- General Information on the Right to Study
- Sufficient study background
- What if I Graduate After the Application Deadline?
A research-based Master's degree with good grades from a recognised university constitutes the basis for admission to doctoral studies. The Master's degree has to include a comprehensive research based thesis. If you will graduate after the application deadline, please read the information on provisional documentation under Application Documents.
Bachelor-level university and polytechnic degrees, and qualifications obtained from non-university degree programmes such as MBA programmes are not considered sufficient as basis for admission.
A person who intends to apply for admission to enter doctoral studies must before submitting his or her application decide which subject he or she would like to take as a major.
Students who are accepted for studies for the degree of Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration) (Sw. Ekonomie doktor) can complete a degree of Licentiate of Science (Economics and Business Administration) (Sw. Ekonomie licentiat). Students who are accepted for studies for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Sw. Filosofie doktor) cannot complete the Licentiate degree.
A student who has been accepted for studies for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy can complete supplementary studies concurrently with their doctoral studies in order to be able to apply for admission to the Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration) degree. Admission is based on a written application, and the final decision is made by the Rector.
In order to be admitted as a PhD student the student must have sufficient and relevant previous studies in the field or major to which they apply to.
NB! Only courses that have been obtained and are visible on the transcript of records submitted with the application will be considered when evaluating the applicant's educational background. Hanken does not evaluate the relevance of the applicant's educational background in advance. The evaluation is only done during the processing of the applications with the application and enclosures at hand.
If you will graduate after the application deadline, you can still apply. If you are granted an admission offer, it will be considered conditional. This means that you must graduate and send Hanken your final degree documents before 31st of July at 15:00 (GMT+2), or else your offer will be withdrawn.