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Hanken School of Economics Announces Winners of GBSN Scholarships to Master’s Degree Program

The Hanken School of Economics is extending premium scholarships to students currently studying at or alumni of GBSN member schools from developing countries who apply to and are accepted into Hanken’s 2-year Master’s Degree program in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Following a competitive application process, two students from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi have been awarded scholarships to Hanken’s Master’s Degree Program. These GBSN scholars will receive the Hanken Premium Scholarship, which covers full tuition fee for two years and 8000 EUR/year for living expenses.

The Hanken School of Economics joined GBSN in May of 2018 with a commitment to structure and expand its cooperation with and its activities in the developing world. Hanken is a leading, internationally accredited university with over a hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration. A Master’s degree from Hanken provides students the opportunity to specialize in their field of interest, be it Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Humanitarian Logistics, or even IP Law. Hanken alumni are well-placed on the job market holding leading positions both nationally and globally.

“We are delighted to welcome the first GBSN Master’s Degree Program Premium Scholarship Holders to Hanken in August when their 2-year studies will start,” said Maj-Britt Hedvall, Director of International Relations at the Hanken School of Economics. “Hanken will continue to offer scholarships to students and alumni of GBSN members schools from developing countries.”

The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi has been a member of GBSN since 2008. IBA has established itself as a premier business school in Pakistan with a strong track record of over fifty years of producing quality undergraduates and post-graduates in business. The recurrent theme of the 50 years of IBA’s existence is that business education should be rigorous but also relevant and looking to the future. The IBA provides an enabling environment, conducive to scholarship and research where faculty, staff, students and members of the industry work together to achieve learning goals. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning, to become active participants and leaders, and to apply their knowledge in real-world context.

“I am delighted to learn that two IBA students have been awarded GBSN scholarships this year to the Hanken’s Master degree program,” said Farrukh Iqbal  Executive Dean and Director, IBA Karachi. “On behalf of management, I congratulate both students and thank GBSN for providing a means for them to participate in a global business education experience.”

GBSN works with our member schools to offer opportunities for international exchange, support and development within the network. These member-led initiatives enrich faculty, students and campuses with cross-border connections and help to spread best practice throughout the network. To learn more about other member-led initiatives click here.