Stockholm School of Economics
  • No. Students: 1650
  • No. Staff: 220
  • Study mode: 6 On campus
  • Languages of instruction: English
  • Phone:
  • +4687369000
  • Fax:
  • +468318186

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About the University

The Stockholm School of Economics, SSE is one of Europe's leading business schools. SSE is a privately owned business school that receives 78% of its financing from private sources and 22% from the Swedish government. SSE offers bachelors, masters and MBA programs, along with highly regarded PhD- and extensive Executive Education programs (customized and open programs).

SSE is accredited by EQUIS certifying that all of its main activities, teaching as well as research, are of the highest international standards. SSE is also the Swedish member institution of CEMS together with universities such as London School of Economics, Tsinghua University, Bocconi University, HEC Paris, ESADE Business School, and the University of St. Gallen.

SSE has founded sister organizations: SSE Riga in Riga, Latvia, and SSE Russia in St Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. It also operates the European Institute of Japanese Studies (Japanese, kanji: 欧州日本研究所, Japanese, romaji: Ōshū Nihon kenkyūjo), a research institute in Tokyo, Japan.

  • Department of Accounting

  • Department of Marketing and Strategy

  • Department of Management and Organization

  • Department of Economics

  • Department of Finance

  • Department of Law, Languages and Economic Statistics


The Stockholm School of Economics opened its doors to its first students for more than 100 years ago, in 1909.

The decades around the turn of the nineteenth century were years of rapid industrial expansion in Sweden, which in turn led to a need for trained managers and staff. Swedish industry and commerce were quick to recognize the importance of specialized education in business practices, and the Stockholm School of Economics Association was thus formed in 1906 for the express purpose of establishing a School of Business in Stockholm based on the model of schools established in North America and elsewhere in Europe. 

Three years later (in 1909) the Stockholm School of Economics opened its doors to its first 110 students. This was possible thanks to the involvement of influential business leaders (K.A. Wallenberg, Olof A. Söderberg and Joseph Nachmanson among others), support from the City of Stockholm, government funding and donations from private endowments. The original course of study was for two years. The School was located on Brunkebergstorg in central Stockholm in a commercial building known as Brunkebergs hotell.

In time, SSE outgrew these premises and in 1926 the School moved into newly constructed quarters at Sveavägen 65, the address of our main building to this day. This monumental Neo-Classical building was designed by Swedish architect Ivar Tengbom. Today the building is flanked by newer buildings and a number of additional premises are located in nearby blocks.


SSE is accredited by EQUIS certifying that all of its main activities, teaching as well as research, are of the highest international standards. SSE is also the Swedish member institution of CEMS together with universities such as London School of Economics, Tsinghua University, Bocconi University, HEC Paris, ESADE Business School, and the University of St. Gallen.

The Financial Times business education rankings:

  • FT global rankings 2015
  • Executive Open Programs 37 (of 75)
  • Executive Custom Programs 31 (of 85)
  • Master in Finance 12 (of 50)
  • Master in Management 44 (of 80)
  • Executive MBA 75 (of 100)
  • European Business School 26 (of 80)

Cost of Living in Stockholm per month:

  • Food: €220
  • Local travel: €63
  • Phone/internet: €33
  • Gym membership: €22
  • Hobby/leisure, miscellaneous: €150

Campus accommodation fees per month:

  • Saltmätargatan (Saltis): sigle room €609-642, shared room €412-445
  • Lappkärrsberget (Lappis): €457
  • Liljeholmen: €590
  • Johannesgatan: sigle room €408-843, shared room €422, two bedroom apartments €598-853, cottage €707
  • Pontonjärgatan: €1064-1140
  • Högbergsgatan: €1065
  • Observatoriegatan: €772-837

5 reasons to choose SSE

  1. SSE has been ranked by Financial Times as the number one business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries. We cooperate with top schools all over the world and are member of the prestigious CEMS network.
  2. The Stockholm School of Economics has very close ties to the business community, giving the students the possibility to meet and interact with companies and business leaders on a regular basis and to combine theory with practice. See our Corporate partners.
  3. With its breathtaking location on the Baltic Sea and its thirteenth century Old Town, Stockholm is known as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Take the opportunity to study in Stockholm.
  4. Students will enjoy guest lectures, visit companies and, after graduation, join an excellent alumni network that spans the globe.
  5. The SSE Placement Report that is carried out every year proves that it pays to study at SSE. 87% of the 2013 graduates from the SSE MSc program had jobs within three months from graduation.
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