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Hanken School of Economics in Finland is an internationally accredited leading university in the field of economics and business administration. Founded more than one hundred years ago, we are one of the oldest business schools in the Nordic countries.

OUR RESEARCH – OUR BACKBONE Research permeates all activities at Hanken. Within our selected areas of strength - Economics, Finance, Management and Organisation, and Marketing - research is conducted at an internationally pioneering level. Today, research at Hanken is conducted within our five departments and the competence centres associated with them. Our researchers are engaged in basic, applied and commissioned research. Hanken represents the Nordic type of business school where the ties between research and education are close, and where PhD education plays a key role. This is one of our hallmarks and something we value strongly.

DEGREES AND PROGRAMMES Hanken offers high-quality education for students interested in economics, management and society. Research constitutes the core of our teaching. We have a strong connection to the corporate world through joint projects and guest lecturers from the business community.

HANKEN IS »» EQUIS accredited (European Quality Improvement System) »» AMBA accredited (Association of MBA’s) »» The first university in Finland to sign the UN PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) »» Applying for accreditation by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) »» The only stand-alone business school in Finland 2

»» The only university in Finland where a semester abroad is included in all BSc degrees

We offer the full range of academic degrees from BSc to PhD. »» BSc 3-years »» MSc 2-years »» PhD 4-years We focus on involving our students through interaction and group work. Our students are encouraged to actively take part in classroom discussions and to challenge accepted norms. We believe that this plays an important role in developing critical and analytical thinking.

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE All third-year students in the Bachelor programme have a semester abroad integrated into their studies. This can be completed as an exchange semester at another university or as an internship abroad. All students on all levels are encouraged to include a semester abroad in their studies. Our exchange policy also ensures that our students encounter international influences on their own campus. In addition to our international degree students, we welcome соме 150 exchange students a year to spend a semester or a full year with us. These exchanges give our students tools to prepare for a career in an international environment. More than 100 bilateral agreements with top universities, i.e. within the ERASMUS and Nordplus programmes and selected universities around the world ensures a wide range of high quality destinations for our students.

ALUMNI Today Hanken has over 12000 alumni. Our alumni are an internationally wide-spread group, whose members work in more than 60 countries throughout the world. We have created the Hanken alumni network, an on-line network that anyone with a Hanken degree can join. This makes it easy to stay in contact with all our alumni. For the many alumni who live abroad we have created a special sub-network, the Hanken expatriate network. We arrange several alumni events throughout the year, including a homecoming day, seminars and events abroad. We have a quarterly alumni magazine and a monthly alumni Newsletter.

HANKEN AT A GLANCE HANKEN IN FIGURES »» Founded in Helsinki 1909 »» Campus also in Vaasa since 1980 »» Research and teaching in Swedish and English in five different departments »» Number of students enrolled for bachelor and masters degrees – 2200 »» Number of doctoral students – 160 »» Academic staff – 120 »» Number of partner universities worldwide – 105

AREAS OF STRENGTH »» Economics »» Finance »» Management and Organisation »» Marketing

MAJORS »» Accounting »» Commercial Law »» Economics »» Entrepreneurship, Management and Organisation »» Finance »» Information Systems Science


»» Management and Organisation

We offer both tailor-made and open executive education programmes. Our open courses are aimed at professionals who look to deepen or broaden their knowledge of business and management. We offer customized programmes to companies aiming at developing and honing the skills of their personnel.


»» Marketing »» Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility

»» Hanken Executive MBA »» Hanken Executive Education Vaasa »» Hanken & SSE Executive Education


Our long-term cooperation and our continuous dialogue with the corporate world is essential for both our students and the research we conduct. Hanken graduates are valued on the labour market and our Career services support the students in finding jobs and internships as well as giving career guidance. The companies engaged in our Partner Programme contribute to a fruitful exchange at all levels. The Partner Programme enables companies to reach out to students at an early stage of their careers as well as profiting from our research and executive education. The partner companies in turn bring a valuable practical dimension to the studies.




HANKEN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS HELSINKI ARKADIANKATU 22, PB 479, 00101HELSINKI, FINLAND TEL +358 (0)9 431 331, FAX +358 (0)9 431 33 333 VAASA KIRJASTONKATU 16, PB 287, 65101 VAASA, FINLAND TEL +358 (0)6 3533 700, FAX +358 (0)6 3533 703 WWW.HANKEN.FI

This is Hanken 2014  
This is Hanken 2014