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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.


Programmes
Accreditations
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)
Just one thing: Go abroad and taste how different is the life in a foreign country. Read Review
jalmagro, Spain

Helsinki School of Economics review by jalmagro

Review by jalmagro, Universitat de Valčncia, Valencia, Spain
Business Studies, MBA Programm
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? Share an apartment with other foreign students itīs basically the best for study, for learning the language and for keeping a certain level of independence.
Personal comments:
First of all it was a great personal experience because I made quite a lot friends there during that period. The location was perfect ( less than 10 minutes walking from the university) and the facilities at the apertment were really good.
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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, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Helsinki has an important night life. Nice spots are Helsinki Club, SODA, Pravda, Amarillo and Molly Malone Irish bar. Kaivopuisto park itīs a nice place that have to be visited as many other like the harbour, the cathedral....Concerning events.... when you are in a foreign country everything has to be basically followed.
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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:
Itīs a very good MBA Programm with a quite interesting courses.



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:
Not really.

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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: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
Basically nordic countries have a high level of english so itīs quite easy to interact there with all sort of people, i havenīt many problems in that sense. Of course be bale to speak finnish can be quite interesting in order to interact completelu with people, but you can manage there withou problems just speaking english.
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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:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Basically finland has a higher living cost if you compare it with spain. Thatīs why you spend more money.
Food, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Travel: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
Not really.
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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...
Everything was so expensive......
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



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:
Nice University, everything is very well organised and the possibilities for learning, working, having fun, travellin...are really amazing.



FINAL COMMENTS

Just one thing: Go abroad and taste how different is the life in a foreign country.
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