Getting the SSE M.Sc. in Management, we want you to be the very best version of yourself when you graduate. We want to give you an opportunity to develop your personal leadership and find your own unique passion.
That’s why the program is devided into two parts. The first year gives you a solid foundation in the area of management. During the second year you make choices in line with your personal interests, allowing you to create an individual curriculum that is right for you.
The courses during the first year are designed to integrate theory, practice, skills and reflection. You will apply your theoretical learnings in real-life settings as you work with live cases and projects. You will develop and practice your business skills in a number of areas ranging from negotiation skills and the art of writing consulting reports to project management. You will also be given extensive and novel opportunities to interact with practitioners throughout the year. The first year courses are the following:
1301 Analyzing innovative operations (7.5 ECTS, autumn period 1): here you will conduct a ”live-case” for one organization making an analysis and come with suggestions to the top management of the company on how they can develop their business further. You will also learn how to create and lead innovative organizations and processes.
1302 Business plan project (7.5 ECTS, autumn period 1): here you will turn an idea into a business plan that is presented and defended in a Dragon’s Den. You will also learn the skills for financial planning for and assessment of business ventures, how to negotiate, and meet entrepreneurs.
1303 Business development project (7.5 ECTS, autumn period 2): in this course you will be working as a consultant and have a client with a real problem. Your task is to assess and then make recommendations as to how to solve the problem. You will also learn how to manage a client relationship and get insights from practitioners in the world of consulting.
1304 Organizing (7.5 ECTS, autumn period 2): this course goes deep into recurring problems and dilemmas to do with organizing (which form; which context; which practice) – and their possible solutions giving you a good understanding on how to act as a leader for different types of organizations in different settings.
1307 Change management – live (15 ECTS, period 3 and 4): here you will not only make an analysis and suggest solutions to a client, you and your team will also be the one responsible for implementing the change, as such you will be a change agent helping a real client. To allow for the change to be implemented the course stretches over period 3 and 4.
1310 Leadership (7.5 ECTS, period 3): the course deals with the broad challenge of how “leaders” may influence other peoples’ behaviors and focuses specifically leadership in knowledge intensive contexts, more specifically professional service firms (PSFs).
1309 Organization and society (7.5 ECTS, period 4): this course aims to offer insight to the interplay between organizations and their environment, particularly how to act as a leader when the organizational actions are not (always) a consequence of leadership. The key issue then becomes how to govern and lead not only the organization, but also the society surrounding the organization.
During the second year it is up to you to decide and form your own personal curriculum. Some studens want to broaden their skills by taking courses in accounting, finance, or marketing, some go on a student exchange to one of our partner schools, a few work as trainees through the Executive Trainee Module. Others take courses at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, and some continue within the area of management with specialized courses.
During the second year you will also write your MSc Thesis (30 ECTS) within the area of management where you have significant influence on the topic chosen. Many choose to write their theses in collaboration with a company.