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Commercial Law 

Hanken School of Economics

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About

The PhD programme in Commercial Law at Hanken School of Economics prepares students for challenging careers in research by providing an individually tailored program for each doctoral student. Hanken attracts doctoral students in many fields of Commercial Law, including Intellectual Property Law, Tax Law, Law of Corporate Governance and Labour Law.

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Overview

Intellectual property law is one of the fields strongly supported by Hanken and the field has particularly attracted doctoral candidates. 

Hanken attracts doctoral students in many fields of Commercial Law , including Intellectual Property Law, Tax Law, Law of Corporate Governance and Labour Law. Hanken also currently hosts two important research centers related to the Department: the IPR University Center and the  Hanken Center of Corporate Governance (HCCG).

Hanken hosts the IPR University Center, which is a joint collaborative platform for intellectual property research and education among universities in Finland. The IPR University Center arranges guest lecture series and coordinates courses and workshops for national and international doctoral students, including annual the IPR Summer School. 

The Commercial Law programme is delivered by Hanken School of Economics .

The IPR University Center at Hanken creates an ideal environment for IP studies and research for doctoral students.  Additionally, intellectual property law also boasts several on-going research projects that are financed by the Finnish Academy of Science and Tekes. These projects provide a dynamic research environment for doctoral students. 

Working in cooperation 

Doctoral candidates are encouraged to work in close cooperation with other Finnish doctoral candidates in law. In addition, the Nordic Doctoral Network for Intellectual Property Law also provides cooperation with doctoral candidates in other Nordic countries; Sweden, Norway and Denmark. 

The Network arranges an annual seminar in one of the Nordic countries. In the past, doctoral students in intellectual property law have been encouraged to spend some time in research visits to the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich, Germany. Joint doctoral workshops have been arranged through a bilateral cooperation program with the University of Bayreuth, funded by the Academy of Finland and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

Hanken also hosts the Hanken Center of Corporate Governance (HCCG). The problems of corporate governance are quite obviously at the core of research and education at the school. A deep understanding of the issues involved in establishing good corporate governance practices involves knowledge in most of the subjects taught at the school. The Center offers research and teaching that aims at improved corporate governance practices. The Center is responsible for the multidisciplinary Master's Degree Programme in Corporate Governance at Hanken.

Career Development

A degree in Commercial Law serves as a good foundation for diverse career paths that require both economic and legal expertise. Commercial Law studies offer students the opportunity to study a unique range of subjects that can easily complement and be combined with all business administration subjects at Hanken. 

Programme Structure

TranSIP Research Project

  • The Academy project "Legal Transplant For Innovation and Creativity - A Sino-Finnish Comparative Study on the Governance of Intellectual Property Rights" (TranSIP) is a comparative law research project which undertakes collaborative research in academic institutes in China and Finland. 
  • Beyond the named partners to the projects in China, the consortium envisions extensive international collaborations in Europe, and US.The core of the research explores the interaction of the law and the changes in the society, through regulation of economic activities as observed in the development of Chinese intellectual property laws. In particular, we explore the use of legal transplant as a method of inducing societal and behavioural changes, in particular to promote innovation and creativity in China.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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92
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6.5
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Credits

240 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
600

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

A research-based Master's degree with good grades from a recognised university constitutes the basis for admission to doctoral studies. The Master's degree has to include a comprehensive research based thesis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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