Business courses

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


We offer three 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 four comprehensive business courses that support students in economic competencies, understanding the global economy and finding their own business skills. The students practice key competences related to economics 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 Claned 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

  • Sales, marketing and commercialisation
    The course covers the process of commercialisation, marketing, customer perspectives and the prerequisites of successful sales. These are some of the elements of running a successful business.
  • Communications and negotiation skills
    The course covers the prerequisites of functional communication and its significance in working life. The course offers an overview of different ways to communicate and the different stages of the negotiation process, as well as negotiation techniques.
  • The global market
    This course discusses international trade from different perspectives. The focus is on the opportunities and challenges of globalisation in addition to the megatrends of the economy. During the course, you will get to know the circular economy and business cultures.

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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 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 can be freely downloaded by teachers here.


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.