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Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The studies leading to a PhD degree require four years of full-time study, of which approximately one year consists of course work. The thesis project constitutes the remaining part of the degree and is carried out under active supervision. The Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility programme is delivered by Hanken School of Economics.

About

Those who have completed a university level Master's degree can apply to Hanken for doctoral studies. Doctoral students may study for the degree Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration) or for the degree Doctor of Philosophy. The Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility programme is delivered by Hanken School of Economics.

Hanken is a member of several Finnish Graduate Schools and is involved in active collaboration with international networks and other universities. This guarantees the availability of a wide range of courses and other scholarly activities to our students.

The subject of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility also arranges subject-specific courses as well as takes part in arranging the Managing the Research Process (MRP) course. MRP provides the tools and information needed in order to finish a PhD thesis. The subject-specific courses focus on interesting themes according to the needs of doctoral students in the subject. The subject also has good national and international contacts. International research collaboration and exchange is especially encouraged.

PhD Career Prospects

A PhD from an accredited, research-intensive and internationally recognised business school is an attractive asset on the international job market.

  • High-quality doctoral supervision ensures a good start to the postdoctoral career. At Hanken, supervision is personal and individually tailored in the best Nordic tradition. All our PhD supervisors are experienced, internationally active scholars at the cutting edge of their research fields.
  • Two thirds of Hanken PhD alumni go for academic careers. The job market for business school academics is fully international, offering exciting opportunities to work anywhere in the world.
  • One third of our PhD alumni choose to work in industry or the third sector. Their success across a broad range of fields shows that the PhD is hard currency also outside academia. It develops skills that help you advance along many different paths.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • As a PhD student at Hanken, you have access to a broad range of courses, conferences and workshops both in Finland and abroad. 
  • During your studies you have good opportunities to follow and contribute to the knowledge development within your research field. Subject to approval by your degree supervisor, you can take Hanken's own doctoral courses as well as courses offered by other universities and doctoral programmes in Finland and abroad, such as KATAJA and FDPE in Finland or EIASM in Europe.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You only need to take one of these tests:

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 600

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

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.
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Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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