Introduction to Starting a Company in Finland (OPEN UNI)

2 ECTS credits, Academic Year 2023-2024 , AY00AM99
The course provides the student with basic information on starting a business in Finland.

Enrollment period


Mode of delivery

Web-Based Studies

Course study period



0 €

Education information

​​After the course, student:

  • ​has the basic knowledge of starting a company in Finland (ie. main funding sources, main supportive organizations, rights and responsibilities, different company types)
  • ​knows what the main supportive organizations and main funding sources are
  • ​knows the rights and responsibilities of an entrepreneur
  • ​knows the different company types​

Course includes:

  • Introduction of the (public) business support organizations, enterprise associations etc.
  • Funding sources or access to finance (start funding, ELY, Leader)
  • Responsibilities and rights (taxes, insurances, VAT responsibilities etc.)
  • Different company types (OY, Toiminimi…)

Education format

Open university


Academic Year 2023-2024



Course organiser

University of Oulu



Contact information

Guidance and counselling
Last updated: 7.11.2023