January 26 marked the first stage of an 18-month journey for a new cohort of MBA students at the Stockholm School of Economics.
These 48 participants are enrolled in the SSE MBA Executive Format 2015 program, an intense learning experience that prepares participants to build, lead and improve organizations. The program is designed for working professionals, who with the support of their employers work full-time while pursuing their degrees.
This year’s participants come from a broad range of industries, arrive with training in a range of academic fields and diverse cultural backgrounds. “This is a great foundation for rich discussions and learning from each other, one of our educational cornerstones”, says Karin Wiström, Director SSE MBA.
Of those entering the program this year, 33% are women, 35% come from outside Sweden and 19% work abroad. The average age is 39. “The experience in this group is very impressive, so together with the entire SSE MBA team, I look forward to working with them over the next 18 months”, adds Wiström.
All participants carry out a series of live projects in organizations of their choice. These are projects that create positive change and measurable value for the participating organization. “SSE’s live pedagogy certainly helped me in choosing a program. Models and theories are valuable, but I work in health care, so I need to be able to apply what I learn in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. I’m very happy to get started”, says Élisabeth Chaillet-Leforestier, Hospital Manager, University Hospitals of Paris and one of this year’s participants.
Other organizations represented in the group include, for example, ABB, Airbus, Braathens, Ericsson, Iggesund, IMO, Nordea, Opera Software, Roche, Scania, SLL, Swedbank, University Hospital of Linköping and R2Meton.
For further information, please contact:
Karin Wiström, Director SSE MBA, Stockholm School of Economics, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 70 651 21 43.
Read more about the SSE MBA Executive Format.