Hanken's Rolling Admission round

Do you have a degree in Business Administration and/or Economics from abroad? Apply via the fast track Rolling Admission!

Application period

1.11.2023 at 8:00 - 26.4.2024 at 15:00 (GMT+2)

The following programmes are included in the Rolling Admission round:

  • Humanitarian Logistics

  • International Strategy & Sustainability (except for the Double Degree option) (NOTE! programme quota 2024 is filled so not possible to apply anymore)

  • Marketing (NOTE! programme quota 2024 is filled so not possible to apply anymore)

  • Marketing & Management

You can apply to a maximum of 2 programmes.


Note! Annual admission criteria are published at the latest during the September for English taught programmes. Please notice changes are possible from year to year.

Rolling admission means that:

  • the 60 first applicants, who fulfill all the admission criteria, will be offered admission.
  • The admission criteria are higher than in the main admission round to ensure that the students will be able to start studying at an advanced level.

Rolling admission requirements overview 2024


  1. BACHELOR'S DEGREE with the degree title/major subject Business Administration and/or Economics from a recognised university or a university of applied sciences located outside Finland.
    • If the degree does not clearly state the degree's major subject to be Business Administration and/or Economics, then your BSc degree needs to include at least the equivalent of 80 ECTS of studies in Business Administration and/or Economics.
  2. LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT, one of the following with listed minimum scores:
    • TOEFL IBT test or TOEFL iBT® Home Edition ≥ 92
    • IELTS Academic (also Online version) or IELTS Indicator ≥ 6.5
    • Cambridge C1 Advanced ≥ Grade C
    • Cambridge C2 Proficiency ≥ Level C1
    • PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online ≥ 62
    • The Finnish National Certificate of Language Proficiency YKI test in English ≥ Level 5 in all test sections
    • GMAT™/GMAT™ Online Exam ≥ overall score of 550 (all test sections must have been completed)
    • GMAT™ Focus Edition ≥ overall score of 515 (all test sections must have been completed)
    • GRE General Test/General test at home: ≥ 150 in the Verbal Reasoning section and 3.5 in the Analytic Writing section (all test sections must have been completed)
    • Bachelor's/Master's degree or secondary education conducted in English language in: the EU/EEA, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States (no other countries are accepted)
    • Group 1: Applicants applying based on a degree obtained in an EU/EEA country or a Hanken Partner University for Exchange, must fulfill one of the following,
      • GPA grade B+ (U.S. grading scale) or 4.0 on the Finnish 1-5 grading scale in the degree based on which they are applying
      • GMAT™/GMAT™ Online Exam ≥ 600
      • GMAT™ Focus Edition ≥ 555
      • GRE General test  ≥ 158 in the Quantitative Reasoning section
    • Group 2: Applicants applying based on a degree obtained in a country outside EU/EEA, must fulfill one of the following:
      • GMAT™/GMAT™ Online Exam ≥ 600
      • GMAT™ Focus Edition ≥ 555
      • GRE General test ≥ 158 in the Quantitative Reasoning section


Hanken can offer admission through rolling admission for a maximum of 60 students with the following subdivision:

  • 40 to Marketing and Management (Vaasa)
  • 2 to Humanitarian Logistics (Helsinki)
  • 9 to International Strategy and Sustainability (Helsinki)
  • 9 to Marketing (Helsinki)

1. Familiarize yourself with the requirements and instructions

  • Read all of the information on the admission page and all subpages carefully and check that you fulfill the admission requirements.
    • Note! You can only apply to 2 Master's degree programmes in English at Hanken each admission round.
  • Book a time for a language test and/or the GMAT or GRE test if required as early as possible so you have the test result when the application period starts - Hanken accepts results all year long.*
  • Start collecting the required enclosures in time - all enclosures must be submitted with the application, including the test result (language test, GMAT/GRE).
  • Questions about the admission process? Check our FAQ section. If you still have questions, contact us at Hanken's Admissions Services admissions@hanken.fi


2. Submit your application 

  • Complete the application in the application portal Studyinfo.fi as early as possible after the application period has started  and upload all required enclosures. Application is open 1.11.2023-26.4.2024 at 15:00 (GMT+2).
    • Please use a personal e-mail address which you can access on a permanent basis.
    • The application form is designed in English - make sure that your Opintopolku/Studyinfo page is in English as well before you start to fill out the form.

    • The application form cannot be saved as a draft so collect all your enlosures before you start to fill in the form. Upload your enclosures in high quality pdf format.


    3. Processing of applications

    • Remember to check your email (the address that you used in the application form), and also the spam folder regularly!
    • The Admission Services evalute your general eligiblity (degree from a recognised institution, language requirement and GMAT/GRE test result or GPA and sufficient educational documents) and academic eligiblity (Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and/or Economics OR 80 ECTS in economic sciences within the Bachelor's degree). You can be requested to supplement your application if needed.
    • NOTE! There is a set quota of admission offers for all MSc programmes. Fulfilling the admission requirements does not automatically mean that you will be offered admission.


    4. Recieving the admission results

    • The admission results will be published within 4 weeks after submitting the application.
    • You will be informed by e-mail simultaneously about the admission results and possible scholarship - check your spam folder often since your admission offer and possible scholarship offer might end up there.


    5. Accepting the admission offer

    • Accept the admission offer as soon as possible, however no later than 7 days after receiving the admission offer
    • All admitted students receive information on how to accept the admission offer with the admission offer.


    NOTE! If your offer is conditional 

    Deadlines for completion of requirements

    • Officially certified educational documents of applicants admitted between November 2023-March 2024: 23 May 2024 at 15:00 (GMT +3).
    • Officially certified educational documents of applicants admitted between April-May 2024 or if you applied with an incomplete degree: last workday (Monday-Friday) before or on 31 July that same year at 15:00 (GMT +3). Note! The graduation date stated on the documents must be no later than 31 July 2024.
    • If you are required to pay tuition fees Opens in new window , you need to follow the instructions sent to you concerning the payment.

    Applicants are conditionally admitted until the certified documents have been received (and the tuition fee payment, if applicable). Conditionally granted study rights will be cancelled if the certified documents and possible tuition fee payments are not received in the required manner by the given deadline.

    The deadlines are the same to all applicants and cannot be extended.


    6. Register for the academic year

    • Once your admission is final, you must register for the academic year at the latest 31.7.2024.
    • First year students must register as present, except if you have legal grounds to register as absent. When registering as present you must also complete the Student Union membership fee payment.
    • Registration for attendance can be done through the My Studyinfo-service portal/personal link once the admission offer is final. 


    * Applicants who have attained their BSc from one of Hanken's partner universities do not need to take a GMAT/GRE test in case they have a GPA of at least B+ US scale/4 out of 5 on the Finnish scale.