LUT School of Business and Management (LBM) celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2021. As if to honour the anniversary year, a record number of Master's degrees, 266, were completed at LBM in 2020. It is the highest number in the School's history.
In total, 1,824 Bachelor's degrees, 3,768 Master's degrees, 20 Licentiates and 129 Doctorates have been completed at LBM over 30 years.
The amount of 4 000 Master's degrees was achieved in 2021.
But LBM is not just numbers. Dean Sami Saarenketo says that the LBM community is close and humane.
"We have a work community of hundreds of top professionals. Together with our students, we also have a desire to make the world a better place for future generations through science and education," Saarenketo describes.
According to Saarenketo, the core of LBM's operations lies in responsible business renewal.
"The essential point is that we are a business school within a university of technology. Our graduates have excellent working life skills, and the employment rate among our students is very high. We train makers of the future who think responsibly and ethically to the service of the economy."
The LUT School of Business and Management is among the world's top 150 business schools in the Times Higher Education (THE) 2023 business school ranking. There are roughly 16 500 academic business schools in the world overall.
Special interviews of the anniversary year
- Sami Saarenketo was supposed to become a rock star but commands the stage as a modern dean
- This is the man who took the LUT School of Business and Management to the world – Kalevi Kyläheiko is a character everyone remembers
- ”It’s been a wild ride,” says LUT University’s education reformer, Vice Rector Jaana Sandström, and reins in a stallion
Professor's and lector'sthoughts
- “Researchers must be good at everything and great at one thing", says Professor Kaisu Puumalainen
- Antero Tervonen has taught at the LUT School of Business and Management since its establishment – now he tells what has changed and what still inspires him about his work