Hanken School of Economics

Hanken School of Economics

Hanken School of Economics is a leading university with 110 years of experience in research and education in economics and business administration. Our research is of an international high standard and is the foundation for all education. Hanken has close ties to the business community and an active alumni network with over 14 000 alumni working in more than 70 countries. The study environment is international and Hanken operates in both Helsinki and Vaasa, Finland.

Top reasons to study here

  • Research-based education.
  • Integrating social responsibility and sustainability in all activities.
  • Embracing a high degree of internationalisation in spirit, content and actions.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (1)

About

Education

The mission of Hanken is to create cutting-edge knowledge and educate responsible professionals for the global economy and changing society through

  • research activities characterised by academic excellence and corporate world relevance. In the areas of strength in particular, the research conducted is cutting edge.
  • research-based education that provides Hanken graduates and executive education participants with an ability to think analytically and critically and to act in a global environment characterised by continuous change

Research

Hanken advances new knowledge in business and society through research activities characterised by academic excellence and corporate world relevance.

Areas of strengths:

  • Competition Economics and Service Strategy
  • Financial Management, Accounting, and Governance
  • Responsible Organising
  • Leading for Growth and Wellbeing

Career

Career Services act as a link between students and the corporate world, helping our students to find relevant employment.

Our comprehensive services offer companies convenient, reasonable priced and, when needed, custom-made solutions for recruiting students and promoting visibility through various events and marketing services.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Housing services

Hankens has brand new student housing in Arabianranta, Majstranden. The Majsporten student housing project is a cooperation with Arcada University of Applied Sciences.

Applications are handled by Arcada Nova and are available on the webpage

Housing in Helsinki

HOAS (Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region) offers about 9 000 apartments for anyone undertaking full-time studies in a secondary level educational institution or university in the Helsinki region. 

Housing in Vaasa

VOAS (The Student Housing Foundation in Vaasa) offers apartments to students in Vaasa. The foundation offers shared apartments, studios and family apartments in downtown, Palosaari, Suvilahti, Huutoniemi, Gerby and Melaniemi. 

ICT services

Hanken  provides a number of IT-services for you as a student or as Hanken faculty or staff. Many services are only available for you after login with Hanken user-id and password. As a student registered for the semester, or as an employee, you have the right to a user-id.

Student Life

Sports facilities

The new eight storey building in Arabianranta, Helsinki, combines student housing and state of the art sports facilities. The building accomodates apartments on the lower levels and a sports center including a fitness gym and a test laboratory on top.

Student clubs

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.

Accreditation

Hanken is a leading, internationally accredited university with over a hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration.

Hanken is a triple-accredited business school (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB)

Student Reviews

Decent experience, Hanken is very group divided. Visa regulations are messy in Finland.
Nabeel Sulaiman rated 2 out of 5 stars

Visa issues in Finland cast a shadow on the whole experience. Allowing students to study without being bothered by idiotic regulations would be a good start.

High level education
Kari Haahtela rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good level of education, food suppory from the professors. Some courses just did not match the expectations. But overall, I'm really satisfied.

I generally like it.
Nikita Zdobin rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like the facilities, activities of the student union. Sometimes course credits are not equally distributed.

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