Our staff comprises a strong team of professionals. We create business concepts and promote the renewal of services. We offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes both in English and in Finnish. There is altogether 120 employees in the School of Business.


Eskola Anne, Principal Lecturer, D. Sc. (Econ.), M.A.
Accounting education, higher education, learning, careers in finance and accounting, financial services, financial accounting, payroll, value added taxation, management accounting, research methodology

Kananen Marja-Liisa, Senior Lecturer, M.Sc. (Econ.) 
Financial accounting, consolidation, financial analysis,  research methodology

Mäntysaari Anne, Head of Department, M. Sc.(Econ.)
Management accounting, higher education, continuing education
Svärd Erica, Senior Lecturer, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, management reporting, ERP systems

Digital Business and ICT

Bister Timo, Senior Lecturer, Ph.Lic., Msc (Computer Science)
eBusiness, software engineering, customer projects, thesis process and research guidance, business simulations


Immonen Jarkko, Senior Lecturer, Ph Lic, MSc
Databases, business intelligence, Linux, usability, web development

Kananen Jorma,
Principal Lecturer, Lic.Sc. (Econ.)
Methodology: ethnography, nethnography, web-research, digital marketing
Mika Karhulahti, Senior Lecturer, MSc
Multimedia and design, photography, creative and game industry
 Kiviaho, Niko, Senior Lecturer, MSc
Software development, ICT-testing, quality management,
agile project management
Laitinen Teemu, M.Sc. (Eng.) M.Sc. (Phys.)
Entrepreneurship, E-commerce, digital marketing
Tuikka Tommi, Lecturer, MSc
Information systems, ICT projects and business, software engineering, web and game development


 Ahmaniemi Riikka, Specialist, Team Coach, Ms.Sc.S.
Team learning and coaching, young entrepreneurs coaching,
HEI and industry co-operation, Higher education policy, networks

 Akpinar Murat, Principal Lecturer, Phd, Internationalisation, competitiveness, clusters, stakeholder management, accounting


Ekonen Marianne, Project Specialist, D. Sc. (Econ.)
Human resources management, managerial careers, gender in management, project planning and management


Haaranen Maija, Lecturer, M.Sc.(Econ.)
Leadership, HRM, HRD, marketing, TQM, social media, workplace communication, career coaching, job hunting, e-learning


 Hiekkataipale Minna-Maaria, Head of Department, M.Sc. (Admin)
Ethical leadership in higher education organizations, ethical decision making in organizations, business ethics


Hirsilä Matti, Head of Department, M.Sc.S. (Econ.)
Management, international curriculum development, economics of education


Hundal Shab, Lecturer, M.Sc. (Hons. School) Economics, M.Sc. Financial Management, and PhD candidate
Corporate finance, corporate governance, accounting, and strategy


Korkia-Aho Risto, International Affairs Coordinator, MA
Intercultural communication, international relations, romance philology



Lehtimäki Erja, Senior Lecturer, M.Sc. (Econ & Bus. Adm.)Leadership, business strategy, competence management, HRM, problem based learning, qualitative research

 Martelius-Louniala Tiina, Research and Development Manager, Lic.Sc. (Econ.)
Leadership and emotional experiences in organizations, woman in leadership and management, managerial work, business ethics


 Nakamura Rika, R&D Specialist, Master of Arts
Project planning and management, R&D funding


Ojanperä Riku, Senior Lecturer, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Entrepreneurship, evaluating and developing business ideas, franchising, business acquisitions, business strategy



Pietilä Roope, Lecturer
Business strategy, business development, sales, marketing, entrepreneurship, evaluation and development of business ideas

Pusa Heikki, Project Manager, Global Education Services
Project management, intercultural communication, export of education


Saarisilta Jaana, Project Manager, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Project management, entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, collaborative development methods


Saukkonen Juha, Senior Lecturer, M.Sc. (Econ.)
High tech management, entrepreneurial coaching for knowledge/technology intensive start-ups, futures research, human resource management

   Timonen Juha, Lecturer, Lic.Sc. (Econ.)
Leadership, management, organizational behavior, corporate social and environmental responsibility

Tunkkari-Eskelinen Minna, Principal Lecturer, Doc.Sc. (Econ)
Entrepreneurship, family business and succession training, strategic management of SME's, sustainable rural tourism, service design


Wahlgrén Asta, Director, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
Strategic management, leadership, managerial work, entrepreneurship, higher education management, quality assurance



Hukkanen Anita, Lecturer, M.Sc. (Econ.)
Marketing, sales and customer service, human resource management, change management, couching


Kalliomaa Sami, Senior Lecturer, PhD
Relationship marketing, internal marketing, leadership, selling, learning

Kananen Jorma, Principal Lecturer, Lic.Sc. (Econ.)Methodology: ethnography, nethnography, web-research, digital marketing




Hyvönen Mari, Marketing Coordinator
Marketing communications, digital and printed marketing, event management, writing
Välimäki Nina, Senior Lecturer, M.Sc.
Brand management, innovations, marketing strategy, customer insights, marketing research, international marketing

Music and Media Management

Kreus Pia, Lecturer, Master of Arts Management, PhD Candidate
Music business, artist management, copyright and IPR, strategic management
Miikkulainen Ilari, Senior Lecturer, MA
Audio and music production, sound design,creative writing and dramaturgy, concept data, creative processes, social media, music in games

Sport Business

Ahonen Aila, Senior Lecturer, M. Sc. (Econ.)
Sport marketing and management, sport entrepreneurship, research related to entrepreneurship, sport events and sport marketing
Rasku Risto, Senior Lecturer, M. Sc.(Econ.)
Strategic marketing, service design, sport marketing, sport management, research related to sport events, sport fans and sport customer satisfaction

Tourism, Service Design and Facility Management

Aho Kimmo, Senior Lecturer, Master of Hospitality Management
entrepreneurship, coaching, wines, cocktails, food and beverage management

Ahonen Suvi, Project Manager,MhM
Project management, communication, tourism, SME tourism enterprises business development

Blinnikka Petra, Project Manager, M.Sc. (Econ), BHM
Project Planning and Management, rural tourism development, sustainable tourism, event management, entrepreneurship



Hintikka-Mäkinen Kirsti, Senior Lecturer, M. Sc.
Facility management, facility Services, sustainable development, environmental management systems in service industry



Holopainen Mari, Project Manager, M.Soc.Sc.
Tourism, project management, marketing

Mertanen Enni, Principal Lecturer, Ph.D.and MEd
Nutritional quality in food services and restaurants , food service development , service impact assessment, higher education research


 Niskanen Mika, Senior Lecturer of Tourism, MSSc
Tourism development, event management, sports management, personnel management, international skills, social interaction and wines

Nuijanmaa Susanna,  Senior Lecturer, M. Sc.
Services marketing, service design, experince design, hospitality management, tourism management

Raulo Anu, Project Manager, MA
Design thinking, service design, design methodology


 Väisänen Karoliina, Senior Lecturer, MSc Food Science
Sustainable gastronomy, sensory evaluation, nutrition, food chemistry, microbiology