Maturity Test

Your thesis will not be graded before you have passed the maturity test.

What is a maturity test?

When you have submitted your thesis, or you are close to submitting it, contact your supervisor and the department's amanuensis to set a date for the maturity test ("thesis exam").The maturity test consists of an essay related to your thesis topic. When you write the maturity test you are expected to demonstrate that you are well acquainted with the subject area of your thesis. The text will be assessed by your thesis supervisor.

How should I write the maturity test?

The maturity test is written as a digital exam in Hanken's Examinarium room.Plan the text and give it a clear outline. Write your text, keeping in mind that the person who reads it has not read your thesis. Provide your text with the name of the assignment you are writing (Purpose, Method, or the like). The text should consist of complete sentences, be divided into coherent paragraphs and have a good linguistic form. In the beginning of the text you can give a short introduction and at the end you can conclude with a summary of your reasoning and/or arguments.The recommended length of the text in your maturity test is 400 – 800 words.

In which language should I take my maturity test?

  • If you have completed your secondary education in another country than Finland, you will take your maturity test in English.
  • If you have completed your secondary education in Finnish or Swedish in Finland and have already for your previous university degree passed a maturity test in your secondary education language and have by that fulfilled the language requirement in your secondary education language according to the Act on the Knowledge of Languages Required of Personnel in Public Bodies 424/2003 (Lagen om de språkkunskaper som krävs av offentligt anställda/ Laki julkisyhteisöjen henkilöstöltä vaadittavasta kielitaidosta), you will take your maturity test in English. Please check your previous degree certificate or transcript of records to make sure that you have fulfilled the language requirement.
     
  • If you have completed your secondary education in Finnish or Swedish in Finland, but have not passed a maturity test in your secondary education language for your previous university degree or have not fulfilled the language requirement in your secondary education language in your previous university degree according to the Act on the Knowledge of Languages Required of Personnel in Public Bodies 424/2003, you must take your maturity test in your secondary education language at Hanken. The maturity test is then also assessed by a language theacher (Finnish or Swedish) to check whether you fulfill the language requirement.

If you do not know in which language you should write your maturity test, please send an email to daniela.smeds@hanken.fi.

How is my maturity test assessed?

By studying the maturity assessment matrix, you can see in advance what the expectations for your performance are. Knowing the expectations makes it easier to meet them. The maturity test is approved on the basis of an overall assessment and the strengths should weigh more than the weaknesses.

Mognadsprovets bedömningsmatris på svenska 2019.pdf