Winter School

In collaboration with Lund University, School of Economics and Management 13–24 January 2025

Hanken and LUSEM Nordic Winter School

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Lund University, School of Economics and Management (LUSEM) is located in Lund, Sweden.

Why study with us?

  • Add an exciting Nordic perspective to your business studies!
  • Explore two top Nordic business schools’ perspectives on these current topics.
  • Learn from other students from around the world in an interactive global classroom.
  • Social and cultural activities will be offered alongside the academic programme.
  • Two weeks in January 2025; 13–17 January in Lund and 20–24 January in Helsinki

The Winter School consists of two modules, one given in Lund and one in Helsinki.

The Darkness of Business (3 ECTS), Lund

This module will discuss that management thinking and doing might not be part of the solution of the problems facing us today (e.g. climate crisis, unequal distribution of wealth, erosion of collective narratives and so forth) but rather one of the main problems calling for urgent attention

Sustainable Finance (3 ECTS), Helsinki

Companies and their investors face increasing demand from stakeholders to reduce their negative social and environmental impact. Sustainable finance, defined as investment decisions that take environmental, social, and governance (ESG) into considerations, have grown significantly in recent years. This course highlights the need for sustainable finance. The course focuses on how the corporate world are developing sustainable finance and governance practices from the top-down to overcome sustainability challenges. During the course we co-operate with local companies so that students can get an idea of the Nordic business practices related to the topics of the course.

Language of instruction: English

Level: Bachelor

Points: 6 ECTS

Format: On-campus 13–17 January 2025 in Lund (recommended arrival 11–12 January) and 20–24 January 2025 in Helsinki (recommended departure 25 January)

Who: For students from partner universities, with at least one year of business related studies and a good command of English.

When: Two weeks in January 2025. Initial online assignment to be turned in before course start.

Teaching methods: The course combines a variety of methods, ranging from traditional lectures, guest lectures, case studies, interaction-based pedagogy, reading groups, student debates, group work and study visits. Students are expected to participate actively in class.

Application: Apply via your home university International Office by your internal deadlines.

Nomination deadline for partner universities: 1 October. Partner universities nominate students via an online nomination form sent to the Coordinators at the International Offices.

Costs: No tuition fee, small fees for social activities and lunches. Students pay the travel to the destinations and for accommodation. 

Accommodation in Helsinki

The accommodation will be at Forenom Aparthotel-Helsinki-Kamppi in central Helsinki, only a short walk from Hanken. It is close to many restaurants, cafés, shopping malls and grocery stores. The address is Eerikinkatu 24 and the rooms are equipped with basic furniture, pillow & blanket, bed sheets, towel, fridge, microwave oven, coffee maker, water boiler, TV and basic tableware. There is also Wi-Fi and a shared laundry room. The rooms are twin rooms for 1-2 people, for 60 € / day / room. You thus have the option to book a room for yourself or save up by booking a room with someone else. Final cleaning is included in the price.
The room needs to be booked and paid by the student themselves. More information will be given together with your acceptance letter.

Accommodation in Lund

During your stay in Lund, there will be accommodation available at the Lund University Guest House which is located just a brief stroll from the school buildings. Services on the site are good with close by access to a food store, a restaurant, a café and a fitness center.
There are rooms reserved for students participating in Winter School, and the cost for a single room is around 60 € / day which is paid upon your arrival in Lund.

Read more about the Lund University Guest House

Approximate costs in Lund

  • Accommodation 60 €/night ∼ 420 € in total for 7 nights.
  • Meals at own expense. Lunch and dinner can be bought at restaurants and the supermarket near LUSEM.
  • Activities organized by LUSEM and the student union are free of charge.

Flights between home country and destinations are paid by the student, as well as the flight between Lund and Helsinki.

Approximate costs in Helsinki

  • Accommodation 60 – 70 €/night ∼ 390 € in total for 6 nights.
  • Meals at own expense. Hanken’s cafeteria offers lunch for ∼ 5 € / meal. There is no dinner served at Hanken but there are many of great dinner options in the area, both restaurants and supermarkets.
  • Get Together and Farewell events free of charge.

Flights between home country and destinations are paid by the student, as well as the flight between Lund and Helsinki.

Tentative schedule in Lund

Saturday 11 January: Arrival in Lund, check-in at LU Guest House.

Sunday 12 January: Welcome meeting during the evening.

Monday 13 January: The Darkness of Business course introduction and class.  

Tuesday 14 January: Classes approximately between 09:00–16:00.  

Wednesday 15 January: Classes approximately between 09:00–16:00. 

Thursday 16 January: Classes approximately between 09:00–16:00. 

Friday 17 January: Classes approximately between 09:00–16:00.  

Saturday 18 January: Day off.  

Sunday 19 January: Check-out from LU Guest House before 11:00. 

Activities organized by LUSEM and the student union during the week.

Tentative schedule in Helsinki

Sunday 19 January: Arrival in Helsinki. Check-in at Forenom Aparthotel-Helsinki-Kamppi. Get-together at Hanken during the evening.

Monday 20 January: Sustainable Finance course introduction and class. Classes approximately between 8:30–14:00. In the afternoon there will be a sight-seeing tour of Helsinki

Tuesday 21 January: Classes between 09:00–15:00. Cultural visit in the evening together with local students.

Wednesday 22 January: Classes between 09:00–15:00.

Thursday 23 January: Classes between 09:00–15:00.

Friday 24 January: Classes approximately between 09:00–14:00. Farewell event in the afternoon. 

Saturday 25 January: Recommended departure day.

Company and cultural visits during the week.

Hanken School of Economics

Lund University School of Economics and Management

  • Peter Svensson, Ph.D., associate professor in Marketing

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