Master's studies in Business and Management

The specialisation in Business and Management contains studies in humanitarian logistics, international strategy and sustainability, and marketing.

The specialisation in Business and Management gives you the essential capabilities and skills for managing and developing organisations in a market-oriented and sustainable manner.

Upon graduation you will be able to:
•    Manage organisations in a customer- and market-oriented way
•    Participate in strategy work and leadership in various organisations
•    Engage in constructive dialogue on corporate sustainability questions
•    Apply independent and critical thinking to decision-making



You have the opportunity to choose from four tracks with some common courses and elements and several electives that offer flexibility within the studies:

Facts about the studies

  • 120 credits, 2 years of full-time study
  • Language: English
  • Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration
  • Location: Helsinki or Vaasa, Finland

The specialisation offers you a wide range of different career options. Here are some examples of potential future positions.

Line management and business responsibility positions

» product manager, brand manager, project manager, and later, business area/unit manager, procurement/supply manager, humanitarian logistician, programme manager

Expert and specialist positions in large multinational companies and non-profit organisations

» business development manager, strategy development manager, product/service development manager, supply chain manager, logistics manager, operations manager, customer relationship manager, human resources development manager, corporate responsibility manager, corporate communications manager, marketing communications manager, supply chain manager, logisitics manager, chief of operations

Management consultant positions

» general management consultancy, market research consultancy, product/service development consultancy, communications/media/advertising consultancy, corporate responsibility consultancy, crisis management consultancy, humanitarian consultancy, development aid consultancy

For more information regarding how our alumni's careers develop visit Hanken's Explore Careers!

We are also proud of our Hanken International Talent initiative, where newly-admitted international MSc students are matched with Finnish companies for mentoring!


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Student activities

Students have full access to activities at Hanken, including its active student life and various events (link). Activities are also arranged within the specialisation itself. Particularly during the first weeks and months of the specialisation, time is dedicated to extracurricular activities that enable the participants to bond with each other, the specialisation faculty, and the broader Hanken community. Our International Student Ambassadors and their Nordic Brilliance Blog can maybe give you some more valuable information! (link)

We encourage you to gain international experience! A semester abroad at one of Hanken’s partner universities can be incorporated into the programme as an optional component if the planning for it already starts during the fall of the first academic year. Or why not an internship abroad, or in Finland?

Students admitted to International Strategy and Sustainability (ISS) can apply for a Double Degree together with EMLyon simultaneously as they're applying for admission. Click here for more information about the Double Degree programme with EMLyon.