| 23.06.2020

Corporate responsibility studies attracted record number of applicants

Hanken offers around 40 seats in cross-disciplinary studies in corporate responsibility (CR) every year free of charge. A growing number of working professionals apply for the study module, as well as unemployed or laid off people.

The CR study module takes a cross-disciplinary approach combining courses from different subjects, e.g. marketing, supply chain management and social responsibility, accounting, and management and organisation. It consist of 37 courses in total and aims to offer an in-depth understanding of issues related to CR from different stakeholder perspectives.

This year, a record number of 94 students applied for the 40 seats available. Among them, almost 67% of the applications are from working professionals with over 5 years of work experience. The rest came from students registered in a university in Finland or are unemployed or been laid off.

‘’The CR module is now a tangible and big part of our efforts in making education accessible and facilitating life-long learning and promoting responsible business education in Finland beyond our own degree student population”, says Sanchi Maheshwari, Social Responsibility Coordinator at Hanken. “The module also facilitates partnerships of different types with many organisations including corporations as majority of participants come from working life’, she continues.

The increased number of applications suggests that people are more interested than ever in life-long learning and learning about corporate responsibility, sustainability and the sustainable development goals. The current pandemic situation may well also have affected the high number of applications coming in from people living outside of Helsinki Metropolitan area and people who are unemployed or laid off.

Read more on the module webpage!

More information:

Sanchi Maheshwari
Social Responsibility Coordinator
+358 50 468 7794