Orientation Days

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


The Orientation Days for students admitted to the master's level in Helsinki will be held on 24-25 August 2017. Scroll down for the programme and the presentations (slides).


The Orientation Day for the newly admitted to the master's studies in General Management in Vaasa is on 30 August 2017. Scroll down for the programme. (Those admitted to the Swedish Master's Degree education have their Orientation Days 23-24 August in Vaasa)


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. International students are requested to ensure that they make their travel arrangements so that they arrive in time for the orientation days.

During the Orientation days you will

  • register officially at the university
  • receive your user rights to the computer systems at Hanken
  • learn about your studies, study practicalities and what is expected of you as a student at Hanken
  • have programme-specific info sessions about the programme with the programme staff and current students
  • get to know the study environment
  • get to network with both new and old students


Orientation Days Programme


Thursday 24.8

Place: Room 210, second  floor, Hanken main building

9:00       Welcome session (Dean Minna Martikainen and Office of Study Affairs) – separate sessions in Swedish (Assembly Hall) and English (room 210)

9:45       Coffee break in the Foyer     

10:15     This is Hanken

10:30      Study practicalities (Study Counsellors)

11:45      Lunch break

12:30      Information literacy and IT-services

13:00      Programme/major specific session. Introduction to the programme + what courses to choose etc.   

14:30      Tour of Hanken and registration

Friday 25.8

Place: Auditorium Maxen, 2nd floor, Hanken main building 

9:00         Studying at Hanken

9:30         Career Services

                Exchange studies

10:15       Coffee break 

10:30       SHS – Student Union of Hanken School of Economics

                Presentation of the Masters' committee

11:30       Lunch break

12:30       Study plans + course registration   

13:30       Masters' Committee programme         

The Masters' Committee Orientation Programme

The Master's Committee, the student association for all Master's level students (both Swedish and English programmes), organises their own orientation eventsfor new students. Please join the Facebook group "Hanken Helsinki Masters 2017/2018". In the group you will find out more about the MC events during the Orientations Days as well as future events.



Place: Room 308, Third floor

Wednesday 30.8.2017

10:00       Welcome session

10:30      Student's point of view

10:45-11:15      Study Practicalities

11:30       Lunch

12.30       Career Services

12:45       Courses, Schedules, Exchange studies

13:45       Register for courses and exams, Student Financial Aid

14:15       Coffee break

14:30       Student Health Service

14:45       Meeting Academic Staff

15:15-16:15 Meeting Student Tutors

The students in General Management can also participate in the Orientation Course, that is held for Exchange Students 31.8-1.9.2017. You can choose to participate in the whole course or in some modules that suit your interests. 

Presentations (slides)