24 months
14315 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Business development is about developing a firm’s competitive position, its processes, people and products, its networks and resources. It is also about business creation – innovating business models, revenue models, and bringing new offerings to the market.

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Business development and innovation

All business development is based on some kind of innovation that can make companies grow and develop to remain competitive in their markets. The change it brings can be comprehensive for the entire company, a part of it, or project-oriented to optimize smaller development processes. However, it always mixes theory and practice and includes areas such as market, strategy and leadership, areas that need to be managed in order to succeed in developing a business.

In the MSc program in Business and Management (MBM) you will learn to manage, lead and develop business. You will master the art and the ability to take initiative. You will see complex matters from qualitative and quantitative angles. You will also love to collaborate with others, because you have seen the fascination of diversity.

The MBM pedagogy & spirit

There is nothing more practical than a good theory and the MBM program uses real-life projects in the courses so that all aspects of the problem solving situation are present. SSE is the leading business school in the Nordics and has close links with the business community which makes it possible for the MBM program to provide you with unique insights into how academic knowledge works in practice. This means that you become extremely employable. Most of all: you will develop the abilities you already have and become the next version of yourself. A version that never stops developing!

MBM is a wonderful mix of energetic students who thrive on challenges and developing themselves - both individually and together with others - and this makes for a dynamic that extends far beyond the classroom. The unique MBM-mix comes from taking factors like grades, motivation, background and diversity into consideration during the admission process.

In the MBM program we are constantly looking for new talents with a personal drive and energy, eager to develop business for the future. Are you one of the new stars in our community?

After graduation 

We are proud of our graduates, and the choices they make with the opportunities afforded them. A degree from SSE opens doors to a wide range of careers and advanced studies.



Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
155 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

1. Bachelor's degree in any field of studies with at least 30 ECTS in Business Administration.

2. GMAT or GRE test result 

  • GMAT (total score) of 600 or more
  • GRE score (quantitative) of 155 or more

Applicants with a Bachelor of Science degree from a Swedish university are not required to submit GMAT/GRE test scores.

3. Proof of proficiency in English

4. Motivation & supporting attachments

  • Letter of motivation answering a question why you are interested in the program and why you are a suitable candidate
  • Brief CV with your recent achievements
  • Relevant work experience and extracurricular activities may be considered
  • References are not required, but we give a possibility to submit them. Only contact details of your referees are needed from your side.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14315 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14315 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • Tuition fees: 150 000 sek / year
  • Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees.

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees.

SSE offers several scholarships that fully or partially cover the tuition fees through generous private donations. All scholarship applications are assessed by a selection committee, taking into consideration the relevance and the quality of the personal motivation, academic excellence, relevant extra-curricular activities, program cohort diversity and the distribution of scholarships across all programs. More information can be found at www.hhs.se/tuition.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Business and Management
Stockholm School of Economics


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