HELBUS is a private business school in Helsinki, Finland. It offers a quick and exciting pathway to a business degree by combining studies in Finland and abroad. Both full-time and fully online blended study modes are offered. After completing the third year abroad, you will receive the Bachelor’s award from the foreign university, as well as a diploma from HELBUS.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • HELBUS is a private business university in Finland offering a generalist qualification from the UK, known as the Higher National Diploma.
  • Studying at HELBUS has helped our students enter the profession, or advance in their job environments, or inspired them to start their own businesses.
  • Start studying towards your Bachelor’s degree in a private business school in Finland earning the British Higher National Diploma in Business at the same time!



HELBUS has its roots in the early 2000’s, when it operated as an exchange program known as Academy Access, offering semesters abroad in Malaysia. Over 500 students from 40 universities in Europe took part in this program.


The HELBUS program is taught completely in English. Our visiting professors come from prestigious universities in nine countries and will challenge you to think globally. Students take an active part in the lessons thus developing their communication and presentation skills that employers highly value. Over 80 % of HELBUS professors hold a doctorate.


HELBUS is a new private business school in Finland founded by Professor Veikko Jääskeläinen, the former rector of Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, and Dr. Kari Jääskeläinen. HELBUS prepares students for their careers in international business. The curriculum underscores the skills and knowledge that are required by employers in the 21st century. Additionally, students learn important personal skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving and interaction. We are proud to say that 94 % of our most recent graduates are overall satisfied with the quality of the programme, according to our student survey.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)


Student services

  • Programme is delivered exclusively in English.
  • Courses are delivered by visiting faculty from esteemed universities around the world.
  • Intensive modular structure that enables learners to make quick progress and achieve the first 2 years of a Bachelors degree in just 15 months
  • There is no entrance exam, unlike for state universities in Finland. Admissions are based on essay questions during the application process and interviews

ICT services

  • Classrooms are equipped with modern teaching and learning facilities and wifi.
  • Students are required to have their own laptops with MS office software.

Student Life

Campus life

Students are able to buy a wholesome meal, coffee and snacks at the campus cafeteria, and have free access to the extensive business library facilities of Aalto University, which is about a 15-minute walk from school.

With only half a million inhabitants, Helsinki is a relatively small capital city, but a lively one. A swimming pool and extensive indoor and outdoor sports facilities are available in the Töölö neighborhood, which boasts small shops, restaurants, coffee shops and lovely green parks. The seaside is in close proximity and campus is just 10 minutes away from downtown Helsinki by tram.

Student clubs

HELBUS students organize various activities and events in Helsinki through our thriving student association, HELBUS Core.


HELBUS received accreditation from the largest accrediting organisation in the UK, Pearson Edexcel in August 2013, after less than a year of operations. Enrolment for its second year grew threefold.

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