different roles, developing both self-leadership to leading others. Language studies are readily available throughout the programme. Entrepreneurial Skills are present in all the aspects of professional growth. Students develop an entrepreneurial attitude towards everything they do; learn to work under pressure, network, are curious about the world, see new business opportunities, make decisions, take responsibility, and have courage to take risks. Key learning outcomes of the Programme Graduates from the Degree Programme in International Sales acquire skills that prepare them for versatile employment possibilities and a fast career track. Possible job title include e.g. Key Account Manager Project Manager Team Leader Store Manager Sales Negotiator Purchaser HR Consultant Area Manager Import/Export Assistant Marketing Assistant Product/Category Manager Openness to work in multicultural teams and flexibility to encounter the challenges that it brings along is a prerequisite for successful professional growth. Team work skills are developed by working in different roles in different projects. Tuition 8500 E Student accommodation (inc. water and electricity) 300 E / month Food 150-250 E /month Transportation 50 E / month [-]

Bachelor in Multilingual Management Assistants

Campus Full time 7 semesters August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The studies focus on developing multicultural communication and business skills. The studies also help develop skills in co-operation, project and event management as well as in gathering, processing and sharing information. [+]

Graduates from this international DP are qualified for a variety of positions in many kinds of organisations. Examples of positions include management assistants, office managers, marketing assistants, and communication and PR coordinators. The studies focus on developing multicultural communication and business skills. The studies also help develop skills in co-operation, project and event management as well as in gathering, processing and sharing information. The DP aims at fluent working proficiency in multiple languages; in addition to their native language, graduates learn at least two other languages. English and Finnish are compulsory, and the other language choices are Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. Finnish students have to complete one semester abroad, either as exchange students or doing their work placement there. Work placement consists of 100 full-time working days. The Bachelor’s Thesis is usually commissioned by an organisation – either a private company or public administration. Students can choose their specialization area from the following: Entrepreneurship; Leadership and HR; Marketing, Sales and Service; Meetings Industry; Organisational Communication. "My studies in Haaga-Helia made me understand the importance of the work of an assistant. It is not just waiting around and making coffee – it is about ensuring that the everyday business of your superiors runs as smoothly as possible. As the word indicates, we are here to ASSIST. The most important skills learnt at school have been languages and Microsoft Office. The law studies I took have also been a great help in my career. Thanks to Haaga-Helia, I now have a job which I have always dreamed of. Haaga-Helia has it all: great atmosphere, an international touch, good locations equipped with high technology, professional teachers and close co-operation with Finnish and international business life. At Haaga-Helia, you don’t study for working life, you study working life itself." Elsa Kaijala, assistant, Finnish Real Estate Federation Profile of the Degree Programme for Multilingual Management Assistants The Degree Programme for Multilingual Management Assistants prepares students for different roles in organisational administration. The skills set is built on a core of business studies and strong and diverse language skills. The programme provides students with a broad set of skills, enabling them to function in roles requiring initiative and a proactive approach. The emphasis is on multiculturalism, languages, good service ethic and organisational skills. Key learning outcomes of the Programme The Degree Programme for Multilingual Management Assistants prepares students for a range of roles in business administration. Multi-skilled administrative professionals who are able to operate flexibly in international contexts and have an interest in professional development are always in demand. The competencies of management assistant graduates are divided into three subsets as follows: Business competence Communication, information retrieval and analysis competence Organisational skills and service competence In addition to offering relevant business knowledge and skills required of management assistants, the programme equips students to design and deliver different types of events and projects. Language skills as well as communication and interpersonal skills are given particular emphasis in this programme. Tuition 8500 E Student accommodation (inc. water and electricity) 300 E / month Food 150-250 E /month Transportation 50 E / month [-]

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