In the areas of economics and business coming up with new fresh research ideas requires a great deal of creativity. For this reason, exchange of thoughts with foreign colleagues as well as international academic experience is of high importance in the university life.
IBM Programme Coordinator Irene Lehto co-organized the FIGSIB 2014 Doctoral Tutorial on 3rd and 4th of November, also presenting her own research at the event.
Academic traditions are an important part of the university community’s cohesion and they have also an important part in passing history on for the next generations. The most dignified of them all is the student guild’s annual party, where past is remembered, future is peeked at and spirit of the society is enjoyed.
MF Programme Coordinator Andrew Conlin attended Dr. Seppo Honkapohja's lecture on monetary policy and financial crises at Oulu Business School on 30th October.
During the spring term of 2014 I was on exchange in The Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany that is one of Europe’s oldest universities. I am grateful to Oulu Business School and FMA programme for providing an opportunity to go on exchange that gave me a valuable international experience coupled with enjoying the life of Southern Germany.
The renewed EMBA OULU programme was launched for this autumn’s intake in September 2014. From now on, the programme will follow the highest international standards in assurance of learning and quality under supervision of the international accreditation body, AACSB.
My name is Mari Kursukangas and I work for a global construction material company in Helsinki. In our organization, I‘m responsible for the implementation of the operational management and lean quality systems.
My doctoral dissertation, publicly defended on November 1st 2013 at Oulu Business School, Department of Marketing, examined the contextual nature of launching industrial new products. The starting point for the study was the question, why new product launches so often fail? Sometimes the product is at fault, but in many cases, the launch itself is conducted poorly.
It was summer 2012 when the idea of participating in a MBA program first crossed my mind. I was working at a German steel company at that point. In September that same year I could experience first contact with the Oulu Business School – for the sake of formality in the beginning, but it became clear rapidly that the professionalism of this university did leave an impression.
Doctoral dissertation, publicly defended on February 7th 2014 at Oulu Business School, Department of Marketing examined one of today’s buzzwords in business – business models. A lot of weight has been given on business models both in business research and practice – failures in commercializing technological innovations are often explained by unsuccessful business models.