The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) leads business schools in Baltic rim in the 2006 Financial Times ranking of European Business Schools

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The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) leads business schools in Baltic rim in the 2006 Financial Times ranking of European Business Schools 

In the annual European Business School ranking published by the Financial Times today, the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, Russia and Latvia leads business schools in the Baltic rim, with a final score of 12. No other Russian school is present in the rankings. As a result - SSE climbed from 44 to 12 place in Europe and become the school number 1 in the Nordic countries.

"This astonishing climb of SSE in the overall Financial Times Business School ranking is another important sign of the very progressive development underway for the SSE group. To be one of the overall top-scoring schools in Europe is obviously very important also from the horizon of SSE Russia and is another proof of how we contribute for and by our alumni community. This overall strengthened position of ours makes us really stand out from others and is yet another piece of inspiration for us to try even harder" SSE Russia Dean Dr Anders Liljenberg adds in a comment.

This is the third year the Financial Times has produced a ranking of European business schools.

This meta-survey is based on the five Financial Times business education rankings that appeared in 2006; the full-time MBA ranking (published in January), the rankings of open enrolment and customised non-degree executive education programmes (May), the European Masters in Management ranking (September) and the EMBA ranking (October).

In fact, all the criteria from each of the rankings were used in the compilation of this survey; 20 criteria from the MBA ranking, 16 from the open programmes Executive Education ranking, 17 from the custom programmes Executive Education ranking, 16 from the European Masters in Management ranking and 16 from the EMBA ranking.

About the Financial Times ranking

The Financial Times of London Financial Times carries out annual rankings of the world's leading business schools, universities, and other institutions that offer different types of business, management and leadership development programs.

These rankings are compiled using data from surveys and interviews with participants, alumni and the business schools. The focus of each ranking is customer satisfaction. Depending on the program being ranked, customer satisfaction is measured by criteria including career progress, work experience, aims achieved and international faculty. Other criteria include women faculty, women students, and doctoral and research rank.

For additional information, please contact:

Anders Liljenberg, Dean SSE Russia
Tel: +46-(0)70-22 66 533 / +812 320 48 00, e-mail:

Anne von Bergen, senior advisor, project leader for rankings, SSE
Tel: +46-(0)70-230 16 10 e-mail:

About SSE Russia

Stockholm School of Economics is present in Russia since 1997 and ever since offers a range of training programs aimed at the international market of higher education based in Russia. In addition to the above mentioned degree programs the school also offers corporate and open programs in a variety of fields. 

From its Swedish origins the vision of the school is to contribute to the development of sustainable business in Russia and beyond, something fulfilled by the creative mix between state-of-the-art research as carried out by its faculty, and close ties with the successful business community. 

October 23, 2006

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