Stockholm School of Economics

One of the leading business schools in Europe.

Study at one of the best business schools in Europe!

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What is Stockholm School of Economics best known for?

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is a private university that was founded in 1909 by the Swedish industry. SSE is rated as the top business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries and is highly regarded internationally. The business school offers programs of the highest international standards, including Bachelor, Master, PhD, MBA and Executive Education programs. All programs are taught in English. The school also conducts world-class research.

SSE’s programs are developed in close cooperation with the research and business communities, which give their graduates great potential to attain leading positions in companies and other organizations. SSE is accredited by EQUIS, certifying that all of the main activities – teaching as well as research – are of the highest international standards. SSE is also the only Swedish member institution of CEMS and PIM, which are collaborations between top business schools worldwide, contributing to the high quality SSE is known for.

A degree from SSE opens doors to a wide range of careers and advanced studies. SSE’s Bachelor and Master graduates are highly successful in their search for fulfilling jobs. More than 90 percent accepts a job offer within three months of graduation. SSE’s graduates are fully prepared to become the responsible global business leaders of tomorrow, with lifelong access to SSE’s worldwide network of over 20,000 alumni.

SSE’s program portfolio:

Bachelor programs

  • BSc Programme in Business & Economics (180 ECTS, fully taught in English) 

SSE’s Bachelor of Science Programme in Business & Economics is a three year, full time programme completely taught in English. It provides a solid foundation for a career in business, entrepreneurship, government and non-government organisations. During the first three semesters you will build a broad, factual and scientific base through courses in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Law and Data Analytics. You will hone your skills in problem solving and critical thinking, combined with the opportunities for showcasing your creativity and innovative ideas. SSE also encourages personal development in the form of reflection, self-awareness and cultural orientation. During the fourth semester you get the opportunity to deepen your understanding by specializing in one or two of the subjects you have studied. The third year offers a number of elective courses and culminates in a written thesis on your chosen specialisation. Find more information about the BSc programme in Business & Economics ↗️.

  • BSc programme in Retail Management (180 ECTS, fully taught in English)

SSE’s Bachelor of Science Programme in Retail Management prepares you for a successful career in retail or with companies in business with retailers, such as suppliers and management consultants. The programme is financed by the Swedish retail sector, which also participates actively in the education. Eleven companies are the major partners to the Retail Management programme: Accenture, Axel Johnson, Clas Ohlson, Coca-Cola European Partners, Coop, H&M, Fazer, ICA, The Swedish Trade Federation, Swedish Match, and Systembolaget.  Find more information about the BSc programme in Retail Management ↗️.

Master programmes

  • MSc Programme in Accounting, Valuation & Financial Management (120 ECTS, fully taught in English)

The Master of Science Programme in Accounting, Valuation & Financial Management provides comprehensive foundations in accounting and advanced knowledge in corporate valuation, financial management and management control. The programme prepares students for outstanding careers as chief financial officers (CFO), management consultants, investment bankers, business controllers, or auditors. SSE’s MSc in Accounting, Valuation & Financial Management students receive job offers from leading international companies typically before graduation. Find more information about the MSc programme in Accounting, Valuation & Financial Management ↗️.

  • MSc Programme in Business & Management (120 ECTS, fully taught in English)

The Master of Science Programme in Business and Management (MBM) will look at business development from a multitude of perspectives, innovative marketing campaigns, product development, dynamic strategies for entrepreneurial ventures, but also for leading organisations striving to maintain their edge through ongoing renewal. Business development is at work on all levels of the company, it affects the position, the products, the people and the processes. Change is too, and through MBM you will find ways to act and make decisions in uncertain and complex environments. During these two years – through the programme, the companies we work with and the alumni community – you will find ways to develop, both as an individual and as a team member, and to thrive on that development. Find more information about the MSc Programme in Business & Management ↗️.

  • MSc Programme in Economics (120 ECTS, fully taught in English)

The Master of Science Programme in Economics will equip you to address challenging economic problems and provide you with excellent tools to pursue careers in both the public and private sector as well as in academia. The programme emphasizes problem solving skills that can be applied in a wide variety of settings and offers an invaluable start to your career. By using modern economic analysis and quantitative empirical methods, we give you the tools to analyse complex real world problems in public policy making, as well as in private business and international organisations. You will also be well equipped to continue with PhD studies in economics. Find more information about the MSc Programme in Economics ↗️.

  • MSc Programme in Finance (120 ECTS, fully taught in English)

SSE has a century-long tradition of academic excellence, practical education for business and beyond, with a global perspective and with strong connections to the business world in Sweden and beyond. The faculty teaching in the Master of Science Programme in Finance include leading experts with worldwide recognition. The programme consistently places highly in global rankings. Every year, the MSc programme in Finance brings together a global community of talented students with a passion for finance and business. The programme offers an outstanding learning experience and prepares students for diverse and successful careers. Post-graduation career opportunities are consistently excellent, in financial centres like Frankfurt, New York, Shanghai, London and Stockholm. Find more information about the MSc Programme in Finance ↗️.

  • MSc Programme in International Business (120 ECTS, fully taught in English)

The Master of Science Programme in International Business provides you with the tools to master the challenges of management and strategy in global organisations. The programme combines advanced analytical training with active learning in real projects together with SSE and CEMS corporate partners. Upon admission to the MSc in International Business candidates are pre-approved to the CEMS MIM programme. You will work on an advanced level with topics focused on running and developing global organisations. We use strategy and marketing tools to put the firm in context and explore how firms influence their competitive environments. You also learn how to make firms grow and prosper from the inside, through innovation and management practices that build operational excellence. Ultimately, you will learn how to improve organisations and the things they do.

Did you know that the MSc Programme in International Business takes part in the Financial Times’ Masters in Management ranking? Find more information about the MSc Programme in International Business ↗️.

PhD programs

The combination of extraordinary talent, a creative environment, and real-life problems builds a solid foundation for advancement in business administration, economics and finance. The overall objective of the SSE PhD Programmes is to produce cutting-edge researchers. If you contribute your talent, work hard and remain curious, our faculty will provide high-quality supervision and an exciting environment where real-life problems take centre stage. We offer three PhD Programmes:

Executive MBA program

Challenge yourself with SSE’s 18 month long Executive MBA, delivered part-time, with sustainability integrated throughout the whole programme! The programme is given in English on three continents and you build a diverse and international network of business leaders to leverage for future opportunities and challenges. The programme prepares you for your next step and to build, lead and develop organisations in the global arena. If you are motivated and ready to commit yourself – do it! Find more information about the MBA program ↗️.

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