Why did you choose SSE?
I was looking for a balance of academic orientation and a practical business outreach in the school I would choose for my MSc studies. With this in mind, the top 3 aspects I valued most were:
1. Education quality
2. Close links to business and
3. Location: Stockholm.
After exploring potential schools, I decided SSE is the best fit for these criteria. First of all, the school is recognized for its strength in the core academic disciplines of business and management with a faculty with leading researchers. Secondly, the students are offered many chances to interact with companies and business leaders on a frequent basis with corporate partners and guest lecturers as well as mingling events. And thirdly, Stockholm offers lots of inspiration as the capital of entrepreneurship and innovation, and SSE is tightly integrated with the entrepreneurial community – including SSE alumni of entrepreneurs and through SSE Business Lab.
What is your favorite part about being at SSE?
The people I am surrounded with are by far my favorite! SSE experience includes having classmates and friends with diverse backgrounds and life experiences and this is complemented by the MSc program structure as the students are frequently encouraged to work in teams as diverse as possible. It is all about learning and creating together. It allows the students to discover the hidden gems in each others' skills and capitalize on our strengths, while allowing each of us to develop with a greater extent than we could have ever achieved individually. As one proverb says: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” And I am happy to see great people in SSE going further every day.
Why would you encourage others to apply to SSE?
For many reasons, of course! On top of education quality, close links to business and location, I think there are a few more prominent reasons to keep in mind. Enrolling in an MSc program gives you many options to pursue both academically and socially. For example, the programs are customizable and have different tracks, which makes them suitable for a range of students with different backgrounds and expectations. SSE also gives the opportunity to make your experience international with CEMS program and other exchange opportunities. Furthermore, students who are aspired to pursue careers in business will get equipped with thorough set of tools, which puts them one step ahead of others in becoming a successful professional. And last but not least, the students can be involved in many social activities, such as engaging with the active student body, organizing and participating in events, and of course, enjoying and having fun with like-minded friends!