The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

A GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE (Revised) General Test (Graduate Record Examination) are tests designed to measure the skills shown to help graduate business students succeed in the challenging curriculum. The tests assess verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills. GMAT and GRE tests are used widely by business schools in both Master's and PhD admissions.

  • Both the GMAT™ Online Exam and the GRE® General Test are accepted as an alternative to test centers. For more information, please visit (GMAT) and (GRE)
  • GMAT/GRE is required for all applicants with a degree from the United Kingdom (all applicants with a degree from outside the EU/EEA are required to take a GMAT/GRE test, for more information, please check the admission requirements)

When should I take the aptitude test?

  • Register for a test date as early as possible so you can take the aptitude test well in advance before the start of the application period - you must submit your test taker's copy of the test result with your application.
    • NOTE! It can take up to 20 working days to receive some test results - it is your responsability to check the delivery times for the test results so that you timely can sumbit the test result with your application form. 
  • It is your responsibility to find out the test dates and closing dates for registration for the aptitude tests.
  • If you already have a sufficient test result, check the validity of your result and make arrangements for a new test well in advance, if necessary.
  • Remember to give Hanken access to your test result in the test organisation's database.


Indicative score

The indicative GMAT / GRE threshold set by Hanken School of Economics is 600 in GMAT and 158 in the quantitative part of the GRE test. If an applicant with a lower score shows considerable evidence of his/her propensity to conduct doctoral studies and research, he/she may be considered for admission. The tests consist of different parts, only some of them are included in the total score. Please note that Hanken reserves the right to assess all parts included in the official test results made available to it directly from the test organisers.



On the GMAT and GRE web pages you can find a lot of useful material and information on how to prepare for the test. On these web pages "About the GMAT exam" you can find useful information. You can also find free tests on both web pages. GMAC also offers a handbook which can be downloaded:

More information about the GRE-test: ETS/GRE
More information about the GMAT-test: and

The official test result is to be sent directly to Hanken from the test organiser. In order for you to request the organiser to send the result to Hanken it has to be valid (not older than five years). The test has to be taken and the request for the official result has to be made before the application deadline. In addition to this, you may also enclose an unofficial test score report to your application.

GRE test organiser in Finland: Fulbright Center.
GMAT test organiser in Finland: SwanIT Oy (LGF)

To have the test result sent directly to Hanken please indicate Hanken's code when you make the request:
GRE: 8433