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Swedish school with executive appeal

The Local · 19 Aug 2014, 14:00

Published: 15 Aug 2014 08:00 GMT+02:00
Updated: 19 Aug 2014 14:00 GMT+02:00

There’s an old saying often heard in the corridors of academic institutions - you can never have enough education.

Whether you are ‘fresher’ embarking on your bachelor’s or a seasoned student, the more knowledge and credentials you have the better your chances of landing that dream job become.

Even for high-powered executives, the desire to further their studies and boost their business acumen is something many are eager to do. Balancing an education and a demanding job isn’t something to be taken lightly, few executives are keen to take a step back from the work environment in order to go and study full-time.

Fortunately there is a program which is tailored to the modern executive - the Executive MBA at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in the Swedish capital. At SSE you don’t have to put your career on the backburner but can study part-time over 18 months, while you continue to work.

Ranked as the Nordic region’s best business school by the Financial Times, SSE has a long and proud history. Indeed, it boasts more than one Nobel Prize winner and is renowned for its teaching excellence and successful alumni.

The Executive MBA program has earned rave reviews from participants, with a recommendation score of 92 (out of 100). What has made the program so appealing to participants is the combination of research based approaches with experience based knowledge. It addresses the type of challenges which executives face on a daily basis, with the onus on participants to work together in order to find a solution.

The result of which is that in the space of 18 months you will likely gain more insights than many managers accumulate over an entire career. With its international credentials, SSE attracts participants for its MBA program from all over the world.

“The program certainly taught me new skills, developed my expertise and gave me new tools, it also changed me as a person,” said Stéphane Egret, who did the MBA program at SSE.

Egret, who now works as packaging innovator for the Coca-Cola company in Brussels, added that the diverse environment of SSE is one of its key attractions for participants.

“There’s a great mix of different people, professional backgrounds, approaches, opinions and cultures. Today’s business world is truly diverse and international. Succeeding in this environment requires flexibility and an ability to understand and adapt to different circumstances,” he said.

The MBA program is considered by participants to offer one of life’s toughest challenges. It’s a demanding course, which is to be expected, considering the stellar reputation SSE has for being an elite business school.

Motivation and a desire to succeed is crucial for anybody who contemplates an MBA program.

Those who enrol do so in the knowledge that its an MBA among the best, at a business school which doesn’t compromise on quality.

SSE is the only business school in the Nordic countries that is a member of the Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR), an association of the world's top 25 business schools which includes INSEAD, MIT, and Wharton.

To find out more about the MBA Executive Format and other executive education at SSE visit hhs.se/mba or ifl.se

This article was produced by The Local and sponsored by Stockholm School of Economics


 

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