Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE) is a university integrated business school located at Umeå University Campus.
We have about 150 employees and more than 3000 students study in our programs per year. The areas of research and teaching are in Business Administration, Economics and Statistics.
We are known for our high quality of education, research, interaction with external stakeholders and our strong focus on internationalization. We are proud that our students, lecturers, and researchers represent a stimulating mix of people from different countries and cultures around the world. Since 2018 we are accredited by AACSB.
Vision, Mission and Values
USBE is a university-based business school firmly rooted in the region, nationally influential and internationally respected. Read more.
We act for a sustainable development by creating and spreading knowledge in education, research and in collaboration with others. Read more.
USBE Office assists the three departments in questions related to finances, internal and external communication, projects, recruitment and staff issues and IT-support. The USBE office also includes student support functions such as student counselling, career center as well as internationalization.
The Board of Directors is responsible for the USBE's overall, long-term mission, the school's vision, goals and strategies regarding education, research, as well as activities connected with business life and administration.
External: Anna Thoursie (Chairperson) Maria Hedblom Peter Juneblad Sören Kock Louise Ring
Internal: Sofia Lundberg Xavier De Luna Ruth Mannelqvist Ulrica Nylén Per-Olof Ågren Linn Karlsson (PhD student representative) Magnus Wikström (Substitute)
And two student representatives elected by the Umeå University students union.
Business Advisory Board
The Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics has a Business Advisory Board (BAB) which is made up of experts from the business community and the public sector, collaborating with the school in order to develop the school's activities.
Board members include the following: Nils-Olof Forsgren, Uminova Innovation Henrik Johansson, Grant Thornton Marie Johansson, Swedbank Torbjörn Lahti, Planeco Nord Sofia Lundberg, Handelshögskolan (convener) Anna-Karin Nilsson, Vitec Anna Pettersson, Region Västerbotten Peter Renkel, Konftel Oskar Riby, Uminova eXpression Tom Sarin, Log Max AB Ann-Christine Schmidt, Skellefteå Kraft Magnus Stenvall, Umeå Energi AB Kristina Säfsten, Övik Energi Royne Söderström, Akademiska Hus
International Advisory Board
The International Advisory Board (IAB) is an influential group of global policy and business leaders. The USBEs collaboration with IAB strengthens the school's international contacts and creates conditions for continuous dialogue with representatives of international business community and academia from different countries. IAB meets usually once a year in June or September. In between the meetings we stay in touch with the individual members of the group as regards various questions which reflect their special areas of expertise.
Board members include the following:
Dr Rob Britton Principal AirLearn, and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University, USA
Professor Stewart R Clegg University of Technology Sydney, Australien also Honorary Doctor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Umeå University
Professor Marian Geldner Professor of Economics, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Dr. Devi R. Gnyawali Department Head and R. B. Pamplin Professor, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, USA
Håkan Olofsson Vice President, Internal Audit at Ball Corporation, USA
Guy Pfeffermann Founder & CEO of the Global Business School Network, Washington, DC, USA,
Professor Marianne Stenius Professor and Rector Emerita, Hanken School of Economics, President of EIASM, Helsinki, Finland
Dr. Lois Stevenson Entreprenologist (consulting) at Self-employed, Ottawa, Canada
Dr. Simone Raschig Global Controlling, SAP SE, Walldorf, Germany
Dr Emma Zetterdahl Economist, Amazon, USA
The Foundation for Economic Research - USBE
Peter Hansi, Handelsbanken – Chair Hans Wiklund, Umeå University Maria Annér Liedberg, COOP Nord Anna Pettersson, Region Västerbotten Greg Neely, Faculty of Social Science