Business courses

We have the best know-how in economics, entrepreneurial education and future working life skills for youth.


We offer four study packages for studying economics and working life skills in upper secondary schools and vocational institutes:

  1. Business courses
  2. Circular economy materials
  3. The Takeoff event

Our study materials are digital and free of charge for both educational institutions and students in Finland. Read more about our study materials below!

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1. Business courses


We offer three comprehensive business courses that support students managing one’s own finances, working life skills and entrepreneurial skills. The students practice key competences related to economics, entrepreneurship and working life with the help of activating course exercises and applied assignments. The business courses are freely available to all secondary educational institutions, and they are digital and free of charge for both educational institutions and students.

The courses can be accessed through the digital Moodle learning platform, so they can be carried out either as classroom learning or partly as distance-learning courses. You can also use smaller components from the courses to support your teaching.

Course syllabuses:

  • Personal financial management (2cr)
    Economic phenomena and personal finance, Earning income, Responsible consumption and borrowing, Saving, Investing and Independent living.
  • Working life skills (2cr)
    Working life phenomena, Future of work, Own strengths and competence, Job searching and Well-being.
  • Entrepreneurial skills (2cr)
    Inspiration for entrepreneurship, business management skills, Responsibilities, Sales and customer service, Branding and marketing, Networks, Self-Management


2. Circular economy materials

Our circular economy materials discuss the circular economy in depth through theory and tasks. The aim is to help the students to understand the circular economy in practice by getting to know some circular economy business models and companies that have already moved to the circular economy. The matter is discussed both from the perspective of individuals and profitable business. After reading the materials and completing the tasks, the student will have knowledge of the learning targets that have been established based on, for example, the upper secondary school curriculum. The materials can be used as a part of, for instance, social studies, geography or business courses.

The PDF file containing the materials (approx. 20 hours of learning) can be freely downloaded by teachers here. Note that the page is in Finnish – scroll down, fill in the form and select the material in English.

Check out also our circular economy animations that give a short introduction to the topic!


3. Takeoff

Every year Business courses organizes Europe’s largest business event for youth, Takeoff. Takeoff is a side event of Slush, the world’s leading start-up event, and offers high schoolers the possibility to learn what start-up world and future working life are all about. At Takeoff the students get to network internationally, participate in workshops organized by companies, and even visit Slush.

In four years, over 1,000 high schoolers all over Nordics have participated in the event. Read more about Takeoff here.