Aalto University School of Business

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The Graduate School of Helsinki (Finnish: Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulu HKKK; Swedish: Helsingfors handelshögskola, English: Helsinki School of Economics) - HSE short - is a public business school in the Finnish capital Helsinki. It is home to over 4,000 students and around 500 scientific staff. It is also known under the name Aalto University School of Economics and Aalto University School of Business.


The Graduate School of Helsinki (Finnish: kauppakorkeakoulu ) on January 16, 1911 under the name School of Economics founded. In the first year 117 students were enrolled.

A doctor program was set up in 1931, but the first doctorate was only 6 years later, awarded on 27 October 1937.

Only in 1974 the hitherto valid name was changed to Graduate School Graduate School of Helsinki. The renaming was preceded by a lively debate of nationalization: Opponents feared a loss of autonomy and the traditional link in the business world. Therefore, a part of the high school property was transferred to the Foundation School of Economics Helsinki.

On 1 January 2010 it was merged with the Technical University of Helsinki and the University of Art and Design Helsinki to the new Aalto University. At the same time trade Helsinki School was renamed Aalto University School of Economics. On August 1, 2012, it changed its name to Aalto University School of Business.


The Aalto University School of Business is divided into five faculties today. Dean of the College is Ingmar Björkman.

In addition to the location in Helsinki, the HSE also offers a bachelor's degree program at the sister campus in located 250 km northeast of Mikkeli. There courses are offered in three weekly basis and supervised by professors from around the world.