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Helinä Saarela


D.Sc.(Econ.& Bus.Adm.)
School of Accounting and Finance (normalise scandinavian characters)
+358 29 449 8507
Wolffintie 34, 65200 Vaasa
Tervahovi D340

On the 1st of November 2018 I started to work as a dean at the University of Vaasa. I am responsible for the School of Finance and Accounting that educates yearly about 150 bachelors, 150 masters and 5 doctors in business studies. We also have broad and recognized research in business studies. As a dean, I am responsible for the operation of the School: its employees and well-being, the school's profitability and efficiency as well as its business orientation in order to meet the needs of surrounding society. My duties also include developing and monitoring the quality of the School's degree programmes in Accounting, Business Law, Finance and Economics. I am a member of the University's Management board.

Before my current position I worked more than 20 years in various management positions in financial sector. Because of my background, it is important for me that our education and research meet the needs of the surrounding society. Also, I strongly believe that "together we are more". That means that in co-operation with the personnel, partners and other network we can achieve the most.

Alongside with my full-time work in financial sector I conducted my doctoral studies in a field of Finance. My dissertation belongs to Behavioral finance research and the name of the dissertation is The influence of self-perceived, subjective attributes on investment behaviour.