Study Module in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility

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Complete a selection of courses within supply chain management and social responsibility at Hanken. You can also get admitted to the MSc level after completing the study module with good grades.

Interested in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility on MSc level?

Hanken is one of the leading business schools when it comes to Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility - read more about the subject and the studies here.


The principle of first come, first serve is applicable, and there is only 30 seats available annually within the module. The 30 first eligible students to sign up (20 to the Cooperation quota and 10 through the Open University quota) will be offered the possibility to complete a predetermined selection of courses within the study module in SCM&SR, during the two following academic years. If one of the quotas is not filled when the registration ends, the empty seats can be moved to the other quota.

Eligible students must have attained a BSc degree and at least 10 ECTS of relevant studies (university level) before the registration for the module has ended.

Eligible students can register to the module and its courses by filling in an electronic form and by belonging to one of the following quotas:

Quotas for the Study Module
Cooperation Quota Cooperation quota, 20 seats: you need to be registered as present at a Finnish university, or a Finnish university of applied sciences, and need to be so during the completion of the studies. Certificate of enrollment and transcript of records is demanded when registering to the module and the transcript of records is needed to prove the 10 ECTS of relevant studies. BSc degree.
Open University Quota Open University quota, 10 seats: you will be registered as a Open university student. This quota is open for ANYONE who has ever attained at least 10 ECTS of relevant studies. Transcript of records is needed to prove the 10 ECTS relevant studies.The whole module, for two years, is offered for 400 euros (one-off payment). The payment is done upon or shortly after registration. BSc degree.

Please notice, if you sign up through the Open University Quota that you need a Hanken User ID and must identify yourself either through your Finnish identity number or by visiting Hanken in person. 

Once you have been accepted to the module as a student, you can choose from a wide variety of Hanken's courses from supply chain management and social responsibility on MSc level. You can take part in up to 45 ECTS worth of the pre-defined courses per academic year at a maximum. Note that you can only sign up to the courses defined as courses belonging to the study module (thus, you cannot, as an example, study French at Hanken by signing up to the study module, since French classes are not defined as courses within the module). There may be more courses offered than 45 ECTS per year.

Students who gain access to the module are thus granted the right to study at Hanken for two academic years, and can choose courses only from a set list of courses.

The 30 first eligible students to sign up through the electronic form will gain access to the courses.

The following courses within Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility are offered within the module during the academic year 2021-2022 in English:

Mandatory for admission (30 cr out of required 40 cr):

  • 38013 Supply Chain Management, 5 cr, P1
  • 38018 Supply Chain Risk & Resilience, 5 cr, P1
  • 38015 Supply Chain Strategy for Sustainability, 5 cr, P2
  • 38020-1 Humanitarian Logistics: Part 1 (MOOC), 2 cr, P2
  • 38020-2 Humanitarian Logistics: Part 2 (prerequisite: part 1 MOOC), 3 cr, P2
  • 38019 Project Course in CSR & Humanitarian Logistics, 10 cr, P3-4

Electives for admission (10 cr, to complete 40 cr):

  • 38024-E Organising for the Sustainable Development Goals, 2 cr, P1
  • 38014 Emerging Issues in SCM&SR, 5 cr, P4
  • 38000 Courses from the CR Module, 0-10 cr, P1-4
  • 38009 Voluntary Work, 5 cr, P1-4, S1-2
  • 38215 - 38218 Advanced Internship I and/or II (in Swedish or English), 5cr or 10 cr, P1-4, S1-2

Please notice that courses may require examination on campus in Helsinki and that the lectures will be held on-site if the situation allows. Please see the latest information about studies and the corona situation for students. 

You are allowed to sign up to courses adding up to a maximum of 45 ECTS per academic year, even though the actual amount of ECTS offered might be higher. You gain the right to participate in the courses during the first two academic years after you have signed up as one of the 30 first eligible students. You are not allowed to re-take courses. For more detailed information about the courses' contents visit Hanken's WebOodi, Study Handbooks.

P1, P2, P3 or P4 = Period 1, 2, 3, or 4, where period 1 is during the beginning of the fall semester and period 4 in late spring semester

S1 and S2 = Hanken's summer semesters, teaching during the summer

The registration for the study module in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility on MSc level will open on the 15 April 2021. The deadline for registration is the 31st of July 2021. 

You will need to upload a scanned copy of your official stamped transcript of records in order to prove that you have attained the required 10 ECTS of relevant studies (university level). The scanned copies cannot be older than 3 months, and the original needs to be issued by the university (which means that you cannot print out one yourself). The registration ends when 30 eligible students have signed up to the study module or when the predetermined registration time ends.

If you wish to gain access to the study module through the "cooperation studies quota" you need to prove that you are registered as present at a university or university of applied sciences for the whole academic year: also enclose a scanned copy of your stamped certificate of enrollment. The scanned copies cannot be older than 3 months.

Hanken can accept electronic transcript of records if the link is sent through My sevice for studies completed in Finland, or if your university issues official electronic transcripts. Hanken will try verify your 10 ECTS of law studies and/or enrolment as soon as possible.

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The 10 best applicants who fulfill all of the criteria (below) will be offered admission to study either Humanitarian Logistics in English or the major "Logistik och samhällsansvar" in Swedish on MSc level at Hanken. The ranking is based on the applicant's grades attained from the study module's courses.

Admission criteria, all applicants need to fulfill the following and will be ranked based on the applicant's grades in the module's courses:

  •     have signed up as one of the 30 eligible students to the official study module through its Open University or Cooperation quota, and been granted the right to complete the courses through the study module*
  •     attained at least 40 ECTS of the study module's courses, including the courses defined as mandatory for admission (these courses might change during the years - Hanken will take these changes into account when the applicant applies for admission)
  •     these 40 ECTS need to be completed within two academic years (all courses need to be completed and registered on the applicant's transcript before the application time ends in the spring),
  •     attained at least good as a GPA from the courses/40 ECTS (at least 70 out of 100/3 out of 5 on Hanken's scale),
  •     fulfill the language requirement:
    • for the English Humanitarian Logistics track: have completed all the 40 ECTS and all the module's courses needed for admission in English, with at least the grade 70/good/3 out of 5 in all courses (or proven your English language skills in any of the other accepted ways),
    • for the Swedish major "Logistik och samhällsansvar" fulfill Hanken's language requirements in Swedish for MSc level or gained at least the grade 70/good/3 out of 5 at least in 10 ECTS worth of the module's courses in Swedish (the courses need to be taught in Swedish and all course work have to be completed in Swedish)
  •     attained at least a BSc degree from a recognised university, or university of applied sciences before the actual degree studies at Hanken can start (last possible graduation date is thus 31 July that same year),
  •     sent in the application before the application deadline.

If the applicant has not been able to complete 40 ECTS within two academic years (or if the courses have not been registered on their transcript before the admission's deadline) with a GPA of at least good, the applicant cannot sign up to another two-year period, and try to attain the missing courses, or re-take courses in order to gain higher grades. It is not possible to try to apply for admission based on courses completed during a second two-year period. Admission can only be granted based on studies attained during the applicant's first two-year period. The application period is always in the spring, and the first application period for this admission will be held in the spring of 2022 for students who registered for the module. Students who sign up to the module in the spring of 2021 can try to complete the required 40 ECTS by spring 2022 or 2023 at the latest.

*It is not possible to apply for admission without completing the required studies through the study module. As an example: one cannot sign up as an external student to the courses through the general Open University portal, and then choose and complete a selection of courses on their own. This is to ensure that only a maximum of 10 eligible students will be admitted, and that these have attained the needed knowledge, defined by the academic staff, to be able to succeed in their studies.

NB: you cannot change major/track once you have been admitted to Hanken's MSc programme if you have been admitted through this form of admission. Hanken's own degree students (BSc, MSc and PhD) cannot sign up to this module nor be offered admission through the module.

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