Please find below the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the SSE Master of Science in General Management.
GMAT/GRE AND TOEFL/IELTS TESTS
DEADLINES AND ENROLMENT
CURRICULUMQ: What is the length of the program?
A: The MSc in General Management is two years long and is conducted on a full-time basis. There is one intake per year and the program starts in August every year.Q: Can I study the MSc program via Internet/distance learning?
A: No, SSE does not offer any distance learning and all courses at the BSc and MSc level require physical presence. Q: What is the program idea?
A: Students will be offered a generalist education within business and economics and work on a number of live cases. The education will be closely connected to both small and large organizations and the students will interact with the business community. Q: Will there be electives?
A: No, there will not be any elective modules, but there will be a freedom of choice within the existing structure. In some of the live case modules for example the students can choose what kind of industry and organization they want to work with. We also put great focus teamwork, peer-learning and keeping the class together. Q: Will there be the possibility for a specialization/minor?
A: The SSE General Management program is specialized in general management. In comparison, some other schools offer programs that are bundles of (more or less disconnected) discipline majors. In those programs there is a joint entry into the program, to later split up into more narrow specializations. At SSE, the specialization in terms of deep knowledge will be gained in general management. This comes from integration across disciplines and integrative studies of phenomena. Q: Do I need to take all modules even if I have studied the topic before and can prove that I have studied the same topic earlier?
A: Yes. All students need to take all modules, regardless of what they have studied earlier. Q: Is it possible to attend the program in parallel with other programs at other universities?
A: This is a full-time program with a challenging curriculum and quite a lot of teaching sessions which are mandatory. Therefore, our recommendation is that it would be best for you if you to devote yourself to the program in order to maximize your learning. Q: Will there be a lot of teaching sessions where the attendance is mandatory?
A: Yes, there will be quite a lot of teaching sessions that are mandatory. Q: Will there be exam periods after modules?
A: In the MSc in General Management Program the forms for examination will vary between different modules. In some cases there will be written exams at the end, in other modules other forms of examination, including oral exams.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Q:What are the admission requirements?
A: The entrance requirements are as follows:
- A recognized Bachelor’s degree in a subject other than Business or Economics
- GMAT test with a test result of 600 or higher or GRE test with test results: Quantitative: with a score of 148 (revised GRE General Test) or 600 (test taken before August 1, 2011) or higher. Analytical Writing: with a score of 4.5-5.0 or higher.
- TOEFL test achieving a minimum of 600 if paper based, 250 if computer based and 100 if Internet based or the IELTS test achieving at least band 7
Please note that students who have English as their
native language, or have taken their Bachelor’s degree in English are exempt from this requirement if they can present certification proving this when applying.
- Letter of Motivation
- A short CV
The Board of Admission will make an overall assessment of the applications to the Master Programs. The decision will be based upon the following criteria: GMAT (or GRE) scores, TOEFL (or IELTS), proof of academic excellence in the bachelor’s degree, course content and letter of motivation. Relevant working experience and extracurricular activities may also be taken into account.
GMAT/GRE AND TOEFL/IELTS TESTS
Q: Why do I need to take the GMAT or GRE test?
A: We ask you to take a GMAT or GRE test since our applicants come from different educational backgrounds, we use GRE/GMAT as a standard measure of competence and analytical abilities. We only accept the original test results.
Q: Do you accept IELTS instead of TOEFL as a test of proficiency in English?
A: Yes we accept the IELTS test, if you are at least in the Band 7 (Good User).
Q: I have my Bachelor’s Degree from an English-speaking country; do I need to take the TOEFL/IELTS?
A: Students who have English as their native language, or have taken their Bachelor’s degree in English are exempt from the requirement of English tests.
Q: Where can I find information on locations in my country where I can take these tests?
A: For information about the tests, regional locations and costs, please visit the following websites:
DEADLINES AND ENROLMENT
Q: How do I apply?
A: You apply through www.universityadmissions.se All documentation is to be sent directly to the University Admissions in Sweden, except GMAT/GRE test results that should be sent to SSE. Please see ‘Admission’ at our website for information about test codes.
Q: When is the last date for application?
A:The application period is between December 1 until January 15 at www.universityadmissions.se
Q:When is the dealine for submitting supplementary documentation?
A: February 1. If an application is submitted electronically before the application deadline but required documents arrive after the deadline for submitting supplementary documentations, the whole application will be considered late.
Q: I will attain my Bachelor’s degree after the deadline, can I send you my Diploma by then?
A: Yes, if you have not attained your bachelor's degree, we ask you to send us an certificate from your university stating that you are expected to attain your degree before the program starts in mid-August.
Please note: until you receive your bachelor's degree, you can only be conditionally admitted and applicants that need to apply for a residence permit in order to study at SSE are unlikely to obtain this with an admission letter that is conditional.
Q: When will it be decided whether I am accepted or not?
A: Notification of admission/selection results: approximately in March.
COSTS AND FUNDING
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Q: Are there any scholarships available?
A: SSE offers a very limited amount of scholarships that cover tuition fees only and are offered to non-EU/EEA applicants successfully admitted to the program. Applicants can apply for these scholarships once they have been offered and accepted a place in the program.
Q: How much money do I need for living costs?
A: Students pay for housing, literature, and other living expenses themselves. These costs are estimated to be about SEK 7700 a month. Students from outside EU must obtain a student residence permit, in which they can show that they can pay for their living expenses in Sweden during their studies. For more information, please visit www.migrationsverket.se
Q:What degree will I be awarded when graduating from SSE MSc in General Management?
A: The program leads to a Master of Science degree in General Management.
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