Communication and Mathematics in Business Preperation Course



Get Prepared for Studies at a University of Applied Sciences and Improve your Skills in English Communication and Mathematics.

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Target group

For students who aim at applying to the Degree Programme in International Business at Vaasa University of Applied Sciences. Completed Upper Secondary Education required.

Learning outcomes

After completion of this course you will:

  • Understand the importance of good English and communication skills in business life,
  • Develop your reading and writing skills in English as well as extend your professional vocabulary.
  • Understand mathematical methods in the business environment, from a Finnish point of view.


  • Essential business vocabulary
  • Written business messages and letters
  • Reading and summarizing professional texts
  • Percentage calculations, foreign currency, VAT, simple interest.
  • Calculations are performed in Excel.

Mode of Teaching and Methods

  •  Self-studies online in Moodle

Study Material

The material will be informed by the teacher at the beginning of the course


Evaluation: Numerical 0-5.

Further Information

Camilla Harald

Kerstin Siegfrids