Founded in 1909, The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is one of Northern Europe's top ranking business schools, offering Executive Education, Bachelor's, Master's (including a top rated MBA degree) and PhD programs (with three specializations: Business Administration, Economics, Finance). It has been rated as the 4th best in Europe and 11th-best in the world in tailored programs for companies.

The School offers the following Bachelor programs: BSc Program in Business and Economics; BSc Program in Business and Economics, with specialization in Retail Management; BSc Program in Business and Economics in Riga.

It offers an Executive MBA program that runs over two years and offers opportunity for working professionals who want to earn their MBA while continuing career.

The Master of Science in Business and Economics is a two year program with five different specializations: Accounting & Financial Management; Economics; Finance; Management; and Marketing & Media Management.

The M.Sc. in General Management is designed for those with bachelor's degrees in subjects other than Business or Economics.

The School conducts research in business administration and related disciplines. It has the following departments: Accounting; Management and Organization; Marketing and Strategy; Economics; Finance; Law, Languages and Economic Statistics. SSE research centers include the Center for Information and Communication Research (CIC); Center for Strategy and Competitiveness (CSC); Center for Financial Analysis and Managerial Economics in Accounting (BfaC); Center for International Economics and Geography; etc.

Rankings:

- The Master of Science program was ranked 1st in the Nordic region and 12th in Europe by the Financial Times in 2009.

- 53rd globally in the FT EMBA Ranking 2009.

- 14th in the Financial Times EMBA ranking 2008.

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