Frequently asked questions
How can I apply?
To apply for the programme you need to submit a fill-out application form as well as two reference forms. The forms can be downloaded from our website. Admission requirements and application instructions, as well as the application forms, can be found under 'Apply'.
How much is the programme fee?
The programme fee is EUR 33 000 for the programme starting in January 2014. The fee will be invoiced in five equal instalments; the first one in January before the programme starts and four during the course of the programme. More specific information under 'Apply'.
Can I work actively during the programme?
Being a part-time programme the Hanken MBA programme makes it possible for the students to work during the programme. This is also recommended as many assignments during the programme deals with analysing your own company by applying the theories learned in the modules. This also facilitates the practical implementation of the theories.
How often are the modules held?
The modules are held approximately once a month and are three days in length. The module structure is mainly as follows: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The modules are mainly held in Hanken's Executive Education facilities in the centre of Helsinki. An exception is the Summer School that is held in June during the first year of the programme at a conference centre near Helsinki. In addition, one of the modules during the second year is arranged abroad. This module is usually 5-10 days in length, including travel days.
How is the Hanken MBA different from other Finnish MBA programmes?
The Hanken MBA offers Finance, Service and Relationship Marketing as well as International Management as specialisation alternatives. These are also areas of strength at Hanken and the faculty is recognised both nationally and internationally. In addition, the faculty in all the other areas are experts in their respective field. Thus, the participant is guaranteed high quality throughout the entire programme as the programme is planned and executed by real experts in each field. More under 'Why choose the Hanken MBA?'
What is relationship marketing?
The relationship perspective is based on the notion that companies and their customers can achieve additional value by forming a relationship. The marketing track addresses issues linked to the relationship perspective, e.g. how to form relationships and how to maintain them. In addition to this the marketing track also deals with other areas of marketing, e.g. branding and e-business. For more specific module information, see 'Programme'.
What will I gain when choosing the Hanken MBA?
After completing the Hanken MBA you will have a solid understanding of different aspects in business and of how all these seemingly separate parts contribute to one whole. You will also have both theoretical and practical tools to develop yourself and the company you work in. After working closely with your MBA group you will also have a valuable network both personally and professionally.
Is the MBA a Master's degree?
Upon successful completion of the Hanken MBA programme, the participants receive a diploma and can use the title MBA.
In Finland, MBA programmes are executive education programmes. This means that an MBA is not an academic degree in Finland and is therefore not considered the equivalent of a Master's degree.
Executive MBA programmes are however highly appreciated business qualifications and the Hanken MBA programme is an internationally accredited programme.