The Team Academy was founded in 1993, when the marketing lecturer Johannes Partanen decided he had had enough of old and inefficient teaching methods. Johannes started an entrepreneurship center of excellence, where learning is based on self-directedness and learning by doing.
The Team Academy has reached good results (91% of graduates get employed directly after graduation, and 43% continue as entrepreneurs), and therefore the Team Academy concept has been taken all over the world. After 27 years the Team Academy is still challenging traditional teaching methods and creating brave future builders.
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How it works
At the Team Academy business is studied by doing business. Instead of courses and lectures, the students complete the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration by working as entrepreneurs in their own companies.
In the beginning of their studies the students are divided into teams of 10-15 people, and each team starts a company of their own. The studies of 3,5 years finish with a trip around the world together with the team, funded by the company's business profits.