School of Business and Economics
The Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (until 1997 the Department of Economics) has offered degree programmes in the fields of economics and business since 1967. Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics is a full service Business School with vivid educational activities (Bachelor, Master, Doctoral), research, and business outreach. The faculty of the Business School serves 1100 full time students, 170 doctoral students, and 200 MBA students. The School is an active and cooperative unit of the dynamic and multidisciplinary University of Jyväskylä.
Students and staff
- 1 100 undergraduate students, nearly 200 postgraduate students
- annual intake 130 students
- approximately 150 master's degrees completed each year
- 13 doctoral dissertations per year
- around 120 staff and faculty members, including 23 professors
Basic Business Studies provide a common introduction to the field for all students. They consist of basic courses from four major subjects (accounting, marketing, management and leadership, and entrepreneurship). These courses are taught in Finnish and English. Students choose their major subject during the first year.
Studies in Economics
Depending on the chosen optional and major subjects, students may specialize in Regional Economics, Labour Economics, or Finance. All students also complete Language and Communication Studies. In addition, we offer minor subjects in Commercial Law.
International Master's Degree Programmes
- International Business and Entrepreneurship (instruction in English)
- Corporate Environmental Management (instruction in English)
The School actively participates in international student exchange programmes such as Socrates/Erasmus and Nordplus/NOREK, and also has bilateral exchange agreements of its own. The School offers several courses lectured in English, aimed at both Finnish and international students. The transcripts of records with ECTS credits are provided in English for international students. The School is a forum for significant international conferences.
Research at the School of Business and Economics focuses on problems concerning the evaluation of businesses and organizations and understanding their functions as parts of society. Research topics include applied economic research, labour markets, regional studies, different aspects of financial and management accounting in for-profit and non-profit organizations, strategic management, competitive analysis, business ethics, family businesses, entre- and intrapreneurship, and corporate environmental management.