Orientation Days 2021

Welcome to Hanken! Here you'll find information about the Orientation Days and the detailed programme.

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DATE:  25-27 August 2021

LOCATION: Hanken in Helsinki, Hanken in Vaasa and Online (more info below)

Target groups: 

  • Master's degree students in Helsinki (both for studies in English and Swedish)
  • Master's degree students in Vaasa (both for studies in English and Swedish)

Note! The Orientation Days are not intended for students who have already done their Bachelor's degree at Hanken and now start their Master's degree studies.
 

Please bring your educational documents in ORIGINAL on Wednesday 25.8

  • The documents will be collected in the beginning of the day for verification purposes and returned to you on Thursday at the Registration session.
  • Students who applied based on a degree obtained in Finland are extempted from bringing their documents.
  • If you are attending online on Wednesday and on site at Hanken on Thursday, you should bring your educational documents in original to the Registration session on Thursday instead.
  • If your foreign degree certificate and transcript were only issued electronically (no paper-version of the documents), your degree has already been verified  during the admission process and you do not need to bring any educational documents.
  • During the Orientation Days we will provide you with the tools and knowledge to kick-start your studies.The Orientation days are a compulsory component of your studies
     
  • The days are offered both on site and online (see below for more info). You can only attend the days on site at the study location you will study. e.g. if you were granted admission in Vaasa, you need to attend the Orientation Days in Vaasa and vice versa.
     
  • The sessions will be recorded and uploaded on this page as soon as possible after the Orientation Days for futher reference. However, the recommendation is that you attend the days live since live participation will help you kick-start your studies. 
     

During the Orientation days you will

  • enrol officially at the university
  • learn about your studies, study practicalities and what is expected of you as a student at Hanken
  • have specialisation-specific info sessions about the specialisation with the specialisation staff and current students
  • register for courses in the study tool Weboodi and make your study plan
  • get to know the study environment
  • get to network with both new and old students

 

Programme

WEDNESDAY 25.8: All sessions are offered both on site at Hanken (in Helsinki and in Vaasa) and online. However, the tour of Hanken is only offered physically at Hanken (Helsinki and Vaasa).

THURSDAY 26.8: All sessions are offered both on site at Hanken (in Helsinki and in Vaasa) and online, except for the Registration which only physically take place at Hanken (Helsinki and Vaasa).

  • If you cannot attend the registration on site, you will have to book an personal time slot to officically register at the university. Please bring your official ID, your original degree certificate and transcript of records + possible official translations. Students who obtained the degree based on which they applied from a University or Polytechnic in Finland, are exempted from bringing their educational documents. Book your appointment in Microsoft Bookings as soon as possible.

FRIDAY 27.8:  All sessions are offered online. Please attend the day from the comfort of your home.

You can only attend the  Orientation Days on site if you have no symtoms indicating that you might have COVID-19.

  • All students who participate in the Orientation days on site, do the following:
     
    • Wear a face mask.
    • Wash your hands with soap or/and use hand disinfectant upon arrival and before eating as well when needed.
    • Keep a 2 m distance to other students at all times if possible.
       
  • You will receive info on which entrance you need to use to enter the Hanken buildning in Helsinki. In Vaasa all students can enter the buildning normally.
     
  • For students arriving from abroad, please note that the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) constantly updated the Finnish COVID-19 travel restrictions when arriving in Finland (there can be  quarantine, health inspections, isolation upon arrival etc depending on the situation) based on the COVID-19 situation globally. Hence, international students arriving in Finland should make travel arrangements which ensure that you arrive well in advance (pereferably 2 weeks before the Orientation Daystaking into consideration the lastest travel restrictions set by THL. The Finnish Border Guard also issue the latest info on requirements for entering Finland during the pandemic.
  • WHAT TO BRING:
    • Degree certificate in ORIGINAL
    • Transcript  of records in ORIGINAL
    • Possible translations of the documents listed above.
    • The documents will be collected for verification purposes and returned to you on Thursday at the Registration session.
    • If you are attending online on Wednesday and on site at Hanken on Thursday, you should bring your educational documents in original to the registration session on Thursday.
    • Note! Students who applied based on a degree obtained in Finland are extempted from bringing their documents.
    • If your foreign degree certificate and transcript were only issued electronically (no paper-version of the documents), your degree has already been verified  during the admission process and you do not need to bring any educational documents

LOCATION:

  • HELSINKI STUDENTS: Assembly Hall, 1st Floor and Maxen, 2nd Floor, Hanken main building
  • VAASA STUDENTS: Room 307

 

FOR ALL STUDENTS

9:00              Opening of the Orientation Days and Practicalities
                      Linnéa Kangas, Planning Officer

9:30               Welcome to Hanken
                      
Sören Kock, Dean of Education

9:40               BREAK

9:55               Study Services and Practicalities
                  

11:00             Teaching and exams
                      Susanna Taimitarha, Education Planning Officer

11:25               LUNCH 

 

FOR STUDENTS ADMITTED TO MSC STUDIES IN SWEDISH (SVEMAG)

11:30             Välkommen till Hanken 
                     
Linda Martelius, Planning Officer

12:00            LUNCH

 

FOR ALL STUDENTS

12:40         Studying at Hanken
                 
Peter Björk, Professor in Marketing & Vitalii Bashilov, Student in
                  Finance and International Student Amassador at Hanken

13:10         This is Hanken
                  
Annamari Huovinen, Marketing and Communicaitons Manager

13:25         BREAK

13:35         Helsinki StudentsSHS - Student Union of Hanken School of
                  Economics

                 
 Vaasa StudentsSSHV - Student Association of Hanken School of
                  Economics in Vaasa

14:00         Helsinki Students: The Master's Committee: Meet the tutors
                 
Vaasa Students: Meet the Tutors 

14:15         Helsinki Students: Tour of Hanken in Helsinki
-15:00       
Vaasa Students: Tour of Hanken in Vaasa

  • WHAT TO BRING:
    • Official ID
    • Degree certificate in ORIGINAL (if you did not bring it on Wednesday)
    • Transcript of records in ORIGINAL (if you did not bring it on Wednesday)
    • Possible translations of the documents listed above. (if you did not bring them on Wednesday)
    • Laptop (for course registration and for language test for Finnish nationals)
    • Hanken User ID and password

If you cannot attend on site today, please book an appointment in Microsoft Bookings for handling the registration as soon as possible. Check that you choose the location where you will study in the booking system.


FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

LOCATION:

  • STUDENTS IN HELSINKI:: Assembly Hall, 1st floor, Hanken main building
  • STUDENTS IN VAASA:: Room 308

9:15        Welcome to Finland
               Linnéa Kangas, Planning Officer          

10:00      Practicalities
               
Linnéa Kangas, Planning Officer

10:15      Hanken International Talent (Hanken HIT)
                
Henna Konsti, Career Coordinator

10:45      BREAK

11:00      How to Feel at Home in Finland: Perspectives and Tools for a Successful
               Transition

               Kamilla Sultanova, Entrepeneur & Owner of the consulting company
               ConnectUz

12:00       LUNCH 

 

FOR STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED THEIR SCHOOL EDUCATION IN FINLAND 
(comprehensive school and/or upper secondary education in Finnish or Swedish):

LOCATION:

  • STUDENTS IN HELSINKI:: Aud. Maxen, 2nd floor and Room A210, 2nd floor, Hanken main buildning
  • STUDENTS IN VAASA:: Room 312

11:00       POSSIBILITY TO LUNCH

12:00       Info regarding the Swedish language skill requirement within your
                degree at Hanken (20min) & Swedish level test in Moodle (30 min)*

                Katja Peltola, Lecturer in Swedish 
                - Bring your own laptop for the test!

*All students who have obtained their school education in Finland need to fulfill the requirements of language proficiency of Personnel in Public Bodies within their degree studies in Finland.
If you are unsure if you have fulfilled the requirement in your previous degree, you need to attend this session and based on the info given, decide if you need to take the level test thereafter in order to be able to include the right level of language courses your study plan later today.

 

FOR ALL STUDENTS
 

HELSINKI STUDENT GROUP 1:

  • Business and Management
  • Logistik och Samhällsansvar
  • Företagsledning och Organisation
  • Entrepenörskap och Företagsledning
     

LOCATION: Room: A404 and A405, 4th Floor, Hanken main buildning

13:00        Registration
                 
Admission Office staff
 

LOCATION:

International Strategy and Sustainability track  Assembly Hall, 1st Floor
Marketing track & Marknadsföring  Aud. Maximum, 2nd Floor
Humanitarian Logistics track  Room A304, 3rd Floor
Logistik och Samhällsansvar    Room A306, 3rd Floor
Företagsledning och Organisation Room A409, 4th Floor
Entrepenörskap och Företagsledning Room A409, 4th Floor

 

14:00        Specialisation/Major specific session (room division above)
               
  Academic staff from the specialisations/majors

15:30        Study Plans and Course Registration (room division above)
 -16:30      
Study Councellors            
 

HELSINKI STUDENT GROUP 2:

  • Financial Analysis and Business Development
  • Intellctual Property Law
  • Economics
  • Redovisning
  • Finansiell Ekonomi
  • Handelsrätt
  • Nationalekonomi

LOCATION:

Finance & Finansiell Ekonomi  Room A210, 2nd Floor
Accounting track & Redovisning Room A309, 3rd Floor
Governance and Commercial Law & Handelsrätt Room A305, 3rd Floor
Intellectual Property Law  Room A411, 4th Floor
Economics & Nationalekonomi Room A303, 3rd Floor

 

13:00        Specialisation/Major specific session (room division above)
                 Academic staff from the specialisations/majors

14:30        Study Plans and Course Registration (room division above)
                 
Study Councellors 
 

LOCATION: Room A404 and A405, 4th Floor, Hanken main buildning 

15:30         Registration
-16:30       
Admission Office staff

 

VAASA STUDENT GROUP 1:

  • Marketing and Managment track
  • Marknadsföring
  • Företagsledning och Organisation
  • Redovisning
  • Finansiell Ekonomi
  • Handelsrätt

LOCATION:

 

13:00        Specialisation/Major specific session (room division above)
               
  Academic staff from the specialisations/majors

14:30        Study Plans and Course Registration ((room division above)
                 
Study Councellors 

15:30        Registration 
-16:30       Office of Study Affairs staff  

LOCATION: Online

9:30          IT Services
                 
Jonas Björkvall, ICT Coordinator

10:00        IT Security
                  
Mikael Albrecht, Head of Information Security

11:00         LUNCH

12:00        Career Services
                  
Susanna Paul, Manager, Career Services, Helsinki
                  Ann-Christine Hemming, Planning Officer, Career Services, Vaasa
                  Henna Konsti, Career Coordinator, Helsinki

12:30         Finlands Ekonomer/The Finnish Business School Graduates: The central organisation for
                  graduates and students in economics and business administration in
                  Finland

                  Teddy Broman, SHS Kyllli & Ylva Ekman, SSHV Kylli
 

12:45         Study Support Services & Workshop: Study Efficiency and Motivation
             
    Alexandra Ohls, Student Coach
                  Daniel Ventus, Student Psychologist 
                  Sonja Jakobsson, University Chaplain in Helsinki &
                  Hanna Jern, University Chaplain in Vaasa 

13:45         BREAK

 14:00        STUDENTS IN HELSINKI: Library Services in Helsinki
                  
STUDENTS IN VAASA: Library Services in Vaasa

14:45         Rector's Formal Welcome Reception

15:15          Hanken Quiz with great prices!
-15:30

  • The links for the online sessions will be published above in the programme outline for each day in August.
  • Hanken School of Economics uses Microsoft Teams for meetings and lectures.
  • We recommend that you download Microsoft Teams app to your computer and phone if possible.
  • You can also use Microsoft Teams via some Internet browsers (Windows and Mac):
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
  • Following Internet browsers are not recommended and not supported by Hanken IT-department:
    • Apple Safari
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Here you can download the Microsoft Teams https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/download-app

HELSINKI

The Student Union of Hanken School of Economics (SHS) Masters' Committee welcomes you by offering social programme during the orientation days. You will also meet the Masters' Committee - your tutors - during the first orientation day at Hanken. Please join the Facebook group "Hanken Helsinki Masters 2021/2022". Information about the Masters' Committee’s events during the Orientations Days and later during the academic year will be posted in this group closer to the orientation days.

 

VAASA

Your tutors at the The Student Association of Hanken School of Economics in Vaasa (SSHV r.f.) welcome you to Hanken by offering social programme during the orientation days. You will also meet the master's level tutors at Hanken during the first orientation day. More information about the events organized during the orientation days and later during the academic year will be available closer to the orientation days.

Here you find the presentations and recordings from the Orientation Days.

Note! he recordings are available until 17.9.2021. 

Wednesday 25.8 sessions

Powerpoint presentations

 

Recordings

Wednesday morning sessions 9.00-LUNCH

  • Opening of the Orientation Days and practicalities
  • Welcome to Hanken (not added due to poor sound quality)
  • Study Services and Practicalities
  • Teaching and Exams
  • Välkommen to Hanken (for Master's degree studies in Swedish)

Wednesday afternoon sessions 12.40-14.15

  • Studying at Hanken
  • This is Hanken
  • SHS Student Union at Hanken (only for Helsinki students)
  • Master's Committee (only for Helsinki students)

SHSVV - Student Association in Vaasa and meet the tutors (only for Vaasa students)

 

Thursday 26.8 sessions

Powerpoint presentations

 

Recordings

Thursday morning sessions for international students 9.15-LUNCH

  • Welcome to Finland
  • Practicalities for international students
  • Hanken International Talent programme (HIT)
  • How to Feel at Home in Finland: Perspectives and Tools for a Successful Transition

Swedish Language requirements for students who received their school education in Finland

Course registration and Study Plans

 

Specialisation/Major sessions in Helsinki

International Strategy and Sustainability

Marketing track & Marknadsföring major

Humanitarian Logistics track

Logistik och Samhällsansvar major

Företagsledning och Organisation & Entrepenörskap och Företagsledning major

Finace track & Finansiell ekonomi major

Accounting track & Redovising major

Governance and Commercial Law track & Handelsrätt major

Intecllectual Property Law

Economics & Nationalekonomi

 

Specialisation/Major sessions in Vaasa

Marketing and Management track, Marknadsföring major & Företagets Organisation och Ledning major

Redovisning major, Finansiell Ekonomi major, Handelsrätt major

 

Friday 27.8 sessions

PowerPoint presentations

 

Recordings

IT Services, IT Security, Career Services, Finlands Ekonomer/Suomen Ekonomit, Study Support Part 1

Study Support Part 2, Library Services in Helsinki (Library Services in Helsinki for Helsinki students only)

Library Services in Vaasa (for Vaasa students only)

Rector's Formal Welcome