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As part of an internationally renowned research university, JSBE strives for excellence in research and education in the key fields 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. Around 120 faculty and staff members, including 23 professors, work at JSBE. We serve 1 100 degree students, 170 doctoral students, and 200 MBA students.

Hanna-Leena Pesonen DEAN



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.

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.

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 two international Master’s degree programmes are offered in the fields of Corporate Environmental Management (CEM) and International Business and Entrepreneurship (IBE), 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.

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.

INNOVATIVE RESEARCH RESEARCH AT JSBE focuses on the behaviour of individuals, businesses and organisations in order to understand their functions as part of society. In all our disciplines, the emphasis is particularly on empirical research on managerial-relevant questions and policy-relevant questions.

Our research is organised through disciplines and research groups. The JSBE research groups overlap discipline boundaries. Recently, the research groups focusing on spatial labour market analysis and responsible leadership have been particularly pronounced and recognised.


Accounting in Organizational and Social Context

Corporate Environmental Management

Entrepreneurship and International Business

Interdisciplinary Research Group on Management Education

Marketing Research Group

Research Group on International Macro and Finance

Spatial Labour Market Analysis

Strategic and Technology Management

Sustainable Leadership in Globalized World

CAMPUS in the Heart of the City The University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally renowned research university and an expert in education that focuses on human and natural sciences. Jyväskylä is an attractive place to work and study with its combination of top-quality education and research, technologically advanced campus, safe and stable society, and unique Nordic nature. Jyväskylä is a vibrant centre of sports and culture. The distinctive quality and solid reputation of the Finnish education system brings thousands of international students to the country every year. Staff 2 600 | Students 15 000 | Adult learners 20 000

P.O. Box 35 FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä FINLAND tel. +358 14 260 1211

design & layout PIGME • photos Iida Liimatainen, Petteri Kivimäki, PIGME, University of Jyväskylä and City of Jyväskylä: Kalevi Korhonen, Juhana Konttinen • 2014


JSBE Brochure (2014)  

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics 2014

JSBE Brochure (2014)  

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics 2014