Stockholm School of Economics

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The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) or Handelshögskolan i Stockholm is one of Northern Europe's leading business schools. Its Masters in Management program is ranked no. 2 in Northern Europe [1] and no. 13 in Europe by the Financial Times. SSE was founded by the business community in 1909 as a response to rapid industrialization and a growing need for well educated businessmen and company managers and has maintained close ties with the business community ever since. SSE is a private business school financed to some 85% by private means.

The School is fully accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) certifying that all of its main activities – teaching as well as research – are of the highest international standard. SSE is also the Swedish member institution of CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education), along with universities such as LSE, Tsinghua University and HEC.

SSE offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, PhD programs and a top-ranked Executive Education and MBA.

Education offerings include: - a bachelor program in Business & Economics - a bachelor program specialized towards retail management - two master programs, one in Business and Economics (Accounting & Financial Management, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing & Media management) and the other in General Management - a PhD program - with three spezialisations (Business Administration, Economics, Finance) - a MBA program in Executive Format

SSE has founded sister organisations in the Baltic states: the SSE Riga in Riga, Latvia, and the SSE Russia in St Petersburg, Russia. It also operates a research institute in Tokyo, Japan; the EIJS (European Institute of Japanese Studies); and a recently founded undergraduate- and research institution; Nordiska detaljhandelshögskolan; geared towards retailing, in Norrtälje, Sweden.



The Stockholm School of Economics was founded in 1909 on private initiative, following a substantial donation in 1903 by Knut Agathon Wallenberg. The name handelshögskola (roughly "college of commerce") was a parallel to the German term Handelshochschule, used by a number of German institutions started in the years before, commencing with Handelshochschule Leipzig in 1898. The term högskola was at this time also established for specialised higher educational institutions outside the universities, such as the Royal Institute of Technology, (Kungliga) Tekniska högskolan, which bore that name from 1877.

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