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Master of Business Administration - Executive Format, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
This is an Executive MBA from Sweden, one of the most innovative countries in the world. A program for people with a drive and passion for business development and learning. It has electives in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Financial Management, focus on sustainability, real live learning and access to an individual coach.  SSE MBA Executive Format, is offered by Stockholm School of Economics.


Challenge yourself with SSE's 18 months long Executive MBA! It's delivered part-time, with electives in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Financial Management, and sustainability integrated in all courses throughout the program. If you are motivated and ready to commit yourself – do it!

When it comes to choosing an Executive MBA, there is a lot to be taken into consideration. The content of the program, its reputation, the potential network you'll gain, but also the location and setting of the school. Here SSE is proud to offer you Stockholm, a city in motion filled with opportunities, and the capital of Scandinavia. Sweden is also the birthplace of companies like IKEA, Spotify, H&M, Ericsson, Volvo and Skype. 

This MBA will help you grow into broader responsibilities more efficiently, sharpen your analytical skills and increase your financial understanding. You will create new skill sets and build valuable networks without putting your career on hold. But most of all, you will grow as a person.

Our MBALive® learning approach aims at understanding the complexity and dynamics of organizations. Therefore, as part of program examinations, all participants pursue projects in real organizations, using theoretical management concepts and frameworks acquired during the program, and giving you hands-on learning.

You will also have your own individual coach. The objective of the SSE MBA Coaching Program is to empower you to Realize Your Full Potential as a leader personally and professionally.

During our time together, we will carry out two or three international study trips . A fundamental part of this education is the value of perspectives. Visiting different markets and applying theories and models in a variety of contexts is an essential part of learning.


We are accredited by Equis.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Preparation and Foundation
  • The Business Context
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Value Creation
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship or Financial Management
  • The Global Context
  • Capstone
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Our classes are diverse. Participants work in industries such as manufacturing, automotive, forestry, health care, pharmaceuticals, IT, telecom, or banking, and in small companies, large multinationals, or the public sector, and some are entrepreneurs or researchers. With about 50 participants in each group, more than half have a non-Swedish or multinational background. 40% women, average age 39.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

To be eligible to the SSE MBA program the applicant must have the following:

  • a Bachelor's degree or higher
  • a minimum of five years' relevant professional experience
  • a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English. A TOEFL or IELTS certificate is required unless English is your native language or you have studied for at least one academic year at university level in a full-time accredited program conducted in English.

Work Experience

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30864 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46300 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    30864 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46300 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • SSE MBA program: 495 000 SEK, for all participants regardless of citizenship.

Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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


We have a few scholarships for individuals working for Swedish business internationally.

SSE MBA Corporate Partner Scholarship

Our Corporate Partners can nominate an employee to receive a scholarship for the SSE MBA program. The scholarship covers the tuition of SEK 495.000 + VAT. There is one person awarded the scholarship.

SSE MBA Carl Silfvén Scholarship

A scholarship from the Carl Silfvén Foundation, a foundation established through the will of Carl Silfvén in 1914. It covers the tuition of SEK 495.000 + VAT for the SSE MBA, as well as living and travelling costs up to SEK 300.000. For individuals with a non-business degree employed at a Swedish company.

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