Aalto University Summer School

Finland Works

In this course, we will look at how to navigate in Finnish working life and how to find a job. We explore working life in Finland from societal, organisational and individual perspectives. Once you have finished this course, you will have a better understanding of work culture in Finland, what working in a Finnish company is like, how individuals find work-life balance in Finland, how to communicate your skills, and how to look for jobs in Finland.
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Audrey Poudrier Tremblay giving an interview about Finnish work culture. / photo: Roope Kiviranta

Teaching period:


Application period:

8.9.2021 – 31.12.2022

Course format:



4 weeks part-time


High school

Field of study:

Language and Culture




School of Business

Tuition fees:


Please note that this course is a self-directed open online course.

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 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. The course offers Finnish working life perspectives from societal, organisational and individual levels as well as practical know-how. Finland Works is an open online course. The course material is divided into five (5) chapters.

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Illustration by Hilla Semeri

Self-directed studying

  1. Find the course here.
  2. Get acquainted with the course contents. The course is divided into five chapters, which all have four sections.
  3. After each section, there will be either a multiple-choice quiz or self-reflection questions.
  4. In order to pass the course, you will need to pass all assignments.
  5. After successfully completing the course, you can download an official Aalto University course Certificate on the Future of Work platform.
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Illustration by Hilla Semeri

Enrolment options

  1. Register now for the course. For Aalto University students, remember to enrol on the course Finland Works MNGT-C1005 on Sisu if you want to receive 2 ECTS.
  2. After completing the course, you can download the official course Certificate on the Future of Work platform.
  3. You can share your course certificates in the Certifications section of your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.

‘Finding a job in Finland is not easy for foreigners’

Audrey Poudrier Tremblay is an Aalto alumna who shared her story of working in Finland as part of the Finland Works open online course.

Read more
Audrey Poudrier Tremblay being interviewed for a video.

Course contact details

Laura Sivula

Laura Sivula


The application period is open until 31.12.2022 00:00 (UTC+2)

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