Stockholm School of Economics
Master program in International Business (including CEMS MIM)
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Do you love meeting new people and cultures, leading and collaborating, inspiring and being inspired by talented professionals from different backgrounds? Welcome to SSE’s Master of Science program in International Business!
The MSc in International Business provides you with the tools to master the challenges of management and strategy in global organizations. The program combines advanced analytical training with active learning in real projects together with SSE’s and CEMS’ corporate partners. Upon admission to the MSc program in International Business candidates are pre-approved to the CEMS MIM program.
You will work on an advanced level with topics focused on running and developing global organizations. SSE uses strategy and marketing tools to put the firm in context and explore how firms influence their competitive environments. You also learn how to make firms grow and prosper from the inside, through innovation and management practices that build operational excellence. Ultimately, you will learn how to improve organizations and the things they do.
The first year of the program is completed at SSE, where you will mix classes in global management, led by some of the most competent professors in the field, with corporate finance, international projects, an international immersion internship, project assignments with corporate partners, an international business research thesis and a CEMS international internship in the summer.
During the second year of the program, students do their CEMS year or participate in another exchange program. Students who decide not to do CEMS can apply to another exchange program and spend the fall semester abroad at one of our partner schools.
The elective courses allow you to tailor parts of the program to fit your own aspirations and interests. To deepen your existing knowledge in a specific area, you can select advanced courses in economics, accounting, finance or marketing including courses offered as part of the Data Analytics Track.
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|Academic Requirements||No academic background in business or economics required |
SSE requires a Bachelor’s degree with at least 90 ECTS in Social Sciences or Humanities (including but not limited to Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Political Science, Psychology and/or Sociology), and a minimum of 30 ECTS in Business Administration.
Applicants with a background in Engineering, Law, Philosophy, Languages and Literature, Computer Science, Technology, Biomedicine previously also succeeded in the program and SSE views Social Sciences broadly. The MSc admissions team makes an individual assessment based on the Bachelor degree courses.
Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees. Non-EU/EEA citizens are generally required to pay SEK 180,000 per academic year.
1. Bachelor's degree with at least 90 ECTS in Social Sciences or Humanities (including but not limited to Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Political Science, Psychology and/or Sociology), with a minimum of 30 ECTS in Business Administration.
2. GMAT or GRE test result
3. Proof of proficiency in English
4. Proficiency in another language
5. Motivation & supporting attachments
How to apply to SSE’s MSc program in International Business in four easy steps:
Step 1: Take the tests and meet the entry requirements
SSE requires the GMAT or GRE test as well as an English language test, unless you are exempted. Make sure to take / sit the tests by the application deadline (Nov 15 or Jan 15). Your application will not be considered, if the GMAT / GRE test is required for you and you do not attach the proof that you have taken the test.
Step 2: Fill in the online application and upload documents
The application to SSE is only submitted via SSE’s own online application portal and is free of charge.
Step 3: Assessment center
If you pass the first selection, SSE will invite you to the assessment center.
Step 4: Acceptance, conditional acceptance or rejection
SSE does an overall assessment of all complete applications that that receive. They look at the university where you did your Bachelor's, the courses you have taken and the grades, GMAT / GRE scores, your English language skills, CV, motivation and the results of the assessment center.
Accepted students in their last year of the Bachelor program will receive a conditional acceptance.