GMAT/GRE or GPA requirement

All applicants are required to fulfill Hanken's qualitative requirement which consists of either the GMAT or GRE test. In some cases, a sufficient GPA can be used instead of a GMAT/GRE test.

The requirements are different depending on which admission round you are applying to. Please check below which group you belong to in order to determine what is required of you:

  • Group 1: Applicants who are applying based on a degree obtained

  • Group 2: Applicants who are applying based on a degree obtained in

    • a country outside the EU/EEU 

More info under the drop-down menus below depending on in which application round your are applying in.

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If you wish to apply to the Double Degree programme within the programme International Strategy and Sustainability (only avaiable through the main admission round), please note that the GMAT or GRE  requirements are higher than in the main admission in general:

GMAT or GRE test

  • is mandatory for all applicant to the Double Degree programme
  • at least a test score of 600 or equivalent in GRE is required

 

Group 1

Applicants who belong to Group 1 need to fulfil the following requirements:

 

If the GPA in the degree based on which you are applying does not meet the set requirements, you need take either the GMAT or GRE admission test and obtain the minimum test score requirements as listed below under Group 2.

  • All applicants who belong to Group 1 are required to calculate their GPA (on the grading scales used in their degree) for the studies included in the degree based on which they are applying and state the calculated GPA in the application form.
  • The applicant also needs to submit an official certificate where the GPA in question is clearly stated if such a certificate can be issued by the degree awarding institution. The certificate can be either the degree certificate, transcript of records or a separate official certificate issued by the degree awarding institution.
  • If the applicant does not submit an official certificate where the GPA is clearly stated with their application, Hanken will verify that the GPA calculated by the applicant is correct. Hanken reserves the right to decide whether the applicant fulfills the GPA requirement or not.
  • Applicants who have not yet graduated at the time of applying, are required to calculate the GPA for the degree based on which they are applying for the courses which are included in the transcript of records submitted with the application and, if possible, submit an official certificate where the GPA in question is clearly stated.

Note that when applying and submitting your application, your GPA needs to fulfill the requirement even if you have not graduated yet.

 

Group 2

Applicants who belong to Group 2 need to fulfil the following requirement:

The last date to take the GMAT or GRE test is the same date as the application deadline. It is hence ok, that the actual test result reaches Hanken after the application deadline.

NOTE: The UK belongs to group 2, regardless of when you have completed your degree in the country in question.
 

Group 1

Applicants who belong to Group 1 need to fulfil the following requirements:

  • GPA is a minimum B+ on a US grading scale (4.0 out of 5.0 Finnish scale)

You can check if your GPA meets the requirements with the WES World Education Systems online grading scale conversion tool. If there is not an conversion table for your country, Hanken will convert your GPA on a case to case basis.

 

If the GPA in the degree based on which you are applying does not meet the set requirements, you need take either the GMAT or GRE admission test and obtain the minimum test score requirements as listed below under Group 2.

  • All applicants who belong to Group 1 are required to calculate their GPA (on the grading scales used in their degree) for the studies included in the degree based on which they are applying and state the calculated GPA in the application form.
  • The applicant also needs to submit an official certificate where the GPA in question is clearly stated if such a certificate can be issued by the degree awarding institution. The certificate can be either the degree certificate, transcript of records or a separate official certificate issued by the degree awarding institution.
  • If the applicant does not submit an official certificate where the GPA is clearly stated with their application, Hanken will verify that the GPA calculated by the applicant is correct. Hanken reserves the right to decide whether the applicant fulfills the GPA requirement or not.
  • Applicants who have not yet graduated at the time of applying, are required to calculate the GPA for the degree based on which they are applying for the courses which are included in the transcript of records submitted with the application and, if possible, submit an official certificate where the GPA in question is clearly stated. Note that the GPA requirement must be fulfilled both at the time of applying and in your final educational documents when you have  graduated.

 

Group 2

Applicants who belong to Group 2 need to fulfil the following requirement:

NOTE! Only submit your application AFTER you have received your test result since you need to meet all admission requirements in order to apply.

The UK belongs to group 2, regardless of when you have completed your degree in the country in question.

Deadlines for taking the GMAT or GRE test

  • MAIN ADMISSION: The last date to take one of the accepted language tests is 18 January 2023.  
    • It is hence ok, that the actual test result reaches Hanken after the application deadline.
    • In case you are taking the test so late that you do not have the test results at the moment of submitting your application to the main application round - fill in which test you will take/took and the date of taking the test on the application form. This way we should be able to verify the results as soon as they arrive.
       
  • ROLLING ADMISSION: You must have received the test result BEFORE you can submit your application.  
    • ​​​​​​​All applicants must attach a test taker's copy of the test result to the application.

NOTE!

  • Hanken accepts tests which are no older than 5 years. 
    • MAIN ADMISSION: Your GMAT/GRE test result must be valid on the final application deadline in order for the test to be accepted.
    • ROLLING ADMISSION: Your GMAT/GRE test result must be valid for the whole duration of the processing of your application (30 days after submitting your application).
       
  • Book the test as early as possible - the test procedure may take several months including registration for the test, taking the test and getting the results.It is your responsibility to find out the test dates and closing dates for registration.
  • It is your responsibility to find out the test dates and closing dates for registration for GMAT or GRE.
  • If you already have a sufficient test result, check the validity of your result and make arrangements for a new test well in advance, if necessary.
  • Remember to give Hanken access to your test result in the test organisation's database.

 

When taking the language test

  • You need to request the official test score report to be sent to Hanken directly from the test organisation.
  • Hanken accepts test results delivered from the testing organisation all year long.
  • The test results will be verified with the test organiser.
     

GMAT™ Exam or GMAT™ Online exam 

  • The institutional GMAT programme code for Hanken is NRC-QZ-86.
  • Applicants taking the GMAT test should use this code when registering for the test in order for the results to be sent to Hanken or request the results to be sent to Hanken School of Economics - Master's Degree Programmes.

GRE™ Exam or GRE® General Test at home

  • The institutional GRE reporting code for Hanken is 8433.
  • Applicants taking GRE General Test should use this code when registering for the test in order for the results to be sent to Hanken.

 

What are the GMAT and GRE admissions tests?

GMAT and GRE are standardised admission tests that are widely used by Business Schools and Graduate Schools in admissions to master and doctoral programmes. GMAT and GRE are tests designed to measure the skills shown to help graduate business students succeed in the challenging curriculum. The tests assess verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing skills.

On the GMAT and GRE web pages you can find a lot of useful material and information on how to prepare for the test. It is worthwhile to study before you take the test, that way you can prepare yourself for how the tests are structured, what kind of questions are to be expected and how you should use the time given to you.

Find the test centre closest to you by visiting: mba.com (GMAT) and ets.org (GRE). In Helsinki, applicants can take GRE at the NUEVO MUNDO and GMAT at LGF.