Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics

Introduction

JSBE is the first University in the whole of Scandinavia offering a full master's and doctoral programme in Corporate Environmental Management since 1995.

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 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.

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.

JSBE Research Groups

  • Accounting in Organizational and Social Context
  • Corporate Environmental Management
  • Entrepreneurship and International Business
  • Interdisciplinary Research on Management Education
  • Marketing Research Group
  • Research Group on International Macro and Finance
  • Spatial Labour Market Analysis
  • Strategic and Technology Management
  • Sustainable Leadership en Globalized World

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.

JSBE Mission and Values

Enabling excellence for the future in responsible business and policy-relevant economics

Values

JSBE as a part of the University of Jyväskylä is committed the core values of the university: excellence, enlightenment, and engagement. The University follows and nurtures ethical values and promotes sustainability with regard to economic, social, and ecological development. The operating culture at the University is based on openness, equality, and trust.

Mission

Enabling excellence for the future in responsible business and policy-relevant economics Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) strives for enabling excellence in responsible business and policy-relevant economics. We are a vital part of an internationally renowned research university noted through its history for advancement of Finnish high-quality and innovative education with impact. JSBE is committed to continuously improving quality in research and education in Business (Accounting, Corporate Environmental Management, Management and Leadership, Marketing, and Strategy and Entrepreneurship) and Economics.

We effectively combine theory and practice to promote responsible business and policy-relevant economics. New research-based economic knowledge is created in cooperation with our partners in business, public organizations and research institutes regionally, nationally as well as internationally.

We serve society by educating experts, leaders and entrepreneurs at all levels of academic business education: Bachelor, Master, Doctoral and Executive MBA. We are also a significant provider of education in business and economics to students in other faculties of the University of Jyväskylä.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Finnish

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master's Degree Programme in Banking and International Finance (BIF)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Jyväskylä

The BIF programme provides an interdisciplinary degree and a strong quantitatively oriented background for the students to serve as professionals especially in financial markets, banking and other duties in the fields of economics and finance requiring highly analytical performance. [+]

Study objectives

The BIF programme provides an interdisciplinary degree and a strong quantitatively oriented background for the students to serve as professionals especially in financial markets, banking and other duties in the fields of economics and finance requiring highly analytical performance.

Study contents

The curriculum of the programme contains courses in core themes of economics, finance, and financial accounting. Structure of the programme and course descriptions are available here.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees will be introduced only for non-EU/EEA students in Finland from August 2017 onwards. The fees will concern non-EU/EEA degree students who start their studies in English-taught Master's degree programmes in August 2017 or after that at the University of Jyväskylä. The fees will not concern those non-EU/EEA students who... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Corporate Environmental Management (CEM)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Jyväskylä

The CEM Master’s Programme is a sustainability programme with an environmental focus. It offers its graduates an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues preparing the graduates to tackle these complex issues in working life. [+]

Study objectives

Do you want to contribute in making business more sustainable? Are you interested in finding sustainability solutions for businesses and organisations? Do you want to be part of climate change mitigation? The Corporate Environmental Management Master’s Programme (CEM) enhances understanding and provides expertise on these issues and more.

The CEM Master’s Programme is a sustainability programme with an environmental focus. It offers its graduates an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues preparing the graduates to tackle these complex issues in working life. The international learning environment provides skills for identifying and managing environmental impacts; promoting environmental sustainability in business; and innovating new business solutions and sustainable business models. Jyväskylä was the first university in in the Nordic region to offer a complete master's and doctoral programme in Corporate Environmental Management. Training in CEM was launched in 1995 and the programme has been an international master’s degree programme since 2003. Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics has been proactive in integrating corporate environmental management in its curriculum, research, and other activities. Our education has therefore been internationally acknowledged by the World Resource Institute in 2001 and the Aspen Institute in 2005-2011.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Digital Marketing and Corporate Communication (DMCC)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Jyväskylä

The Master’s Programme in Digital Marketing and Corporate Communication at the Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) educates professionals of digital marketing and corporate communications for the needs of both nonprofit sector and private sector. We combine the most relevant aspects of digital business, marketing, and corporate communications with the latest academic research conducted in the field. [+]

Study objectives

Every marketing and communications expert nowadays needs knowledge on the digital environment and the channels that really make an impact on the chosen target groups. If you are interested in developing your knowledge and skills a bit further, this programme is for you. The unique combination of marketing and corporate communication makes this programme forerunner in the education landscape.

The Master’s Programme in Digital Marketing and Corporate Communication at the Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE) educates professionals of digital marketing and corporate communications for the needs of both nonprofit sector and private sector. We combine the most relevant aspects of digital business, marketing, and corporate communications with the latest academic research conducted in the field. Graduation from the programme gives in-depth knowledge and skills to plan and execute strategic and tactical activities in managerial and expert positions related to marketing, sales, and corporate communication in today’s digitalized society.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in International Business and Entrepreneurship (IBE)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Jyväskylä

The programme is a generalist programme with a comprehensive perspective. IBE provides students with competences that are applicable in different sectors of the economy, different types of jobs, and different environments. [+]

Study objectives

After completing the JSBE Master’s Degree Programme in International Business and Entrepreneurship , graduates will be ready to work in demanding managerial posts in international companies, as management consultants, or as entrepreneurs in their own businesses. Whichever path is envisaged, the programme will prepare graduates so that they have an entrepreneurial and strategic mindset, with solid analytical skills. The programme is a generalist programme with a comprehensive perspective. IBE provides students with competences that are applicable in different sectors of the economy, different types of jobs, and different environments.

Study contents

A deep understanding of global economy is an essential part of IBE. The forward-looking programme combines the essential contents of international business, entrepreneurship, and strategy. These three elements are at the heart of modern business, where the emphasis is on flexibility, diversity, and innovation... [-]


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Mattilanniemi 2, Building Agora

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Ohjelmakaari 10

Jyväskylä, FI
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