Turku School of Economics was founded in 1950 by the initiative of the local business community. Today we are part of the multidiciplinary University of Turku and we are a tight-knit international community of 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, 200 researchers and lecturers, and exchange students.
We produce high-quality intellectual contributions drawing on discipline-based and interdisciplinary scholarship, and educate responsible leaders for national and international businesses and for the Finnish public sector.
We want to be recognized for impactful research, inspiring learning experiences, a foresight mind-set, and successful collaborations with external organisations.
We value an ethical scientific approach, which supports creativity and openness. We want our staff and students to have a future-oriented mindset, and be enthusiastic about their work. “TSE is a Great Place to Think Ahead”.
Organisation of Turku School of Economics
Dean Markus Granlund
Vice Dean responsible for research and doctoral training Aino Halinen-Kaila
Vice Dean responsible for teaching and education Niina Nummela
Head of Faculty Development Kerttu Kettunen (leave of absence)
Faculty Services Manager Sanna Kuusjärvi
Head of Academic and Student Affairs Kirsi Tammi
TSE Council consists of four professors, four representatives of other faculty and staff members and four student representatives.
Members of TSE Council (and vice-members)
Markus Granlund, chair. (Aino Halinen-Kaila)
Jukka Heikkilä (Jarna Heinonen)
Heikki Kauppi (Hannu Salonen)
Kari Lukka (Luis Alvarez Esteban)
Juuso Töyli (Niina Nummela)
Juha Kaskinen (Katriina Siivonen)
Kirsi-Mari Kallio (Kati Suomi)
Jonna Järveläinen (Arto Ryömä)
Eriikka Paavilainen-Mäntymäki (Anna Karhu)
Miika Tiainen (Joona Uusitalo)
Saara Gratschev (Sandra Saranpää)
Inka Helaniemi (Meeri Hannula)
Tapani Strander (Otto Elomäki)
The International Advisory Board brings different stakeholder groups in close cooperation with the School of Economics.
The International Advisory Board has been established to support the development of Turku School of Economics. The IAB members represent both the academia and business life, and they all have a close connection to the School.
Turku School of Economics has appointed an international advisory board for its third two-year-period, which continues until August 2019. There are three new members, who all are representatives of business life and alumni of TSE.
Members of the Board:
Minna Arve, Mayor, City of Turku (alumna)
Anders Aspling, Professor, GRLI, Tongji University, Chair, Sweden
Robert D. Galliers, University of Distinguished Professor Emeritus, former Provost, Bentley University, Honorary Doctor of TSE, England, U.K.
Petri Hollmén, CEO and Founder of Lyyti Ltd. (alumnus) NEW
Hanna Mäkäräinen, Docent, former CEO, Diagnostic and Related Services at Turku University Hospital, (EMBA alumna) NEW
Maisa Romanainen, Senior Vice President for Passenger Services, VR Group (alumna) NEW
Michael Luger, Professor Emeritus, Manchester Business School, England, U.K.
Panu Routila, President & CEO, Konecranes Plc (alumnus)
Dorte Salskov-Iversen, Head of Department, Vice President, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Turku School of Economics has four school-level permanent planning and development Committees.
Committee for Research and Doctoral Studies, Chair: Vice Dean responsible for research and doctoral training Aino Halinen-Kaila.
Under TuJa Committee for Doctoral Studies, Chair Professor Mika Vaihekoski.
Committee for Educational Development, Chair: Vice Dean responsible for teaching and education Niina Nummela.
Committee for Corporate and Society Relations, Chair: Head of the Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) Antti Saurama.
Alumni Committee, Chair Dean Markus Granlund.
Turku School of Economics has six departments and two special units.