Master Program in Business & Management
Contemporary business environments are marked by continuous and rapid change. Organizations, regardless of age, size, or industry, need to identify and pursue new opportunities for value creation. Are you curious about what challenges this brings? Would you like to take an active role in creating and developing future business opportunities for such organizations?
The MSc in Business & Management (MBM) will develop the managerial knowledge and skills needed to excel in today’s organizations. The program will prepare you to proficiently act and to make decisions in highly uncertain and complex environments.
These contexts require innovative marketing campaigns, new product development processes, transformation projects, dynamic strategies and organizations. These are fundamental means for both nascent entrepreneurial ventures and established corporations that strive to maintain their edge through ongoing renewal.
SSE provides a very unique learning environment based on its exclusiveness and close-knit community with students, faculty and the business world in Scandinavia and internationally.
Alum in MSc Business & Management
Business Analyst for Ericsson Management Consulting
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Your current positivon?
I am working as Business Analyst for Ericsson Management Consulting (approx. 1 year of experience).
What expectations did you have when you first applied to SSE?
I had high expectation already when applying to SSE. Talking to former students, I was expecting a highly renown university that offers a strong application of academic research into practice and a driven environment for personal development.
How well did it match the reality?
Reality went far beyond my expectations: SSE provides a very unique learning environment based on its exclusiveness and close-knit community with students, faculty and the business world in Scandinavia and internationally. I was amazed by the high reputation of the school, when reaching out to companies for university projects or even in daily life. Besides the studies, SSE offers a very stimulating student life with plentiful opportunities to engage in the student association and many celebrations in Scandinavian style – with Swedish songs, tradition and a lot of fun.
How is Stockholm as a study destination?
Despite having lived in cities like Hong Kong and New York, Stockholm is for me the best place to be and to study: It’s not only beautiful as a city, but also a very thriving business environment with a mix of large international companies and the tech-start up scene. Stockholm is big enough to have everything you need, but small enough to create a strong community feeling with your fellow students.
What kinds of skills, tools and disciplinary knowledge that you have developed at SSE have been important for your recruitment, professional & personal growth?
With applying research in practical consulting projects and being taught first-hand how to lead groups, I have gained great insights into leadership and collaborating with others. This experience has helped to come across in interviews and work life as mature personality with strong leadership potential.
Why would you suggest a future student cadidate to take the Master program at SSE?
I can every young and talented student only recommend to take the Master program at SSE, as the school offers a very unique learning experience that is based on a close-knit community of insanely talented and thriving persons, an astonishing reputation in the business world in Scandinavia, but also internationally and the beauty of living Stockholm.
Program content and pedagogy
The MBM program is based on a live pedagogy, where most of the learning occurs through real-life projects, internships and practical experience. You will work with real challenges faced by real stakeholders, who expect sound analyses and actionable solutions. These outcomes will be achieved by putting into action the theories and methods learned in class. Running in parallel to the courses, a skills track focusing on personal and social development will nurture your ability to manage yourself and the people around you.
The core curriculum of the program builds on the academic disciplines of management and marketing. These disciplines offer vital tools for next-generation managers who need to combine creativity and innovative thinking with market analyses and communication strategies, to manage projects and drive change within and across organizations, and to integrate knowledge from different fields and social networks.
• Learn to master change, innovation and growth based on contemporary management and marketing research on best practices from leading organizations
• Experience challenges posed by the ambiguity and complexity of real-life situations
• Tailor-made education by specializing in marketing & communication, management, and/or business venturing
• Become part of the Stockholm eco-system and participate in the ongoing dialogue between business, technology and society