The ability to build a personal and professional network is a vitally important skill that is rarely taught in business schools. According to a study by the Adler Group, 85 percent of all jobs are landed via networking. In addition, the contacts made through networking can be valuable connections later on in one’s career.
First year ISB student Bryan Matheson meets with Randy Heinonen, owner of Superior Claims Adjusters, during Tuesdays Networking Workshop.
International business major Dean Burggrabe (left), International School of Business Dean Kevin Manninen and marketing major Walker Enstad pose for a photo in Finland at JAMK University in June 2016.
One of the desired learning outcomes for Finlandia University graduates is to develop a global perspective in order to better understand and operate in today’s world. This summer, two International School of Business (ISB) students are doing just that as they study abroad in Finland.
For the second time Finlandia University participated in THE Project 2016, a project management competition sponsored by the Western Michigan Chapter of the Project Management Institute. This year’s competition featured 12 teams from eight Michigan universities. All teams spent the spring semester developing a project plan aimed at solving or improving a major challenge facing the state of Michigan. This year the task of all the participating teams was to select a county in Michigan and [...]
As the world has globalized, more small- and medium-sized businesses have the potential to do business internationally. Many are already there. However, many of these companies also lack the expertise needed to operate successfully in the global marketplace. With a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in International Business from Finlandia’s International School of Business, you’ll have the advantage you need to land a job in a crowded marketplace. Below we lay out the reasons why.
Organizations need professionals with expertise in international [...]
“We’re honored to have earned this recognition,” said Kevin Manninen, the school’s dean. “The International School of Business provides excellent learning opportunities for students interested in a career in business.”