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Invest in your success - Executive MBA and other Avance programmes tailored for you

AVANCE Executive Education
is a management development unit of the Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics, designed to develop both private and public organisations and their managers. The core of Avance is the Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration) programme, which is accredited by Association of MBAs (AMBA) and aimed at experienced managers and experts as their professional further education. Established in 1984, Avance celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2014.

We offer also tailored programmes for MBA, EMBA and Executive groups. They can be, for example, tailored EMBA programmes or company-specific executive development programmes that are designed together with the customers.

Our customers value

  • Our modern and effective learning environments
  • Avance's modular structure and the freedom to choose
  • Flexible schedules
  • Personal tutoring
  • Customer focus

Let’s build effective executive education together!

Executive MBA - Invest in your success

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Quintessential Business Research - EMBA thesis. Views on Starting Point

It is surprising how quickly one gets used to almost everything and does not really notice what is going on or what is special in one’s surroundings. As a person who has a privilege to read and comment both research theses and strategy documents written by executives, I also get used to the special way how business phenomena are examined and developed in those reports. 
However, there is always a possibility to wake up and notice something one may not have noticed that clearly before. Somehow the recent EMBA reports caught my attention, and I realized that there is something very elementary, quintessential in these reports; something what makes these reports excellent type of business research; something which merits to be mentioned and noticed distinctly.That something is that in EMBA research the writer is also the doer. Read more...



Avance Executive Education
University of Jyväskylä
School of Business and Economics

P.O. Box 35
FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä

Street address:
Mattilanniemi 2, Agora

Contact us:
Ari Manninen, Director
Mobile +358 40 586 8887

Pasi Aaltola, MBA Director
Mobile +358 40 513 4682