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  • QS Global RankQS Global Rankings
    Position in the QS Global EMBA Rankings 2017
    #14
  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    18 months

SSE MBA Executive Format Overview

SSE MBA Executive Format is an Executive MBA from Sweden. One of the most innovative countries in the world and birthplace of companies like IKEA, H&M, Ericsson, Spotify, King, Mojang, Skype and Klarna.

The SSE MBA Executive Format is an advanced general management program for high-caliber individuals with live learning pedagogy, emphasis on sustainability and electives within Financial Management and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. The overall purpose and goal of the program is to prepare you for building, leading and developing organizations. It is delivered part-time, enabling you to continue working while pursuing your degree. The program stands for real learning, broadened perspectives and professional development with impact. The academic foundation combined with the MBALive® pedagogy guarantee that your new knowledge will be directly applicable in your organization. Swedes are well known for our informal management thinking and team problem solving nature. This is an advantage when applying our MBALive® pedagogy to live projects and cases in the participants' organizations. It enables you to go deeper and truly implement real changes in real organizations during the program.

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is a private university founded in 1909 by leading members of the Swedish business community. The school has maintained its close ties with the business community ever since and among the school's Corporate Partners you find some of the world's leading companies such as H&M, Ericsson, ABB, Scania and Sandvik. The close relationship with the business community guarantees that our reasearch and what we teach remain current and relevant.

Ranked as the leading business school in the Nordic Region by Financial Times, SSE is one of Europe's top business schools. The school is known for its high quality research, teaching, professors and students. Students choose SSE because of its outstanding reputation, international perspective, close relationship to Swedish and international industry, and top faculty.

As being the number one business school in Sweden we attract the very best participants for our MBA program. Participants with a diverse background considering both age, nationality, industry and position. Here you will build a strong and interesting network that will last for a life time.

Stockholm is known as one of the most open and beautiful cities in the world, and you are surrounded by water and green areas. The city is also a creative hub where innovation and smart business thrives. SSE contributes with our SSE Business Lab, a world class business incubator.

Culturally, Stockholm opens its doors to international visitors with English-language films and theater while the beauty of its surrounding archipelago with over 24,000 islands speaks an idiom that transcends language

Program Highlights

Start Month
Jan
Class Size
48
Avg. Work Experience
14
Avg. Student Age
39
Int'l Students
46%
Women Students
29%

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the SSE MBA Executive Format unique?

Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) was founded in 1909 by representatives from the business community. The school still has a very strong relationship with Swedish and international business. Among our Corporate Partners you find big multinational companies like Ericsson, H&M, ABB, Atlas Copco and Scania to mention a few. The school is the leading business school in the Nordic region and is known for its high quality research and educational programs. Class size is approximately 50 participants which guarantees high interaction with our top-faculty and a personal and open learning environment.

Why study in Stockholm, Sweden?

Sweden is a small country but has more multinational companies per capita than any other country in the world. In these companies many of the senior leadership positions have been or are held by SSE Alumni. A network that you will be part of after your graduation from the SSE MBA Executive Format. Sweden has a strong base in traditional business but is also a hot spot when it comes to future business, fashion industry and new technology. Companies like Spotify, Skype, Mojang, Acne, Filippa K and House of Dagmar can be mentioned. With its many global head quarters, its many world-class universities, its cultural institutions and creative industries, Stockholm has become an internationally recognized innovation center. According to World Economic Forum Sweden beats other countries at just about everything: it's easy to do business here (we rank no 1 on Forbes' list of The Best Countries for Business), we're globally competitive, have good gender equality and are very innovative, among other things.

What is the class profile?

We strive for diversity in the class room. Our participants have different academic and cultural backgrounds, and work in different industries and positions. Some are entrepreneurs, some work in middle sized organizations and others work in large mulitnational organizations. Most have extensive international experience. Average age is 39 with 14 years of work experience. In our class of 2017 with 48 participants, 46 % come from outside Sweden and 19 countries are represented. What our participants have in common is that they are ambitious, eager to learn more, want to develop and move forward.

What is MBALive?

The idea behind MBALive is to bring the real world into the program and the program into the real world. All participants carry out a series of smaller and larger live projects in their own organizations. The aim is to develop an understanding of the complexity and dynamics of organizations and you develop recommendations for actions, drive genuine and measurable change and reflect on real-time developments. The largest live projects are ChangeLive, SustainabilityLive and LeadershipLive. In LeadershipLive 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 helps determine your success, and the role of contextual and practical leadership will be highlighted throughout the program.

CSR is an important part of the SSE MBA program, why is that?

We believe that CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) is important for organizations to consider in order to achieve and sustain competitive advantage. Therefore, already the first program week participants start a course called "Sustainability Management". The aim is to expose participants to an understanding of the area of responsibility and sustainability in business, as well as to reflect on how these issues impact business strategies and value creation. Since this is the starting point of the SSE MBA program, these important issues are top of mind throughout the entire program.