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Master's Program in International Business (incl. CEMS MIM)

  • 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 International Business (incl. CEMS MIM) is integrated with the CEMS Master in International Management and you will therefore be awarded two degrees upon completion of your studies.

You will work on an advanced level with topics focused on running and developing global organizations. Throughout the program, you will use strategy and marketing tools to put the firm in context and explore how firms influence their competitive environments. You will also learn how to make firms grow and prosper from the inside, through innovations and management practices that build operational excellence.

Leadership and teamwork in multi-cultural contexts is studied as well as practiced through live projects and group work, and reflected upon through interaction with executives. Ethics and CSR are integrated in several courses to mirror the integrated role it should have in everyday decision-making. Language and skills training provides the essential management communication tools needed for your future work. You will work with real “live” projects together with corporate partners of CEMS and of SSE.

Through the combination of topics covered in the program, you will acquire a deep and integrated understanding of how international firms and other organizations function, how to navigate them to achieve results, and, last but not least, how to improve them and the things they do.

The MSc Program in International Business takes part in the FT Master in Management ranking. The latest ranking placed us 23rd out of 95 participating top international business schools. 

Admission requirements:

1. Bachelor's degree

with at least 90 ECTS in Social Sciences or Humanities (including but not limited to Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Political Science, Psychology and/or Sociology), with a minimum of 30 ECTS in Business Administration.

2. GMAT or GRE test result

- GMAT (total score) of 600 or more.

- GRE score (quantitative) of 155 or more.

We consider thoroughly all applications we receive, and do an overall assessment of the applications, taking into consideration all components.

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

- CAE at least grade B

- BEC at least grade B

- CPE at least grade C

- SSE course 108/109 at least grade C

- A-level GCSE issued in Singapore

- English as native language

- Bachelor's degree from a program conducted completely in English in an English-speaking country, or in a CEMS or an EQUIS/AACSB accredited institution

4. Proficiency in another language

You should list all the languages that you know, this will be taken into consideration during the assessment.

5. 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
  • Ranking of the ten CEMS schools you prefer for your semester abroad
  • Photo
  • 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.

In reviewing applications, assessors take into account all international and transcultural experience including knowledge of languages, work or studies abroad, international or multilingual family experience and relevant extracurricular activities.

Please note that some elements of the CEMS curriculum carry an additional fee (ex. the Block Seminar can cost up to 250€ and central administrative expenses cost 100€). Those fees are not related to the SSE degree and are not levied for educational resources​ or activities.

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 reviewing the applications and if your candidacy is selected you will receive the invitation for the assessment center 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.

February 15-16 and 19-21 - assessment center

March 15 - notification regarding the results of the selection.


Visit the Master's Program in International Business (incl. CEMS MIM) page on the Stockholm School of Economics website for more details!

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