Stand out and make an impact

Inspiring and high-quality training for the effective development of working life

Executive Education at the University of Vaasa is a coach, trainer, and expert in leadership, organizational development, and business skills. We offer an innovative approach to growth, change, and leadership challenges. We are also a natural sparring partner for companies. We want to invest in skills. We strengthen and grow the business understanding of our partners and customers. Our training provides confidence in decision-making and the ability to look ahead. The modular structure of our courses allows flexibility to suit your work and life situation.

Executive Education Programmes

Our executive education programmes include both short- and long-term programmes for executives, middle management, and managers working as immediate supervisors. Programmes cover leadership and management, different areas of business competence, and special characteristics of selected industries. Some study modules are organized regularly, and some are one-time-only modules. Take a closer look and find the right one for you!

Doctor of Business Administration DBA

If you want to make an impactful contribution to practice in organizations, societies, and economies, while developing your own career, then you should transform your vision and expand your horizons through the DBA.

Executive MBA

The Executive MBA programme at the University of Vaasa will lead your thinking and action in a strategic and more profitable direction. The latest research-based knowledge provides a sound foundation that you can put into practice with the help of the MBA programme. The right numbers and words are a necessity in management. Therefore, our programme covers both the hard core of business skills as well as people-oriented leadership—not forgetting the customers.

Customized programmes

We can organize tailored training and development programmes, such as manager coaching, executive team coaching, and wellbeing at work, to meet the needs of your organization in the fields of the University of Vaasa. We can cover different themes in management and business as well as technology and public management.

Online courses

We offer time- and location-independent online training for experts, managers, and executives. Our online training courses are based on evidence-based knowledge, are practical, and provide concrete tools to meet the needs of working life.

Why choose University of Vaasa Executive Education​?

UvaasaExEd is located in the west coast of Finland. Our city of Vaasa is widely considered as the energy capital of the Nordics, our university is a major player in this phenomenon. The Nordic countries are leaders in sustainable energy production and much innovative research has been conducted within the walls of our institution. Our campus, one of the most beautiful in Europe, is located at the shores of the Baltic Sea and is also inside of an UNESCO World Heritage region. The air quality in our zone is one of the best on earth and we live in the happiest country in the world (4th consecutive year on 1st place in the world happiness report in 2022).

1. Effectiveness

We deliver inspiring and impactful adult and continuing education that provides you with practical tools to operate effectively and efficiently in an ever-changing world of work.​

2. Expertise

Our practical programmes harness researched university science, theory, and academic process to effectively solve everyday management and business challenges.​

3. Accessibility

We are a service-oriented, flexible and accessible adult and continuing education partner that has made its services easy to choose, tailor, buy and deliver.​

About us

University of Vaasa Executive Education has strong roots in the University of Vaasa and the world of science. We are the most exciting and influential provider of adult and continuing education services for managers and professionals in Finland.

The Latest news

The University of Vaasa Among 200 in Business Administration

The University of Vaasa has climbed up the ranks in Business Administration and is now top 200 in that area in global academic subjects according to the Shanghai Ranking 2022.

We Did It – We Crossed the Atlantic As a Team

Our team of eight women crossed the Atlantic from west to east between May and June. However, the journey itself and the lessons and insights about yourself and our team’s cooperation were more important than the ranking in the competition.

New International Program Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Starting Up

The University of Vaasa Executive Education (ExEd) will design and implement a new DBA program together with the University of Vaasa and international university professors.

Energy week made a comeback

The event that gathered a record number of experts and policy makers in the field was held 21.-25.3.2022.