Originally from Helsinki, Finland, Borgen came to Finlandia as an exchange student in 2013. As a student from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences she studied in an international degree program for multilingual administrative assistants. After getting married, and settling in to the US, Borgen found [...]
“I lost everything that day. I lost my only child. I lost the exquisite joy of watching my daughter continue to grow and achieve the tremendous potential she had already demonstrated in her almost 19 years. I lost the chance to fulfill all the travel adventures and plans we had talked about. I will never hold my grandchildren. I will forever hear the echoing in my head of those 10 words that shattered my life to dust.”
NASBITE wanted to develop a professional credential that would raise the level of practice in the field, provide professional development goals and showcase competency. The CGBP Student Pathway Program did just that and [...]
Finlandia University’s 2019 graduating class will hear from marketing major Haley Makela during this year’s commencement ceremony as the local student was selected as Student Representative. Makela has succeeded in and out of the classroom, all while being a dual-sport athlete in basketball and soccer.
“As a freshman I was always working to be the Student Representative,” she recalled, thinking back to her first days on campus. “It was a goal for myself [...]
Following the standard requirements to be a CPA , the courses at FinnU prepare students to go into their fifth year of accounting and to go on and take the CPA exam The small class size sets the degree program apart from larger schools. Sieders mentioned she loves getting to know her students on a first name [...]
Finlandia University is thrilled to welcome Juha Vidgren, Chairman of the Board, Ponsse PIc,, to campus. Vidgren has been on the board of Ponsse since 2000, and with the company since 1998.
Vidgren will be giving a presentation at the Finnish American Heritage Center on Wednesday, February 13 at 3 p.m. The presentation, titled How a one man operation in rural Finland became a global leader, will center around the idea of what anyone can accomplish if they apply themselves.
Finlandia University is happy announce the latest new and improved academic program page.
The Accounting program page features more visuals and less text, and is geared more toward incoming and prospective students who are looking specifically at FinnU’s accounting program. The page showcases faculty and alumni interviews and highlights the unique aspects of the program such as the versatility of an accounting degree, personalized internships and experienced accountants leading the classroom.
The accounting page is the latest program page to receive an [...]
Finlandia alumni and friends are invited to hear from the Dean’s of our four schools. They will share updates on what is happening in their programs this upcoming year and successes from the past year. They will also have the opportunity to hear from Dean of Students, Erin Barnett, and campus minister, Soren Schmidt.
This event is free and open to all Finlandia/Suomi alumni and friends. It will take place at the Chapel of Saint Matthew on Finlandia’s campus at 2pm [...]
Laura Sieders never planned on becoming a college instructor. The Calumet native moved to Washington D.C. shortly after graduating from Michigan Tech with her bachelor’s in business administration and a focus in accounting. Starting this fall, she’s a full-time faculty member at Finlandia University in the role of Instructor of Accounting.
“One of the great things about accounting is you can work in any sector you want to because every business needs someone counting their money and analyzing the data,” said [...]