Top 3 reasons to study here

  • At Hanken you as a student are met as an individual.
  • At Hanken you build networks that last a lifetime.
  • Research and teaching activities which are characterised by academic excellence and corporate world relevance.



The Hanken School of Economics is a triple accredited Finnish business school located in Helsinki and Vaasa, Finland. The school was founded in 1909 under the name Högre Svenska Handelsläroverket and was given its current name in 1927.


The education at Hanken is internationally well-known and appreciated. You can choose programmes on all levels, from Bachelor to PhD. You can also take separate courses and study modules or participate in executive education.


Hanken advances new knowledge in business and society through research activities characterised by academic excellence and corporate world relevance. HSE is a research intensive business school, which means that all the are activities build on their own research. This includes the full range of courses and educational programmes they offer, especially their PhD Programme.


Graduates from Hanken have excellent career prospects, and today Hanken alumni work in leading positions in more than 60 countries worldwide.

Through comprehensive business contacts and close cooperation with the students the Career Services provides services that support a smooth transition to working life after graduation by, among other things providing employment and internships, arranging corporate events, a mentorship programme and offer career planning for students.

Master's Programmes

Law (1)
Social Sciences (1)


Student services

All master's students at Hanken become member of the Student union. The Student union membership and student card give you access to a number of discounts and benefits (trains, buses, students restaurants etc). You are also are entitled to use the full range of services of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS). If you are into sports you might want to have a look at what's on offer at Unisport.

Housing services

Hanken provides you with information and useful tips regarding housing. All degree students at Hanken are, however, responsible for arranging their accommodation themselves. Students in Helsinki can often get student housing through HOAS, the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region. In Vaasa, the students can usually get student housing through The Student Housing Foundation in Vaasa, VOAS.

Library services

The library at Hanken is available to your studying, the personnel supports you and teaches you information retrieval, not to mention the book collection and on-line journals made available to you through the library services. Many of the library services are available to you 24/7

ICT services

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

Student Life

Campus life

Today HSE is the only stand alone business school in Finland. They are located in Helsinki and Vaasa.

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.


Hanken was ranked by Financial TImes in 2015.

Hanken has been EQUIS accredited since 2000 and the Hanken Executive MBA Programme was awarded the AMBA accreditation in 2008. In 2015 Hanken received the AACSB accreditation making it one of the top 1% of business schools that have obtained all three international business school accreditations.

The Global Study Awards

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Other Degrees

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