SSE Alumni work all around the globe in a vast number of positions. In addition, many of our alumni are entrepreneurs.
SSE has always attracted the most ambitious and talented students because we offer one of the most demanding and rewarding educations available anywhere. Coupled with our unique and close cooperation with the business community, this creates an educational environment that is relevant to the shifting needs of a rapidly changing economy.
SSE students have proven very attractive to the business community and most secure a job before they graduate. SSE is the most international educational institution in Sweden, with the highest mobility index – a measure of the proportion of outgoing and ingoing students in a group. In addition, some 15 percent of SSE alumni today own their own companies, whereas among Swedish university graduates in general the number is around 3 to 4 percent.
In addition, many of our professors are among the leading experts in the world in their respective fields and undertake pioneering research in Sweden and internationally. Researchers at SSE take an active part in the social and economic debate. On a daily basis, journalists call for advice on key issues and in addition, SSE professors and researchers initiate discussions on a wide area of topics and undertake proactive media relations.
Sustainable development is considered one of the biggest challenges facing society today. Consequently, there is an ongoing debate and wideranging discussion of corporations’ roles and responsibility. SSE Sustainability Research Group (SuRe)
at the Department of Marketing & Strategy, conducts research and teaches corporate responsibility (CSR) and sustainability at SSE. SuRe’s research addresses the transformation towards more ethical, environmental and social concerns in production and consumption.
Change and development is created in a dynamic interplay between corporations, civil society, government, academia, the media and other stakeholder groups. Thus, SuRe studies incorporate a multitude of actors, societal sectors and, phenomena relating to corporate sustainable transformation.
Entrepreneurship and new ventures
SSE has in recent years put considerable effort into research in the area of entrepreneurship and has also established a number of activities and collaborations aiming at fostering and supporting entrepreneurs. These efforts have largely emanated from the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Creation (part of the Department of Management and Organization).
One collaborative effort related to the centre is the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES). Among SSE activities in this area the the "business incubator", SSE Business Lab deserves special mention. This is an incubator created with the aim of supportuing entrepreneurs at the very early stages of venture creation and which has been very successful.