Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is one of Europe’s leading business schools, with a unique business-community network. Our research is internationally recognized and many of our researchers are among the leading figures in their respective fields.

Top reasons to study here

  • International Recognition - SSE has been ranked by the Financial Times as the number one business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
  • Close ties to business and research - SSE has very close ties to the business community, which is reflected in its programs.
  • Location: Stockholm - Stockholm is known as one of the world's most beautiful and open-minded cities.

PhD Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

The Stockholm School of Economics opened its doors to its first students for more than 100 years ago, in 1909.  In time, SSE outgrew these premises and in 1926 the School moved into newly constructed quarters at Sveavägen 65, the address of the main building to this day.

Today the building is flanked by newer buildings and a number of additional premises are located in nearby blocks. 

Education

SSE offers two highly attractive Bachelor Programs, each of three years and 180 ECTS. In addition, SSE Riga, a foundation owned sister-school offers a competitive Bachelor Program, given in English.

SSE offers five different challenging master programs, all taught in English.

  • International Business
  • Business & Management
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Accounting & Financial Management 

The overall objective of the SSE PhD Programs is to produce cutting-edge researchers. If you contribute your talent, work hard and remain curious, our faculty will provide high-quality supervision and an exciting environment where real-life problems take center stage. 

Research

Stockholm School of Economics conducts internationally recognized research in economics, finance, business administration and related disciplines. Many of our researchers are among the leading figures in their respective fields.

Career

92% of master’s students find employment within 3 months of finishing their studies. The full range of business programs are developed in close cooperation with the research and business communities, which give the graduates excellent possibilities to obtain leading positions within business, NGO's, government, media and politics or by starting their own companies.

The Career Management team provides information, training and support in employability skills for the corporate environment. Our emphasis is on developing our students' strengths and self-assessment, by offering a wide range of professional development workshops, personal career guidance and online resources.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2017
401
2016
401
2015
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

Student services

Our student ambassadors are current students who want to help prospective students in their decision making process of choosing their next higher education. They play a key role in our different outreach activities – offering a students’ point of view to prospective students and sharing their experience about studying at SSE.

Housing services

At SSE we have a small housing office that offers rooms and apartments to some of our international master students, incoming exchange students, PhD students, guest researchers and visitors affiliated with SSE. Below you can see what we can offer and also read more about what might suit you. Since Stockholm is a highly attractive city in many ways, the selection is limited and we can’t – unfortunately – offer housing possibilities to all of our applicants. We, therefore, recommend you to keep your eyes and engagement wide open and start looking for alternatives as soon as you can.

Library services

The library's mission is to be the principal information resource for SSE students, researchers and staff.

Student Life

Campus life

To study in Stockholm is to broaden your horizons in a metropolitan jewel – encrusted with beautiful archipelago islands, sweeping green parks and nature reserves, Stockholm is regarded by many to be one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals with its many bridges connecting the islands that make up the city center. 

Stockholm is known to pick up quickly on international influences. With a broad ethnic spectrum, the latest trends within fashion, culture, art, and music quickly take root. Restaurants with cuisine from every corner of the world jostle with cafés, pubs and night clubs, galleries and museums, large shopping centres and unique boutiques. 

Sports facilities

If you join the Sports Club, HAIK, you can take part in all sport activities. We book everything from tennis courses to soccer fields on a weekly basis, and you can exercise together with a coach and fellow students. Previous experience never matters and you don’t have to commit to anything – try out everything and exercise as much as you want. 

You can also join one of our teams and compete in both national and international tournaments. Our American football team, Handels Traders, has placed 1st and 2nd in the national championships in recent years, while being cheered on by SSE Cheer and the supporter club, Insiders.

Student clubs

The Student Association at the Stockholm School of Economics (SASSE) is an organization with about 2000 members.

The Student Association is a voting member of all decision-making bodies at SSE, from the Board of Directors to the smallest committee. 

Accreditation

The Stockholm School of Economics has an excellent reputation in Sweden and abroad, and the School collaborates with top business schools in the international arena. Since 1999, the school has been accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), which means that all its activities – in other words, all programs and research – have demonstrated excellence at an international level.