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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    August

  • Course Duration

    2 years

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    MSc programs: 150 000 SEK / year
    Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees.

  • Last Updated

    21 September 2017

Course content

The MSc in Business & Management (MBM) will develop the managerial knowledge and skills needed to excel in today’s organizations. The program will prepare you to proficiently act and to make decisions in highly uncertain and complex environments.

These contexts require innovative marketing campaigns, new product development processes, transformation projects, dynamic strategies and organizations. These are fundamental means for both nascent entrepreneurial ventures and established corporations that strive to maintain their edge through ongoing renewal.

Program content and pedagogy

The MBM program is based on a live pedagogy, where most of the learning occurs through real-life projects, internships and practical experience. You will work with real challenges faced by real stakeholders, who expect sound analyses and actionable solutions. These outcomes will be achieved by putting into action the theories and methods learned in class. Running in parallel to the courses, a skills track focusing on personal and social development will nurture your ability to manage yourself and the people around you.

The core curriculum of the program builds on the academic disciplines of management and marketing. These disciplines offer vital tools for next-generation managers who need to combine creativity and innovative thinking with market analyses and communication strategies, to manage projects and drive change within and across organizations, and to integrate knowledge from different fields and social networks.

An exclusive program for highly talented students

The MBM program offers an intimate learning environment that stimulates critical thinking, open debate, developmental feedback, close relationships, and fruitful contacts that will remain useful throughout each student’s future career. The faculty is passionately committed to each student’s learning: they bring to class the academic rigor of their research together with concrete insights on contemporary business issues, stemming from their ongoing conversation with various stakeholders.

All in all, the program rests on a vision of future leaders who are creative, entrepreneurial, reflective, and responsible. The challenges linked to global sustainability offer tremendous opportunities to such leaders. If you aim to be one of them, the MBM is the right path to realize your ambitions.

SSE and Stockholm – A unique location for business creation and development

By focusing on business creation and development, the program makes full use of SSE’s and Stockholm’s distinctive advantages. SSE is the leading business school in the Nordics and has a long tradition of close links with the business community. SSE is a key academic hub in the Swedish economic system and with initiatives like the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (http://www.sses.se) and the SSE Business Lab, it will continue to be a preferred provider of business talents to the leading companies of the future.

In the same way, the Stockholm region is not only ranked number one for innovation, intellectual capital, sustainability, and safety, but it is also globally celebrated as an entrepreneurial ‘hotspot’, constantly giving birth to new groundbreaking ventures, from Skype to Spotify and from King.com to Acne.

Admission requirements:

1. Bachelor's degree

in any field of studies with at least 30 ECTS in Business Administration.

We also accept candidates with a bachelor degree in any field of studies and no or little background in Business Administration. Such candidates should show extraordinary talent and outstanding achievements in areas like academia, work experience, culture, sports and societal contribution.

Admitted applicants with a bachelor degree in subjects other than Business Administration or Economics are required to complete a specific one week pre-program at SSE prior to their studies (in August). The pre-program is designed to give students key foundations in Business Administration.

2. GMAT or GRE test result

- GMAT (total score) of 600 or more

- GRE score (quantitative) of 155 or more​

3. Proof of proficiency in English

We accept the following options as proof of your proficiency in English:

- IELTS Academic score at least 7 

- TOEFL iBT total score at least 100

- English as native language

- Bachelor’s degree from a program conducted completely in English

- Qualifications “English B/6” from Swedish upper secondary school

4. Motivation & supporting attachments

  • Letter of motivation answering a question why you are interested in the program and why you are a suitable candidate
  • Brief CV with your recent achievements
  • Relevant work experience and extracurricular activities may be considered
  • References are not required, but we give a possibility to submit them. Only contact details of your referees are needed from your side.

More information can be found here.

Application timeline:

October 1 - application opens

November 15 - early application deadline. You may apply by this deadline if you have all the complete documents and test results ready by that date. We will start assessing the applications and if your candidacy is selected you will receive the decision from us by the end of December. 

January 15 - application deadline. Your complete application should be submitted by this date. This is also the last date to sit all the tests. 

March 15 - notification regarding the results of the selection.


Visit the Master's Program in Business & Management page on the Stockholm School of Economics website for more details!

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