The specialisation is carried out in close cooperation with trade and industry, which ensures it remains at the forefront of developments in IP law. The Intellectual Property Law programme is delivered by Hanken School of Economics.
Our graduates are equipped with
Why IP Law?
As the protection of all types of intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets) becomes more and more important, the need for experts with competence in both law and business is growing exponentially.
If you want an edge in the job market and you envision yourself as the intellectual property expert of tomorrow, this is the specialisation for you.
The studies offer an international environment of high academic standard, with a wide range of career opportunities. As the only Finnish university in the European Union Intellectual Property Office University Network, our major offers a unique opportunity to network with students from other elite European institutions, as well as supervisors from EUIPO, which administrates European trademarks and design registration.
IPR University Center
The programme is administered by the Department of Commercial Law and implemented in close cooperation with the IPR University Center, which is the leading academic intellectual property education and research centre in Finland.Future career opportunities
70 % of students at Hanken have a job before graduation. In 2014, a percentage as large as 98 % of the graduating class had a job 3 months after graduation.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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You need the following GMAT score:
The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
We have a comprehensive scholarship system in place to support all fee paying students. Applying for a scholarship will not affect the application for studies in any way. The scholarships at Hanken are merit based.
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