SSE MBA Executive Format
SSE MBA Executive Format
Live learning pedagogy, emphasis on sustainability and electives in Innovation & Entrepreneurship or Financial Management. This 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, Volvo, Skype and Klarna.
The SSE MBA is an 18 months long advanced general management program for high-caliber working professionals, 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. The overall purpose and goal of the program is to prepare you for building, developing and leading organizations.
Stockholm School of Economics
Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is Sweden's oldest private university. It was founded in 1909 by representatives from 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.
If you want a relevant MBA anchored in a strong research base, innovative pedagogy and close ties to Swedish and international industry, you'll see that SSE MBA is something for you.
SSE MBA at a Glance
- the only FT ranked business school in Sweden
- accredited by EQUIS
- personal and diverse
- emphasis on sustainability
- real Live cases and pedagogy
- ten intensive modules over eighteen months
- extensive self-studies in between modules
- electives within Financial Management or Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- based in Stockholm, Sweden
- includes international field trips
- conducted in English
Hvorfor Stockholm School of Economics?
Why choose SSE MBA, Stockholm and Sweden?
- High quality research and teaching
- Strong connection with business
- MBALive® pedagogy
- Diverse network
- Green city
- Stockholm creative hub
SSE is ranked by the Financial Times as the number one business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The school is known for its high quality research, teaching, professors and students, and SSE graduates hold, and will continue to assume senior leadership positions within Swedish and international organizations. In Sweden business has always been international business, as any list of multinational brands will attest.
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 lifetime.
Stockholm is known as one of the most open and beautiful cities in the world, and you are surrounded by water and green areas. At the same time, SSE is situated in the city center, and you are close to culture, pubs, restaurants and clubs.
Stockholm, perhaps thanks to its modest size, is a creative hub where innovation and smart business thrives. SSE contributes with our SSE Business Lab, a woeld class business incubator.
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 change in real organizations.
Already in the first program week we start the course in Sustainability. For us it's imperative that sustainability is connected to all business topics, such as strategy, operations, accounting, finance and marketing. Consequently, we have chosen to integrate sustainability across the curriculum.
EQUIS - a respected seal of quality
Since 1999, as the first university in Sweden, we have been accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). This means that all our programs and research have demonstrated excellence at an international level.
EQUIS is an international system for quality assurance of higher education in business, aiming to raise the standard of management education worldwide. EQUIS is governed by the European Foundation for Managmenet Development (EFMD), which is an independent not-for-profit network organization open to companies as well as universities. SSE was one of the founders of EFMD.
SSE is also the Swedish member institution of CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education) and PIM (Partnership in International Management).
The successful Executive MBA applicant will have a substantial experience from business, probably as a manager or in a leading position. He or she will have the energy, drive and capacity to reach higher and do more.
Participants in the SSE MBA represent a broad range of academic and cultural backgrounds, industries and positions. They have extensive international experience, both from their studies and their professional life. Many have a non-Swedish background. A carefully selected group of participants contributes to high quality discussions in class and of course to learning.
- 48 participants
- average age 37
- age span 28-47
- average years of working experience, 12
- international background, 48 %
- 19 nationalities
- women, 27 %
The goal of the SSE MBA program is not to offer a prefabricated "Executive MBA-in-a-box" but rather to provide the best and most challenging Executive MBA possible. Pedagogically, SSE MBA provides a solid theoretical base combined with practical experience and skills training. Reflection is an integral and critical part of the learning process.
The aim is to combine knowledge, experience and excellent learning processes. Thus our professors bring not only academic knowledge, but also information and knowledge from research carried out in close conjunction with industry.
The Business Context: Corporations in Global Society, Economics, Business Law, Sustainability Management
Accounting and Finance: Financial Accounting and Analysis, Managerial Accounting, Investments and Capital Markets, Corporate Finance
Value Creation: Organizational Theory and Management, Strategic Management, Marketing, Operations
The Global Context: Doing Business In a Global Context, one of our international study trips
Capstone: tying everything together and presentation of the bigger Live projects with sponsors invited
Electives: Financial Management or Innovation & Entrepreneurship
The SSE MBA Executive Format combines research based theory with practice. All participants carry out a series of live projects, both small and big, in organizations of their choice. These are projects that create measurable value and change. After the first module you will already have new ideas and tools to use and implement at work.
ChangeLive is the longest MBALive® project. Participants work in pairs to pursue strategic change within the sponsoring organization. The change should constitute a real improvement in the organization. It's all about implementing, not just suggesting a change on paper. The ChangeLive project is also followed up and evaluated a few months after implementation.
To be admitted to the SSE MBA program you must hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree and have a minimum of five years relevant working experience. As the program is given in English, a high level of English proficiency is needed, and a TOEFL or IELTS score is required to prove this.
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.
Based on your application, you will be called for an interview and test. Candidates are interviewed in depth regarding their current organizational and professional responsibilities and situation and asked to reflect on future plans and ambitions.
The program starts in January each year. 10 intensive in-class modules are combined with distance learning and extensive self-studies over 18 months.
Application deadlines are May 15, September 15 and November 15 the year before. Application is made on-line.
If you want to know more you are welcome to register for an information session or book a personal meeting for advice on hhs.se/mba.
The SSE MBA program fee is SEK 495,000 (excl. of VAT and subject to change) and includes literature and teaching material. Costs related to travel, food, accommodation or other boarding expenses are not included.
Eksamen og diplom
When you have successfully completed SSE MBA Executive Format you will receive your MBA degree at Stockholm School of Economics.
The graduation ceremony is held in the school's auditorium and is followed by a mingle together with your closest family. In the evening there will be a graduation dinner with the President of the school, faculty members, the SSE MBA team and your spouse. After the graduation you will be a part of the Alumni network at Stockholm School of Economics.
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