WHO WE ARE
The Stockholm School of Economics is the only international business school that is accredited to teach in the territory of Russia and offers a full European Executive MBA degree program. This means a unique opportunity to get a quality international education (66 place on the Financial Times rating in the world) from teachers from different countries: Sweden, Germany, Italy, Finland, etc.
The number of our graduates is growing, but it is still small compared to the giants of Russian education. Taking into account the fact that we launch only 2 EMBA groups a year, 25-30 people each, there can not be many. About 1,200 people by 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.
It is possible to build up your own competencies, but this growth has natural limitations in the form of accumulated experience and professionalism. The more we know about a certain subject, the more difficult it is for us to perceive and assimilate knowledge from other fields. In the end, there comes a moment when our development stops and we just use the available experience. There are two ways to go further: to capitalize on existing knowledge or to reach for a new level.
WHOM OUR PROGRAM FOR
Most business schools would write about leaders, top managers, business owners here. We ask a different question: do you wish to and have motivation to spend two years studying? Do you have a sense of routine in what you are doing now and, as a consequence, an inner need to push your boundaries?
And yes, it is certainly important for us that you have managerial experience, with your own achievements and mistakes. Our program is a dialogue, a constant exchange of opinions and ideas, so we need you to be willing to share your experience and learn from others.
WHAT OUR PROGRAM GIVES
The EMBA program of the Stockholm School of Economics is a general management program. We bring together in one place representatives of various industries occupying different level positions in their companies. Thanks to this, we create opportunity to meet people who it would be virtually impossible to meet in regular life. Where else could the owner of a dental clinic from Omsk meet with the owner of a factory producing wooden hangers from Lysva, or the director of a chain of furniture stores from Dagestan with the director of a bank from Ekaterinburg?
This diversity gives the first impulse to rethink one's own activities. After all, the manager's main problem is that our professional duties limit our circle of communication to the field where we work, where we are already on a solid ground. Theoretical blocks from our teachers create the base for communication and stimulate the joint search for optimal solutions. In this way, you expand your competences by absorbing the experience and knowledge of others, you develop connections that will continue to support your development..
Getting a diploma is a serious moment, because for you, it will not be just a piece of paper, but evidence of your heightened reputation. Every graduate of the Stockholm School of Economics knows how hard our diploma is earned and therefore feels immediate confidence in those who have earned it too. By joining the community of EMBA Alumni of the Stockholm School of Economics in Russia, you gain the support of hundreds of people regarding any issue in your life. And you yourself will trust the graduates of the future years in the same way, understanding that you are united not only by a common program, but also by a common spirit of trusting each other.
HOW DO WE TEACH
The Swedish teaching methodology is based on three components.
- Equal rights of all participants and lively communication, which implies a critical approach (have all the facts been taken into account?) and dialogue (have I heard all the opinions?)
- The priority of the practical benefits of the lessons for application in the workplace, rather than rote formulas and texts
- Development of leadership competencies through implementation of projects of change, creation of business plans, communication with coaches and results orientation.