1. Why did you choose SSE and your specific program?
At first, I was attracted to SSE simply by the school’s reputation across Scandinavia and Europe. But after talking to another current SSE MBM student, I realized it would also be a great fit for me. Factors such as the great professors, the close-knit & international student community, the great connections with the top companies in Sweden, and other great components of the Master programs such as the XTM module and mentorship program encouraged me to apply. I chose the MBM program as I wanted to solve business problems holistically from a general manager’s perspective, and I think the MBM program is perfectly designed to suit that need. I prefer a practical rather than theoretical approach to studies, and I think SSE does that very well with the way all the programs are structured.
2. Why would you encourage others to apply to SSE?
Although being a top-notch school, I think that SSE don’t get the exposure it deserves in my native region across Asia. I encourage prospective students to learn more about SSE, but also about Stockholm and Sweden. We, the ambassadors, would be happy to answer any of your questions. It is one of Europe’s best business schools located in the heart of one of the world’s most livable and beautiful cities. After talking to some SSE students and watching videos of Stockholm and Sweden, it became my priority to apply here, and I am glad that it became true. It is only the early days in my SSE journey but I already received great assistance from the school and the students regarding coming to Sweden and participating in lots of orientation activities. I think it will be two years filled with both new knowledge and a lot of fun.
3. What tips do you have for prospective students?
Congratulations to all who make it to SSE! I remember the glorious moment when I realized that I received the acceptance letter – it was one of the best memories in my life. Look for housing early and try to pick up some basic Swedish before you come. Swedes speak perfect English but it will be extremely helpful in your daily life here. I was pleasantly surprised to arrive here and see such a different lifestyle from my home country: people are chilled, friendly and highly value a work-life balance. So, work hard and play hard, and you will have two great years ahead of you.