Why did you choose SSE and your specific program?
I chose SSE because the overall package compared to other business schools and their programs was simply the best. The education is not only free, but also of the highest quality. As the school selects its students not only based on grades and CVs but also based on personality and mentality, I feel really comfortable here and grew into this new environment really quickly.
The first factor that made me chose the MIB program was that I wanted to go abroad again, studying a master program with a major international focus to enjoy a new foreign country and culture and interact with culturally diverse fellow students. Being able to do so in a beautiful, young and international city like Stockholm is just a perfect opportunity.
The second factor for choosing this program was that SSE (and CEMS) enjoy an absolute fantastic reputation, numerous and close business ties and a great student-and-alumni network.
Furthermore, the MIB itself offers a unique curriculum fully integrated with CEMS, with international trips and great electives to customize the studies to one’s individual interests.
What is your favorite part about being at SSE?
My favorite part about being at SSE is that I can really feel that the course directors and managers work hard to make the program the best possible. Yes, it is hard work, but considering the quality of the courses, the lecturers and the diversity of my fellow students, I truly believe that I can learn a lot and develop in the way I want. Besides, as the university if fairly small and has a really strong and active student association, I instantly felt the great team spirit amongst students. Everybody is willing to help, to share and to socialize. Moreover, the Swedish culture both at university (low hierarchy, open society, interactive learning etc.) and outside university (banquets, sports, parties, daytrips) is truly amazing!
Why would you encourage others to apply to SSE?
My first weeks in Stockholm and at SSE contributed exceptionally to my already existing great perception of the excellent, hands-on, future-oriented and individual learning and developing opportunities offered at SSE. I am happy to be here, to be part of a great class, and therefore, I want to spread awareness about this amazing school and my program. I want to use my enthusiasm and the insights I experienced so far to help other potential students make a good choice and consider applying at SSE. I think this school and program offer everything an ambitious business student could look for. We just have to go out and tell others.