LBM 30 years

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. 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, and 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."

Saarenketo points out that in 30 years LBM has established itself among the top 200 business schools in the world.

In honour of the anniversary year, we will allow both the former and present LBM staff and alumni their own story and their best memories from along the way. More interviews will be published throughout the anniversary year.

Stories

Annika Forsman learned to speak the language of engineers at LUT and uses this ability in her finance manager positions: “I wouldn't have gotten where I am without LUT”

Sometimes where you choose to study has a huge impact on your future. That happened to Annika Forsman , LUT alumni and experienced finance management professional. Through LUT, she found a job...

Antero Tervonen has taught at the LUT School of Business and Management since its establishment – now he talks about the changes and what still inspires him

Not everyone knows that a long time ago there was a tar-burning pit where the Lappeenranta campus of the LUT University is currently located. In the 1950s, even a ski jump could be found...

Contact Us

Sami Saarenketo
Dean
tel. +358 50 308 6181
sami.saarenketo@lut.fi
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Twitter: @Saarenke

Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen
Vice Dean, Academic Affairs
tel. +358 40 746 8132
anni-kaisa.kahkonen@lut.fi
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Twitter:@annikaisakahk

Juha Väätänen
Vice Dean, External Relations
tel. +358 40 526 1518
juha.vaatanen@lut.fi
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Twitter: @JuhaVaatanen

Saara Larkio
Marketing Communications Specialist
tel. +358 50 347 2191
saara.larkio@lut.fi