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SSE MBA Executive Format

SSE MBA Executive Format

SSE

MBA

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SSE MBA at a Glance

• Small and exclusive with a General Management focus.

• Experienced participants (average age 39).

• Delivered in an executive format, enabling working professionals to combine work and studies on a part-time basis over

two full years.

• Sixteen course weeks, adding up to a total of 80 contact days.

• Location: Stockholm, Sweden. One field trip to SSE campus in Riga or Russia and one additional international field trip.

• Conducted in English.

• One start per year in January. Application deadlines June 1, September 15 and November 15 the year before.

• TOEFL/IELTS and GMAT required.

SSE MBA stands for real learning, broadened perspectives and professional development with impact. The MBALive ®

pedagogy brings the real world to the program and the program to the real world.

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Meaningful learning,

personal change and

tangible professional

development

Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) enjoys a unique

cooperation with the business community. We place our

trust in SSE to supply new generations of leaders and specialists

across the board. I am firmly committed to the SSE

MBA Executive Format which meets our demands to link

rigorous academic work with that of experienced practitioners.

Ultimately the SSE MBA is about meaningful learning,

personal change and tangible professional development.

Every step of the way.

Jacob Wallenberg,

Chairman, Investor AB

Member, Board of Directors

Stockholm School of Economics

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Why the SSE MBA?


Do you strive for development? Do you have a track record

of achievement and want to move up yet another level?

Do you want to take on new responsibilities?

Then the SSE MBA is perfect for you. But you also have to

ask yourself if you are right for SSE. Other participants will

depend on you. And so will your organization. We owe it to

our reputation that each and every individual we accept

has the potential, perseverance and support to excel. If

your answer is still yes to these questions after you have

studied the information in this booklet, we look forward to

receiving your application.

graduates, the business community and global corporations

well for a 100 years. SSE is renowned for its rigorous

and integrated approach to business studies. The SSE

MBA is no exception.

The SSE MBA is delivered in executive format. It is a part

time program designed to enable working managers and

professionals to combine work and studies. You continue

working while you pursue the program. This gives you a

chance to learn more and simultaneously apply what you

learn while providing a benefit and return to your sponsoring

organization.

The SSE MBA is a challenging,

small and exclusive program that

pre pares individuals to take on

new leadership challenges.

It is an experience that will transform

you. The pro gram gives you

"must-have" know ledge as well

as an indispensable network.

You will boost your analytical

and problem solving skills, your

innovative capabilities and your

general management skills. It is

demanding, but the reward is

that you will grow both as a

leader and as a person.

The SSE

MBA is an

experience

that will

transform you

What is the SSE MBA?

The SSE MBA is an education program included in the

degree regulations of SSE. The diploma and degree are

awarded upon completion of the program. Since 1992

over 1,000 individuals have been awarded an MBA diploma

from SSE.

An MBA at SSE embodies a vision of superior leadership

and management education, a vision that has served SSE

SSE MBA participants are senior

and experienced. The average

age of participants over the past

few years has been 39, with an

age range from approximately

30 to 50. The SSE MBA is academically

demanding with worldclass

faculty and an innovative

learning environment. We set

our standards high. Our ambition

is to be in the absolute top

tier in Europe.

Our participants have promising

careers. They have full-time jobs

in high-level positions. Still they manage to take the time to

hone their skills. This requires motivation and an ability to

manage and prioritize. Not everyone can do it. Participants

set their sights high but they do not expect SSE to do

the work for them. That is up to them. We facilitate and

support the transition from potential to fulfillment.

The SSE MBA is first and foremost a program for people

with a passion for business development and learning.

Men and women who see the need to develop their skills

and to extend their network. As an SSE MBA alumn, you

are part of a vast and active professional network.

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Individual benefits

knowledge, network, and career

The SSE MBA will confirm, broaden and deepen your knowledge

while providing benefit and return to your sponsoring organization.

You will sharpen your analytical and creative problem solving

skills. You will be able to pose relevant questions and interpret

rapidly changing conditions in global markets. In short, the SSE

MBA prepares you for the challenges and responsibilities of senior

management.

Knowledge is still the most critical resource available to business

leaders. Greater competence and stronger confidence will make

you an even more valuable resource to your organization. Many

of our graduates go on to prominent positions in the public and

private sectors, in Sweden and internationally.

During approximately two years of hard work and studies you will

build a strong network with your colleagues from different

industries and positions. It is a network that often lasts a lifetime.

We will contribute to your learning with top faculty providing new

perspectives, access to the latest research, a theoretical framework

and tools for your development and future career in an inspiring

learning environment.

Company benefits

MORE EFFECTIVE, INSIGHTFUL LEADERS Immediate payback for real – MBALive ®

The SSE MBA develops high-potential managers to take broader

responsibilities and to challenge business in a rapidly changing

global environment. You will get a more effective, insightful leader

as you profit from your employee’s ability to translate new ideas

into direct action and to make better decisions. It is about impact

and results from day one.

Many companies regularly send employees to participate in the

SSE MBA. For some, this is part of an overall strategy of raising

the business acumen of the management team. They see the

benefits of letting senior managers exchange perspectives and

ideas with top-faculty and colleagues from a multitude of industries,

cultures and positions. We see these long-term relationships as a

testimonial to the benefits of the SSE MBA.

All SSE MBA participants conduct a series of live projects in

organizations. ConsultingLive, ChangeLive and InnovationLive

are examples of projects that produce measureable value and

constitute real change and improvements in organizations. The

projects can be used to pursue strategic change within the

sponsoring organization – change that might otherwise have

required the extensive use of consultants.

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Koen Vanhove, General Manager,

Troubleyn/Jan Fabre, class of 2008

Creative

management

Koen Vanhove describes his entry into the MBA

program as “diving into a deep pool and not

knowing where I would end up.” With the twoyear

program now behind him, the general

manager of theatre company Troubleyn/Jan

Fabre says: “I am extremely pleased I did it.

It opened up my mind in all directions and

made me more ambitious and open for new

challenges.”

Why does someone working with theatre

ENROLL IN AN MBA program?

After more than 20 years in the field I felt that I had

reached my borders and was not growing personally or

professionally. I wanted to open up the doors and do

something a bit away from my comfort zone. My employer

agreed to let me go on the program because he could see

the individual and company benefits. It is wonderful when

an organization is HR-minded.

How has your employer benefited

from the MBA program?

I have been able to provide an objective view of the organization

by stepping back and seeing it from another perspective.

This is an emotional, artistic organization with

its nose on day-to-day operations and through the program

I could be a bit of a mentor to people in the organization.

"It opened up

my mind in all

directions"

Could you apply what you learned to your job?

We applied a change project at Troubleyn which resulted

in enhancing our global visibility, improving our financial

situation, and clearly dividing time so there is less stress

and clearer focus within the organization. Just one week

of organizational theory gave me insight I had not gained

in eight years on the job. I learned how to create an ideal

framework for the management structure while leaving

artistic freedom untouched. I discovered that it is possible

to have an interface between management theory and the

creative world. Others in the program shared this challenge,

for example those working in the health care field,

creative agencies or NGOs.

Do you have any advice for people

considering the MBA program?

Plan this period well and communicate clearly with your

employer about the expectations so that all parties are

aware of the time and energy it takes. You need a stable

life around it too. It was hard in the beginning, but I have

become so much more efficient and effective and now

that it is over, I miss the extra pressure, contact with colleagues,

and learning!

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Caroline Hamilton, Associate,

JLT Risk Solutions, class of 2006.

"I am fascinated

by the network we

have formed in

two years time"

Daring to learn

Insurance Broker Caroline Hamilton is an energetic

woman who is in the middle of her life

and career. After a number of years working

on JLT Risk Solutions, she decided to take an

Executive MBA.

Why did you decide on the MBA program?

Studying this time was different. This time I studied

because it was fun being able to obtain knowledge and

being able to relate it to things in a different way. It was

time to develop after having worked for about ten years.

The MBA covered a lot of areas: law, finance, IT strategy,

organizational issues, etc.

Is networking an important element of the

program?

I am fascinated by the network we have formed in two years

time. We have gotten to know people from different areas

and understand how they think, as well as learning to think

differently ourselves. It is possible to develop as a human

being as well as academically and professionally. This will

be even more important in five years than it is today.

Are there any major individual opportunities?

It is incredibly positive; the teachers have been fantastic in

that aspect. Everyone takes the time, listens and follows up.

Discussions in the group rarely develop into matters of prestige

since no one has a specific area that has to be defended.

Everyone can enter the discussion and be assigned different

roles, which allows for a flexible discussion.

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Leif Brodén, President and CEO, Södra

Skogs ägarna, class of 1998 and Nominator.

Building

company loyalty

Every year, Södra Skogsägarna sends at least

one participant to the MBA program at the

Stockholm School of Economics. Leif Brodén,

Södra Skogsägarna’s CEO and Chairman

of the Board, who attended the program in

1998–2000, benefited so much from the experience

that he has been offering it to company

managers ever since. “It is the best program

we have in our company training system,”

he says.

Why has the company chosen to invest in

individuals attending the program?

We believe this program fits very well into the middle of

life and the middle of a career. This was definitely the case

for me, which has clearly influenced me in terms of wanting

to give other people the same opportunity.

How has the company benefited? Can you

give any concrete examples of anyone

being able to contribute more?

The people who have attended the program already have

a great deal of responsibility. Many of them head up subsidiaries

or are responsible for major units. One advantage

is that they are able to learn things that may become

significant in the next five to ten years. Another advantage

is that change management projects can be implemented

that are directly linked to their own work. I was able to use

the program to formulate a strategy that I subsequently

implemented at the company.

What are the benefits of working with real

change management, or “cases” as they

are commonly referred to at the school?

These are real cases, not pretend assignments, and I can

say that we have had the success we hoped for. When

returning to work you have a greater feeling of security in

terms of strategic thinking. We as a company have benefited

a great deal from this. We also believe that this is a

good program that reinforces co-worker loyalty.

Does the program link co -workers more

closely to the company?

Yes, it is a way for them to develop within the company as

well. It costs a lot of money, but we have never hesitated –

we gain so much in return. From where I stand right now,

the program will continue to be important for us in the

future.

"These are real

cases not pretend

assignments, and I

can say that we have

had the success we

hoped for"

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Karin Hågfeldt, Global HR Business Partner,

AstraZeneca, Class of 2007

Taking the next step

Karin Hågfeldt was Head of HR for Sweden

Operations within AstraZeneca when she

started the MBA program two years ago. Since

then, she has been promoted to Global HR

Business Partner, a role which she says the MBA

program has helped prepare her for. “The program

has been a big help for me, especially

now, when I’m working more strategically and

globally,” says Karin.

What influenced your decision

to take the MBA program?

I had been working at AstraZeneca for nine years and felt

it was time to take the next step. I wanted to discover new

ways of doing things, broaden my knowledge and meet

people from other fields, for a more external perspective.

I had heard about SSE and thought the combination of

study and work sounded exciting.

Was it a good program for you as an

individual and for AstraZeneca?

Yes. I learned a lot that is relevant for my personal growth

and I now have tools that are useful at work. It was important

for me to find different ways of solving problems,

analyzing and reaching goals. I now have tangible models

and tools for thinking more innovatively instead of continuing

down the same path as before. The program has

taught me to stop and reflect and doing this has given me

a new perspective. I’m also able to benchmark with other

companies now instead of re-inventing the wheel. I think

that one becomes an even better leader and representative

for his or her company with the MBA experience.

Did you make any valuable new contacts

on the MBA program?

There were so many knowledgeable people on the program.

We were from different branches, yet we had similar

challenges that we were able to discuss together. Five

of us women continue to exchange information and have

discussions at our book club which we started as a way of

keeping in touch. We have dinner together, discuss all

kinds of topics, and eventually get around to discussing

the book. Additionally, our MBA group has decided to get

together a couple of times a year. Most of us have been

together for two years and we have learned so much.

We’ve been on the same journey together and there’s a

real fellowship, so it’s good to keep that going.

"One becomes an

even better leader

and company

representative

with the MBA

experience"

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Learning philosophy:

Thinking. Doing.

Feeling.

The SSE MBA employs a multifaceted learning approach,

in which pedagogical tools vary depending on the subject

area and problem type. The program is guided by four

major learning pillars, each corresponding to different

learning styles. The four learning pillars are theoretical,

practical, reflective and skills-focused:

• T h e o r e t i c a l because this is an academic program that

builds on the latest research to improve your analytical

capacities. The program faculty consists of active researchers

who are acknowledged authorities in their

areas of expertise.

• Practical because the program

brings hands-on action

and real-world experiences

to the learning environment,

through cases, live change

projects, and the experiences

of the participants.

• Reflective because reflection

is one of the central peda ­

gog i cal tools employed; the

program aims at shaping a

mental and social space

where meaning can be created and learning take place.

• Skills-focused because you will be given ample opportunity

to develop your personal leadership style through

coaching and training in areas such as idea generation,

negotiation and presentation.

The four learning pillars are supported by the pedagogical

backbone of SSE: dedicated faculty, small groups, practice

orientation, and problem-driven learning.

SSE has an impressive student – faculty ratio. The program’s

faculty are active researchers, have a broad range

of pedagogical experience, and are highly skilled in interacting

with professionals.

Reflection is

one of the

central pedagogical

tools

Small groups are employed in case discussions, reading

assignments and team exercises. Through this, the interaction

among participants and between participants and

faculty becomes close and intense.

The program director holds a PhD, is academically responsible

for the program and a central part thereof and is

responsible for program continuity, connecting and integrating

the modules.

SSE was founded by the business

community to meet its

need for academically trained

professionals. SSE MBA crystallizes

the relationship between

SSE and leading players in the

business community. SSE MBA

leverages the strong relationship

to the business community,

the participants bring

their experiences from their

own organizations, and the

SSE brand opens many doors

to the business world. Participants often use their networks

to invite representatives from the business community

to give lectures or open their doors for study visits.

The problem-driven learning takes its point of departure

in the fact that we learn what we need to know. Sometimes

the need is immediate and practical, sometimes more

remote and abstract. In either case, knowledge sought is

knowledge held. Our learning formats work by initiating

a search for knowledge. Sometimes they trigger a need

for new skills. Still other times they unleash a questioning

of perspective. These formats require dialogue so you will

find very little one-way communication at SSE MBA. Our

lectures, cases and exercises are dominated by discussion,

interaction and participant experiences.

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MBALive ® brings

the real world to

the program, and

the program to

the real world.

Lars Strannegård

Professor, Dean SSE MBA

Curriculum

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Theory

Preparations

Foundations

week 1

Practice

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2–4

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ers Right:

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gement

nting

5–8

Making it

Happen:

Communication

week 16

Business Renewal

and Innovation

Management

week 14–15

MBALive ®

ConsultingLive

ChangeLive

InnovationLive

ReflectionLive

The Business

Context:

Markets,

Relationships

and Law

week 2–4

Getting the

Numbers Right:

Financial and

Management

Accounting

week 5–8

Skills

Reflection

Doing the Right

Things Right:

Value Creation

week 11–13

Getting the Right

People to Do the

Right Thing:

Management and

Organization

week 9–10

Skills

The SSE MBA is delivered in executive format, with studies

conducted on a part-time basis over two full years. The

program comprises sixteen five-day course weeks (Monday

morning – Friday afternoon), approximately every fifth

week during the academic year, adding up to a total of 80

contact days. One field trip to SSE campus in Riga or

Russia is conducted during the program, and one additional

field trip will be conducted during the program.

Preparations

Before commencing the program you are provided with

preparatory readings and exercises in order to be prepared

for your MBA experience.

Foundations (week 1)

The first module is geared at creating an effective learning

environment. This week of intensive learning puts every

participant in a position of making the most of the MBA

program. You meet your fellow participants and you begin

to discover how you can work and learn as a team. You are

introduced to group dynamics, learning styles and study

techniques. During this foundation week you are also

introduced to different approaches to knowledge creation,

critical analysis and other tools that help you develop your

interpretative skills.

The Business Context: Markets, Relationships

and Law (week 2–4)

Organizations are not islands. They operate in an environment

permeated by norms and ideals of what it means to be

an organization in a global society. They are amidst laws,

rules, regulations, standards, norms, cultures, traditions

and ideologies. To develop an organization, managers need

to understand, interpret and handle not only relationships

with customers, suppliers, employees and competitors but

also local influencers of public opinion, governmental regulators,

NGOs, and media. We discuss the role of corporations

in a global society, explore economic theories, models,

fundamental correlations and relationships as well as the

legal context that comprise the rules under which organizations

operate. Course work includes:

• Corporations in Global Society

• Economics

• Business Law

Getting the Numbers Right: Financial and

Management Accounting (week 5–8)

Business is a numbers game, and this module allows you to

adopt a qualified management perspective regarding

financial and managerial performance. You learn to

distinguish what factors are of most importance when a

company’s financial performance and managerial performance

is evaluated. Through a deeper understanding of

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financial and management accounting you will be able to

raise critical questions and provide feedback regarding

subjects such as the company’s profitability level, the company’s

ability to grow with a stable financial position, if

the management performance system gives the intended

signals to the staff and whether the managerial control

system produces the intended

consequences in the organization.

You will develop a broad

understanding of financial

report ing and how to use financial

reports when a company’s

performance in terms of profitability,

financial position, and

liquidity is to be analyzed. You

will also learn how to utilize

accounting methods and techniques

to improve managerial

decision making. The overall

focus is to create qualified users rather than producers of

financial information. Course work includes:

• Financial Accounting and Analysis

• Fundamentals of Finance

• Management Accounting

There is no

one best way of

managing an

organization

Getting the Right People to Do the Right Thing:

Management and Organization (week 9–10)

There is more than one way to understand an organization,

and there is no one best way of managing. In this

module, you will gain multiple understandings of how to

analyze and manage organizations. Basic tenets of management

are explored beginning with a review of management

theory followed by selected aspects of management

being more closely explored. We go into the limits of

rational decision making, explore issues of sustainability

and discuss contemporary corporate governance and its

pitfalls. Aspects of power, politics and corporate culture

are explored, and you will

improve your ability to identify,

analyze and deal with organizational

and managerial problems.

Course work includes:

• Organizational Theory and

Management

• Decision Making and the

Limits of Rationality

• Sustainability Management

and Business Ethics

• Corporate Governance

Doing the Right Things Right:

Value Creation (week 11–13)

The ultimate reason for engaging in organized activities is

to produce stakeholder value. In this module we take a

multi-disciplinary approach where we focus on three pillars

to a firm’s value creation: strategy, marketing and operations.

The strategy pillar addresses the overall choice of

what a business should be concerned with; the marketing

pillar addresses the relationship to customers and the market;

and operations, finally, addresses how resources are

transformed in an effective way. Each of these three pillars

contribute to the business development of the company

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and the focus of these weeks is to equip the participants

with the tools and methods for driving their businesses forward.

The overarching question addressed in the module

is how organizations are to align their internal resources

with the demands from the external environment. Course

work includes:

• Strategy

• Marketing

• Operations

Business Renewal and Innovation

Management (week 14–15)

Organizations who do not renew or reinvent themselves

are bound to disappear. This module focuses on how to

create innovation and foster growth. Innovation is treated

in its broader sense, referring both to innovation in products

and/or services as well as to innovation in business

processes. Innovation is the main tool of the entrepreneur

in creating new businesses. However, innovation and

entrepreneurship are not restricted to the creation of

new, start-up companies. Innovation is equally important

for the large, established firm. You will focus on innovation

management, change management and the role of

information technology in driving business renewal. You

will be exposed to some common themes and challenges

in managing information technology to create business

renewal and learn how to organize for and lead innovation

processes. Course work includes:

• Organizing for Entrepreneurship

• Information Technology and Business Process Renewal

• Managing Innovation Processes

Making it Happen: COMMUNICATION (week 16)

This final week provides you with a fundamental understanding

of the communicative parts of management. A

number of important communication tools are examined

and put into practice. One such tool is that of communicating

through networks – an important aspect of gathering

information and accomplishing work. Another is storytelling

– a means of knowledge development as well as

learning and a means in which to produce and reproduce

an organizational culture. A third is the leader’s foremost

tool – rhetoric – and here we look into how language can

be used to shape leadership and promote change. Course

work includes:

• Using Social Networks

• Storytelling

• Rhetoric

MBALive ®

The MBALive ® pedagogy aims at developing an understanding

of the complexity and dynamics of organizations.

The idea behind MBALive ® is to bring the real world to the

program, and the program to the real world. In this part of

the program you integrate and apply theoretical management

concepts and frameworks studied during the MBA

courses to live management issues in real companies.

Through dealing with real life issues you raise your level of

critical leadership competence by further developing your

analytical skills and reflective capability. You learn together

with other participants, SSE faculty and case company representatives

through employing new perspectives and chal­

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lenging assumptions. You develop feasible recommendations

for action, drive real, measureable change, and

reflect upon current developments.

MBALive ® encourages problem-driven, action learning

through knowledge pull and exposure to “live” problems

through cases and projects. The MBALive ® takes different

forms, corresponding to the learning philosophy of the

program. It encourages you to think, do, watch and feel in

different ways. One form is ConsultingLive where your

analytical capabilities are spurred. Here you are exposed

to current problem situations and your task is to develop

feasible recommendations for action.

Two other forms InnovationLive and ChangeLive, tap into

your practice-oriented learning ability. These forms

include activities such as establishing a business plan and

driving a change project that should be of measurable

value and constitute a real improvement in an organization.

These MBALive ® projects runs over an extended period of

time and participants work in pairs. The projects should

ideally be used to develop and implement new business

ideas and pursue strategic change within the sponsoring

organization – changes that otherwise would have required

extensive use of internal or external resources.

A fourth form, ReflectionLive, includes a transformation

of your experiences into a text. The reflection takes the

form of a diploma thesis that employs a scientific method

and through the use of theory sheds light on and reflects

upon a current organizational problem or phenomenon.

Leadership skills:

Do it your way

Since there is no one best way of managing there is no

leadership cookbook for how to become a successful

leader. The MBA program lets you develop your personal

leadership style through coaching sessions and training in

skills such as idea generation, negotiation and presentation.

Your manner of speaking, writing and listening determines

your success, and throughout the program, the role

of managerial communication will therefore be highlighted.

Effective communication and skills training is

delivered through stand-alone course instruction as well as

through the integration with other ongoing program

activities.

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Stockholm School of

Economics – a tradition

of excellence

For a century, Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) has

trained women and men for top management positions in

business and the public sector. SSE is one of the top business

schools in Europe with research en par with the leading

institutions of the world. SSE offers a variety of degree

programs at Bachelor, Master, MBA and PhD levels as well

as Executive programs. SSE is the home of several top

research institutes in finance, accounting, strategy, economics,

entrepreneurship and health economics. We

don’t acquaint ourselves with the latest research. We generate

it. And we are well rewarded for it.

A hallmark of quality

All our programs are founded on internationally recognized

research. Nobel Laureate Bertil Ohlin, SSE Professor

of Economics, who laid the foundation of international

trade theory, is a hallmark of the quality we embody

at SSE. And in keeping with tradition, the Nobel Laureates

in Economics visit SSE every year to share and discuss

their research with our students.

International profile

Sweden has been a trading nation for hundreds of years. A

large part of our GDP is based on exports. In fact, Sweden

has more multinational companies per inhabitant than

any other country. Stockholm School of Economics is situated

in the heart of Scandinavia and has contributed to

this development since it was founded in 1909. Today, SSE

graduates from the Bachelor, Master, PhD, MBA and Executive

programs are spread throughout the world. Our

academic focus has traditionally been on issues of international

importance such as economics and finance. In a

small country, everything has an international angle.

But just as our country has sought an international profile,

SSE has been a pioneer in international business education

founding sister schools in Riga, Latvia and St. Petersburg,

Russia. Faculty exchanges and joint research with these

schools have created a climate that is particularly valuable

for those concerned with the Baltic region and transitional

economies.

Climbing the ranks

Every year, SSE is included in the Financial Times ranking

of the best business schools in the world. SSE is a consistent

high performer. Our education in Finance and Accounting

is ranked 1st in Europe and Economics is ranked 3rd in

Europe. In all categories, SSE is ranked the number one

business school in the Nordic region.

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Application

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

To be admitted to the SSE MBA program the applicant

must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and have a minimum

of five years relevant professional experience. As the

program is given in English, a high level of spoken and

written English proficiency is needed, and a TOEFL/

IELTS score is required to prove this.

APPLICATION PROCESS

In order to apply to the SSE MBA program, applicants

must provide the following:

1. Signed application form

2. Signed nomination form

3. University grade transcripts

4. CV

5. TOEFL/IELTS score

6. GMAT/GRE score

The selection process will take into account the applicant’s

experience, education, test results and position

within the organization. Individual qualifications and

group composition are of great importance.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

The SSE MBA starts once a year. The SSE MBA has three

application deadlines per year. For more information on

these deadlines, please see the fact sheet.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

One good way to find out more about the SSE MBA program

is to visit our Information Sessions. You will meet

representatives from SSE and Alumni.

The sessions takes about one hour and breakfast/lunch

will be served. Please visit our web-page for more information

on these sessions.

PERSONAL ADVICE

You are invited to come and visit SSE for personal advice on

a date and time that suits you. We will give you the opportunity

to attend a class, get in touch with alumni and participants

and to ask any specific questions you may have.

If short listed on the basis of your application, you will be

called for an interview. Candidates are interviewed in depth

regarding their current position and situation and asked to

reflect on future plans.

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The Stockholm School of Economics

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is the preeminent business school in

Northern Europe. For a century, SSE has educated talented men and women for leading

positions within business and the public sector. SSE offers Bachelor’s and Master’s

degree programs along with highly regarded MBA and PhD programs as well as Executive

Education.

SSE has earned a reputation for excellence, both in Sweden and around the world.

The School is fully accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)

certifying that all of its main activities – teaching as well as research – are of the highest

international standard. SSE is also the Swedish member institution of CEMS (The

Global Alliance in Management Education).

An MBA at SSE embodies a vision of superior leadership and management education,

a vision that has served SSE’s graduates, Sweden’s business community and public sector

and a host of global corporations well for nearly 100 years. SSE offers top quality

programs in Sweden, Russia and Latvia.

For additional information visit www.hhs.se/mba

The Stockholm School of Economics • P.O. Box 45180 • SE-104 30 Stockholm, Sweden • mba@hhs.se

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