Management and Organisation

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The subject of Management and Organisation (M&O) is the largest within the department and nurtures a strong community of researchers and teachers. The volume and range of our research activities is vast, and it is reflected in our courses in Bachelor and Master studies. Our teaching is characterized by variety, covering issues within people management and HRM as well as strategy and strategic management, international business, responsibility, sustainability, and business ethics.

Scholars associated with the subject publish articles in leading international academic journals. They also publish books with international publishers. All publications can be found in our research database HARIS.

Our scholars engage in active collaboration with other universities and business schools around the world. We also have excellent collaboration with companies and other organizations, which offer timely and relevant real life cases for our courses.

Studies in Management and Organisation offer students up-to-date research-based and practically applicable knowledge about managing complex organisations in the global economy. While our bachelor studies are offered mostly in Swedish, most courses on master level are offered in English. In our master’s programme in Helsinki, the two main specialization areas are (1) People management and HRM and (2) Strategy. In Vaasa the specialisation is more general focusing on strategy and sustainability.

We also offer a master’s programme on International Strategy and Sustainability (IS&S). It has since its inception in 2007 attracted many students from Finland and abroad. The program offers cutting edge knowledge and courses in a variety of topics related to sustainability and responsibility from a strategic perspective. More information about the English master's programme can be found here.

In Vaasa we offer together with the department of Marketing a fully English-speaking master´s programme in Marketing and Management. The two year program offers master courses in, for example, strategy, sustainability, service marketing, and market shaping. More information about the English master program can be found here.

More information about both Bachelor and Masters studies can be found here.

We have an active doctoral studies programme.  Every year, on average 2-3 doctoral researchers defend their theses in Management and Organisation.

Contact persons:

Professor Sören Kock
Professor Janne Tienari