Winter School

IN collaboration with Hanken School of Economics

Sustainable Finance (3 ECTS), Helsinki

Sustainable finance and high-quality corporate governance practices are essential tools in fighting the climate change and in creating more sustainable economies. This module focuses on the role of financial innovations in facilitating the energy transition and other environment-related global challenges.

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The Darkness of Business (3 ECTS), Lund

This module will discuss that management thinking and doing might not be part of the solution of the problems facing us today (e.g. climate crisis, unequal distribution of wealth, erosion of collective narratives and so forth) but rather one of the main problems calling for urgent attention.

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Teaching staff

Hanken School of Economics

Lund University School of Economics and Management


Information for applicants

Language of instruction: English

Level: Bachelor

Credits: 6 ECTS

Format: The course will be held on-campus unless circumstances

Who: For students from partner universities, who have completed one year of studies in business administration

When: Full-time from 15–26 January 2024 (one week in Lund and one week in Helsinki). Initial online assignment to be turned in before course start

Teaching methods: The modules combine a variety of methods, ranging from traditional lectures, guest lectures, case studies, interaction-based pedagogy, reading groups, student debates, group work and study visits. Students are expected to participate actively in class

Application: Apply via your home university’s International Office by  their internal deadlines

Nomination deadline: 1 October

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More information regarding your stay in Lund

During your stay in Lund, there will be accommodation available at the Lund University Guest House which is located just a brief stroll from the school buildings. Services on the site are good with close by access to a food store, a restaurant, a café and a fitness center.

There are rooms reserved for students participating in Winter School, and the cost for a single room is around 60 € / day which is paid upon your arrival in Lund.

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  • Accommodation 60 €/night ∼ 420 € in total for 7 nights.
  • Meals at own expense. Lunch and dinner can be bought at restaurants and the supermarket near LUSEM.
  • Activities organized by LUSEM are free of charge.

Flights between home country and destinations are paid by the student, as well as the flight between Lund and Helsinki.

Saturday 13 January: Arrival in Lund, check-in at LU Guest House from 12.00. 

Sunday 14 January: Welcome meeting at 16:00. 

Monday 15 January: The Darkness of Business course introduction and class, 09:00-15:00. Tour of Lund at 16:00   

Tuesday 16 January: Classes approximately between 08:00-14:00 

Wednesday 17 January: Classes approximately between 09:00–12:00, Lunch at a Nation 12:15 

Thursday 18 January: Classes approximately between 09:00–15:00. 

Friday 19 January: Classes approximately between 09:00–15:00. Hang out and then clubbing at a Nation, 21:00

Saturday 20 January: Day off.  

Sunday 21 January: Check-out from LU Guest House before 11:00. Travel to Helsinki accompanied by staff from LUSEM. Suggested Finnair flight leaves Copenhagen at 13:05 and arrives in Helsinki at 15:40.

Activities organized by LUSEM and the student union during the week.   

More information regarding your stay in Helsinki

The accommodation will be a forenom Aparthotel-Helsinki-Kamppi in central Helsinki, only a short walk from Hanken. It is close to many restaurants, cafés, shopping malls and grocery stores. The address is Eerikinkatu 24. The rooms are twin or triple rooms for 1-3 people, around 60-70 € / day. The room needs to be booked and paid by the student themselves.
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  • Accommodation 60 – 70 €/night ∼ 390 € in total for 6 nights.
  • Meals at own expense. Hanken’s cafeteria offers lunch for ∼ 5 € / meal. There is no dinner served at Hanken but there are many of great dinner options in the area, both restaurants and supermarkets.
  • Get Together and Farewell events free of charge.

Flights between home country and destinations are paid by the student, as well as the flight between Lund and Helsinki.

Sunday 21 January: Arrival in Helsinki. Check-in at Forenom Aparthotel-Helsinki-Kamppi. Get-together at 18:00 at Hanken. 

Monday 22 January: Welcome breakfast 8:30-09:00. Sustainable Finance, classes approximately between 09:00-14:00. Sightseeing 14:15-16:00.

Tuesday 23 January: Classes approximately between 09:00-15:00. Visit to Allas Sea Pool at 16:00

Wednesday 24 January: Classes approximately between 09:00-15:00.

Thursday 25 January: Classes approximately between 09:00-15:00

Friday 26 January: Classes approximately between 09:00-15:00. Farewell event by Hanken 14:15-16:00. 

Saturday 27 January: Recommended departure day.

Company and cultural visits during the week. 

About Winter School

Winter School is a collaboration with Hanken School of Economics

  • Add an exciting Nordic perspective to your business studies! 
  • Explore two top Nordic business schools’ pespectives on these current topics. 
  • Learn from other students from around the world in an interactive global classroom.
  • Social and cultural activities will be offered alongside the academic programme.
  • Two weeks in January 2024; 15–19 January in Lund and 22–26 January in Helsinki.
Hanken School of Economics is located in Helsinki, Finland.