Master's degree studies

The master's programme is organised in collaboration with Helsinki GSE

Master's programme in economics at Hanken has two specialization options at the master level: A general study track in economics and a research study track in economics (rMsc). Upon completion of their master degree at Hanken, there will be a separate formal notification (in their transcript of records) of the economics track that a student pursued.

Both tracks of the two-year master's programme are offered in English and in collaboration with Helsinki GSE partner economics departments at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. There are altogether about 30 courses to choose from in various fields of economics, each of which is offered through the Helsinki GSE collaboration.

Both tracks of the programme consists of 120 ECTS. You can find more information on the GSE courses here and the degree structure at Hanken here.

Students who apply to Hanken’s master’s degree studies in economics or who continue to master’s degree studies after completing their bachelor’s degree at Hanken are by default admitted to the general study track in economics. There is a separate selection procedure to the research study track.

Those willing to pursue the research study track should submit their CV and study transcripts to the head of the economics unit and participate, if so requested, in an interview. Together with the professors of the unit, the head of the economics unit decides whether the applicant has sufficiently solid prior studies and quantitative skills to warrant him/her to pursue the research study track. Only those who already have a study right (Msc in economics at Hanken) can apply to rMsc.

Due to the way the course work is organized  in Helsinki GSE’s Research Master program, students should, as a general rule, apply for admission into the research study track at latest by the beginning of the Autumn term, but preferably already by the end of May.