Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics

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School of Business and Economics

The dynamic and internationally-oriented Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) is one of the seven faculties at the University of Jyväskylä. JSBE has offered degree programmes in the fields of economics and business since 1967.

As part of an internationally renowned research university, JSBE strives for excellence in research and education in the key fields of business and economics.

Around 120 faculty and staff members, including 23 professors, work at JSBE. We serve 1100 degree students, 170 doctoral students, and 200 MBA students.

Full-Service Business School

We are a full-service business school with Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree education and MBA Executive Education. Around 150 Master's and 15 Doctoral degrees are awarded each year at JSBE. Our main areas of education include accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, management and leadership, and marketing. Education offered at JSBE is based on up-to-date research conducted by the faculty.

The quality of education at JSBE is internationally recognised: the Association of MBAs (AMBA) has awarded the Avance MBA programme with a five-year accreditation, which places the programme among top executive programmes globally. JSBE is also a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The quality system of the University of Jyväskylä has received the FINHEEC quality label from the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council (FINHEEC).

JSBE offers several programmes taught in English. Our four international Master’s degree programmes are offered in the fields of Corporate Environmental Management (CEM), International Business and Entrepreneurship (IBE), Banking and International Finance (BIF), and Digital Marketing and Corporate Finance (DMCC), and our doctoral programmes are taught exclusively in English. Exchange students can take courses from our non-degree course programme in English, which is also open for Finnish and international degree students.

JSBE has specialised expertise in environmental and social issues connected to business. We were the first business school in Scandinavia to offer a full Master's and Doctoral programme in Corporate Environmental Management (since 1995). JSBE has been repeatedly recognised for our outstanding leadership in training future business decision makers in environmental management skills in the global Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey. Environmental and social issues are an integral part also in the strategic focus areas of JSBE.

Focus areas in research

JSBE has three focus areas in its research:

Responsible Business: Responsible Business is a connecting theme in research and education at JSBE. Visible signs of this are, for example, Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies published by JSBE, and the internationally acknowledged Master’s Degree Programme in Corporate Environmental Management.

Digital Business and Economy: Digitalization is transforming our society, revolutionizing business and economics in particular. JSBE combines multiple approaches to study what digitalization means for customers, businesses and societies at large.

Policy-Relevant Economics: In empirical policy-relevant research, JSBE's focus is on i) human capital, labour markets and regional economic development and ii) macro-finance.

Active cooperation

JSBE actively participates in national and international cooperation networks in the areas of education and research. We maintain strong links to the surrounding community by promoting our latest research results and by educating academic experts, leaders and entrepreneurs to serve society.

JSBE has partner institutions all over the world, and participates in several student exchange programmes, such as FIRST, ISEP, Erasmus and the Norek network. In addition, the mobility of teachers and other staff is actively promoted. JSBE also regularly receives international visiting lecturers to teach on all levels of education.