Stockholm School of Economics Sweden

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Stockholm School of Economics Sweden

Stockholm School of Economics
P.O Box 6501
SE – 113 83 Stockholm
Phone : +46-8-736 90 00
Fax : +46-8-31 81 86
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A Unique Business School

The Stockholm School of Economics ( SSE ) is one of Europe’s leading business schools, with very little dependence on government support, and close ties to the business community. About 2,000 students are registered in programs at various levels ( the executive education programs excluded ). SSE research programs rank among the best in the world in areas such as Marketing and Strategy, Finance and Economics to name but a few.


We believe that everyone gains from increased diversity and equality of opportunity.

SSE Worldwide

The Stockholm School of Economics operates in various places such as Tokyo in Japan, Riga in Latvia, St. Petersburg in Russia and Helsinki in Finland.

Cooperation with the Business Community

SSE was founded in 1909 on the initiative of Swedish business leaders, and the School has maintained close ties with the business community ever since. Many firms are eagerly waiting for the opportunity to participate in SSE’s partnership programs, and SSE has no difficulty in recruiting business leaders for its Board of Directors.

International Networks

SSE has earned a reputation for excellence, both here in Sweden and around the world. The School collaborates with several leading institutions of higher education around the world. In 1999, SSE became the first Swedish university to be fully accredited by EQUIS ( The European Quality Improvement System ). This means that our teaching and research in all fields have been found to meet the most rigorous international criteria.

SSE is the Swedish member institution of CEMS ( The Community of European Management Schools ). Only one business school in any given country is admitted to CEMS, through which Europe’s seventeen leading business schools and approximately sixty multinational corporations collaborate.

SSE is also the only Nordic representative in ICEDR ( International Consortium for Executive Development Research ), a society comprising the 25 foremost business schools ( Harvard University, MIT, Wharton, among others ) of business and 40 of the leading corporations ( ABB, Deutsche Bank, Unilever, Ericsson to mention a few ) in the world.

Executive Education at SSE

IFL Executive Education at SSE is a subsidiary of SSE that offers open enrollment and customized programs for key personnel in private enterprise and public administration. IFL Executive Education at SSE offers development programs of the highest quality aim to enhance the competitive strength of firms, organizations and individuals.


  • Accounting
  • Management and Organization
  • Marketing and Strategy
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Law, Languages and Economic Statistics

Entrance Requirements

The entrance requirements for the MSc in Business and Economics are as follows ( subject to change. Update information for 2012 will be confirmed no later than December 1 ):

A bachelor’s degree / 180 ECTS ) in Business and Economics from a university recognized by the Ministry of Education in the country in which the degree has been awarded, including:

  • A minimum of 120 ECTS ( corresponding to two academic years of full – time studies ) in Business and Economics, with a minimum of 15 ECTS in one of the two subjects.
  • About 30 ECTS ( corresponding to one semester of full – time studies ) within the field of the chosen specialization.

In addition, the following tests are required :

  • GMAT with a score of 600 or higher
  • or GRE with the following test scores:
    Quantitative : with a score of 600 or higher
    Analytical Writin g: with a score of 4.5 – 5.0 or higher.

  • TOEFL: achieving a minimum of 600 if paper based, 250 if computer based and 100 if Internet based
    or IELTS : achieving at least band 7.
    ( Students who have English as their native language, or have taken their Bachelor’s degree in English are exempt from this requirement. Students with “engelska B” from the swedish “gymnasium” are also exempt from the TOEFL / IELTS requirement)

Other required documentation:

A short CV, no longer than one page, font size 12.

Stockholm School of Economics Programs

Bachelor Programs

A Bachelor’s degree from the Stockholm School of Economics ( SSE ) paves the way to a wide range of gratifying career options. It is both a solid base for further MSc studies, and it qualifies our graduates for interesting job opportunities.

SSE offers two Bachelor program, each of three years and 180 ECTS. In addition, SSE Riga a foundation owned sister – school offers an additional Bachelor Program:

  • SSE Bachelor of Science ( BSc ) Program in Business and Economics at Stockholm
  • SSE Bachelor of Science (BSc) Program in Retail Management
  • SSE Bachelor of Science (BSc) Program in Economics and Business in Riga

The program in Stockholm provides a broad education in economics and business administration with opportunities for specialization in the third and final year in any two of the following areas: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management or Marketing.

The BSc program in Retail Management is carried out on Center for Retailing in Norrtälje and in close cooperation with the retailing industry. It is the top notch education within retailing in Sweden.

Students from the entire Baltic region and beyond study at our Bachelor program in Riga.

The programs in Sweden are conducted principally in Swedish. However, the program in Riga is conducted in English.

Master Programs

1. Business management

  • Specialization in International Business ( CEMS )
  • Specialization in Management
  • Specialization in Marketing & Media Management

2. Finance and Accounting

  • Accounting & Financial Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investment Management


  • Applied Economic Analysis
  • International Economics

4. Master Program in General Management.

PhD Programs

1. SSE PhD in Business Administration

  • Accounting and Managerial Finance
  • Management and Organization
  • Marketing, Strategy and International Business
  • Asian Economy and Business

2. PhD Program in Economics
3. PhD Finance.

MBA Programs

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 a highly regarded MBA program in Executive Format at campuses in Sweden, Russia and Latvia.

SSE MBA Executive Format

The SSE MBA Executive Format is an advanced general management program for high – caliber individuals. The program offers a way to develop a new professional skill – set and build a new network without putting your career on hold.

The overall purpose and goal of the program is to prepare participants for building, developing and leading organizations.
To achieve this, the program will provide a solid theoretical base combined with practical and skills training.

The program stands for real learning, broadened perspectives and professional development with impact. The academic foundation combined with the MBA Live pedagogy guarantee that your new knowledge will be directly applicable in your organization.

Tuition and fees

Studies free of charge for European citizens

To ensure access to higher education and to attract qualified students, the Swedish government funds all higher education in Sweden for citizens of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area ( EEA ) countries and Switzerland. Thus, if you have a citizenship in a EU or EEA country, or Switzerland, studies at SSE are free of charge.

The Swedish parliament recently introduced registration and tuition fees for third – country students from outside the European Economic Area or Switzerland attending public higher education institutions in Sweden, starting in the 2011 fall semester. The new fee structure aims to ensure full cost coverage for third-country students ( as a group rather than on an individual basis ).

Tuition fees at Stockholm School of Economics

SSE applies the same conditions and qualification requirements as public higher education institutions.

SSE has set an annual tuition fee of SEK 100,000 for bachelor’s programs and SEK 150,000 for master’s programs.

SSE will be offering a limited number of tuition scholarships for succesfully admitted students to the MSc programs. More information about these scholarships will be published shortly on the website. The Swedish Institute (SI ) offers a restricted number of scholarships for master studies ( very few ). If, as a master student, you wish to be part of the SI scholarship program, you must send with your application documents addressed to the admissions office, half a page indicating name, address, date of birth, gender, citizenship, the study program you wish to apply to, and a short description of why you wish to be part of the SI scholarship program.

Students pay for housing, literature, and other living expenses themselves. These costs are estimated to be about SEK 7800 a month ( or about EUR 880 ). Students from outside the EU / EEA area must obtain a student residence permit, in which they can show that they can pay for their living expenses in Sweden during their studies.

Scholarships at SSE

Students at the Stockholm School of Economics can apply for various scholarships.

The Gun and Einar Larsson Scholarship

The intent behind the GELS Scholarship is truly unique among offerings to students at the Stockholm School of Economics

Female Economist of the Year

“To recognize academic excellence and outstanding ambition while promoting future women leaders in Swedish business”.

Stiftelsen Bankforskningsinstitutet

The purpose of the scholarship is to support scientific research within financial institutions and markets. ( in Swedish )

UniCredit & Universities Master Scholarship

Scholarship for the two – year MSc in Economics.

JEE Main

Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.