Voices of the program
We are very proud of our participants, alumni, faculty and MBA team members involved in the SSE MBA. They are the ones making it happen! Here you find reflections on the program, fellow participants, pedagogy and the benefits of doing the SSE MBA.
Paul Seimann, working and living in Vienna, Austria, knew that he wanted to do his Executive MBA abroad. When choosing SSE in Stockholm, Sweden, with the culture, the people and the mindset of his...
With 20-year career in top roles at Meritor and Volvo already behind her, Laila Österholm is a successful career woman by anyone's measure. She certainly didn't need to change anything - but thanks to...
When Abdulaleem was looking for Executive MBA programs, he was recommended the SSE MBA. He took a chance and applied - and the choice transformed his career and perspective on life entirely.
Vicky Green Samuelsen
After 12 years in the oil and gas industry, Vicky is now running her very own sustainable seafood company. Vicky explains how the Executive MBA at the Stockholm School of Economics helped her...
So why do so many ambitious internationals choose to take weeks off work and fly to Sweden? Sean reveals what makes SSE’s program so special.
"Spending one intense week together, followed by some apart turned out to be a great structure." Ulrika Martinius - MBA, HR, The Green Climate Fund
"I feel that what I am learning is directly connected to what I am doing on a daily basis." Sébastien Leutwyler - MBA, Managing Partner & CIO, CAPITALIUM ADVISORS® SA
"If you are motivated and ready to commit yourself - do it!" Charlotta Eriksson - MBA, Ceo, Nymans Ur
"It promoted my professional career and made it easier for me to take on greater responsibility.", Kristoffer Kvam MBA, Head of Network Rollout, Telenor, Oslo
"Faculty with a zest for teaching." Carl Thorfinn - LL.M, MBA, Senior IP Counsel, Volvo Car Group
"A network for life.", Katti Hofflin, MBA, City Librarian, Stadsbiblioteket, Stockholm
"Case discussions very rewarding". Mariette Kristenson - MBA, CEO, Reitan Convenience Norway AS, Oslo Area
Gerard de Bourbon Ponce de Leon
"Peeling the banana from the other side". Gerard de Bourbon Ponce de Leon - MBA, Manager Global Accounts, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
"The symbiosis between the experience of the participants and the theory made everything very real." Andrei Postoaca - MBA, CEO and founder, Clintelica
"It can totally change your life.", Joseph Menzes - MBA, Global Product Manager, ABB Power Systems, Västerås
"A great mix of different people, professional backgrounds, approaches, opinions and cultures", Stéphane Egret - MBA, Packaging Innovator, The Coca-Cola Company Europe, Brussels
"You gain a whole new understanding of academic theory when you are able to relate it to your own experiences.", Anders Norell - MBA, Founder, Fraktus AB.
"The organization benefits from my acquiring the most up-to-date tools on how to effectively and successfully run a business.", Lars Graff - MBA, Senior Manager, ATP Tour, Inc.
"The MBALive® serves to bring reality into the program and to connect theory with practice". Johan Berglund, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, SSE MBA Program Director, SSE, Stockholm
"I introduce perspectives that might not come naturally". Jenny Lantz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor SSE MBA Program Director, SSE, Stockholm
Christer Thörn & Sara Bengtsson
"Talent does not grow on trees alone." Christer Thörn and Sara Bengtsson, HR and Nominators, Södra.