The Stockholm School of Economics Executive MBA program has been ranked by the Financial Times as 1st in the Nordic and Baltic regions and 19th in Europe...

October 19, 2009, Stockholm, Sweden

Press Release

The Stockholm School of Economics Executive MBA program has been ranked by the Financial Times as 1st in the Nordic and Baltic regions and 19th in Europe, in the global Financial Times ranking of the 95 top Executive MBA programs published on Monday 19 October 2009. 

This is the second time that all three SSE Executive MBA cohorts in Sweden, Russia and Latvia have participated in the Financial Times ranking.  The alumni group surveyed included 197 SSE Executive MBA alumni from around the world, proof of how attractive SSE Executive MBA alumni are on the international market. 

113 Executive MBA programs competed in the ranking, although only 95 programs did well enough to be included in today’s publication.

SSE’s placement in the FT Executive MBA rankings is particularly noteworthy because of the timing – the School is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

“This is another proof of the way in which we, despite increased competition, have managed to consolidate our position as the leader in the field in our part of the world, the Baltic rim area. At Stockholm School of Economics Russia we very much look forward to the day when we are no longer the sole school in Russia qualifying for this ranking”, - comments Dr Anders Liljenberg, Dean of SSE Russia. 

The Executive MBA program offered in Stockholm, Riga and Russia combines SSE’s focus on intellectual rigor with serious business training in a format that permits business executives to continue their studies while working.  Boasting a combined enrollment of about 180 participants per year, the program has become a powerhouse in the region over its 16-year history.  Since 2001, the year the Financial Times began its Executive MBA ranking, the SSE Executive MBA has been the first in the Baltic rim area. 

For more information, please contact:

Anne von Bergen, Special Advisor, Stockholm School of Economics
Tel: +46-70-230 16 10 e-mail:

Olga Loseva, Executive Director, Stockholm School of Economics, Russia
Tel.: +7 495 981-02-17 e-mail: 

Dr. Anders Liljenberg, Dean of the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia
Tel: +46-(0)70-22 66 533 / +7 812 320 48 00, e-mail:


About the Financial Times ranking

The Financial Times conducts annual rankings of the world’s leading business schools, universities and other institutions that offer different forms of business education, executive training and functional training.
These schools and programs are evaluated using a number of criteria, including comprehensive surveys of program alumni as well as quantitative information provided by the business schools themselves.  The rankings contain information on such topics as career progress and salary percentage increase, as well as teaching methodology, faculty qualifications and international exposure. 

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is the preeminent business school in Northern Europe.  For nearly a century, SSE has trained men and women for leading positions in business and public administration.  Founded in 1909 by royal statute, SSE is the oldest private institution of university standing in Sweden.  Since its inception, SSE has provided the Swedish business community and the public sector with highly qualified graduates in business administration and economics, with daughter schools in Riga, Latvia and in Russia.  The School is fully accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) certifying that all of its main activities – teaching as well as research – are of the highest international standard.

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