MBA student stories

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Hanna Hautajärvi

“Obtaining an MBA can be an important step in career development, as it really helps you stand out in the labour market. HELBUS’ programme in particular stood out for me due to its internationality and diversity of instructors, as well as the possibility to earn the degree quickly so as to be able to resume my career as soon as possible. There is very close cooperation between HELBUS and the University of Northampton, and these ties were evident in the quality of the education on offer. I am very happy with the experience of having studied on the MBA programme and looking back, I am only now beginning to fully realise the full extent of what I learned during that year.”

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Pasi Ketolainen

“ was promised a high standard of teaching when I applied to HELBUS’s MBA programme, but my experience exceeded expectations. I have significant work experience in several different industries already and so was quickly able to see how my classroom studies directly translated to versatile solutions in working life. The studies allowed me to develop my professional skills and knowledge. Throughout the programme I was able to develop my professional skills, and these have helped prepare me for future challenges in my career. Student to the programme come from a variety of backgrounds, making the classroom environment rewarding and interesting, as each brought their own experiences and perspectives with them. The instructors demanded a lot from us, also provided enough support and encouragement all the way through. At the beginning of my studies, I also encountered challenges with juggling personal schedules with the academic requirements, but I was helped along by the instructors, excellent staff and my supportive classmates. I graduated with excellent honours from the programme and would highly recommend it.”

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Juuso Boman

“My career development is dependent on my ability to expand my knowledge and improve my competencies through business education. Since enrolling in the MBA at HELBUS Helsinki School of Business I have been very impressed by the flexibility of the school, as well as how customer-orientated they are. The ongoing collaboration with the University of Northampton is visible in the quality of the programme, as UoN’s business school has a proven track record in delivering top-notch education. Overall I’ve been very happy with my choice as it’s wonderful to be in an academic environment again. The course content, as well as the quality of teaching, has impressed me and the diverse cultural and business backgrounds of the international faculty, most of whom have entrepreneurial or business background, bring added value to the studies. I would highly recommend the HELBUS MBA to anyone looking to develop themselves professionally.”

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Nina Toivanen

“I recently graduated from a Bachelor’s degree in Barcelona and wanted to complete a Master’s straight away. Had I applied to Finnish state universities, I would have had to wait for a year before starting my studies, but through HELBUS I was able to begin my post-graduate education immediately. I would like to work abroad in the future, so doing an MBA was ideal for me as it is well-respected internationally and can open many doors. I had previously studied for a higher national diploma at HELBUS so knew already that this was a school that I could enjoy and trust in. The MBA programme is challenging, but from previous experience I know that the HELBUS staff and faculty will be there to help. Our MBA cohort is also very supportive and diverse, and we are able to learn a lot from each other.”