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September 24, 2021

Exploring the International School of Business with Dean, Kevin Manninen

Joining Finlandia Fridays this week is Kevin Manninen, Dean and Associate Professor of Management and Marketing with the International School of Business at Finlandia University. Manninen shares insight into what it’s like being a business student at Finlandia and what advantages there are through small class sizes and experiential learning at the institution such as internship opportunities, international collaboration and hands-on project management experience. Manninen talks about what majors and minors are offered through the International School of Business [...]

April 8, 2021

Student Spotlight: McEwen Stapleton, Management & Entrepreneurship

When McEwen Stapleton transferred to Finlandia University from Hope College, he was looking for a place where he could be himself. 

“Overall, I’m an outdoor-oriented individual and Hope College is dead-center in Holland,” said Stapleton, who is originally from Frankfort, Mich. “I am thankful for my experiences there, but it just didn’t feel like me. The city air starts to feel heavy after a while, and Finlandia felt more like me and just better since it’s in a rural setting.” 

In his [...]

March 29, 2021

Business students to present at next XES Helsinki Testing Day event

The next XES Helsinki entrepreneur presentations will be held on Wednesday, March 31st at 9am EDT. Three innovative entrepreneurs from the Helsinki, Finland area and one group of Finlandia students will give short presentations on their businesses and receive feedback from a panel of experts from the US. Everyone is welcome to join this exciting free trans-Atlantic event! Register to attend here. We are pleased to welcome Tom Adolphs, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Finlandia, as a panel member.     One [...]

March 15, 2021

Owner of SmartCreative to present to business class on March 17

Matthew Randell, owner of SmartCreative, a Houghton-based marketing agency, will give a Zoom presentation on “Marketing For Any Business” on Wednesday, March 17 at 2:10p.m. as part of the BUS 447 Entrepreneurial Marketing class. He’ll be talking about the challenges of a small marketing budget and what agencies such as SmartCreative can offer. The presentation is open to any Finlandia student and can be accessed at  https://zoom.us/j/94412279867

January 6, 2021

Second XES Helsinki “Testing Tuesday” Event Slated for Jan. 12

Finlandia University’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter and FinnZone have launched a new initiative with the XES student entrepreneurial community from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. The second Testing Tuesday: U.S. Edition is scheduled for January 12 at 9 a.m. EST and will feature live video business plan presentations by XES and other Helsinki-based entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurs will then receive feedback and advice from a panel of business [...]

December 8, 2020

Business students reflect on value of internship experiences

Sara Bendix (’20, Healthcare Management) talks about her experience as an intern at Aspirus Keweenaw

Some of the most important lessons Finlandia’s International School of Business students learn don’t come from the classroom. They happen during internships.

According to one source, only 12 percent of American business schools require their students to participate in an internship. Finlandia BBA students are in this unique group as most complete an internship during their junior or senior year. In some cases, if [...]

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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 [...]

November 17, 2020

XES Helsinki Business Presentations “Testing Tuesday: US Edition”

The first “Testing Tuesday: US Edition” business pitches by the XES Helsinki Entrepreneurial Community will be Tuesday, November 17th at 9 a.m. EST.  The four Finland-based teams will be giving short presentations on their business concept followed by questions and answers.  To join this Zoom event email Kevin Danks at ktdanks@finlandia.edu.  The Zoom link to the event will then be sent to all who sign up.

 

November 4, 2020

FinnU BPA and FinnZone launch cooperation with XES Helsinki Student Entrepreneurial Community

The XES student entrepreneurial community from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland.

First transatlantic entrepreneurial presentations scheduled for November 17

Finlandia University’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) chapter and FinnZone have launched a new initiative with the XES student entrepreneurial community from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. The first Testing Tuesday: US Edition is scheduled for November 17 at 9 a.m. EST and will feature live video business [...]

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.

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