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.
Mandate period: January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2025
External: Louise Ring (Chairperson) Maria Hedblom Jonas Häggström Peter Juneblad Sören Kock
Internal: Mats Bergman Xavier de Luna Ruth Mannelqvist Ulrica Nylén Per-Olof Ågren Magnus Wikström (Substitute) Gabrielle Söderberg (PhD student representative)
And two student representatives elected by the Umeå University students union.
USBE Advisory Board
The Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics has a board 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: Anna Andersdotter, Novus Group International AB Mats Bergman, Handelshögskolan (sammankallare) Ylva Billing, Skellefteå Science City Rob Britton, AirLearn and Georgetown University Nils-Olof Forsgren, Uminova Innovation Erik Frohm, Europeiska centralbanken (ECB) Devi R. Gnyawali, Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech Henrik Johansson, Grant Thornton Karin Johansson, Nordea Anna-Karin Nilsson, Vitec Håkan Olofsson, Ball Corporation Simone Raschig, SAP SE Peter Renkel, Konftel Oskar Riby, RISE Tom Sarin, Komatsu Forest Ann-Christine Schmidt, Skellefteå Kraft Magnus Stenvall, Umeå Energi AB Lois Stevenson, Self-employed David Sundström, Trafikverket Kristina Säfsten, Övik Energi Royne Söderström, Akademiska Hus Anna Thoursie, Ad recte resolvere AB, SOFI Emma Zetterdahl, Spotify Advertising
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