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Austin Cover - Lions Football
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 [...]

Brendan Christian
November 22, 2022

Student Spotlight: Brendan Christian, Accounting; Management and Entrepreneurship

Brendan, tell us a little about yourself.

I am 21 years old. I come from a small town, which made the transition to Finlandia pretty easy, but I still had to adjust to not having some of the luxuries I have back home. I have played four years of soccer here at Finlandia and captained the team for my Junior and Senior year. I was a Resident Assistant for two years and I currently tutor students in general business subjects, specifically [...]

ISB business
December 3, 2021

International School of Business teams up with 1 Million Cups at entrepreneurial event

On Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 8:30 a.m., representatives from Finlandia’s International School of Business (ISB) are teaming up with businesses and organizations from around the community to share and discuss entrepreneurial ideas and opportunities in our local community. ISB Dean Kevin Manninen and Assistant Professor of Management Nathan Perreault will be representing Finlandia on the1 Million Cups committee while other committee members include those from MTEC SmartZone, Michigan Small Business Development Center, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance and [...]

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 [...]

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 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

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 [...]

Art & Design, graphic design, minors
December 3, 2020

Business students benefit from minor offerings across campus

Finlandia University has established a number of academic minors in multiple disciplines that are available to students. These offer the opportunity to complement their major area of study or to offer specialization in new academic areas. The International School of Business now offers 18-credit minors in Healthcare Management, International Business, Management, Marketing and Sports Management for both business and other majors.  

Students working towards their BBA can also pursue a minor outside of the business [...]