Studies and Course plan

Read carefully this information when preparing for your exchange semester studies.

Courses for incoming exchange students

The courses are found in Sisu. The course selection for the following academic year is published in the spring each year, usually in May. The Autumn semester comprises period 1 & 2 and the Spring semester period 3 & 4. Note that the courses are subject to change every year. 


ERASMUS students must fill in their own university's ERASMUS+ Learning Agreement form and get the paper document signed and stamped by Hanken upon arrival, or earlier if your university so requests.

Registering courses

Hanken/Sisu will open for registrations on 1 August (autumn courses only) and on 1 December (spring courses). You shall register your courses in the study tool Sisu, where all Hanken students apply for courses by registration. You get detailed instructions before registration opens. 

Business Courses taught in Swedish

Exchange students from the Nordic countries who are able to understand teaching in Swedish and who can read literature in Swedish may choose courses taught in Swedish as well.


The schedules for courses offered in the autumn semester will be published in early summer and timetables for courses offered in the spring semester will be published by early November. The schedules are found in Schema

Please compare your course plan to the schedules to find out if there will be clashes. Some overlappings may be possible to handle, but severe clashes (courses more or less overlap) means that you probably will have to choose some other course.

Course counselling before and upon arrival

You are welcome to contact the International coordinator and course counsellor for incoming exchange students, Towa Blomqvist incoming.mobility(at) in case you have questions regarding courses and academic matters before your arrival. The International coordinator  will check your Learning Agreement (ERASMUS+) and course plan in Mobility Online to spot any problems (wrong level, critical prerequisites etc.) in advance or upon arrival at Hanken. The WebOodi registration and the uploaded courses in Mobility Online should be identical.

You can change course registrations in WebOodi and get assistance with final course choices during the Orientation course in Helsinki and Vaasa. During the Orientation course there will be time for finding out how schedule clashes can be handled.

Work load

Exchange students are expected to complete 30 ECTS per semester, i.e. 4-6 courses. Most courses are worth 5, 6, 8 or 10 credits. One credit at Hanken is comparable to one ECTS credit. An exchange student can have a workload of approximately 30 ECTS, due to the fact that the chosen courses may not sum up to exactly 30 ECTS. You must always check what your home university requires. In any case Hanken requires a student to take at least three courses in a semester, we do not accept "academic tourism".