The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) MBA Executive format climbed up at 49% salary increase criteria in the global Financial Times ranking of the world’s best EMBA programs


St.Petersburg, October 31, 2011.
Press release

The SSE MBA Executive format, offered in Sweden, Russia and Latvia, was ranked 22nd in Europe and 65th worldwide out of 129 schools that took part in the Financial Times ranking published in the late October 2011. 236 SSE Executive MBA alumni from the Sweden, Russia and Latvia, graduated in 2008 were surveyed as a part of the ranking process.

Out of the 16 criteria in the overall ranking, SSE improved performance in four very important ones - work experience rank, women faculty, FT doctoral rank and FT research rank. A 2008 graduate from an SSE MBA Executive Format program has, on average, had a 49% salary increase since starting the program. Such a result could be a good proof of the EMBA effectiveness, now embodied in figures.

At the same time the Masters in Business and Economics program of SSE was ranked as 17th in the Global Financial Times ranking. The program is proved to be one of the most popular not only in Sweden but in the whole Europe. SSE Russia, a daughter company of SSE in Sweden is now looking forward to launching the Bachelor program in Business and Economics in Russia. Being highly ranked especially in Masters program SSE has a certain ground to establish a high quality educational program for Russian talented undergraduates, who will have the opportunity to get European higher education in their motherland.

SSE Russia is running Executive MBA programs for more than 14 years, focusing on intellectual rigor with serious business training in a format that permits business executives to continue their studies while working.

Dr. Anders Liljenberg, Dean of SSE Russia comments as follows. 

We are very happy and proud of once again being part of the FT rankings. To SSE it is very much a distinct sign of the transparency that characterizes our operations and programs philosophy. In light of our plans to start out a Bachelor of Science program in business and economics on Russian ground in the Fall 2013 semester, it is obviously very encouraging to learn that our undergraduate program do very well in a global comparison. The fact that we lose a few places in the executive MBA rankings we interpret it as an evidence of increased competition that we consider as a source of inspiration for further improving what we are doing.  

The Financial Times Executive MBA Rankings may be found at:

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.

For more information, please contact:

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:

Anna Izmailova, Head of Market Communications Manager, Stockholm School of Economics, Russia
Tel.: +7 812 320 48 01, e-mail:

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