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Overview

Hanken School of Economicsone of the oldest business schools in theNordic countries, was established more than one hundred years ago. Today,Hanken is the only stand-alone business school in Finland. The strategy ofHanken includes profiling the School as a genuinely international andresearch-oriented business school with close ties to the corporate world.

Hanken offers academic programmes on alllevels (BSc, MSc and PhD) at two locations, in Helsinki and Vaasa. Thedomestically popular undergraduate programme requires fluency in Swedish. Thepostgraduate programmes are offered with instruction in English.

Hanken also offers an internationallyaccredited Executive MBA programme (EMBA). The EMBA programme consists of twoyears of part-time modules that help professionals strengthen strategicdecision-making and leadership skills. The language of instruction is English.

All students receive personal guidance andthe faculty is easily approachable. Student groups are diverse: a mix ofdomestic students, international degree students and exchange students cometogether in the classrooms.

Hanken School of Economics takes pride inbeing at the forefront of research in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management and Organisation, and Marketing.

Hanken holds all three of the mostprestigious international accreditations, EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA . Only 1% of all business schools in the world have obtained allthree accreditations.


All students at Hanken School of Economics are members of the Student Union. The Student Union of Hanken School of Economics, SHS, was founded in 1909. During the years the union has carried a great variety of names and been engaged in many different fields of activity. SHS received its current status as a veritable students’ union in 1975, in the process of a university reform. The union is today an independent public juridical entity, regulated by the decree on students’ unions.

The Student Union has student representatives in most organs at Hanken. The task of the representatives is to ensure that the student voice is heard in decision-making concerning the students. The majority of the representatives are appointed by the Board of the Student Union, with exceptions for the representatives in the University Council, the Board of Hanken and the Vaasa Campus Committee. Read more about the student representatives here.

The daily life of students at Hanken can be followed on Hanken Nordic Brillance Blog.




Master's programme application

Master's programme application is from mid - November to mid-January each year.

Note that you can only apply to only one English Master's degree programme specialisation at Hanken each year.

The complete admissions requirements are available in Hanken's application portal.


PhD Programme

Application period for the PhD programme takes place twice a year - in September and in January.





Career services  offer a wide range of services aimed to improve your skills for working life and job search. Career Services is a direct link between students and potential future employees.

Our alumni are sought after on the labour market, which is a strong testament to the quality of education we offer. 99 % of our alumni have a job within 6 months of graduation.

Median salary within 6 months of graduation: 3200 euro
Median salary five years after graduation: 4700 euro

Top 10 employers: EY, KPMG, Nordea, Wärtsilä, Aktia bank, PwC, Ålandsbanken, Danske Bank, Zalando, Greenstep

We support you and your career from the beginning. The Career Management programme built by our Career Services is a great opportunity to make the most of your studies both within and outside of the classroom.


High performing international students are offered to participate in the Hanken International Talent that gives a unique access to Finnish companies that seek to strengthen their competitive edge through internationalisation.




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Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

English language requirements

This institution accepts IELTS!
Find your nearest test centre and test dates.

Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

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