Oulu Business School is committed to offering high-quality study programs that address emerging business trends and give students the capabilities that will benefit their future careers as managers and leaders. Different programs give students the option to focus on general business management or become an expert in a specific area of business. The research conducted in Oulu Business School is internationally awarded. All the research conducted in the faculty follows high academic standards. With an international perspective, a significant number of the courses offered are taught completely in English. The books, articles, cases and other study material are also provided in English. Oulu Business School hosts several guest lecturers from international top level business schools every year. The Oulu region is known for its information and communication technology. With close to 800 technology firms, it has the second largest and the fastest growing concentration of high technology companies in Finland. There are approximately 16 000 students in the University of Oulu alone, which makes Oulu a lively university city.