Kevin Manninen, Associate Professor of Business

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Business School Welcomes Associate Professor Kevin Manninen

Kevin ManninenHANCOCK, MI -The Finlandia University International School of Business (ISB) is pleased to welcome Kevin Manninen as an associate professor of business. Manninen was a visiting professor of business at Finlandia in the spring 2012 semester.

Courses he will teach include Principles of Management, Project Management, International Business, and others. He is also working with the student-run Finlandia University Experiential Learning (FUEL) Studio and assisting with other ISB entrepreneurial studies.

"Students learn in different ways, and we should try to accommodate each student's style to the best of our abilities," Manninen says. "Teaching should motivate and inspire students to be the best that they can be, both as experts in their respective fields and as citizens of their communities, nation and world."

Manninen has a master's of business administration (MBA), with a concentration in international business, from Eastern Michigan University, and a bachelor of science in business administration from Michigan Technological University.

In 2003, Manninen was awarded a Finnish professional teacher certification from JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä, Finland. Manninen lived in Jyväskylä from 1995 to 2010, where he worked as manager of business development for Jyväskylä Innovation, Ltd., and as instructor, project coordinator, and company trainer for the International Business program at JAMK University of Applied Sciences.

Most recently, Manninen worked as a regional economic coordinator for the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region, Houghton.

Manninen lives in Atlantic Mine with his wife, Liisa, a Finnish national. He is head of the marketing committee of the FinnFest USA 2013 board of directors.

Contact Kevin Manninen at 906-487-7371 or