Master Program in International Business
Lead, collaborate, inspire and be inspired. Master the challenges of management, innovation and strategy in global organizations through in-depth courses, live projects and on an exchange term at another top university. Upon acceptance to the MSc Program in International Business candidates are pre-approved to begin the CEMS Master in International Management in their second year and therefore eligible for a double degree.
"I chose the MIB program because of its major international focus and diversity, its unique curriculum including extremely valuable international field and study trips as well as an internship and one semester abroad, and the fantastic reputation of both, SSE and the fully-integrated CEMS MIM."
Current MSc student in International Business
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1. Why did you choose SSE and the MSc Program in International Business?
I chose SSE because the overall package offered is the perfect fit for me: education is not only of the highest quality but also free; students are selected not only based on grades and CVs but also on personality and mentality leading to a truly friendly and welcoming atmosphere; and SASSE, our student association, offers social, educational and professional activities that round off the whole SSE experience in the best way possible. I chose the MIB program because of its major international focus and diversity. Its unique curriculum including extremely valuable international field and study trips as well as an internship and one semester abroad, and the fantastic reputation of both, SSE and the fully-integrated CEMS MIM, were all appealing aspects.
2. Why would you encourage others to apply to SSE?
I would recommend SSE and MIB to everyone because of the excellent, hands-on, future-oriented and individual learning and development opportunities. Our course director and managers also work hard to make the program the very best possible. I literally enjoy every part of the program and really feel that I will be well-equipped to face the life after my Master program. Besides, Stockholm is an absolutely lovely city and the Swedish culture is great to experience. I have not regretted my decision to come here for a single day – quite the opposite!
You will work on an advanced level with topics focused on running and developing global organizations. Throughout the program, you will use strategy and marketing tools to put the firm in context and explore how firms influence their competitive environments. You will also learn how to make firms grow and prosper from the inside, through innovations and management practices that build operational excellence.
Leadership and teamwork in multi-cultural contexts is studied as well as practiced through live projects and group work, and reflected upon through interaction with executives. Ethics and CSR are integrated in several courses to mirror the integrated role it should have in everyday decision-making. Language and skills training provides the essential management communication tools needed for your future work. You will work with real “live” projects together with corporate partners of CEMS and of SSE.
Through the combination of topics covered in the program, you will acquire a deep and integrated understanding of how international firms and other organizations function, how to navigate them to achieve results, and, last but not least, how to improve them and the things they do.
The curriculum of the Master of Science in International Business is designed to facilitate the successful completion of the CEMS Master in International Management. Upon fulfilling the graduation requirements of SSE and of CEMS, you will be awarded both a Master of Science degree from SSE and a Master's degree from CEMS, the prestigious global alliance of management education.
The MSc Program in International Business takes part in the FT Master in Management ranking. The latest ranking placed us 23rd out of 95 participating top international business schools.
More information about the ranking can be found here.