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Helsinki School of Economics (HSE)

Helsingin Kauppakorkeakoulu, Runeberginkatu 14 - 16, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
4.02 / 5 based on 264 reviews.
Description:
The Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration is the third oldest institute of higher education in Finland. The school was established by the business community in 1904, and became an institute of university standing in 1911. It remained privately operated until 1974, when financial responsibility was turned over to the state of Finland.


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89% of students recommend
264 reviews
Housing
4.2/5
All experiences (264)
Student life
4.4/5
5 stars (72)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (120)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (72)
Expenses
3.2/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
Fianland is an expensive country for Polish citizens but is by far the cheapest of Scandinavian countries Read Review
jkedzio, Poland

Helsinki School of Economics review by Joanna

Review by Joanna, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland
Business Studies, CEMS
HOUSING    
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? The apartments in student houses were after a renovation when I arrived - kitchen and the rooms were clean.
Personal comments:
The student club KY owns student houses and allocates appartments to students. I knew my address much in advance and got the key at the airport on arrival.
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STUDENT LIFE    
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students equally interact with the local and student community
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
none
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ACADEMIC       4.5 / 5
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
HSEBA invites a lot of international instructors e.g. John Ladder for Financial Accounting or Randall Powell for HRM which makes the standard or teaching international and just excellent.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
I highly recommend this school in respect to academic life.

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Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
Almost everybody speaks English in Finland including bus drivers and shop assistants.
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EXPENSES    
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
SOCRATES
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
The exchange rate of Finnish mark to Polish zloty is not favourable
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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OVERALL    
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
no
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
The location of Helsinki enables to see a lot of interesting places e.i Rovannieni (Santa Clause) St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallin.



FINAL COMMENTS

Fianland is an expensive country for Polish citizens but is by far the cheapest of Scandinavian countries
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