SSE & Sciences Po - Paris School of International Affairs
The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) has an arrangement to offer a double degree with Sciences Po (Paris School of International Affairs), one of the world’s leading universities in social sciences with a particular strength in politics and international studies.
This program is excellent for you if you want to intensively deepen your knowledge in two different fields and thereby develop a unique profile of expertise.
Double Degree Sciences Po - Stockholm School of Economics (SSE MSc in Finance / SP MA International Economic Policy)
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Why did you choose this program?
I originally have a Business background from my undergraduate studies. During that time, I was often surprised that we learned a lot about how to succeed in Business, but very little about the broader economic framework and the implications of our actions on society as a whole. In my continued studies I wanted to better understand this interplay.
At the same time, however, I also intended to deepen my major academic interest in Finance. Studying International Economic Policy at Sciences Po and Finance at SSE in this Dual Degree allowed me to address both these interests, at two universities that truly excel in their fields.
What is your favorite part of the program?
I particularly enjoy spending two years in two impressively stimulating environments. First, Paris and Stockholm are highly historical, dynamic and diverse cities which are pleasures getting to know.
But even more, I feel privileged to be surrounded by people that inspire me. At Sciences Po, I didn’t only learn from professors that decisively shaped the institutional framework of our world, but also enjoyed exciting discussions with my local friends about topics like Financial Regulation or the Sustainable Development Goals.
Now at SSE we sometimes talk how actual Business is affected by, for instance, Regulation and how to cope with this from an organizational side. Moments like that show me the importance to understand both the international framework and the perspective of the individual organization.
Why would you encourage others to apply for the program?
This program is excellent for you if you want to intensively deepen your knowledge in two different fields and thereby develop a unique profile of expertise. Using the combination of two full master degrees can help you to become a reflected decision maker that can contribute in fields as diverse as international institutions, governments or business.
If you are eager to see many new perspectives and experience two highly enriching, yet fast and and sometimes challenging years, this program is right for you.
The aim is to offer a top-class double degree for graduate students seeking careers in diplomacy, international organizations, social engagement, as well as international business and financial settings where a solid understanding of political dynamics are a crucial success factor.
The two-year framework is welcoming qualified applicants from around the world. Several curricular combinations are possible, and prospective students must meet admission criteria for the chosen master programs at both schools. The first year is spent at Sciences Po in Paris studying on of the available programs at PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs). The second year is spent at SSE in Stockholm studying a MSc in Business & Management, Economics or Finance.
The double degree arrangement will lead to two separate master's degrees, one from each institution.
The studies can be completed within two years, however this may vary depending on the program combination and their degree requirements. Completion of this double degree will result in the student having approximately 135 ECTS, rather than the standard 120 ECTS.