History, Affiliations and Rankings
The Stockholm School of Economics opened its doors to its first students in 1909 in an era that witnessed the rapid industrial expansion in Sweden, resulting in a rising demand for trained managers and staff. In the years that came, SSE grew into the urban campus it is now and has opened a variety of institutes. SSE is a part of CIVICA - a new European University of Social Sciences, alongside seven other top European universities. SSE is the only Nordic member in the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, and the only Nordic representative in ICEDR (International Consortium for Executive Development Research), a society comprising the foremost business schools (Harvard University, MIT, Wharton, among others) of business and leading corporations. SSE is internationally recognized in The Financial Times (FT) Business Education Rankings including European Business School ranked 21 (of 90), Master in Management (the MSc Program in International Business) ranked 8 (of 100), Master in Finance placed 22 (of 55), Executive Open Programs placed 17 (of 75), Executive Customised Programs ranked 30 (of 85), Executive MBA ranked 64 (of 100). According to CWUR, the university’s world rank is 432.
Infrastructure, Campus and Courses
The Stockholm School of Economics is an Urban Campus located in the centre of Stockholm. The University’s entrance is wheelchair accessible, which is a testament to its diverse and considerate nature. The University is well renowned for conducting world-leading research. In addition to this, SSE offers Bachelor, Master, PhD, MBA and executive education to high-achieving students. They offer a total of about 50 courses.
Accomplishments and Alumni
In the last few years, the university has undertaken many initiatives, from engaging in a Joint Venture(Swedish House of Finance) to launching multiple exciting projects and research institutes, like SSE Business Lab, MISUM (Misra Center for Sustainable Markets), SSE Art Initiative, and the more recent House of Innovation. Since 1999, SSE has been accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), which means that all activities – all programs and research – have demonstrated excellence at an international level. SSE is also well known for its international activities, operating in various places such as Tokyo, Riga, St. Petersburg and Helsinki. Following decades of national success, the school aimed to become a leading business school on a global scale, joining the Global Alliance in Management Education, CEMS, in 1991, and adopting the Bologna Process in 2007. The University has also educated some well renowned and successful individuals like Peter Wolodarski (Editor in Chief of Dagens Nyheter), Per Westerberg (Chairman of the Riksdag), Eva Magdalena Andersson (The Swedish Minister of Finance and upcoming Leader of the Social Democratic Party), Alexander Bard (Musician and Writer), Ruben Rausing (Founder of liquid food packaging company Tetra Pak), Charlotte Strömberg (CEO Nordic branch of JLL), Oscar Swartz (Founder of Internet service provider Bahnhof).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University works towards making its students and employees feel encouraged and welcome to study and work at the University regardless of their gender identity or expression, ethnicity, origin, social background, disability, sexual orientation, age or religious beliefs. The University aims to unite students from around the world and has regional societies for the same, open to all the students without a recruitment process in place. The purpose of these societies is to allow like-minded people to learn about new cultures and languages. They even have a Regional Society of India. Apart from this, their activities also include corporate interaction, like interacting with large financial companies in London, having one-week internships during Entrepreneurial Spring Week or sessions in cooperation with major consultancy firms. In addition, SSE is a part of ICEDR, which results in it getting attention from some of the leading companies in the business like ABB, Deutsche Bank, Unilever and Ericsson.