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Finland Works (2 cr)

Code: ZZ00CK40-3002

General information


01.08.2024 - 24.08.2024


01.08.2024 - 01.07.2025

Number of ECTS credits allocated

2 op

Virtual portion

2 op

Mode of delivery

Online learning


School of Business

Teaching languages

  • English


20 - 50

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business


  • Jay Panjwani

Teacher in charge

Jay Panjwani


  • YHS24S1
    Master's Degree Programme in Sport Business Management
  • YBB24S1
    Master of Business Administration, DP in International Business Management
  • HBI23S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business
  • HBI22S1
    Degree Programme in International Business
  • YBB23S1
    Master of Business Administration, DP in International Business Management
  • YHS23S1
    Master's Degree Programme in Sport Business Management
  • YHS22S1
    Master's Degree Programme in Sport Business Management
  • YHS21S1
    Master's Degree Programme in Sport Business Management
  • HBI24S1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business


This course has been designed as a starting point for understanding Finnish working life and building your career in Finland. The course has been authored by recruitment and career specialists and complemented with stories and experiences from Aalto University international alumni. Finland Works offers you a curated collection of insights on working in Finland in an easily accessible course format, which you can complete at your own time and pace.

Finland is known as the happiest country in the world and many characteristics of Finnish working life speak for a healthy work-life balance. Nevertheless, for many international workers getting that first chance in the Finnish labour market can be sometimes tricky. The course offers Finnish working life perspectives from societal, organisational and individual levels as well as practical know-how.

You are required to complete each chapter in order pass the course and achieve the certificate. Grading takes place during the month of May and December.

Competencies for the course are mentioned below:

Learning to learn:You develop critical and analytical mindset that helps you to study and review existing knowledge in the light of relevant learning resources and learning methods; you to acquire new knowledge; and develops your intellectual capabilities to seek conclusions and draw inferences in various contexts.

Proactive development:You develop solutions in the light of current as well as anticipated situations and challenges in business by applying knowledge, critical reasoning and analytical skills. You ensure that these solutions are feasible, relevant, creative, user-friendly, and sustainable as well as underline active cooperation among different actors.

Link to the course;


Introduction: Finland Works
Chapter 1: Work culture in Finland
Chapter 2: Working in a Finnish organisation
Chapter 3: Work-life balance
Chapter 4: Future skills
Chapter 5: How to pursue a career in Finland?

Location and time

Self paced and online

This is outsources online course, the course is self paced meaning that you can accomplish the ECTS at your own pace.

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

Material at the MOOC-platform for the course at:

Teaching methods

Online learning on the MOOC platform

Exam schedules

No exam, passing the course demands verification of learning obtained from the MOOC-platform i.e., certificate of accomplishment.

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

You have the right to apply for recognition of your studies if you have prior learning (e.g. university studies completed elsewhere) that can be accredited towards the degree you are currently completing.
The recognition of prior learning is possible in three primary ways: accreditation (replacement or inclusion), recognition of informal learning and studification. More precise info: JAMK Degree Regulations, section 17.

Student workload

1 ECTS is equal to 27 working hours, therefore 2 ECTS will require 54 hours.

Online learning (reading, exercises, peer feedback) 54 hours

Content scheduling

Self-paced online learning, no deadlines set for proceeding

Further information

Passing the course demands verification of learning obtained from the MOOC-platform, in this course certificate of completion should be submitted at moodle Future of Work and Finland Studies MOOC certificates workspace within IB general space, the link is also provided.

The assessment dates are mentioned, the assessment are performed semester wise, after the review of certificates, the grades will be transferred to the Peppi

15 December
15 May

The enrollment period is open all around year!

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, approved/failed

The course is an online offering from Aalto university, therefore to pass the course you are required to upload the certificate of the completion of the course in Future of Work and Finland Studies. You can complete the course at your own pace, after the completion of the course, you are required to submit the certificate to the Moodle workspace mentioned below (enrollment key: Finland).

The link to the course is given below:



Further information

Subject: Career Design
Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None
Language: English