TURKU SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
CONTENTS Research . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Learning . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Community and values . . 8 Partnerships . . . . . . . . .10
For the Future
” WE WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL AND SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY.” MARKUS GRANLUND, Dean of Turku School of Economics, Professor of Management Accounting
TURKU SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS is a business school that offers a wide range of studies in the field of economics and business. Our work is based on high-quality, international level research in these fields. We train entrepreneurial-minded, innovative, and responsible future decision-makers and experts in an international environment. CROSS-DISCIPLINARITY is part of our everyday work, and it is apparent in the operations of our world-class research groups and in the range of studies we offer, which is in many respects unique. Innovation, foresight, and responsibility are overarching themes in all our operations. SHARED VALUES and co-operation between the staff and the students form the basis for our work. Our core values are an ethical and critical approach, creativity, openness, and communality.
departments Management and Entrepreneurship • Accounting and Finance • Marketing and International Business • Economics • Finland Futures Research Centre
Pori Unit • TSE exe • Centre for Collaborative Research
3000 undergraduate and postgraduate students
” RESEARCH THAT REVOLUTIONISES THE FUTURE IS BORN OUT OF CO-OPERATION AND A PASSION FOR SCIENCE.” AINO HALINEN-KAILA, Vice Dean, Professor of Marketing
TURKU SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS fosters internationally significant and influential research. Close relations with the business world and an active role in the international scientific community are key factors in this work. WE RESEARCH AND DEVELOP BUSINESS EXPERTISE, with a particular emphasis on business foresight and issues of responsible management. INTERDISCIPLINARITY forms a solid basis for our research work. Combining economics and business studies with other fields of research within the multidisciplinary University of Turku offers unique added value to the business community and society.
4 • RESEARCH
Turku School of Economics has chosen the following focus areas in research: • entrepreneurship, • management control, • networks in business, • economic policy and markets, and • futures research High-quality publications and thriving doctoral education attest to our expertise in these fields of research.
At the top The Academy of Finland funds research on, for example, smart work in platform economy
Projects receiving external funding include research on marine industry and service business
scientific publications per year
10-15 doctoral degrees each year
RESEARCH â€˘ 5
Internationally accomplished researchers challenge students to interactive learning
Business projects give students real-life business experience already in the first study year 6 â€˘ LEARNING
” BUSINESS CONTACTS MOTIVATE ME TO LEARN MORE EVERY DAY.”
HENRI SALORANTA, student from the class of 2013
of students complete a part of their studies abroad
TURKU SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS is one of the most significant providers of education in economics and business studies in Finland. A wide selection of courses, high-quality teaching, and our positive study environment attract thousands of applicants every year.
WE TRAIN SKILLED PROFESSIONALS, who are able to develop their knowledge and skills in the ever-changing international environment. Our graduates find employment soon after graduation, both in Finland and abroad. Graduates appreciate the relevance of their education to working life.
Photo: Nikolai Myllymäki
IN OUR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, learning takes place in interaction between students, teachers and researchers. Teaching is always grounded in the latest scientific research, and students participate in generating new knowledge.
Nikolai Myllymäki at the Johannes Kepler University Linz
At the top in terms of applications
international Master’s degree programmes
700 degrees each year
LEARNING • 7
” TURKU SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS HAS ALWAYS HAD A TIGHT-KNIT COMMUNITY THAT IS COMMITTED TO COMMON GOALS.” VILLE NIUKKO, Business Director, MSc (Econ.), class of 1997
OPENNESS, trust, and commitment are notable characteristics of the community at Turku School of Economics. This environment motivates its members to create high-quality research and engage in their studies. It also makes us attractive partners for co-operation.
OUR VALUES are reflected in the variety of scientific perspectives and methodological approaches at the School. For us, commitment to values also means sharing new knowledge and engaging in dialogue with the society around us.
THE STAFF and the students are required to follow the principles of high professional ethics and good scientific practice. We encourage them to make fair and responsible decisions.
ALUMNI play an important part in our community. They actively participate in the activities of the School and take part in developing them.
8 • COMMUNITY AND VALUES
Ethical and critical approach, creativity, openness, and communality Together, we have defined what these values mean in our everyday work
A Great Place to Think Ahead
We have already produced over
COMMUNITY AND VALUES â€˘ 9
” SHARING KNOWLEDGE BREEDS COMMON UNDERSTANDING.” MICHEL POTÉ, Senior Fellow, Professor
FOUNDED IN 1950 on the initiative of local businesses, Turku School of Economics offers its expertise to meet the needs of the modern global business world.
WE PARTICIPATE IN GLOBAL ACADEMIC NETWORKS, and collaboration with international partners is part of the everyday work of our researchers, teachers, and students.
COLLABORATION IN RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND EDUCATION is carried out by all departments, subjects, and other units, some of which particularly specialise in collaborative projects. In general, we have close relations with the business world.
SUPPORTING SOCIETIES, Turku School of Economics Association and Turku School of Economics Support Foundation, promote research in economics, support students, and function as a bridge between the School and the business world.
is a future-oriented executive training programme that is firmly grounded in practice www.embaturku.fi 10 • PARTNERSHIPS
The Finland Futures Research Centre offers aid in strategy work and in forecasting future developments utu.fi/ffrc
Centre for Collaborative Research
is a gateway to productive research collaboration utu.fi/ccr
combines academic research to the needs of organisations utu.fi/exe PARTNERSHIPS â€˘ 11
University of Turku 9/2014
TURKU SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS FI-20014 UNIVERSITY OF TURKU FINLAND tel. +358 2 333 51