Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) advances in the 2020 Financial Times ranking of European business schools and remains the leading business school in the Nordics. SSE has topped the rankings for the last 17 years.
The new GMR13 group started their Executive MBA program held in Russian on November 25. The faculty and team of SSE Russia business school are happy to welcome our new students and wish them success in their education.
Just a year ago we could barely imagine that business communication and education can be almost completely moved to online format. But due to the pandemic, the world has changed literally in front of our eyes. Digitalization has become an essential part of our life. Online books, courses, trainings, webinars, online conferences are steadily replacing the face-to-face format. But to what extent does the unlimited access to any information in the network make us more successful? Do online resources help us think better and make better decisions?
Traditionally, around 50-60 students are recruited each year for the EMBA GM Program. It is not a lot compared to the giants of Russian education. However, in the Swedish system of education, quality and diversity prevail over quantity, as it is the success stories of graduates that shape the reputation of the university. About 1,200 people, as of the end of 2019, are our reliable resource, consisting of people for whom studying at the Stockholm School of Economics had become a springboard for further growth.
In October, the Stockholm School of Economics in Russia joined CEEMAN - The International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies. CEEMAN is a non-profit organization that brings together the world's leading business schools and their representatives interested in improving the quality of education for managers. Membership in this organization will provide SSE in Russia with access to the most advanced educational technologies.
This year, SSE climbed from number 66 to number 60 in the Financial Times' rankings of Executive MBAs. 129 schools participated in the ranking that listed the top 100.
Every respected business school considers it a necessity to enter the international scientific and educational environment. They achieve it by participating in various communities and associations that occupy their own special niches. Each community is a platform for discussion, daily cooperation and constant experience exchange not only within one country, but also across the borders. This is why the Stockholm School of Economics partners with many universities, non-profit organizations and business associations around the world.
"Digitalization: Focus on People" - the second SSE Alumni Russia conference organized by the graduates of the Stockholm School of Economics in Russia this year took place in a hybrid format: online in ZOOM and offline in the School's classroom in St. Petersburg. Representatives from a wide range of industries that the School had brought together in the past got all together now to discuss the new formats of remote business management, as well as new approaches, opportunities and prospects of digitalization.
This time, on September 22, a webinar for the SSE Russia was hosted by Alexander Bard, a former musician and creator of the music trio Army of Lovers, as well as a Swedish cyber-philosopher, sociologist, writer and internationally renowned speaker.
On September 9 the highly awaited first module for the 21st Executive MBA program in English has started. The core group of participants joined it as early as March of 2020, before the quarantine and had been on hold ever since.