Helsinki, 11 February 2016 – Hanken & SSE Executive Education, Hanken School of Economics and the mobile service company Funzi is today launching a unique program with the aim to introduce and integrate educated asylum seekers into Finnish working life.
The program consists of four live modules addressing the Finnish and European business landscape and organizational culture, strategic leadership, finance and a sales- and service mindset.
The participants in the program also have access to a mobile learning service developed by Funzi and will have the opportunity to take part in Entry Point Mentoring arranged by the Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce. The program will end with an internship in a Finnish company.
“The initiative has clear mutual benefits for both the asylum seekers themselves and for Finnish business in general”, says Sari Salojärvi, CEO of Hanken & SSE Executive Education. “Within the program we offer a chance for educated asylum seekers to take the first step into working life and at the same time offer companies taking part an opportunity to capture impulses from international markets”, Sari Salojärvi continues.
The initiative feels natural for Hanken, which for a long time has been engaged in ventures involving corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.
“At Hanken we have several initiatives under development to support refugees to build a foundation for a future in Finland in a way that also benefits society as a whole”, says Rector Karen Spens, who hopes that many companies will get involved with this unique program.
More information about the program: hsseexed.co/MicroMBA
For more information
CEO, Adjunct Professor
Hanken & SSE Executive Education
Sari.Salojarvi (a) hankensse.fi
+358 41 466 6064
About Hanken & SSE Executive Education
Hanken & SSE Executive Education provides executive education globally through its extensive SSE network in the Nordic and Baltic region. Hanken & SSE was founded in 2005 in Helsinki and is owned by two leading business schools, Hanken School of Economics and Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).
Hanken is a leading, internationally accredited university with over a hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration. The research is of a high standard and constitutes the foundation of all teaching. Hanken has close ties to the business community and an active alumni network with over 12 000 alumni working in more than 60 countries.
Funzi is a Finnish corporation that produces a mobile learning and information service with an initial focus on emerging markets. Funzi’s services develop new skills and empower co-creation and collaboration between mobile users and experts.
Hanken & SSE Executive Education is owned by two leading business schools Hanken School of Economics and Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) founded in 2005. Based in Helsinki, Finland, Hanken & SSE provides executive education globally through its extensive SSE network in the Nordic and Baltic region.
Clients benefit from executive education combined of academic knowledge, thorough business understanding and new learning methods suited to the needs and objectives of their organization supporting both personal and organizational development.
The Financial Times annual global ranking of executive education has continuously rated Hanken & SSE Executive Education through its owner SSE as the top provider of executive education in the Nordic region while being part of the global top 50 providers of executive education through this network.