LUT School of Business and Management

We educate the problem solvers of the future and produce solutions that promote sustainable business.

The LUT School of Business and Management combines business, industrial engineering and management, as well as software expertise in a unique way. The focus of both education and research is on building sustainable competitiveness and promoting green technology.

Students in our research-based degree programmes graduate as Bachelors, Masters and Doctors of Science in Economics and Business Administration, as well as Bachelors, Masters and Doctors of Technology in Industrial Engineering and Management or Information Technology.

Our graduates are experts with excellent problem solving and professional skills. Our Master's Degree Programme graduates fare exceptionally well on the job market. The employment percentage for new graduates has at time reached 80.

Our research is focused on expertise in sustainable competitiveness, innovation activities and software engineering. We produce research data of a high standard that can be applied in practice for the use of companies and the public sector in development and societal decision-making.

The objective of our School's research is to form a better understanding of the factors that lead to sustainable value creation, i.e. approaches that will ensure that companies are successful in international competition and, at the same time, operate in a way that is economically, ecologically and socially sustainable.

Our strategic research areas are:

Innovation and sustainable value creation
SME's and international entrepreneurship
Digitalization and business analytics


We educate research-based problem solvers in the fields of business, industrial management and software engineering. We do this by creating and sharing business relevant knowledge for the benefit of students, businesses, academic community and society at large.

Vision 2020

We are internationally recognized for our impact on sustainable value creation – enabled by new technologies and entrepreneurial spirit.

Entrepreneurial, global and sustainable mindset characterizes our research and education. We focus on understanding the factors that lead to sustainable value creation i.e approaches that enable growth, renewal and internationalization of firms in a way that is economically, ecologically and socially sustainable. We seek to better understand the role of businesses and management in addressing the big problems of humankind. In particular, we focus on changes and growth opportunities that are driven by new and digital technologies and new forms of organizing. Our core strength is close collaboration with business life combined with strong theoretical, analytical and methodological expertise.

Contact Us

Sami Saarenketo
tel. +358 50 308 6181
Research Portal profile
Twitter: @Saarenke

Juha Väätänen
tel. +358 40 526 1518