Faculty of Business Studies

From business studies to a successful professional career

Due to its background as a school of economics, the University of Vaasa has a long tradition as an education and research organisation in business studies. The business studies discipline is still one of the largest in its sector in Finland – Finland's most respected university-level business studies programmes are found here in Vaasa. Achieving EPAS quality accreditation indicated that our education programmes are of a high international standard. The quality of our education has been one of the guiding values and success factors of the faculty.

In line with government policy, education in this sector will continue to be expanded in Vaasa. There is a constantly increasing demand for business competencies in society. Our graduates are very well employed and have made their way to various top positions in business life. The annual increase in the number of applicants indicates that there is strong interest in our programme. Our programmes have recently been updated with the help of experts in business life. This way we make sure that our education fulfils the needs of business life.

An international study found our research and development partnerships with businesses to be strong. We have received many international awards for high-quality research in our areas of emphasis. At the same time we have invested in becoming more international, because the core of the business world is international. Internationality is visible in the increasing number of international students and staff, which means we can offer an increasingly international learning and research environment.

Our degrees provide you with a solid foundation to take charge of your future.

Vesa Suutari
Dean