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Accreditations and rankings:
CEMS, EQUIS, PIM

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)
Go to Stockholm, Estonia, Riga and Middle Finland - very nice. Read Review
f_schallmeiner, Austria

Helsinki School of Economics review by f_schallmeiner

Review by f_schallmeiner, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
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? International and Intercultural Environment
Personal comments:
Very well organised and the apartments are in a really good condition and extremely affordable
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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:
Some names: Molly Malone's, Amarillo, Eatz, Malley's
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ACADEMIC       3.5 / 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:



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:
none

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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?
No, it wasn't.
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: 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: Did not speak it
Personal comments:
It quite interesting to learn to know the "different" types of the english language
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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:
An ERASMUS grant
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Food is in general extremely expensive in Finland but costs for phoning are traditionally cheap. Housing was supported. Nightlife because of the alcohol prices and usually I'm not travelling that much at home.
Food, Travel, Nightlife: was more expensive than at home.
Overall: was the same price as at home.
Telephone, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
To buy a pre-paid mobile phone as soon as possible
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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:
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:
Finance and International Business is highly recommendable



FINAL COMMENTS

Go to Stockholm, Estonia, Riga and Middle Finland - very nice.
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