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Before you apply

Our participants are working professionals with full-time jobs and promising careers. To do an Executive MBA requires the support both from your employer and your family. Most of our participants are fully sponsored and financed by their employer, but it is also possible to self-finance the tuition fee.

Attend an information session.

To obtain as much detailed information as possible and gain a better understanding of the SSE MBA Executive Format, we recommend attending one of our information sessions. If our scheduled dates and venues do not align with your calendar, please feel free to book a personal meeting or contact us by phone or email. You are also welcome to bring your manager.

Where are you now and where do you want to be? What are your strengths and weaknesses? What are your development needs?

Before you approach your employer to invest in and support your enrollment in the SSE MBA Executive Format, take the time to thoroughly think it through and prepare your pitch. Ensure you have a shared development plan in place.

What are the challenges you see for your organization? 

Review the different program modules and courses, and see how they fit your challenges. The program is all about using the models and implementing what you learn. You learn together with the other participants, SSE faculty and case sponsors and will have ample opportunity to analyze different parts of your organization and develop recommendations for action and driving real, measurable change.

Bring new insights, perspectives and develop inhouse knowledge on how to analyze challenges, and to lead in both a sustainable and innovative way.

Throughout the program all participants pursue a number of live projects in real organizations. These projects let you learn in depth, in real life, but also give back to your organization. It can be a financial analysis, marketing strategy or a strategy project. To do a debriefing at work after a campus week, perhaps with the closest management team, can also be a good idea and a way to let more people learn and develop, to introduce new ways of doing things, but also to showcase yourself and your development.

Your private time invested in the program will benefit the organization. 

An Executive MBA requires dedicated and committed participants, as a significant amount of time is invested. This commitment extends beyond mandatory class attendance during campus weeks. As a participant, you will invest a substantial amount of your private time in self-studies, contributing to your personal development and ultimately benefiting your organization. It is advisable to discuss with your employer how to maximize the program's impact.

Talk to an SSE MBA Executive Format alum.

To truly understand the SSE MBA Executive Format, the best way is to talk to someone who has already completed the program. Contact us, and we can connect you with someone in the same industry, with a similar academic background, or facing similar situations with family. Feel free to ask any questions you might have. You can also read more about what our alumni say about the program here.