The University of Vaasa educates responsible leaders and experts for the needs of the future.
The education and research that the University provides is wide ranging, spanning from business studies, administration, and technology, to languages and communication. Our research is relevant to our time and we produce scientific knowledge of high international quality. The strength of our university is the community spirit, which promotes multidisciplinary studies and research. The campus is located on the western coast of Finland, and offers a modern study environment for 5000 students on the shore of the beautiful archipelago.
The Department of Industrial Management aims to provide comprehensive teaching and research operations to cover entire production operations and service chains. The aim is to educate multidisciplinary professionals who have the ability to combine technological, commercial and management perspectives in their work.
Studies in production and industrial engineering provide the readiness to undertake challenging work that requires a high level of economic or technological expertise in manufacturing, service and data production. The subject areas utilise industrial and international connections, such as the European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management (ESTIEM) network, in various ways. Industrial Management allows students to specialise in quality control and product development or production control and logistics.
Industrial management studies emphasise real-world problems and making use of opportunities, social interaction and systematic multi-dimensional learning. Teaching takes into account the perspectives of business processes and technological competitiveness in a global context. The studies provide students with the readiness to successfully solve challenges related to the service, product, manufacturing, automation, energy and environmental impacts of networked production operations. There can be many perspectives, from strategy and profitability to influence and quality.