Centre for Languages and Business Communication

Centre for Languages and Business Communication

Welcome to Hanken's Centre for Languages and Business Communication!

Hanken, which is known for its students with a good knowledge of languages, offers its students the possibility to study several languages: Swedish, Finnish, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish.


At bachelor level, students take courses in the two national languages Swedish and Finnish (12 credits) and in at least two foreign languages (6+6 credits), altogether at least 24 credits. Furthermore, the students take at least 6 credits at master level.

The language courses, which Hanken offers at the Centre for languages and business communication, differ from language learning at secondary school since the courses emphasise business and academic context as well as intercultural communication.

Co-operation in Languages

Swedish as a Foreign Language
Vaasa Consortium of Higher Education
Finnish Virtual Language Centre Project