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Bachelor program in Business & Economics

The BSc program in Business & Economics provides you with a broad and deep foundation for a successful career in business, economics, finance, innovation, and entrepreneurship. You have a lot of freedom to customize your degree and specizalize in your passions and interests. The program is 3 years and fully in English. There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss/Ukrainian citizens. Several scholarships are available to students from other countries. 95 % of our Bachelor students have jobs within 3 months of graduation.

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Start your SSE journey by meeting us in your city. Find out more and sign up through the links below:


Katarina Li Qiu, Sweden

2024 graduate, BSc in Business & Economics

"The BE program unlocks a myriad of international career paths and empowers you with the skills you need to flourish in any global environment. Except for the actual courses, studying at SSE has provided me with unique opportunities to work with global engagement, such as engaging in CIVICA, doing an internship at the UN headquarters in New York, and travelling to Rwanda for the GELS scholarship project."

Savya Gupta, India

Student, BSc in Business & Economics

"The Business & Economics program offers an unwavering commitment to fostering critical thinking, innovation and global perspectives, empowering me to tackle the complex challenges of the modern world through cutting-edge education."

Emma Olsson, Sweden

2024 graduate, BSc in Business & Economics

"Studying the Business & Economics program has given me completely new perspectives, useful knowledge and friends for life. With a degree from SSE, you can take on so many exciting and challenging roles in pretty much any field."

About the program

Get ready to study with students from all over the world in this broad, deep, and highly customizeable program. The Bachelor program in Business & Economics gives you a solid foundation within the fields of business and economics that sets you up for a successful future career in leading positions.

Many previous students highlight how the unique way of thinking and learning at SSE will give you an edge throughout your career. During your studies, you will quickly develop your strategic, analytical, problem-solving, and self-reflection skills. You will gain in-depth understanding of the economic factors that affect both society and organizations and how those can be influenced in order to reach desired goals. You will also develop a deeper understanding for and an economics perspective on global challenges such as sustainability, climate crises, and international conflicts.

Companies and organizations such as our corporate partners are present throughout the program through guest lectures, live business cases, and projects to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Program structure

  • Before the start of the program
    In the weeks before the actual start of the program, we offer a unique 24-hour crash course in happiness and wellbeing at SSE's conference centre outside of Stockholm. The course is led by Micael Dahlen, Professor of Wellness, Welfare and Happiness at SSE. By integrating wellbeing into your academic and professional development, we hope that you as a student will help create a more sustainable and healthier world, both for yourself, your future colleagues and society. Because this is what economics is fundamentally about – welfare, wellbeing, and happiness. 

    Before you enroll, we also offer a preparatory Mathematics course as well as "Welcome to Swedish", a popular introductory course for international students who wish to familiarize themselves with the Swedish language and culture (even though all programs at SSE are taught in English).

  • Semesters 1–3
    Semesters 1-3 provide you with a solid foundation through a wide range of mandatory courses within accounting, business law, data analytics, economics, finance, global challenges (sustainability, climate crises, global conflicts), innovation and entrepreneurship, management, marketing, reflective thinking, and strategy.

  • Semesters 4–6
    Semesters 4-6 let you customize your degree by combining several (usually two) specializations with electives. The five specializations you can choose from are Accounting & Financial Management, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing.

    One of the electives courses you can apply for is a 16 week internship course fully in English with an SSE corporate partner. Some other examples are the "CIVICA Engage track" (social engagement in a global setting), "Happiness and Wellbeing: Making a better life""Applied History: World Orders & Present Challenges", and "Sustainability Challenges: Business in Society".

    In semester 5 or 6, you have excellent possibilities for an exchange semester at one of our more than 100 prestigious partner universities around the world. The internship and the exchange semester cannot be combined.

See the full program structure including all courses, specializations, and elective courses.

Excellent career opportunities

The BSc program in Business & Economics opens the doors to a wide range of careers and advanced studies. SSE is highly ranked and 95 % of our Bachelor students have jobs within 3 months of graduation while 83 % receive a job offer before graduation. Many receive job offers from our more than 100 partner companies, while others continue their studies on the Master's level.

During your time at SSE, you are offered career coaching, CV/resume and job interview training. You also have access to the SSE Career Hub with many positions and internships available exclusively to SSE students. Find out more about career support for students.

Our graduates typically go onto having successful careers within business, ecoomics, entrepreneurship, government, and NGOs. Some years into their career, many have leading positions such as:

  • CEO
  • CFO
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Economic policy advisor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Head of Global Affairs
  • Head of Human Resources
  • Head of Strategy 
  • Head of Sustainability
  • Management Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Politician

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Student life

Curious about the student life at SSE? With SASSE being one of the most active student associations in the Nordics, you will always have something to do and new friends to get to know! Find out more here.

A unique academic environment

You will study in a unique and stimulating academic environment in the heart of Stockholm city (see campus video). Some of the most popular features that our Bachelor students enjoy are the Art Initative and the Literary Agenda.

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