The Benefits of a PhD Education

Read about the benefits of a PhD Education from some of our alumni.

A few more of our PhD alumni:


"I strongly believe that a PhD takes your analytical and problem-solving skills to a whole new level."

Minna Hiillos (graduated in 2004 in Management and Organisation)

Director, Business Programs
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences








"My years at Hanken turned out to be some of the most exciting and rewarding years of my life. The studies were motivating and interesting; the inspiring social life presented an unexpected bonus."

Heidi Schauman (graduated in 2006 in Economics)

Chief Economist
Swedbank Finland


"I pursued PhD studies in marketing in order to expand my marketing expertise and research capabilities. Hanken seemed the best choice due to the high quality of its professors and its international environment."

Natasa Golik Klanac (graduated in 2008 in Marketing)

Managing Director







"I see Hanken as an international university well-known for its research excellence in finance, marketing, and management."

Henrik Tötterman (graduated in 2008 in Entrepreneurship and Management)

Dean of Accreditations
Hult International Business School


"Overall, the learning process during the PhD studies at Hanken was very fulfilling and it equipped me with all the necessary skills to develop my career as a professional researcher."

Syed Mujahid Hussain (graduated in 2009 in Finance)

Assistant professor
Sultan Qaboos University


"The choice of Hanken was very easy ... I wanted to be with the best, it was as simple as that."

Suvi Nenonen (graduated in 2009 in Marketing)

Professor of Strategic Marketing
University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand


"I found the atmosphere supportive and inspiring."

Paulina Junni (graduated in 2012 in Management and Organisation)

Associate professor
BI Norwegian Business School