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THE HANKEN PHD PROGRAMME HANKEN.FI/DOCTORALSTUDIES


MAJORS At Hanken you can complete a PhD degree in one of the following majors: »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »» »»

Accounting Commercial Law Economics Entrepreneurship, Management and ­Organisation Finance Information Systems Science Management and Organisation Marketing Statistics Supply Chain Management and Corporate Geography

ADMISSION Applications to the Hanken PhD Programme are received twice per year. For more information on the application process, exact dates and admission requirements, please visit hanken.fi/doctoralstudies.


EXPLORE – ANALYSE – ADVANCE Develop your analytical skills to their full potential and qualify as a professional creator of knowledge. Hanken supports your journey to the PhD degree with personally tailored guidance, a high-quality research environment, and excellent international networks. The Hanken PhD Programme entails four years of full-time study. It consists of 60 ECTS credits of coursework, mainly to be taken in the first 18 months of studies, and a doctoral thesis. All students admitted to the programme receive an Initial Phase Scholarship for the first 18 months of studies, and help and guidance on how to apply for continued funding after that. There is no tuition fee: by law, PhD studies in Finland are free of charge.


WHY DO A PHD AT HANKEN? »»

A degree from a widely recognised, internationally accredited institution with more than 100 years of experience in business and management education.

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A supportive Nordic-style learning environment, with a tradition of openness and low thresholds across the organisation.

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Extensive creative freedom to tailor your own thesis project.

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Support in honing your analytical skills, learning how to create new knowledge independently, and qualifying professionally as a researcher.

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Close collaboration with internationally recognised faculty and rich access to global research networks through alliances and cooperation.

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A learning platform combining academic excellence, innovative teaching methods, and corporate input.

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Lifelong professional and personal networks. Hanken alumni work in leading positions in more than 60 countries worldwide.


ALUMNI EXPERIENCES ”I really enjoyed the atmosphere at Hanken. It is a very research-intensive business school. Already in their first year of PhD studies students are encouraged to attend international conferences and present their work to the international scientific community. Hanken also offers high-quality doctoral courses in major subjects and in methodology. Many doctoral students are involved in teaching, simultaneously developing their pedagogical skills. Hanken encourages international mobility of its PhD students and offers them financial support for that. I got financial support for several conferences abroad and a six-month research visit to New Zealand, where I worked with my second supervisor. It was the most work-intensive period of my doctoral studies and also great life experience.” Tamara Galkina PhD, Hanken Alumna

”What I appreciated the most was the flexibility. In order to be successful as a doctoral student you have to be entrepreneurial and take initiatives, so it is essential that the school is flexible and supports you in your goals. Hanken provided me with that support. In addition to this, there were relatively few doctoral students per supervisor which meant that you could get a lot of feedback on your research. The academic job market is highly global; during your studies it’s essential to gain experience from the academic work environment in different countries. During my studies I visited New York University for a year, and after that I spent almost a year at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm. In addition to this I took courses at universities across Europe. It is important for your creativity to change environment every now and then - I got some of my best research ideas while being abroad.” Joakim Tåg PhD, Hanken Alumnus


FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.hanken.fi/doctoralstudies doctoral.studies@hanken.fi

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The Hanken PhD Programme