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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 [...]

June 10, 2021

Preparing for the job hunt: students experience employment search through mock job search and interviews

During the 2021 spring semester, the International School of Business collaborated with Finlandia’s new Seaton Center for Vocation & Career to equip graduating seniors with the skills they need to prepare competitive job applications and interview successfully. Director of Career Services, Emma Dorst, partnered with Assistant Professor of Management Nathan Perreault and Dean Kevin Manninen to restructure the Business Senior Seminar course, with opportunities for students to put their job search skills into practice and receive individual feedback. Ms. Dorst delivered [...]

Santeri Seppinen
May 14, 2021

Santeri Seppinen named Finlandia International School of Business Outstanding Senior

Finlandia University’s International School of Business has named Santeri Seppinen its Outstanding Senior in Business for the academic year 2020-21. Seppinen, an International Business major from Turku, Finland, was given this honor based on his overall academic record, including a 3.83 GPA, as well as his achievements outside of the classroom. 

Transferring to Finlandia in 2018 to play hockey, Seppinen quickly settled and effectively balanced his studies with the rigors of being a varsity goaltender. According to management professor Nathan Perreault [...]

April 30, 2021

Student Spotlight: Phil Schader, International Business

Phil Schader is a sophomore transfer student from Austria majoring in International Business. Schader left Austria when he was 16 and graduated from a Canadian high school before playing junior hockey. He is a member of the Men’s Hockey team. 

When did you first hear about Finlandia and why did you decide to come here? 

During the end of my junior hockey career playing in Minnesota. I found out about Finlandia through the hockey program. For me as an international, [...]

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 [...]

Testing Tuesday
January 29, 2021

Finlandia Fridays talks ‘Testing Tuesday’ with international business student Kevin Danks

A presenter from the January 2021 “Testing Tuesday: US Edition” event

International business student Kevin Danks joined host Olivia Myers on this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays to talk about the new ‘Testing Tuesday: US Edition’ events that give business students real-world experience in international business relations.

International Business major, Kevin Danks

The initiative, launched in November, have been a collaboration between the XES student entrepreneurial community from Haaga-Helia University of Applied [...]

Santeri Seppinen FinnZone
December 26, 2020

Borgen, Seppinen featured in videos about Finns living in the UP

Finlandia staff member, Nata Borgen, and international business student, Santeri Seppinen, were recently featured as subjects of two short videos on Finns living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The videos are promotional pieces for Finnzone and are part of Finnzone’s strategy for attracting Finnish companies to the Keweenaw. The videos were produced by Kristin Ojaniemi and sponsored by the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce Upper Michigan. Nata Borgen

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