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Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

Address: Arkadiankatu 22, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Description Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

The Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration (Hanken Svenska handelshögskolan, HANKEN) was founded in 1909 and is one of the first business schools in Scandinavia. The educational institution offers undergraduate and graduate programs in economics, business and finance. HANKEN has close ties with the business community and an active graduate network of more than 14,000 people working in more than 70 countries.

The business school is a part of the European University Association (EUA) and is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

Program name

Master's degree

  • 120 study credits (ECTS)
  • 2 years of full-time study (full-time)
  • Taught in English
  • Campuses: Helsinki, Vaasa.

Graduates are awarded the degree MSc in Economics and Business Administration. You can choose one of the following specializations:

  1. Business and Management (Marketing / International Sustainable Strategies / Humanitarian Logistics / Marketing and Management (Vaasa Campus only).)
  2. Economy.
  3. Financial analytics and business processes (Finance / Accounting / Management and commercial law).
  4. Intellectual property protection.


  • HANKEN is included inTOP-20 best universities in the country, occupying 12th position in the ranking
  • The educational institution is among TOP-5 Scandinavian universities in terms of research published in leading journals of business and economics, and in TOP-10 universities in the world in terms of research citation
  • The business school offers international exchange programs for both students and academic staff.
  • HANKEN provides all doctoral students with full-time study grant funding during the first 48 months of study.

Equipment Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

The main campus of the business school is located in Helsinki - the capital of Finland, the second - in the west of the country on the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia, in the city of Vaasa.

The material and technical base of the educational institution includes:

  • Classrooms
  • Computer classes
  • Multifunction Printers
  • The library
  • Research centers
  • Sports infrastructure.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The business school has a two-semester academic year. Classes begin in September and February.

Additional expenses:

  • Student Union Fee 120 € / year
  • Cost of living in Helsinki = 705 € -1365 € / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the business school you must:

Scholarships Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

All scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence in studies, research, exams. The #HankenHIT (Hanken International Talent) program helps university undergraduates find work in Finnish companies, introduces students and employers, helps them find a mentor, get an internship, or get a job after graduation to a permanent position, starting a career path. The program works in both Helsinki and Vaasa.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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