Trainees from Metropolia Business School


In Metropolia Business School the students normally carry out their work placement during the summer breaks approximately from May to August. Every year hundreds of business students start their placements.

In the European Business Administration (EBA) degree programme the placement is one year in duration and in European Management (EM) degree programme the placement is carried out in the autumn semester in the fourth year of studies. Approximately 30 double degree students carry out their placements every year.


The extent of work placement is five months which equals 30 credits, however in European Business Administration degree programme the work placement is 60 credits and about 10 months in duration. The double degree students do their placement in one part, all other programmes it is in two parts.

The new degree programme of International Business and Logistics (IBL) starts in August 2008. The students can start their placement already in the first year. The placements based on the major subject start in the summer 2009. IBL also has placements that are five months long.


The placements are normally paid and based on a employer contract. When the students find their a placement, they get an approval from the school representative that necessary job requirements and objectives are fulfilled.

Further information

More information on all degree programmes in Metropolia Business School

Examples of titles during placement

The degree programme of Business Administration gives an excellent opportunity to take on various tasks in business life - a few examples have been listed here either by major subject or degree programme.

International Business and Trade

  • Export Coordinator
  • International Trade Assistant
  • Project Coordinator
  • Import Assistant
  • Export Salesman

Marketing and Logistics

  • Media Planner
  • HR Assistant
  • Marketing Asisstant
  • Warehouse Worker
  • Production Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Tuontiliikenteenhoitaja

Accounting and Finance

  • Account Manager
  • Back office support personnel
  • Bank / Counter Clerk
  • Financial Assistant
  • financial Secretary

European Business Administration

  • Production & Marketing Assistant
  • External Relationship Agent
  • Media Trainee
  • Marketing Trainee
  • Assistant of Sales Support Unit
  • Assistant of Financial Markets
  • Event Coordinator

European Management

  • HR Assistant
  • Financial Assistant
  • Sales & Marketing Assistant
  • Credit Controller Trainee
  • Export Salesman
  • Product Planning Trainee
  • Administration Assistant

International Business and Logistics

  • Purchasing Assistant
  • Buyer
  • Import/Export Assistant
  • Logistics Trainee