Our RAMP project aims to increase diversity in Swedish industry and help newcomers to a fast track into the Swedish job market.
RAMP is a unique opportunity for newcomers to Sweden, with priority to refugees. During nine months, a selected group of newcomer university graduates are offered an intensive management training of ten weeks interspersed with seven months internship at a company operating in Sweden.
RAMP was launched in 2016 as a general management program geared towards accelerating integration of university graduates who have recently arrived in Sweden. This executive education program is designed to provide a fast track into the Swedish job market for qualifying graduates who have been granted a residence permit in Sweden.
Formal Education - General management
As a broad-based general management program, the program covers areas managers need to master to be successful. The curriculum includes themes such as value creation and strategy, management accounting and control, organizational development and leadership.
The program comprises 50 days in class spread over the 2018-2019 academic year. In addition to these classroom hours, the program requires academic work between class sessions, including reading, group projects and exam preparation.
The academic program also includes a civic orientation and social engagement track. Alongside political science, economics and industrial history, the curriculum also focuses on issues such as understanding the Swedish culture, democracy, norms, gender and diversity, as well as other social and ethical issues.
Internship at a Swedish company
In parallel with the educational program, participants will work at a Swedish-based organization. The participants are matched to the needs and profiles of the internship companies/organizations. The internship starts in November 2018 and ends in June 2019.
Location and tuitions
The program is held in Stockholm at the Stockholm School of Economics. The program is free of charge for admitted participants. This includes books and teaching material as well.
Expenses directly in conjunction with the educational program, excursions, company visits etc. will be covered by the program. Other travel (to/from program) or study expenses (computer, etc.), food, accommodation or other boarding expenses are not included.
We are now accepting new applicants for the third round starting in October 2018. Very welcome to apply!
We are open for applications for the third round, starting in October 2018. Please review the eligibility criteria below:
- Be a new commer who is currently living in Sweden. (You must have been granted a residency permit by the time the program starts)
- Have an academic degree
- Have relevant professional working experience
- Have a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English
SSE wants to contribute to a positive development of the refugee situation. We think we do that best by providing our expertise in education and research."
Maria Frithz Warg
RAMP project director