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SSE granted five-year re-accreditation from EQUIS

At the meeting on December 11, the EQUIS Accreditation Board decided to award Stockholm School of Economics accreditation for a further period of five years.

“The EQUIS process is an excellent strategic development tool for SSE. It helps us to achieve our goal of being a top tier business school in Europe and makes SSE even more competitive in the international arena. We appreciate the thorough work of the experienced re-accreditation Peer Review Team and I would also like to thank the large number of colleagues, students, alumni, corporate partners and Board members at SSE who have contributed during the re-accreditation process," said Lars Strannegård, President of the Stockholm School of Economics.

In the Peer Review Team's evaluation (called the EQUIS Quality Profile), SSE was judged to be above standard in ten areas. SSE was not considered to be below standard in any area. By “above standard," EQUIS has decided that SSE has demonstrated outstanding quality, well above the level required to satisfy EQUIS standards in specific areas. SSE can be considered an example of “best practice" in these areas.

Some areas where the Peer Review Team commended SSE are:

- The quality of students and faculty
- The program design and quality of students in the selected program, Master in International Business
- Positioning and output of research
- Ethics, responsibility and sustainability
- Contributions to the wider community
- National corporate links
- Context, governance and strategy

This is what the EQUIS Peer Review Report says about SSE's areas of excellence:

“SSE is a leading business school. Since the last EQUIS re-accreditation, it has repositioned itself as an international business school in Sweden eschewing its former positioning as a Swedish business school with international elements. SSE has exceptional corporate contacts and the School works in close collaboration with the wider business community to ensure the rigour and relevance of its research and educational programmes. It also houses the SSE Business Laboratory which is a small business incubator. SSE is rightly and highly regarded as a leader in ethics, responsibility and sustainability."


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