Competence development

MBA Highlights

Next programme starts
October 2021
Module Location
Programme type
Personal development
Registration deadline
27 Sep 2021

Programme overview

Do you want to broaden your business thinking and impact your career potential? The MBA Highlights programme develops your competence in key business areas such as strategic leadership, customer-centric business design, marketing and sales and financial accounting. If you have considered taking an Executive MBA, but the time is not quite right for such a long-term commitment, this is the programme for you.

The MBA Highlights programme is tailored for professionals who have limited time and are looking for a compact business acumen programme with a low threshold. You can either see it as a compact update in business thinking, but MBA Highlights also provides an ideal basis towards studying in the triple-crown accredited Hanken EMBA programme, as the content and the program fee are transferable into the full 2-year Hanken EMBA programme.

Programme content & structure

The main programme themes are strategic leadership, co-creation and customer-centric business design, self-leadership, peak performance and leading change, strategic marketing, service and relationship oriented sales as well as financial accounting.

Who the programme is for

The MBA Highlights programme is for executives, managers and experts - who want to make sure they work with the latest in management and leadership tools. Ideally with a minimum of three years of work experience and at least one year of leadership experience. High proficiency in English and at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is also required.

Benefits & value

Benefits for professionals

  • When you have limited time and are looking for business acumen programme with a low threshold
  • When you have considered studying for an Executive MBA, but the timing is now not quite right for you. Study days and programme fee are transferable into the full two-year Hanken EMBA programme
  • When you want to develop your competence in key business areas and broaden your business thinking that impact your career potential

Benefits for organisations

  • A network of participants from diverse industries all from publicly listed companies to start-ups
  • Companies benefit from employees bringing increased value to the business and strengthened strategic decision making and leadership skills
  • New ways of thinking, as well as tools and techniques for business growth


The programme fee is 7 900 € + vat per participant.

All costs are included except personal travel costs. The programme modules are held at Hanken & SSE office in central Helsinki.

After completing MBA Highlights you receive a certificate of completion. The programme is not a degree programme as it is not an official MBA programme.
The content and the programme investment of MBA Highlights is however transferable into the full 2-year triple-crown accredited Hanken Executive MBA programme.


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Pernilla Gripenberg
Director, Design and Delivery
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Leif Fågelstedt
Advisor, Coach, Independent consultant
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Patrick Furu
Ph.D. Economics, Adjunct Professor of Management
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Paul Viio
Ph.D. Sales management expert, keynote speaker, sales trainer and a business advisor
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Peter Zashev
Program Director - Adjunct Professor
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Orren Shalit
SIT Facilitator, Lecturer and Teacher for International Business Schools

Contact us for
more information

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Kaisa Michelsson
Associate Growth Area Director, Learning Solutions
+358 50 583 9523
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Michael Röllich
Commercial Director
+358 40 519 7696

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