Orientation Days 2021

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

Date:  25-27 August 2021

LOCATION: Hanken in Helsinki, Hanken in Vaasa and Online (more info below)

Target groups: 

  • Master's degree students in Helsinki (both for studies in English and Swedish)
  • Master's degree students in Vaasa (both for studies in English and Swedish)

Note! The Orientation Days are not intended for students who have already done their Bachelor's degree at Hanken and now start their Master's degree studies.

Please bring your educational documents in ORIGINAL on Wednesday 25.8

  • The documents will be collected in the beginning of the day for verification purposes and returned to you on Thursday at the Registration session.
  • 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
  • The days are offered both on site and online (see below for more info). You can only attend the days on site at the study location you will study. e.g. if you were granted admission in Vaasa, you need to attend the Orientation Days in Vaasa and vice versa.

During the Orientation days you will

  • enrol officially at the university
  • learn about your studies, study practicalities and what is expected of you as a student at Hanken
  • have specialisation-specific info sessions about the specialisation with the specialisation staff and current students
  • register for courses in the study tool Weboodi and make your study plan
  • get to know the study environment
  • get to network with both new and old students



WEDNESDAY 25.8: All sessions are offered both on site at Hanken (in Helsinki and in Vaasa) and online. However, the tour of Hanken is only offered physically at Hanken (Helsinki and Vaasa).

THURSDAY 26.8: All sessions are offered both on site at Hanken (in Helsinki and in Vaasa) and online, except for the Registration which only physically take place at Hanken (Helsinki and Vaasa).

  • If you cannot attend the registration on site, you will have to book an personal time slot to officically register at the university and have your original degree certificate and transcript of records verified. Book your appointment at Microsoft Booking as soon as possible (the link will be published here in August).

FRIDAY 27.8:  All sessions are offered online. Please attend the day from the comfort of your home.

Note! Below is a preliminary outline of the programme and Hanken reserves the right to make changes to the programme if necessary.

    • Degree certificate in ORIGINAL
    • Transcript  of records in ORIGINAL
    • Possible translations of the documents listed above.
    • The documents will be collected for verification purposes and returned to you on Thursday at the Registration session.


  • HELSINKI STUDENTS: Assembly Hall, Ground floor and Maxen, 1st floor, Hanken main building
  • VAASA STUDENTS: Room 142



9:00              Opening of the Orientation Days and Practicalities
                      Linnéa Kangas, Planning Officer

9:30               Welcome to Hanken
Sören Kock, Dean of Education

9:40               BREAK

9:55               Helsinki Students: Study Services and Practicalities in Helsinki
                      Vaasa Students: Study Services and Practicalites in Vaasa

11:25               LUNCH 


11:30             Välkommen till Hanken 
Linda Martelius, Planning Officer

12:00            LUNCH



12:40         Studying at Hanken
Peter Björk, Professor in Marketing & Vitalii Bashilov, Student in
                  Finance and International  Student Amassador at Hanken

13:10         This is Hanken
Annamari Huovinen, Marketing and Communicaitons Manager

13:25         BREAK

13:35         Helsinki StudentsSHS - Student Union of Hanken School of
 Vaasa StudentsSSHV - Student Association of Hanken School of
                  Economics in Vaasa

14:00         Helsinki Students: The Master's Committee: Meet the tutors
Vaasa Students: Meet the Tutors 

14:15         Helsinki Students: Tour of Hanken in Helsinki
Vaasa Students: Tour of Hanken in Vaasa

    • Official ID
    • Laptop (for course registration and for language test for Finnish nationals)
    • Hanken User ID and password



  • STUDENTS IN HELSINKI:: Hanken Business Lab, Basement floor, Hanken main building

9:15        Welcome to Finland
               Linnéa Kangas, Planning Officer          

10:00      Practicalities
Linnéa Kangas, Planning Officer

10:15      Hanken International Talent (Hanken HIT)
Henna Konsti, Career Coordinator

10:45      BREAK

11:00      How to Feel at Home in Finland: Perspectives and Tools for a Successful

               Kamilla Sultanova, Entrepeneur & Owner of the consulting company

12:00       LUNCH 




  • STUDENTS IN HELSINKI:: Aud. Maxen, 1st floor and Room A210, 2nd floor, Hanken main buildning


12:00       Info regarding the Swedish language skill requirement within your
                degree at Hanken (20min) & Swedish level test in Moodle (30 min)*

                Katja Peltola, Lecturer in Swedish 
                - Bring your own laptop for the test!

*All Finnish nationals need to fulfill the requirement of sufficient Swedish language skills within their degree studies in Finland.
If you are unsure if you have fulfilled the requirement in your previous degree, you need to attend this session and take the level test in order to be able to include the right level of language courses your study plan later today.




  • Business and Management
  • Logistik och Samhällsansvar
  • Företagsledning och Organisation
  • Entrepenörskap och Företagsledning

LOCATION: Room: A404 and A405, 3rd Floor, Hanken main buildning

13:00        Registration
Admission Office staff


International Strategy and Sustainability track  Aud. Maxen, 1st Floor
Marketing track & Marknadsföring  Room A210, 1st Floor
Humanitarian Logistics track  Room A408, 2nd Floor
Logistik och Samhällsansvar    Room A407, 2nd Floor
Företagsledning och Organisation Room A409, 3rd Floor
Entrepenörskap och Företagsledning Room A409, 3rd Floor


14:00        Specialisation/Major specific session (room division below)
  Academic staff from the specialisations/majors

15:30        Study Plans and Course Registration
Study Councellors            



  • Financial Analysis and Business Development
  • Intellctual Property Law
  • Economics
  • Redovisning
  • Finansiell Ekonomi
  • Handelsrätt
  • Nationalekonomi


Finance & Finansiell Ekonomi  Room A305, 2nd Floor
Accounting track & Redovisning Room A309, 2nd Floor
Governance and Commercial Law & Handelsrätt Room A406, 3rd Floor
Intellectual Property Law  Room A411, 3rd Floor
Economics & Nationalekonomi sh 3 (Economicum buildning)* AND Room A303

* Economics/Nationalsekonomi students: 

  • Meeting Point for the Specialistion/Major session: Outside Hanken main entrance, you will be escorted to the Economicum buildning.
  • After the session you should go back to the main buildning to Room A303 for the session Study Plans and Course registration.

13:00        Specialisation/Major specific session
                 Academic staff from the specialisations/majors

14:30        Study Plans and Course Registration
Study Councellors 

LOCATION: Room 404 and A405, 3rd Floor, Hanken main buildning 

15:30         Registration
Admission Office staff



  • Marketing and Managment track
  • Marknadsföring
  • Företagsledning och Organisation
  • Redovisning
  • Finansiell Ekonomi
  • Handelsrätt


Marketing and Management & Marknadsföring Room 308
Företagets Organisation och Ledning Room 308
Redovisning, Finansiell Ekonomi, Handelsrätt Room 312


14:00        Specialisation/Major specific session (room division below)
  Academic staff from the specialisations/majors

15:30        Study Plans and Course Registration
Study Councellors 

15:30        Registration 
-16:30       Office of Study Affairs staff  


9:30          IT Services
Jonas Björkvall, ICT Coordinator

10:00        IT Security
Mikael Albrecht, Head of Inroamtion Security

11:00         LUNCH

12:00        Career Services
Susanna Paul, Manager, Career Services, Helsinki
                  Ann-Christine Hemming, Planning Officer, Career Services, Vaasa
                  Henna Konsti, Career Coordinator, Helsinki

12:30         Finlands Ekonomer/The Finnish Business School Graduates: The central organisation for
                  graduates and students in economics and business administration in

                  Teddy Broman, SHS Kyllli

12:45         Study Support Services & Workshop: Study Efficiency and Motivation
    Alexandra Ohls, Student Coach
                  Daniel Ventus, Student Psychologist 
                  Lisa Enckell, University Chaplain in Helsinki &
                  Hanna Jern, University Chaplain in Vaasa 

13:45         BREAK

 14:00        STUDENTS IN HELSINKI: Library Services in Helsinki
STUDENTS IN VAASA: Library Services in Vaasa

14:45         Rector's Formal Welcome Reception

15:15          Hanken Quiz with great prices!

You can only attend the  Orientation Days on site if you have no symtoms indicating that you might have COVID-19.

  • For students arriving from abroad, please note that the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) constantly updated the Finnish COVID-19 travel restrictions when arriving in Finland (there can be  quarantine, health inspections, isolation upon arrival etc depending on the situation) based on the COVID-19 situation globally. Hence, international students arriving in Finland should make travel arrangements which ensure that you arrive well in advance (pereferably 2 weeks before the Orientation Daystaking into consideration the lastest travel restrictions set by THL.
  • Hanken can require on site participants to wear face masks during the Orientation Days depending on the national recommendations at the time of the Orientation Days. More info will be published later on.
  • The links for the online sessions will be published above in the programme outline for each day in August.
  • Hanken School of Economics uses Microsoft Teams for meetings and lectures.
  • We recommend that you download Microsoft Teams app to your computer and phone if possible.
  • You can also use Microsoft Teams via some Internet browsers (Windows and Mac):
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
  • Following Internet browsers are not recommended and not supported by Hanken IT-department:
    • Apple Safari
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Here you can download the Microsoft Teams https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/download-app


The Student Union of Hanken School of Economics (SHS) Masters' Committee welcomes you by offering social programme during the orientation days. You will also meet the Masters' Committee - your tutors - during the first orientation day at Hanken. Please join the Facebook group "Hanken Helsinki Masters 2021/2022". Information about the Masters' Committee’s events during the Orientations Days and later during the academic year will be posted in this group closer to the orientation days.



Your tutors at the The Student Association of Hanken School of Economics in Vaasa (SSHV r.f.) welcome you to Hanken by offering social programme during the orientation days. You will also meet the master's level tutors at Hanken during the first orientation day. More information about the events organized during the orientation days and later during the academic year will be available closer to the orientation days.