January 30 marked the first stage of an 18-month journey for a new group of MBA students at the Stockholm School of Economics. 48 participants are enrolled in the SSE MBA Executive Format 2017 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 and 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, 29% are female, 46% come from outside Sweden with 19 countries represented in the group. 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 organizations.
“My expectation is that I will be challenged in a way I have not been before, that I will gain new knowledge in topics I have not studied before, and that I will form new and creative relationships with fellow students”, says Louise Croneborg Jones, Water Resources Specialist at the World Bank, and one of this year’s participants.
Other organizations represented in the group include, for example, ABB, Akademiska Hus, Atelje 71 LLC, Ericsson, Formuesforvaltning, Islandsbanki, Kinnarps, Kongsberg Automotive, Nordic Choice Hotels, Nortura, Siemens, Swedbank, Södra and Veidekke.
For further information, please contact:
Director SSE MBA, Stockholm School of Economics
+46 70 651 21 43