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.
|Student accommodation (inc. water and electricity)
||300 E / month
||150-250 E /month
||50 E / month
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