On your way to an international multitalent
International athmosphere, collaboration with various organisations and focus on communication and business - DP for Multilingual Management Assistants provides versatile expertise.
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
- Leadership and HR
- Marketing, Sales and Service
- Meetings Industry
- Organisational Communication.
Full-time studies that begin in August 2018
campus: Helsinki, Pasila
Additional application period
I knew straight away that the programme was meant for me. What interested me the most about the programme was the ability to study both business and multiple languages. -Rebecca Ramsurrun
After high school, I took some time off to work to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. After stumbling upon the Degree Programme for Multilingual Management Assistants at Haaga-Helia, I knew straight away that the programme was meant for me. What interested me the most about the programme was the ability to study both business and multiple languages. During my studies, I also realised that the work of an assistant would suit me and my personality the best as I am the type of person to thrive in support functions, making sure all "back office" tasks get done seamlessly so the core objectives of the business are met.
During my studies, I completed my internship at the Bank of Finland, after which I was offered a temporary position as one of the Department Assistants in the Financial Stability and Statistics Department. I finished my studies while working full-time. I currently work at my dream job as a Legal Assistant at Hannes Snellman, a law firm in the centre of Helsinki. My tasks consist of assisting lawyers in multiple ways. The tasks include document management, meeting arrangements, invoices and billing amongst other ad hoc tasks. I can honestly say that the skills and lessons I learned at Haaga-Helia can be applied and put into use in my everyday work.
Legal Assistant, Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd
Haaga-Helia provided easy access to exchange and work placement periods abroad. -Lisa Kestilä
My time as a student wasn't exactly conventional. I had previously completed another degree, which meant that I was able to go to Germany as an exchange student already after the first year. I completed half of my three years of study abroad and the other half in Finland. All this was possible thanks to good cooperation with teachers and the possibility of completing courses as online study. I received all the support I needed.
Obviously, hard work was also required from my part. I drew up a good plan, had it approved by Haaga-Helia and did my bit. I always do my work with care and a smile. After my exchange period, I did a work placement at the Finnish embassy in Berlin. Haaga-Helia provided easy access to exchange and work placement periods abroad. Students from Haaga-Helia have a good reputation. A number of students have completed work placements at embassies.
After the work placement, I started working on my thesis, which was a project commissioned by the embassy. At the same time, I completed Haaga-Helia's courses online as well as courses via Finnish Online UAS. I also temped at the Finnish embassy in Vienna, and I have worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Helsinki. This is exactly what I want: a career at the Foreign Ministry is my dream. Each job at the ministry has led to another one: I am now about to take a post at the embassy in Vienna.
I am a cheerful and active person. I love working with people, and I am motivated by new experiences and challenges. I applied to Haaga-Helia in Helsinki because of the Degree Programme for Multilingual Management Assistants. The programme description seemed like an exact match with my ambitions and what I felt I'm good at. As it turned out, it was exactly that. The best thing was the programme as a whole – everything worked.
Degree Programme for Multilingual Management Assistants 2013–2016