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Degree Programme for Multilingual Management Assistants, Pasila Campus

Degree Programme for Multilingual Management Assistants, Pasila Campus

Profile | Key learning outcomes | Professional growth | Annual themes

Name of qualification: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), the Finnish title of tradenomi
Level of qualification: Bachelor's degree
ECTS credits: 210 ECTS credits
Official length of programme: 3.5 years
Mode of study Full-time day programme
Programme requirements:

Studies according to the curriculum, Work placement, Bachelor´s thesis and Maturity test

General arrangements for the
accreditation of prior learning:
See Haaga-Helia's general arrangements of the accreditation of prior learning >>
Admission requirements: Universities of Applied Sciences Act 932/2014, Section 25
Access to further study:
Internationalization: The daily work of the students is all about operating in multicultural teams. They are supervised by staff representing several nationalities. The commissions they get from companies familiarize them with various markets and ways of doing business. They can also go an exchange, do work placement abroad or participate in international development projects. The most appropriate time for the exchange is the 4th semester.
Employment opportunities after graduation: Learning with business life opens up doors for the students and helps them develop their networks already during the studies. This makes it easier for graduates to find jobs both in Finland and abroad.
Cooperation with working life and with other associates: From the beginning of the studies learning takes place in real-life projects closely related to the needs of business and working life. Students work on a variety of assignments commissioned by business companies. Learning is work and work is learning.

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.

Professional growth

On completion of the programme, students are equipped to perform their roles with initiative and a proactive approach, supporting and contributing to the workplace community. Ongoing professional growth throughout the programme helps students become innovative developers and problem-solvers in their chosen work environment.

The programme prepares students for roles such as management assistants and coordinators, HR coordinators, project assistants, marketing assistants and office managers.

Combined with administrative work experience, the degree offers excellent career prospects in a range of different organisations.

Annual themes

In the Degree Programme for Multilingual Management Assistants, students’ professional growth is represented by the following themes over the academic terms:


In the first academic year, the core studies focus on the role, tasks and different work environments of management assistants and on learning about the tools used in the work environment. In the second academic year, students gain in-depth understanding of the management assistant’s role in supporting the workplace community and senior management and they continue to develop their teamwork and workplace community skills. In the third and fourth academic year, students work on developing a progressive and innovative approach and broadly apply their skills and knowledge in an authentic workplace environment. Students work on developing their competence in their chosen path of expertise, choosing from the following options:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and HR
  • Marketing, Sales and Service
  • Meetings Industry
  • Organisational Communication


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