Unique opportunity for students to obtain a Master Degree in Management from 3 (!) partner institutions: Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (Moscow, Russia), the University of Applied Sciences Dresden (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden - Dresden, Germany) and the Institut de Préparation à l'Administration et à la Gestion (IPAG - Paris/Nice, France). Read about study program, admission requirements, tuition fees and other details.
Hanken Swedish School of Economics
and Business Administration
City: Helsinki - Vaasa.
Web Site: http://www.hanken.fi
Type of Partnership: Under-graduates and Graduate Exchange.
Available exchange units: 2 students for one year, or 4 for a semester.
The School / The City:
Hanken since 1909
Founded in 1909 in Helsinki, Hanken or the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration is one of the oldest university-level business schools in the Nordic countries. Its professors have been at the forefront of Nordic economic and social science renewal most of the century. The academic degrees offered at Hanken are Doctor, Master and Bachelor of Science in economics and business administration. Some 2 500 students are enrolled in HANKEN’s degree programmes - 200 of them are doctoral students. In the year 2000 Hanken was accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).
Why Swedish in Finland?
Swedish is one of the two national languages of Finland. Altogether the Swedish-speakers amount to about 6 per cent – 300,000 – of the five million population. The Swedish population goes back to the 12th century and the centuries following when Finland was part of Sweden. During the 19th century Finland was a grand Duchy under the Russian Tsar but Swedish and Finnish continued to be used both formally and informally. When Finland became an independent Republic in 1917 Finnish and Swedish became the official national languages. Hanken graduates like most Swedish-speaking Finns, are bilingual, a fact that opens up job opportunities and that explains why graduates from the school often are found in executive positions in business, industry and public administration. Every year a number of Finnish native speakers also choose Hanken for their degree studies and in that way become bilingual.
Since 1980 Hanken has two campuses: in Vaasa and in Helsinki.