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Economic Sciences and Business Studies in Northern Europe, Finland
Oulu Business School (OBS) at the University of Oulu is an international research and educational institute for economic sciences, in Finland. . The city of Oulu is a modern growth centre, which creates an inspiring and stimulating environment for business studies, work and leisure.
Oulu Business School (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration) is one of the six departments within the University of Oulu, the second largest multidisciplinary university in Finland. With 1200 students and 100 staff members, Oulu Business School (OBS) is solely responsible for the University level Business Education in all of Northern Finland.
OBS - Internationally recognized research and high-quality teaching
Oulu is situated by the Gulf of Bothnia, at the mouth of Oulu River. With more than 130 000 inhabitants, Oulu is the largest city in Northern Finland. Oulu Business School is located in Linnanmaa campus area, about 6 km north of the city centre. The mission of OBS is to create and transfer knowledge and better understanding on both local and global business phenomena. The cornerstone activities of OBS in fulfilling this mission are its internationally recognized research and high-quality education through which OBS provides experts and expertise for corporations, organizations and the society at large.
For 50 years, economic studies have been represented in University of Oulu. Traditionally the employment opportunities for students have been good after the graduation and the job requirements have matched the education. The majority of Oulu Business School graduates (69% in 2006) are employed in the private sector.
Full-time MBA and International Master's Degree Programmes
Oulu Business School offer three international Master´s Degree programmes (FE, FMA and IB) and a full-time MBA programme. The Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration is a widely recognised and renowned degree. OBS has a strong position as an international, university level business educator and has already become the most significant provider of English taught courses and degree programmes in the University of Oulu. Oulu Business School consists of four departments and students are offered studies in seven different majors.
In spring 2008, President Martti Ahtisaari opened an international Research and Education Institute: Martti Ahtisaari Institute of Global Business and Economics. There are four international Master´s programmes within the Oulu Business School.
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