The Finnish Graduate School of Marketing (FINNMARK) offers a doctoral programme in Marketing, Logistics, and Economic Sociology. The programme is open to graduate students who fulfil the requirements for graduate studies at the Finnish universities offering a doctoral degree in business administration. The prerequisite is a Master’s degree in Marketing, Logistics, Economic Sociology or in a closely related field.

The objectives of FINNMARK are (i) to enhance the academic study of marketing and closely related research domains and (ii) to support doctoral studies within these fields.

Study time for a doctorate is expected to be 4 years for full time students. Some of the students will be provided with financial support for their studies.

FINNMARK coordinates doctorate level education in Marketing, Logistics and Economic Sociology among its six founders plus one entrant - Aalto University School of Economics, Turku School of Economics, University of Jyväskylä, University of Tampere, University of Vaasa, Lappeenranta University of Technology and University of Oulu.

A commitment to intensive work and active participation are expected from the doctoral students. To support students’ studies the FINNMARK School offers:

  • advanced level courses, often with international faculty,
  • co-ordinated supervision by means of committees,
  • regular research seminars,
  • opportunities for intensive research work within special research groups,
  • participation in national tutorials, and workshops, as well as in international seminars and conferences.

The programme director is Aino Halinen-Kaila, professor, Doctor of Science (Econ. & Bus. Adm.), Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Other board members and local directors are:
- Prof. Kristian Möller, Aalto University School of Economics;
- Prof. Martti Laaksonen, University of Vaasa;
- Prof. Outi Uusitalo, University of Jyväskylä;
- Prof. Risto Salminen, The Technical University of Lappeenranta;
- Prof. Hannu Kuusela, University of Tampere.

New students are generally accepted to the programme on a yearly basis. Board members will provide more information about the FINNMARK doctoral programme.