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Creating business professionals for the global marketplace

The International School of Business at Finlandia University provides a liberal arts-based, practical-oriented undergraduate business education. Our unique learning environment will enable you to make the most of your university experience. If you possess excellent motivation, a strong work ethic, a high level of discipline, and a desire and passion to succeed, the International School of Business will provide the opportunity to pursue a rewarding professional career, and enable you to grow and realize your potential as an individual.

Students earn a BBA with a concentration in one of the following areas: Accounting, Arts Management, Healthcare Management, International Business, Management & Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Sports Management, and new in Fall 2016, a BBA in Marketing and Graphic Design.

Students with an associate degree can earn their bachelor’s in another two years through our 2+2 programs in Healthcare Management and Applied Sports Management.

INNOVATIVE OFFERINGS

Badge earned for being named one of the Most Innovative College Business DepartmentsThe International School of Business made the Business Research Guide’s list of the nation’s 50 most innovative small college business departments. It’s an honor the school earned because of its unique offerings including the following:

ISB students experience small class sizes, a university-wide support network, and faculty that are approachable and willing to help prepare them for a rewarding career and fulfilling life.

Experiential learning

  • The ISB curriculum teaches both the theoretical and practical aspects of business.
  • Through our extensive network of regional and international businesses, students are able to regularly interact with entrepreneurs, business managers and other professionals.
  • We work with our students to find quality internships that enable them to gain valuable experience and utilize their Finlandia education. Many internships have directly led to employment for our graduates.

An entrepreneurial emphasis

  • Students will be prepared to work in small and medium sized companies and to bring a much sought-after entrepreneurial mindset to employers of all types and sizes.
  • Students have the opportunity to learn first hand about entrepreneurship through the FUEL Studio, a student-run business on campus.

Global focus

  • The global implications of doing business, even for small and medium-sized organizations, are a major emphasis of a Finlandia University International School of Business education.
  • Study abroad opportunities: ISB students will have the opportunity for semester long or short term study abroad opportunities in Finland – one of the World’s most innovative and progressive business countries! See below for more information.

Exclusive opportunities

Business students also have the opportunity to organize local events, such as the Keweenaw Job Fair, and to represent Finlandia University in a state-wide project management competition.

SCHOLARSHIPS

More than 98 percent of Finlandia University students qualify and utilize financial aid resources each year, including incredible merit-based scholarship opportunities that actually make school more affordable for students who earn good grades.

Scholarship Opportunities

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES

Students considering traveling abroad to study International Business must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA and apply to the Dean of the International School of Business to make arrangements. Students are highly encouraged to study at least one year of the Finnish language (or language of destination country) prior to departure. Finlandia’s business school works exclusively with Haaga-Helia University of Applied SciencesJAMK University of Applied Sciences (Jyväskylä) and JAMK Summer School – Creativity and Communication in Business to provide opportunities for students.

Study Abroad Opportunities

Accounting
Accounting
Accounting is the language and foundation of every business.

What you will learn

Finlandia's accounting program includes the business core required of all ISB students plus courses in cost and managerial accounting, auditing, tax accounting, and finance. Our experienced faculty includes active CPAs, CMAs and accountants who work with clients and involve students in actual case studies. Combined with Finlandia's liberal arts education, your Finlandia accounting degree will open doors to make your mark on the world.

You will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of accounting theory and concepts and develop an understanding of the ethical and social impacts of accounting. Your career possibilities are endless as every aspect of society needs accountants. There is employment in forensic accounting/auditing for financial law enforcement, in a range of federal and state agencies, in major corporations, and in smaller businesses. You can use your accounting skills as an entrepreneur or for other entrepreneurs.

Sample Courses (CORE)

  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Cost/managerial Accounting
  • Accounting Systems

Career Opportunities

Accountant, Auditor, Financial Manager Learn More
Arts Management
Arts Management
The Arts Management concentration is for students who wish to pursue management careers in arts-related enterprises.

Sample Courses (CORE)

  • Art & Design Project Management
  • Art Business
  • E-Marketing

Career Opportunities

Art Manager, Art Director Learn More
Healthcare Management
Healthcare Management
This concentration is for those who wish to pursue a career on the business side of the healthcare field.

Sample Courses (CORE)

  • Human Resource Management
  • Epidemiology in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Information System

Career Opportunities

Healthcare Administrator, Healthcare Manager, Healthcare Executive, Clinic Managements, Human Resources Management Learn More
International Business
International Business
The International Business concentration is for students who wish to work with multinational firms.

Sample Courses (CORE)

  • Global Entrepreneurship
  • International Marketing
  • Global Economy

Career Opportunities

International Operations Director, Import/export Manager, International Account Representative, International Sales Manager Learn More
Management & Entrepreneurship
Management & Entrepreneurship
This versatile concentration opens the door to careers as varied as branch managers, service managers, human resource managers, departmental managers, account managers, materials managers, plant managers, quality managers, continuous improvement coordinators, and catalog managers.

Sample Courses (CORE)

  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methods in Business Decision-Making

Career Opportunities

Manager, Entrepreneur, Compensation and Benefits Managers, Financial Managers Learn More
Marketing and Graphic Design
Marketing and Graphic Design
Interested in applying marketing and graphic design fundamentals collectively? Students in the Marketing and Graphic Design program explore product development, promotion, visual communication, and advertising using theoretical and practical techniques.

Sample Courses (CORE)

  • Drawing Foundations
  • Design & Culture
  • Business Communications
  • Business Law
  • Design Thinking
  • Marketing Communications

Career Opportunities

Marketing Specialist, Graphic Designer, Art Director Learn More
Sports Management
Sports Management
The Sports Management B.B.A. concentration applies business principles to the sports industry.

Sample Courses (CORE)

  • Sports Marketing
  • Sport Business and Finance
  • Facility and Game Event Management

Career Opportunities

Marketing Manager, Advertising and Promotional Manager, Sports Manager Learn More
Marketing
Marketing
The BBA-Marketing concentration is an ideal choice for students who like to interact with people, are intrigued by human behavior, and like being rewarded for what they do.

What you will learn

The marketing curriculum includes courses in marketing principles, advertising, accounting, economics, organizational management and financial management, and psychology or sociology. For especially creative students, courses in Finlandia's International School of Art and Design provide backgrounds in digital imagery, publications, and graphic design, which will also help you acquire technical presentation skills.

Sample Courses (CORE)

  • BUS 340 - e-Marketing
  • BUS 348 - Relationship Sales
  • BUS 346 - Marketing Communication
  • BUS 447 - Marketing for Small Business
  • BUS 481 - Research Methods in Business Decision-Making
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