The University of Eastern Finland Business School

The University of Eastern Finland Business School is operating in two campuses in Joensuu and Kuopio. Our main purpose is to provide high-quality education and research. We educate students towards degrees in Economic Sciences at Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral levels.

The mission of Business School emphasizes cross-disciplinary and internationally acknowledged approaches to research and teaching. Our aim is also to contribute to the development of local business life and the wellbeing of society as a whole.

Business School offers four international Master's Degree Programmes:

·         Master's Degree Programme in Health and Business (Kuopio campus)

·         Master's Degree Programme in Innovation Management (Kuopio campus)

·         Master's Degree Programme in International Business and Sales Management (Kuopio campus)

·         Master's Degree Programme in Service Management (Joensuu campus)

Tourism related studies are included in the curricula of Master's degree program in Service Management in Joensuu campus.

Business related research in the research group Tourism and Leisure is concerned with understanding the creation, development and communication of customer value based experiences in tourism and leisure destinations including networking and competitive stakeholders.

The group pursues an understanding of customer value expectations among different leisure and tourist segments and an understanding of the management of these expectations.

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Centre for Tourism Studies at Savonlinna

Centre for Tourism Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies promotes and carries out university education, research and development projects in tourism and recreation in co-operation with Finnish and international universities and tourism organisations. The department promotes tourism development in co-operation with the industry, especially in eastern Finland.

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Finnish University Network for Tourism Studies


The Finnish University Network for Tourism Studies (FUNTS) provides a genuinely multidisciplinary approach and an innovative way of developing research and education in universities. Students of the ten member universities can study tourism studies as a minor subject. Therefore, FUNTS does not lead to the award of master level degrees on its own, but students will graduate from their own universities and receive a Bachelors/Master's degree in their major with the orientation towards tourism studies. The emphasis is on generating shared knowledge and empowering students with multi-professional skills. The member universities of FUNTS are:

·         Aalto University

·         University of Helsinki

·         University of Eastern Finland (co-ordinating university)

·         Lappeenranta University of Technology

·         University of Lapland

·         University of Oulu

·         Hanken School of Economics

·         University of Tampere

·         University of Turku

Centre for Tourism Studies is the coordinating unit for Finnish University Network for Tourism Studies (FUNTS).

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