Rolling Admission to Business and Management

Rolling
Hanken now offers admission to top students through a fast and flexible rolling admission process. This is to make it easier for international students to relocate to Helsinki and Vaasa.

As a part of Hanken's strategy to be one of the most international university-level business schools in the Nordic countries, we have incorporated a rolling admission application round. With the rolling admission application round Hanken wants to make the admission process faster and more flexible for applicants who we have seen having problems with the long handling times within the main application round.

Application 2022 open between 1 February to 2 May at studyinfo.fi

Rolling admission means that the 60 first applicants, who fulfill all the admission criteria, will be offered admission. Thus the criteria are high, to ensure that the students will be able to easily start studying at an advanced level at Hanken.

Hanken can offer admission through rolling admission for a maximum of 60 students with the following subdivision:

  • 40 to Marketing and Management (Vaasa)
  • 2 to Humanitarian Logistics (Helsinki)
  • 9 to International Strategy and Sustainability (Helsinki)
  • 9 to Marketing (Helsinki)

Hanken's process for admission:

  1. Read all of the information on this page and carefully.

     

  2. Book a time for a language test and the GMAT or GRE test if required.*
    • Note! Submit your application only AFTER you have completed and received scores for the required tests (language, GMAT/GRE).
    • If the applicant has not submitted a copy of a GMAT/GRE* test result or a language test result with the application, the applicant's application will not be processed further.
       
  3. Start collecting the required enclosures in time.
     
  4. Complete the application as soon as possible after the application period has started and upload all required enclosures.
    • Please use an e-mail address which you have access to at least until next September.
       
  5. Remember to check your email (the address that you used in the application form), and also the spam folder regularly!
     
  6. Hanken processes the application and checks all the uploaded documents and might contact the applicant if any questions arise. Hanken reserves the right to ask the applicant for officially certified copies of degrees, transcripts and translations already at this stage.
     
  7. If the applicant is eligible for admission, they should receive an e-mail within 14-21 days with a conditional offer of admission.
     
  8. Admitted applicants are required to:
    • submit officially certified (attested) hard copies or digital official copies of the educational documents to the Admission Services as soon as possible but no later than 1 month after the admission results have been published.
      • If available, please use Electronic Transcripts Verification Services (see below) to deliver your transcript. 
    • If you have not yet graduated at the time you receive your admission offer, the last date to deliver officially certified copies is the last workday (Monday-Friday) before or on 31 July that same year at 15:00 (GMT +2). 
    • If you are required to pay tutition fees, you need to follow the instructions sent to you concering the payment.

Applicants are conditionally admitted until the certified documents have been received (and the tuition fee payment, if applicable). Conditionally granted study rights will be cancelled if the certified documents and possible tuition fee payments are not received in the required manner by the given deadline.

Certified documents will be compared to the electronic application documents that have been uploaded to the application system.

* Applicants who have attained their BSc from one of Hanken's partner universities do not need to take a GMAT/GRE test in case they have a GPA of at least B+ US scale/4 out of 5 on the Finnish scale.

In order to be eligible you must hold:

  • a Bachelor's degree with the major subject Business Administration and/or Economics from a university or a university of applied sciences located outside Finland.

The degree must:

  • be equivalent to 180 ECTS credits or more, i.e. it must be a degree of at least three years of full time studies
  • be obtained at an institution recognised in the country where the institution is located
  • give access to at least Master's level studies in the country where the degree was conducted

If your BSc degree does not clearly state the degree's major subject to be Business Administration and/or Economics:

  • your BSc degree needs to include at least the equivalent of 80 ECTS of studies in Business Administration and/or Economics (hereafter BA &/ Econ).

You will be asked to describe which courses you regard as BA &/ Econ studies in your application. Only courses that have been obtained and are visible on the transcript of records submitted with the application will be considered when evaluating the applicant's educational background. Hanken does not evaluate the relevance of the applicant's educational background in advance. The evaluation is only done during the processing of the applications with the application and enclosures at hand.

In case the degree is a double degree/triple degree/transnational degree/joint degree, the university/universities which issued the degree certificate/certificates need to be recognised institutions in the country they are located. Hanken reserves the right to decide whether a degree and/or university meet our requirements or not.

All applicants needs to fulfill one of the following language requirements:

*In case the degree is a double degree/triple degree/transnational degree/joint degree, at least 50 % of the degree needs to have been obtained while the student physically has been studying in the country in question in order to fulfill the language requirement.

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

No other English proficiency tests are accepted. These requirements apply to all applicants and Hanken does not do any exceptions.

 

Taking a language test

  • 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.
  • Hanken accepts tests which are no older than 2 years. Check the validity of your test score and make arrangements for a new language test well in advance, if necessary. See to it, that Hanken has access to your test score in the test organisation's database.
  • Test Validity: the test score has to be valid for at least 30 days after submitting your application.
  • Note! Only submit your application after you have received your test result since you need to meet all admission requirements in order to apply.
     

TOEFL or TOEFL iBT® Home Edition

  • The test score report must be sent directly by the Educational Testing Services (ETS) to Hanken as soon as the score is available.
  • Only the official score report submitted by ETS is accepted.
  • When filling out the TOEFL test registration form, please fill in Hanken’s reporting code 8433 in the score report recipient field.
  • The test results will be verified with the test organiser.
     

IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator (Academic)

  • Request the IELTS test centre to forward your language test results to Hanken School of Economics as soon as possible; please nominate Hanken School of Economics as the receiver of the test result.
  • For the IELTS indicatior test, include the IELTS Indicator Score ID in your application.
  • An applicant's copy of the test result should also be enclosed with the application if available.
  • The test results will be verified with the test organiser.
     

C2 Proficiency (previous name CPE) and C1 Advanced

  • A Statement of Results should be enclosed with the application documents. An applicant’s copy is acceptable, since the results can be verified with the test organiser.
  • Include your Candidate's ID (3 letters and 6 numbers) and Candidate Secret Number (4 numbers). These codes can be found on your Confirmation of Entry. Note! These codes are not the same as your personal login and password.
  • An applicant's copy of the test result should also be enclosed with the application.
  • The test results will be verified with the test organiser.
     

PTE Academic

  • Test results for PTE Academic are typically available within 5 working days of the test session.
  • Once you receive your test score, send it to Hanken School of Economics from your PTE account. Choose Finland as the 'Country', Hanken School of Economics as the 'Institution' and click 'Search'. Then select the university you want to send your results to and confirm your order.
  • The scores can be sent to an unlimited number of institutions free of charge. The test organiser will send you an email to confirm that your scores have been sent. After this, Hanken should have access to your test results within 48 hours.
  • An applicant's copy of the test result should also be enclosed with the application.
  • The test results will be verified with the test organiser.
     

The Finnish National Certificate of Language Proficiency YKI test in English

  • Submit a copy of your test result with your application.
  • An applicant's copy of the test result should also be enclosed with the application.
  • Your test result will be verified with the test organiser.

All applicants need to fulfill one of the following requirements:

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

Exempted from this rule are only applicants who have conducted their eligibility-granting BSc degree at one of Hanken’s partner universities for student exchange and whose GPAs meet the GPA requirement of at least Grade B+ (US grading scale) or 4.0 oon the 1-5 Finnish scale. Thus, if you are a BSc graduate from one of our partner schools you do not have to submit a GMAT/GRE test score.

If you are a graduate from a Hanken partner university for student exchange with sufficient GPA, the following applies to you:

  • Applicants 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 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 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.

 

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.
 

Taking GMAT/GRE tests

  • Book a 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. Here are the options:
  • 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.
  • GMAT/GRE tests are valid for five years and test results older than this are not accepted.
  • Test Validity: the test score has to be valid for at least 30 days after submitting your application.
  • All sections of the test can be taken into account in the student selection process, so applicants have to complete all parts of the test.
  • Note! Only submit your application after you have received your test result since you need to meet all admission requirements in order to apply.

How do I deliver GMAT and GRE test results?

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

You need to submit the following documents electronically with your application as high quality scanned copies:

  1. Copy of your Bachelor's degree certificate/diploma + possible official translations if not in English, Swedish or Finnish (if you have graduated)
  2. Official transcript of records + possible official translations if not in English, Swedish or Finnish
  3. Diploma Supplement (if available) + possible official translations if not in English, Swedish or Finnish
  4. GMAT/GRE or GPA
    - GMAT or GRE test taker's score report (all applicants, except graduates from one of Hanken's partner universities fro exchange)
    OR
    - Transcript of record/certificate where your GPA is clearly stated if you have graduated from one of Hanken's partner universities for exchange
  5. Certificate of English language proficiency/test score report
  6. Photo copy of the applicant's passport
  7. Copy of your residence permit if it exempts you from the tuition fee requirement

Degree Certificate

A degree certificate is a document issued by an institution to a student who has successfully completed all studies included in the degree. The student has graduated. The degree certificate should include the name of the institution awarding the degree, the date of issue, and the name of the person to whom the degree certificate has been issued and which title/degree the person has been awarded.

 

Temporary (Provisional) Degree Certificate

A temporary (provisional) degree certificate is accepted if it was issued no more than five years earlier. The five-year validity period begins from the date on which the degree was conferred and must not expire prior to the application deadline. In other words, a temporary degree certificate is not accepted if it was issued more than five years ago. In such cases, the applicant must present his or her final degree certificate.

A temporary (provisional) degree certificate is a document issued by an institution to a student who has been awarded or conferred an academic degree. The temporary degree certificate is issued as a replacement for the actual degree certificate e.g. in case the actual degree certificate cannot be given to the student immediately after the studies have been completed due to technical or administrative reasons.

The temporary degree certificate must include:

  • the name of the institution awarding the degree
  • the date of award/conferral of the degree
  • the name of the person to whom the temporary degree certificate has been issued
  • which academic title/degree the person has been awarded.

It is important to note that a document stating only that the student has completed all the courses is not sufficient as a temporary degree certificate.

 

Transcript of Records - required information

In order for us to do the academic evaluation of applications the transcript of records must include certain information. Please read the following carefully for information about what to do if your official transcript of records does not include all the required information.

Name of course units
If the transcript of records does not include the full names of the study units, an additional document explaining these is required. This can be, for example, a syllabus. The document should be officially certified by the awarding institution.

Completion time of study units
If your transcript of records does not include information on the completion times of the study units, a separate document explaining this is required. You must submit an officially certified document issued by the awarding institution that states either the completion times of the individual study units or your overall time of study at the institution. Please note that information on the usual duration of the programme is not sufficient.

Grades
If the transcript of records does not include the grades obtained, you are required to submit an officially certified document issued by the degree-awarding institution providing these.

Credits
If your transcript of records does not include information on the credits awarded for individual study units, please submit a separate officially certified document issued by the institution indicating this. If your institution uses a system different from the credit system, please submit an officially certified document issued by the awarding institution where the extent/scope of the study units is shown. This can be indicated, for example, as study hours required to complete the individual units.

Grading scale
The grading scale must include all the grades and marks that appear on the applicant’s transcript of records. The description should include the grades in relation to each other and clearly depict the highest and lowest grade, as well as which grades are passing grades and which are a fail.

The information should be included in the transcript of records. If it is not, a separate official document describing the grading scale is required. The document should be issued and officially certified by the awarding institution, or compiled by the applicant and officially certified by the awarding institution.

If your educational documents are issued in a language other than English, Finnish or Swedish, official translations of them to one of these languages are required. Officially certified copies of the original documents must also be submitted.

An official translation must be one of the following:

  1. Issued by the awarding institution
  2. An officially certified copy of a translation issued by the awarding institution
  3. Translated by an official translator (original document)
  4. An officially certified copy of a translation made by an official translator

Each page of an official translation must bear the translator’s stamp and/or signature. Official translations must be exact translations of the original documents. Translations done by the applicant him- or herself are not accepted.

Can I graduate after the application deadline? After I have sent in my application?

You can apply for admission even though you have not graduated at the time you submit your application. The admission offer will be conditional for successful applicants until the applicants has delivered officially certified copies of their degree certificate or temporary degree certificate and final transcript. The documents should be delivered as soon as they have obtained them, however no later than the last workday (Monday-Friday) before or on 31 July that same year at 15:00 (GMT +2).

  • Read about the document requirements for admitted students below and how to deliver the documents.
  • Also note possible country-specific requirements!

If Hanken has not received the documents within the set deadline, the admission offer will be withdrawn. Please note that this means that if you expect to receive your degree certificate after the last workday before or on 31 July you cannot apply for admission to Hanken with studies starting that same August.

Applicants who are applying based on a degree obtained at a Hanken Partner University: If you are uncertain whether your final GPA is the required (Grade B+ or higher / 4.0 on a Finnish 1-5 grading scale) you should take a GMAT/GRE before applying.