Orientation Days Programme in Helsinki

Here you find the programme for the Orientation Days in Helsinki.


  • If you were admitted to a programme/major in Helsinki, you should attend the Orientation Days programme below.
  • If you were admitted to study in Vaasa, check out the Orientation Days programme in Vaasa.
  • Please note that changes in the programme might still occur.


What to bring:

  • Required only of students who delivered PHYSICAL officially certified copies of their educational documents upon admission:
    • Degree certificate in ORIGINAL
    • Transcript of records in ORIGINAL
    • Possible official translations of the documents listed above
    • The documents will be collected for verification purposes and returned on Wednesday
    • The students this applies to will receive an e-mail during August requesting them to bring their educational documents.
    • Note! Students whose educational documents already have been verified through a Electronic Transcript verification Service are extempted from bringing their documents.
  • Official ID, if you still have not collected your Hanken User ID.
  • Your own water bottle



LOCATION: The Foyer, 1st Floor, Hanken Main Building, Helsinki

8:15-8:55 Registration & Name bage pick-up
- Educational documents in original will be collected from students who have been requested to bring their documents
- Note! Arrive early so that you have sufficient time to complete the registration
  Coffee & Tea 


LOCATION: Assembly Hall, 1st Floor, Hanken Main Building, Helsinki

9:00 Welcome to Hanken
Mika Gabrielsson, Dean of Education
9:10 Opening of the Orientation Days & Practicalities
Linnéa Kangas & Linda Martelius, Planning Officers
9:40 Code of Conduct & Discrimination free zone
Henna Konsti, Equality Representative
Frida Winberg & Axel Anderson, Equality and Harassment ombudsmen (SHS) 
9:55 IT Services
Kicka Lindroos, IT Coordinator
10:25 BREAK
10:40 Your Studies in a Nutshell
Alex Thilman, Study Affairs Coordinator
11:35 Carbon footprint and 2030 neutrality target
Riina Haavisto, Social Responsability Coordinator
11:45 Hanken building ABC
Johan Vestin, Real estate and Services
Jenni Tuominen, Food & Co. representative
12:00 LUNCH 
& Collect Hanken User ID from the Student Service desk (if still undone)
13:10 This is Hanken
Eva Adlercreutz-Carrero, Marketing and Communications Manager
13:25 Studying at Hanken - A Teacher's Perspective
Pia Polsa, Associate Professor in Marketing and Teacher of the Year 2022
13:45 Studying at Hanken - A Student's Perspective
Huong Duong, student in Finance & 
Tatiana Terentieva, student in Governance and Commcercial Law
13:55 BREAK
14:10 SHS - Student Union of Hanken School of Economics
Rebecca Laaksonen, Vice President of the Student Union at Hanken School of Economics
14:40 SHS Masters' Committee
David Gripenberg, President of the Masters' Committee
14:50 Meet your tutor group
Tutors with their groups in different rooms 
15:20-16:20 Tour of Hanken (with tutors)

What to bring:

  • Official ID, if you handed in your original educational documents on Wednesday in order to be able to collect the documents.
  • If you are attending the session "Info on the requirement of language proficiency in Swedish and Finnish of Personnel in Public bodies within your degree", please bring
    • your educational documents in digital form e.g pdf (NOT only as OmaOpintopolku link!)
    • your laptop & Hanken User ID
  • Your own water bottle


  • These sessions are for students who are not originally from Finland, regardless of how long you have already been residing in Finland.


LOCATION: Futurum, Basement Floor, Hanken Main Building

9:00 Welcome to Finland
Henna Konsti, Manager, Hanken International Talent
9:15 Language studies in Swedish and Finnish
Katja Peltola, Lecturer in Swedish & Johanna Haapala, Lecturer is Finnish
9:45 Practicalities for international students
Linnéa Kangas, Planning Officer
10:15  BREAK
10:30  Finland in a Nutshell
Henna Konsti, Manager, Hanken Internatinal Talent
10:45 Hanken International Talent
Henna Konsti, Manager, Hanken International Talent
11:15  How to feel at home and flourish in Finland - An Alumnus' perspective
Robin Kipfer, Hanken Alumnus



  • I.e. comprehensive school and/or upper secondary education in Finnish or Swedish in Finland.

  • If you have already completed the "Virkamiesruotsi/Tjänstemannafinska" requirement in your previous degree for sure, you do not need to attend neither this session nor the language level test. If you are unsure, please attend these sessions.


LOCATION: Room A210, 2nd Floor, Hanken Main Building

10:15  Info on the requirement of language proficiency in Swedish and Finnish of Personnel in Public bodies within your degree (Virkamiesruotsi/Tjänstemannafinska)
Language Teachers at Hanken & Study Councellors
11:15 Swedish language level test in the study tool Moodle
 Katja Peltola, Lecturer in Swedish 




11:45  LUNCH
(only for those who handed in their documents on Tuesday) 


LOCATION: Aud. Maximum (Maxen), 2nd Floor, Hanken Main Building

13:00  Study Tools and Methods, Academic integrity and AI
Mikaela Krohn, Digital Education Officer
Johanna Lepola, Senior Coordinator for Study Affairs
Lukas Söderqvist, Study Affairs Coordinator
13:45  Library Services
André La Face, Information Specialist
14:30 BREAK
14:45 IT Security
Magnus Sippel, Head of IT
15:45 Study Support Services at Hanken
Linnéa Kangas, Planning Officer
Sonja Jakobsson, University Chaplain
Viivi Suonto, Decon
Jennifer Söderlund, Study Psychologist    
16:00  BREAK
16:15-17:45 NOT MANDATORY: Guided walking tour in Helsinki
Meeting point: Reception, Main Building at 16:10

The guided walking tour in Helsinki can be especially interesting to those who are new to Helsinki, however everyone is more than welcome to participate! Please note that you need to register to this voluntary part of the programme in advance so we can book right amount of professional guides.

Register via the registration form no later than 15.8.2023.


What to bring:

  • Hanken User ID
  • Your own laptop
  • Your own water bottle



LOCATION: Assembly Hall, 1st Floor, Hanken Main Building

9:00 International Opportunities
Maria Holmström, International Coordinator
9:20 Career Services
Henna Konsti & Susanna Paul, Career Services
9:40                           Suomen Ekonomit/Finlands Ekonomer: The central organisation for graduates and students in economics and business administration in Finland
Jonatan Stenberg, SHS Kyllli
10:00 BREAK
10:15  Workshop: Study Efficiency and Motivation
Alexandra Ohls, Study Coach
11:15 LUNCH



Humanitarian Logistics & Logistik och samhällsansvar Room A303, 3rd Floor
Accounting track & Redovisning Room A304, 3rd Floor
Finance & Finansiell ekonomi Room A305, 3rd Floor
Governance and Commercial Law Room A306, 3rd Floor
Intellectual Property Law Room A307, 3rd Floor
Företagsledning och organisation & Entrepenörskap och företagsledning Room 308, 3rd Floor
Marketing & Marknadsföring Room A309, 3rd Floor
International Strategy and Sustainability Room A411, 4th Floor
Economics & Nationalekonomi NOTE! Meeting Point: Reception, Main Building at 12:20
Seminar room Sh2 in the Economicum building
12:30    Programme/Major specific sessions
Academic staff from the programmes/majors & tutors
14:00  BREAK



Finansiell ekonomi, Redovisning, Nationalekonomi, Handelsrätt, Marknadsföring, Logistik och samhällsansvar, Företagsledning och organisation, Entrepenörskap och företagsledning A210, 2nd Floor
Finance, Accounting, Economics A305, 3rd Floor
Governance and Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law, Marketing A309, 3rd Floor
International Strategy and Sustainability, Humanitarian Logistics A411, 4th Floor
14:15       Study plans and course registration + Break when ready


LOCATION: Foyer, 1st Floor, Hanken Main building

16:00-17:00 Rector's Welcome Reception for New Master's degree Students & Exchange Students
Only for students who still need support with their study plan and course registration.


LOCATION:  Aud. A210, 2nd Floor, Main Building

14:00-15:30 Drop in sessions with the study councellors for help with study plans and course registration
Social events


Do not miss the social events organized by the tutors (SHS Masters’ Committee) as a part of the orientation days!

Save the date for the following evenings:

For those that are already in town the weekend before the orientation days:

Save the date also for Saturday 26.8 (afternoon-evening) for programme taking place in Sveaborg/Suomenlinna. More information about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/256946667241657/?ref=newsfeed

You can also follow SHS Masters’ Committee in facebook and instagram: @shsmasterscommittee