Ph.D. On Campus


Hanken School of Economics

48 months
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As a doctoral student/candidate in the Marketing programme of Hanken School of Economics, you strengthen your competence and become an expert in the area you have chosen within marketing.


About the Programme

A Doctor's degree in Marketing from Hanken School of Economics gives you a possibility to have a career in the university world, at business schools, or as a specialist or manager in companies. As a doctoral student, you conduct research within the area of your choice within the marketing discipline, and work with collecting and analysing data as well as developing theory and new knowledge for the discipline. You can also publish articles in recognised scientific journals. As a doctoral student, you can take part in conferences and connect with an international network of researchers around the world.

As a doctoral student, you contribute to research in the marketing discipline as well as to how companies and managers think and work. Many of our doctoral students work in close contact with companies of different industries. Our graduated doctors move forward either to pursue university careers as post-doctorate researchers, assistant professors or professors, or to work in companies of different industries -- as specialists, consults, managers, executives or also as board members.

Programme Structure

Hanken's doctoral students in marketing are also associated with the department's research centre CERS and work in close cooperation with the researchers and other doctoral students. CERS has four research focus areas:

  • Customers and Relations
  • Marketing logics and strategizing
  • Business, market, and societal dynamics
  • Marketing effectiveness and profitability

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We welcome applications from research-oriented students holding a Master’s degree; Masters with other than business study background are also warmly welcomed to apply (e.g., masters in statistics, psychology, systems analysis, industrial engineering)

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

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Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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