Leadership, Service Design and Communication (School of Business)

Intensive, three-week study tracks have been designed to challenge and inspire you in your studies. Jamk Summer School includes lectures, workshops, get-togethers and interesting site visits. Each year Jamk Summer School gathers around 200 students and lecturers from e.g. Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Singapore, the USA, and from Europe. 

Welcome to Jyväskylä, Finland, between 3 June - 23 June 2022

The Summer School programme starts with a weekend in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, where we ask the students to arrive on Friday 3 June. Our student tutors will meet you at the airport and guide you to the city centre and your accommodation. Two nights at a hostel, guided sightseeing tour and bus transfer to Jyväskylä on Sunday 5 June are all included in the administration fee. The orientation will take place in Helsinki, on Saturday 4th of June, 5:00 p.m (UTC+2). You will meet faculty and students from all over the world and get familiar with the practicalities of the summer school. The Official Opening Ceremony for Jamk Summer School students and professors will be held on Monday, June 6, from 10 to 10.30 a.m. in Jamk main campus, TULIKARI Auditorium. The first lectures will begin after the event.

Classmates from various colleges and universities add to your experience both inside and outside the classroom. Together, you’ll take courses and broaden your network — an important facet in today’s global, and competitive, workplace environment. So in addition to learning, the summer school offers you a chance to experience the future of team work in the digital age.

Welcome to our Summer School, one of the best experiences of your life! 

Apply to Summer School from 7 March to 15 May 2022. 

Enroll here!

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Courses 2022 | 3 ECTS each

In the Leadership, Communication and Tourism programme you can choose from 1 to 4 courses of your own choice. Each course is 3 ECTS. After completing the courses you will receive a Transcript of Records on the credits you have earned. Contact hours are between 9 am - 4 pm on weekdays. 

Studies are a practical-oriented alternative to traditional university education and give the students an excellent combination of hands-on skills along with a strong theoretical knowledge base.

Note: The academic content of some courses is suitable for both Bachelor's and Master's level. Please follow the link to the course descriptions and check the accreditation procedure with your home university.

Tentative schedule

  • First week: 6. - 10.6. | 5 days

  • Second week: 13. - 16.6. | 4 days

  • Third week: 20. - 22.6. | 3 days

Closing Ceremony 22nd of June

On Wednesday 22nd of June we will have an official closing ceremony in Jamk main campus, Rajakatu, where you will receive your official certification of attendance. 



If you're not planning to stay in Finland after the Summer School ends, remember to book a flight from Helsinki Airport for Thursday 23 June. Note that you have to take a train (or a bus, but we recommend the train - it's faster) from Jyväskylä to Helsinki Airport on Thursday morning. You are responsible for booking and paying for your own train ticket.


Cancellation policy of the summer school fee

  • Until the 15th may it is possible to cancel your participation without any penalty.
  • From 16th May to 27th May it is possible to cancel your participation but we withhold 50% of the fee (345 euros/student (for partner institutions); 495 euros/ student (for non-partner institutions)
  • After 27th May it is possible to cancel your participation but we withhold 100% of the fee (690 euros/student (for partner institutions); 990 euros/ student (for non-partner institutions)
  • Exception: penalty-free cancellation may be made two days before the programme starts (on 1st June at the latest) if the student is tested positive for COVID-19 infection. The student has to provide an official document stating the test results.
  • Note! Hotel booking and weekend study tours cancellation are your responsibility as they are not included in the  Jamk summer school fee package. They have other cancellations policies. Check the website.

Accommodation Options

We recommend you three accommodation options to choose from. To make a booking for the GreenStar Hotel please send an email to rkorkia@jamk.fi

For Verso Hotel you can make the bookings via the the hotels' website with the booking code according to the instructions that will be sent to you by email after you have registered for the Summer School.

For Forenom Hostel Jyväskylä, contact the hostel directly and indicate the codes for mini or twin room (found below).

Soihtu Stay opens on the 6th of June 2022 and our reservation system for summer schools is open until the 30th of April 2022. Make sure to book your accommodation before the deadline. You can book accommodation from the link: https://secure.soihtu.fi/en/summerschool/ . Check the prices from below

See the information & prices of the hotels below:

Social Programme - Business Summer School

Social Programme - Business Summer School

Take part in cultural and social activities in Jyväskylä: e.g. an evening cruise on Lake Päijänne and a traditional Finnish Sauna-night with barbequing and swimming in a lake.
Orientation Weekend in Helsinki and Study Tours

Orientation Weekend in Helsinki and Study Tours

You can join our excursion to Stockholm, Sweden and you can travel on your own or with other students e.g. to Tallinn, Estonia.
Student experiences from Business Summer School

Student experiences from Business Summer School

Before you make a decision of your life, take a look at student experiences and watch videos published by previous Summer School students.

Jyväskylä, City of Students

Jyväskylä has four beautiful seasons ranging from warm green summers to crisp white winters. The city, located in Central Finland, is surrounded by numerous beautiful lakes and scenic nature. Finland and Jyväskylä are safe places to study and live in. Jyväskylä is a city of students, where every 3rd person that you pass by is a student. The city is very dynamic. Take a look at the sports and cultural activities, not to mention the restaurants and cafés. One of JAMK’s international students was very surprised to get her lost wallet back. This can actually happen in Jyväskylä! Honesty is the hallmark of Finnish culture.

  • a pocket size metropol with a lively urban centre
  • all the services, shops, schools and work are close at hand
  • a wide variety of leisure and sport activities
  • a modern centre for industry and learning
  • situated between lakes and hills
  • population over 140,000

Contact information

Risto Korkia-Aho

Kansainvälisten asioiden koordinaattori, International Coordinator
LIKE Hallinto, Administration
Liiketoiminta, School of Business

Olga Afanaseva

Koulutuskoordinaattori, Education Coordinator
Global Competence, Global Competence
Liiketoiminta, School of Business

Anastasiia Mikhlina

Koulutuskoordinaattori, Education Coordinator
Global Competence, Global Competence
Liiketoiminta, School of Business