Societal interaction

Graduates from the LUT School of Business and Management (LBM) are future problem-solvers who promote the sustainable renewal of business.

As an institution of higher education that trains current and future managers, LBM is committed to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), which aim to implement sustainable and internationally recognised values in education and research (see PRME reports).

The LUT School of Business and Management cooperates closely with business enterprises. An example of this is the LUT Corporate Advisory Board, which supports the development of education and research. It consists of highly influential corporate executives in Finland. In studies, corporate collaboration is apparent in the fact that businesses commission most master's theses (roughly 400 annually) and students solve real-world business problems on a number of courses.

Furthermore, the Firmatiimi business outreach team and the university's Professors of Practice act as liaisons between the university and business enterprises, increasing awareness of opportunities for cooperation and enhancing dialogue and collaboration between the university and businesses. 

We produce research data that can promote the development of production and services in Finland, the competitiveness of European industries, and the global dissemination of green technologies and sustainable business models. Businesses from a number of industry fields are involved in our projects, and our objective is to produce high-level scientific research results, combine theory and practice, and apply novel research-based knowledge in the surrounding society.

The school annually organises a strategy seminar aiming to promote dialogue with industries and businesses.

Contact Us

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

Anni-Kaisa Kähkönen
Vice Dean, Academic Affairs
tel. +358 40 746 8132
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Juha Väätänen
Vice Dean, External Relations
tel. +358 40 526 1518
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