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Jesper Hagelberg
January 2, 2023

Exchange Student Spotlight: Jesper Hagelberg, Business College Helsinki

International partnership offers unique experience in return of study abroad programs

Taking advantage of a student-exchange program between Business College Helsinki and Finlandia University, Jesper Hagelberg set off to Hancock, MI, from Finland in the fall of 2022 with an opportunity to compete in NCAA DIII athletics while expanding the boundaries of his education.

An opportunity afforded by one of Finlandia University’s eight international partnerships with colleges and universities around the world, Hagelberg earned credit toward [...]

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December 14, 2022

Student Spotlight: Beyond the gridiron with Austin Cover

Finlandia Lions Austin Cover (9) prepares for a block during a game against Benedictine College.

Austin Cover is a senior Management and Entrepreneurship major from Brown City, MI. He is also a linebacker for the Finlandia University NCAA Division III Football Team. The International School of Business at Finlandia University recently interviewed Cover to learn more about his time at FinnU. 

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m from Brown City, Michigan and was raised by my grandparents, [...]

ISB Dean Kevin Manninen with busines student
December 9, 2022

Finlandia Fridays explore exclusive Ponsse internship for FinnU students

This week on Finlandia Fridays, marketing and management professor Kevin Manninen stopped by to talk about Finlandia’s International School of Business (ISB) and an upcoming internship opportunity for Finlandia students.

Following an announcement earlier this week, the Ponsse Einari Vidgrén Foundation Internship application period is now open. The internship, exclusive to Finlandia students, features two to three weeks each spent at Ponsse North America in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and Ponsse Plc headquarters in Vieremä, Finland, in May and June 2023.

With [...]

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December 7, 2022

Applications now open for 2023 Ponsse Internship

Application deadline is Friday, January 27, 2023

Finlandia University students can now apply for the Ponsse Einari Vidgrén Foundation Internship. The internship will consist of approximately two weeks spent at Ponsse North America in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and approximately three weeks at Ponsse Plc headquarters in Vieremä, Finland, in May and June 2023. 

The internship will include accommodation while at Ponsse North America in Rhinelander, plus accommodation and two daily meals while at Ponsse Plc in Vieremä, Finland. In addition, the student will [...]

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October 13, 2022

Ponsse Einari Vidgrén Foundation Internship returns for Finlandia students in 2023

Application period is expected to open in December 2022

Ponsse and Finlandia University are pleased to announce an upcoming internship opportunity for a Finlandia University student. The internship will last approximately five to six weeks, including two at Ponsse North America in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and three at Ponsse Plc Headquarters in Vieremä, Finland. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first Ponsse internship offering since 2019.

Established in Vieremä, Finland, in 1970 by Einari Vidgrén, Ponsse is one of the world’s [...]

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October 5, 2022

Small class sizes promote experiential learning and quality internships at Finlandia’s International School of Business

Copper Country’s 1 Million Cups (1MC) allows entrepreneurs to share business ideas and get feedback before, during and after launch. 1MC community organizers like Kevin Manninen, dean of Finlandia’s International School of Business (ISB) and associate professor of Management & Marketing, offer valuable advice to presenters at these one-of-a-kind networking events. In turn, Finlandia business students benefit from the context and curricula shared by Manninen through an experiential approach and quality internship opportunities.

In addition to Manninen’s work [...]

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July 5, 2022

International School of Business | Spring Newsletter

Finlandia University’s International School of Business has released its Spring recap newsletter! This issue includes: Accounting students start investment lab, the inaugural FinnU Shark Day, growing internship opportunities, Finlandia’s new president & more!

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Local students looking forward to next FinnU Shark Day

With more than 60 students in attendance Finlandia University held its inaugural FinnU Shark Day, which is a spin on the hit television show “Shark Tank”, on Wednesday, March 9th 2022. High school students in [...]

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May 13, 2022

New internship opportunity for International Business majors

Finlandia BBA students majoring or minoring in International Business now have an opportunity for a summer internship through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s new International Trade and Development Internship program. The program matches highly motivated students to companies seeking assistance in developing their export sales. The students will work for small- to medium-sized Michigan companies that are interested in or are currently exporting. Students meeting the requirements are shared with a pool of companies that applied to host summer interns. [...]

BUS 388 Global Entrepreneurship
May 10, 2022

Going global: Finlandia business students assist local engineering firm

Pictured from left to right: Steve Bethel, Dmitri Samusev, Austin Cover and River Shumate.

For small Chassell, Michigan-based Leadfoot Engineering, the global marketplace holds great potential. The company, which designs and produces quality high-performance engine pistons, is interested in becoming a global player in the small but lucrative niche market. End users for their pistons include powerboat racing teams and other boating enthusiasts looking for speed and performance.

This spring, a group of BUS 388 Global Entrepreneurship students worked with [...]

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 [...]