General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to develop the students
oral and writing skills in a professional
context. The course also aims to give the student
skills to use Finnish in business contexts
(writing documents in Finnish, attending
meetings, giving presentations, using business
texts and vocabulary).

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to have the language proficiency in Finnish
required of public servants in bilingual
municipalities and needed to support his or her
professional development.

Course contents

Business vocabulary and texts
Oral communication
Letters of application and CV
Business communication
Notices and instructions
Grammar and usage

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Level B1 (Common European Framework for Languages)

Previous course names

Finnish 5 sp (2005 - 2013, företagsekonomi)
(Finnish for Swedish speakers)

Additional information

Compulsory also for Swedish and Finnish speaking
International Business students.

Obligatory lectures according to the teacher's
timetable on Itslearning.

Recommended or required reading

Material distributed by the teacher.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 6 hours
  • Practical exercises - 24 hours
  • Individual studies - 43 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 30 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
  • Oral test Presentationer Date decided with the students

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:
Oral test
Job application and CV
Meetings and documents (in groups)
Obligatory meetings and presentations (see

The examinations contribute to the final grade as
Written assignments 20 %
Oral presentations 20 %
Exam 30 %
Oral test 30 %


Luomi Anna Maija


Rancken Ulrika

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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