Johto – The Students of the Faculty of Management and Business

Johto is the umbrella organization for the six main study fields in the Faculty of Management and Business at the Tampere University: business studies, political science, administrative sciences, information and knowledge management, industrial engineering and management & Leadership for Change (LFC) master’s degree program .

In Finnish universities every study field has its own student association. Student associations look after and try to influence academic and working life matters for students but also organize all kinds of events. Johto wants to promote cooperation between these student associations and create a sense of community inside the faculty. We want to help students to network across the borders of degree programs.

Together with the student associations Johto also organizes tutoring for international students.

More information about Johto you can get from our international organizer Ari Hietanen (e-mail international(at)

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Are you an international student in the Faculty of Management and Business? Keep posted about events for international students and join our MAB Club Facebook group.
Are you a degree student in Leadership for Change MDP? This Facebook-group is for you.

Main student associations in cooperation with Johto:

Political science and international relations: Iltakoulu ry

Business studies: Boomi ry

Administrative sciences: Staabi ry

Information and knowledge management: Man@ger

Industrial engineering and management: Indecs

Leadership for Change (LFC) master’s degree program: Complex

Board members of Johto in 2022


Reetamari Pesonen

Vice chair & board member responsible for academic affairs

Tatu Heiskanen

Treasurer & board member
responsible for public relations

Aaro Paljakka

Secretary & board member
responsible for communications

Riina Saari

Board member responsible for communality

Elina Reims

International organizer

Milla Jylhänkallio