• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Financial markets have become turbulent and face increasing regulatory pressures today. The diversity and complexity of financial contracts and financial reporting – be it for corporate world or investment management applications – require specialised in-depth knowledge of financial theory coupled with sound accounting principles.

Our Master's in Finance and Accounting develops the necessary skills for you to pursue a successful career in investment management or corporate financial management. The combination of accounting and finance offers you a comprehensive view of how to ensure financing and manage assets in global financial markets, as well as how international accounting practices and regulations help secure sustainable businesses and continued trust from all stakeholders.

The combination of accounting and finance offers you a comprehensive view of:

  • how to ensure investors’ trust
  • how to manage assets in global financial markets
  • how international accounting practices and regulations help secure sustainable businesses and continued trust from all stakeholders.

Within the programme you have the opportunity to choose from two specialisation tracks:

  • Finance - Investment Management and Corporate Finance
  • Accounting - International Accounting and Business Sustainability
This Finance and Accounting programme is offered by Hanken School of Economics.

Future Career Opportunities

70 % of students at Hanken have a job already before graduating. In 2014 as many as 98 % of the students had a job 3 months after graduation.

Upon graduation you will

  • have the skills to measure and manage business risk
  • know how to secure sustainable financing
  • be able to apply asset valuation and investment management principles
  • understand the importance of credible financial reporting.

Why Choose Hanken?

Hanken offers
  • A hundred years of experience in business and management education.
  • An international atmosphere. The percentage of international students is higher than at any other Finnish science-based university.
  • Excellent opportunities for exchange studies at one of Hanken's 100 partner universities. All students that go on exchange to a partner university get a scholarship.
  • An intimate environment where academic excellence, innovative teaching methods and corporate input meet.
  • Supervision and individual service. At Hanken both academic and administrative staff take the time to give you personal guidance.
  • A widely recognised degree offering excellent career prospects. Hanken alumni work in leading positions in more than 60 countries worldwide.
  • A platform for building both professional and personal networks that last a lifetime.
  • A degree from an institution internationally accredited by both EQUIS and AMBA.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
  • International Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability
  • Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance
  • Research Methods
  • Research Seminar
  • Master Thesis
For more information please visit the programme website.

Lecturers


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You only need to take one of these tests:

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

    Minimum required Verbal Reasoning score:

    150

    Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:

    150

    Minimum required Analytical Writing score:

    3.5

    The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 550

    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.

  • Bachelor/Master's degree from a recongnised University or Polytechnic
  • Sufficient language skills
  • GMAT/GRE admission test score
  • At least 30 ECTS in business/economics and/or in subjects relevant for the specialisation and desired specialisation track, so that you are able to start studies at an advanced level.
  • Motivation letter
  • CV required

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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.

Hanken Premium Scholarship

  • Covers the full tuition fee and 8000 euros/year living expenses

Hanken Honours Scholarship

  • Covers the full tuition fee

Hanken Support Scholarship

  • Covers 50% of the tuition fee

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.