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Hanken School of Economics Master’s Programme in Intellectual Property Law
Hanken School of Economics

Master’s Programme in Intellectual Property Law

Helsinki, Finland

2 Years


Full time

Request application deadline *

Aug 2024

EUR 15,000 / per year **


* for main application round

** for non-EU/EEA students | for EU citizens university education is free of charge


Learn more about studying IP Law within the Hanken Master's Degree Programme.

Why IP Law?

Intellectual property rights are essential assets of any business operating in our increasingly digital economy. The Intellectual Property Law (IPL) specialization is a unique combination of legal and business studies. This specialization gives you solid expertise in both areas, providing you with an exceptional understanding of today’s markets and the world of intellectual property. Our courses are taught in close collaboration with industry, with IP organizations, as well as by internationally renowned visiting professors, to ensure they remain at the forefront of the developments in intellectual property matters.

The studies offer an international environment of high academic standards, with a wide range of career opportunities. As the first Finnish university to join the European Union Intellectual Property Office University Network, our major offers a unique opportunity to network with students from other elite European institutions, as well as supervisors from EUIPO, which administrates European trademarks and design registration.

Facts about the degree

  • 120 credits, 2 years of full-time study
  • Language: English
  • Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration
  • Location: Helsinki

The program is administered by the Department of Commercial Law and implemented in close cooperation with the IPR University Center, which is the leading academic intellectual property education and research center in Finland.

Pan-European Seal

The Pan-European Seal is a professional traineeship program promoted by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, the European Patent Office (EPO), and strategic university partners such as Hanken. In cooperation with the Pan-European Seal, Hanken provides its students access to an online Intellectual Property (IP) training program, as well as the possibility of a paid traineeship at EUIPO or EPO.

Online training

You can improve your knowledge of IP and also get ECTS credits by using the online training portals. To access the material, you first need to register and open a new window as a "member of the Pan-European Seal" on the learning page.

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Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.

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