Hanken School of Economics

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Hanken, founded in 1909, is a leading, internationally accredited (Equis and AMBA) university in the field of economics and business administration. It has more international students than any other Finnish business university. Hanken's research operations are of an internationally high standard and the School maintains close and intensive links with the business world.


Hanken has approximately 230 members of staff, including 120 members of faculty, the majority of whom hold a PhD, operating in five departments: Accounting and Commercial Law, Economics, Finance and Statistics, Management and Organisation, and Marketing.

Two campuses

Hanken has campuses in Helsinki and in Vaasa.

Hanken's alumni

Hanken has almost 12000 alumni working in over 60 countries all over the world. Alumni include CEOs of several listed companies.

Careers services

Hanken provides a forum for personal career management skills assessment and acquisition and acts as a recruitment platform for global firms.


Hanken has about 1900 students studying for the BSc or MSc degrees and around 160 students studying for the PhD degree.

Hanken offers seven international Master's Degree programmes in English. Students with a bachelor degree from a recognised university or an equivalent degree can apply for admission to these programmes.


Hanken excels four research domains: finance and statistics, intellectual property law, management and organisation, and service and relationship marketing and management.

One of Hanken's hallmarks is the relationship of its research to its teaching. Research is the foundation of all teaching at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels as well as in Hanken's executive education programmes. Co-operation with other business schools and universities internationally is important, as are the ties to industry and trade in Finland. Hanken has a leading position internationally within its four main research domains.

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