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November 25, 2020

Scholarship Spotlight: River Shumate, Accounting Major

River Shumate, far right, at the 2020 BPA Day in February.

River Shumate is a junior at Finlandia studying Accounting from Ishpeming, Mich. Shumate is a member of the Business Professionals of America group, TRIO and men’s basketball team. He is a recipient of the Finlandia Merit Scholarship and the UP Commitment Scholarship. Below is a piece written by him about his experience at FinnU and how the scholarships have helped him and his family [...]

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November 23, 2020

Student Spotlight: Lillian Johnson, Management & Entrepreneurship Major

Lillian Johnson is a local to the Hancock area, is majoring in Entrepreneurship and Management at Finlandia and will graduate in December 2020. Amanda Staege recently interviewed her about her time at Finlandia.

Why did you choose to major in Entrepreneurship and Management?

After high school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for my career. However, Hancock offered all graduating students the Hancock Promise as a chance to get a college degree at minimal costs. The Hancock Promise [...]

October 29, 2020

Student Spotlight: Kevin Danks, International Business Major

Kevin Danks is a transfer student at Finlandia University, majoring in International Business at the International School of Business. Communications work-study, Amanda Staege, recently interviewed him about his decision to transfer to Finlandia and what it’s like studying business at FinnU. 

Where are you from? Where did you graduate from high school?

I moved from the Lower Peninsula two years ago, from a city called Ludington. I’m originally from a city [...]

October 20, 2020

Albert Hammond (’20) Joins Finlandia’s Business Office

Albert Hammond (’20) recently joined Finlandia’s Business office as an Accountant.

Hammond grew up in Elk Rapids, Mich., and graduated from Finlandia this past spring, with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a specialization in Accounting.

“As an accountant for Finlandia University, it is my job to analyze and record business transactions – accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, etc. – and gather and create data for financial statements,” said Hammond. “I also handle the processing of payroll and work-study [...]

September 29, 2020

International School of Business Launches New E-Newsletter

The Finlandia International School of Business (ISB) has launched a new e-newsletter. The e-newsletter allows people to stay up-to-date on the ISB alumni, faculty and program news. Currently, the newsletter is scheduled to go out once a semester, but Kevin Manninen, Dean of the ISB, is eager to make the newsletter more frequent. The first newsletter released on Monday, Sept. 28 and can be viewed here.

Sign up below to receive future ISB newsletters. 

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September 29, 2020

Alumni Spotlight: Terrance Fuller (’19) Talks Career Success at Acrisure

Terrance Fuller is a 2019 graduate in accounting who currently works as a Senior Accountant for Acrisure , a Grand Rapids-based insurance brokerage firm that is the fastest growing in its industry. Fuller was recently interviewed by senior accounting major Ethan St. Germain.  Fuller shared some thoughts on the accounting program and he also gave advice for our current students.

St. Germain:  Where are you currently working and what is your position?

Fuller:  I’m living in Grand [...]

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ISB MISSION 

The International School of Business provides a liberal arts-based, experiential learning-oriented undergraduate business education. The program incorporates an integrative approach in keeping with today’s dynamic business environment. The ISB works collaboratively with other Finlandia programs and with the local community to establish networks of knowledge and resources, promote successful business and entrepreneurial ventures, and support the university mission.

ISB VISION   

Through its progressive course and program offerings, practical oriented approach, global emphasis, and adherence to quality teaching methods and [...]

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August 17, 2020

Finlandia Prepares for Fall 2020

Students are making their way back to Finlandia’s campus for the Fall 2020 semester. As the university prepares to welcome approximately 400 students, new protocols and practices are being enforced to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 on campus and in the Keweenaw community. 

“We have had a task force meeting regularly since May to discuss, evaluate and implement new physical changes to campus, policies, and procedures,” said Dean of Students Erin Barnett.  “Because of our size, we have [...]

August 6, 2020

Learn all about Fall 2020 with FinnU’s New Fall 2020 Web Pages

Finlandia is excited to launch its new Fall 2020 web pages just in time for the new semester. Students, employees and community members can conveniently find information as it pertains to their group on the new pages. In addition, there is a new Covid FAQ page that includes information on FinnU’s Covid-19 case count, testing, quarantining procedures, contact tracing and prevention measures.

“This year is obviously a bit different than before, so we thought it crucial [...]

Global Entrepreneurship
April 28, 2020

FinnU Business Students Assist Area Firms with International Expansion

Many businesses in our region have the potential to expand into the global marketplace. However, many of these businesses lack the time and resources to fully concentrate on exploiting such opportunities.  This spring, students in the International School of Business, Global Entrepreneurship class worked with two area businesses to develop plans that assist them in expanding their international operations.  

The Lake Linden-based company, NECi Superior Enzymes, is a producer of nitrate detection reagents and test kits that anyone can use [...]

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