Business Talent Academy

​ The BTA programme increases abilities to strategic thinking, futures thinking and innovativeness as well as develops managerial and interactive skills. 

Key benefits come from the cooperation between the participating companies and participant networking that creates new points of view to develop own work and organisation.

"Excellent training package to increase your business competence.”

- BTA2017 participant


The programme consists of: 

  • initial inquiry (online), individual initial interviews (f-to-f or Skype) and company-specific info sessions with participants
  • 11 classroom days (in 6 modules), including company visits
  • selected readings
  • assignments linked to one’s own work and the development of the company
  • peer mentoring
  • individual development report (academic tutor and other support provided)

Learning methods are interactive and always linked to the practical use of the learned skills in one’s own work and in the company!

Participants in the BTA Programme earn ECTS credits that can later be used to compensate parts of the JOKOand EMBA Turku programmes.


Each BTA group consists of 4-7 companies with 1-4 participants from each company

In BTA 2017 group, which graduated in October 2017, the participating companies were: OP Group, Oras Group, Elisa Oyj, Neste Jacobs and PerkinElmer.


Participant comments

According to the participants in previous BTA programme, the best things about the programme were:

• interesting expert presentations

• networking with different people 

• thinking about strategy and corporate foresight

• new viewpoints to many issues

• exchanging opinions

• interesting company visits

• great conversations and open communication

• seeing how things are done in other companies and learning best practices

• concrete tools to take into my everyday work

• positive attitude and atmosphere

• everyone’s desire to learn and develop

  "I would recomment this programme to (future) leaders who want to improve their thinking, strengthen their professional esteem and get some ideas on how to lead people." 

- BTA2017 participant


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Tel. +358 29 450 5000

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