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Hanken School of Economics

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The Accounting programme of Hanken School of Economics prepares you both for an academic career and analytical or managing positions on the international job market.


As a Accounting student at Hanken School of Economics you have access to a broad range of courses, conferences and workshops both in Finland and abroad. You also have full access to an extensive set of national and international financial databases.

The major is affiliated with KATAJA, the Graduate School of Accounting and the Nordic Accounting Research Network. You are also encouraged and financially supported to participate and present your work in international conferences.

The coursework (60 ECTS) typically consists of courses in Accounting, Statistics and Econometrics, and takes approximately one year to complete. Normally, students graduate within 4-5 years of full time studies.

Career prospects

Your career possibilities as an accounting student

Accounting is the language of business, that is used to develop, and analyze company performance.

Accounting information can come in financial or non-financial formats. Financial statements are prepared by all companies and they are used to communicate the financial position and performance of a company. Sustainability reports are becoming more common and they are based on the data gathered from a variety of sources.

Programme Structure

Research areas:

  • Financial Accounting,
  • Sustainable Investing and ESG
  • Corporate Governance and
  • Auditing.

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

  • 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. If you will graduate after the application deadline, please read the information on provisional documentation under Application Documents.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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