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St.Petersburg, October 29, 2013.

Press Release


Stockholm School of Economics Russia and EMBAWOOD company became partners in the field of business education


October 23, 2013 Stockholm School of Economics, Russia has launched a corporate program of business education in the framework of beginning of cooperation with EMBAWOOD representative office in Azerbaijan.

The program is specifically designed for the company EMBAWOOD, working in the field of furniture production, and is designed to help employees gain the knowledge and develop the business skills necessary for strategic planning and implementation of the international markets.

“Our main principle – to tailor each program according client needs and requirements, focusing on its strategy and goals. The program for EMBAWOOD is unique, managers of the company will study new business models and learn, how to implement them at their divisions. It is the pioneer program in Azerbaijan for SSE Russia and we are looking very much forward to our fruitful co-operation!” – told Dr. Anders Liljenberg, Dean of SSE Russia.

The basis of every corporate program is the methodology for the creation of educational programs of the Stockholm School of Economics for Executives (SSE IFL Executive Education Methodology). During training, EMBAWOOD employees, thanks to the teachers Stockholm School of Economics in Russia, will develop innovative flexibility and ability to adapt to change, ability to work in a team and develop their employees, as well as gain an understanding of the goals, objectives and internal processes of the organization.

Jamila Omarova, Deputy General Director of Human Resources and Administrative Affairs: "We believe that the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia has good experience in the field of business education and is recognized as one of the best business schools. These indicators, as well as positive reviews and a great educational program ultimately influenced our choice".

 

About EMBAWOOD

Leader in the production of furniture for home and office furniture. The company has been successfully operating for over 15 years. Furniture that is made by 6 factories EMBAWOOD is exported to all the countries of Central Asia, the Caucasus, Ukraine. Trading network currently stands at more than 200 branded shops.

 

About Stockholm School of Economics

An international business school (founded in 1909) successfully managed from Sweden that has representative offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
In Russia the school opened its doors in 1997, having presented high-quality international educational programs for successful businessmen with global thinking and managerial experience on the educational market. Executive MBA program and corporate programs of the school enjoy stable demand on the market of business education.

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St.Petersburg, June 29, 2013.

Press Release

On June 19, President of RZD Vladimir Yakunin participated in defending of graduation projects of students of the corporate educational program.


On June 19, President of RZD Vladimir Yakunin participated in work of the examination commission for defending of graduation projects of students of the corporate educational program of RZD holding in modular format Executive MBA of Stockholm School of Economics.
Vladimir Yakunin highly appreciated a high quality of this educational program and emphasized that the company needed experienced managerial staff. The President of RZD remarked, "Development of international strategic projects of RZD enables highly qualified specialists of the holding to use the obtained knowledge in practice and to fully develop their managerial potential."
Vladimir Yakunin was present at defense of several projects including graduation projects entitled "Model of innovative development of the infrastructure directorate of RZD," "Decomposition of the transport and logistic tasks to the regional level," "Development of mechanisms and implementation of corporate governance principles in the key working groups in conditions of reforming" etc.

The corporation educational program of RZD holding in Executive MBA format has been functioning since 2008 and corresponds to the first year of learning in Stockholm School of Economics. This program is developed in the framework of the strategy for development of the human resources potential of RZD. It is intended for training of top managers who strive for further development, acquisition of new knowledge, improvement of competences and broadening of the horizons of thinking.   
 

 

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St.Petersburg, May 15, 2013.

Press Release

On Monday 13 May, the Financial Times published the 2013 global ranking of executive education providers, which showed improved performance by SSE IFL.

SSE remains the top ranked executive education provider for both custom and open programs in the Nordic Baltic region.

SSE improved its performance in both individual open and custom rankings.

In the global open program rankings, SSE improved from 42nd to 36th place. SSE is now placed 16th in Europe.

In the custom program rankings, SSE climbed to 31st from 34th place.  SSE is now placed 15th in Europe.

In 2013, SSE is ranked 29th in the combined ranking of open program providers and custom program providers, an improvement from 2012’s ranking of 34th. SSE also now placed 15th in Europe for the combined ranking.

 

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St.Petersburg, May, 2013.

Press Release

Stockholm School of Economics, Russia announced the beginning of cooperation
with the Continental Hockey League


Delegation of the Continental Hockey League visited Stockholm School of Economics during World Hockey Championship 2013 in Finland and Sweden. An essential agreement have been achieved there: cooperation and development of joint educational programs for athletes.

The meeting was attended by Vladimir Shalaev, hockey operations vice-President of KHL, Dmitry Kurbatov, director of sports events organizing and conducting of KHL, Karl-Olof Hammarkvist, acting president of SSE, Lars Strannegord, vice president of SSE (Responsible for Internationalization and Chair Research Board), Marika Andreson, director of program for sportsmen, Dr. Anders Liljenberg, dean SSE Russia and Peter Forsberg, famous Swedish hockey player and a first round graduate of SSE program for athletes.

Representatives of the parties briefed each other on the specifics of their activities and exchanged views on the prospects of future cooperation. Memorandum on intentions was signed following the negotiations. In accordance with this document, KHL and SSE established a working group for the development of business training programs for athletes in Russia. These programs will consider the interests of both businesses and Russian athletes, who complete their active sport career.

Programs are based on several thematic blocks which will form a relevant to each athlete project. KHL and SSE will also join their in inviting qualified teachers.


Additional information


Stockholm School of Economics
is an international business school (founded in 1909) successfully managed from Sweden that has representative offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
In Russia the school opened its doors in 1997, having presented high-quality international educational programs for successful businessmen with global thinking and managerial experience on the educational market. Executive MBA program and corporate programs of the school enjoy stable demand on the market of business education.
Currently, the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia is the only Russian business school represented in Financial Times executive education ranking.


For additional information turn to Anna Izmailova, head of market communications of Stockholm School of Economics in Russia

+7 (812) 320-48-00
Anna.Izmailova@sserussia.org

 

 

St.Petersburg, September 20, 2012.

Press Release

The role of knowledge in society



Stockholm School of Economics, Russia, the first school that presented Executive MBA program in European format on the Russian market of educational services, marked the 15th anniversary of Executive MBA program in Russia by the conference "The role of knowledge in society." Executives and top managers of the biggest Russian companies and owners of small and medium businesses were present at the event.
Jan Nyberg, Consul General of Sweden in St. Petersburg, said in a welcome speech, "Support of the Russian-Swedish cooperation is one of priority lines of activity of the General Consulate of Sweden. That is why the events similar to the jubilee conference of Stockholm School of Economics, Russia are important for us. We see a special strategic role of the School as a permanent partner and helper in this process. I would like to thank Stockholm School of Economics, Russia for uninterrupted development of business education in the last 15 days."
Anders Lilhenberg, Dean of SSE Russia, has explained why the School can be called nucleus of knowledge in Russia and which methods the school uses for assistance to spreading of knowledge in the society.
Alumni of SSE Russia joined the discussion about non-standard solutions and new approaches in business through business education during which they demonstrated examples of practices that any person could borrow from his own life experience and use successfully in business.
The second part of the conference took place in the format of workshop according to the pattern of organization of classes of Executive MBA program. The guests were offered to discuss cases of the following companies: e5.ru Moscow, Air Gates of the Northern Capital and center for development of innovative social services Partnership for Each Child and to find efficient solutions for the real ambitious tasks. Guests of the conference dived into the atmosphere of Executive MBA classes with pleasure and took active part in discussions.
For 15 years Stockholm School of Economics, Russia has taught top managers and owners of business of the biggest Russian companies. Its graduates represent elite of the Russian business and carriers of the concept of Stockholm School of Economics: capitalism with human face oriented at use of just and responsible methods of running business, first of all, for benefit of consumers and, as a consequence, in the interests of the organizations and finally all citizens of the country.

Stockholm School of Economics is an international business school (founded in 1909) successfully managed from Sweden that has representative offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
In Russia the school opened its doors in 1997, having presented high-quality international educational programs for successful businessmen with global thinking and managerial experience on the educational market. Executive MBA program and corporate programs of the school enjoy stable demand on the market of business education.

For additional information turn to Anna Izmailova, head of market communications of Stockholm School of Economics in Russia

+7 (812) 320-48-00
Anna.Izmailova@sserussia.org

 

 

St.Petersburg, November 15, 2011.

Press Release

Seminar of investment market guru Per Stromberg "The past, present and future of Private equite” took place in Moscow


Moscow, November 14, 2011. Seminar of Professor Per Stromberg "The past, present and future of Private equity" dedicated to the matters of the market of private investments took place in Moscow. According to the financial guru invited to Russia by Stockholm School of Economics, funds of direct investments represented on emerging markets will be the most attractive for investors.

Doctor Stromberg, Professor of Finance and Private Equity at SSE in Stockholm and Head of Research at SIFR, presented results of many years of his research into the market of direct investments to the Russian public. Per Stromberg, one of the world's leading experts in the field of economics and author of some scientific research reports and publications, specializes in topics of financing of private equity and bankruptcy problems.

Professor Stromberg called funds of direct investments one of the key mechanisms for placing of private capital. Along with this, Stromberg mentioned the fact that the investor acted not just as a shareholder of a company but as a partner having access to the levers of influence on its activity as one of the remarkable peculiarities of this investment instrument. The audience was demonstrated detailed scheme of work of the funds of direct investments that, according to the professor, occupied the major part of the private investment market of countries of Western Europe and North America now.

Speaking about what was given by private investments to the companies, Stromberg singled out three key aspects. First, this is engineering of corporate governance, namely, a possibility to concentrate ownership of a company in the hands of the main shareholders, which broadens capabilities of the investor significantly. Second, many investment funds have their own industry experts whose participation in life of a company may be very useful for it increasing the level of professionalism of the company's management. Along with the built efficient structure of the organization this increases the non-financial value of a company seriously. Finally, financial engineering provides an opportunity to optimize the structure of its equity. According to Stromberg, all this makes attraction of private investors extremely desirable for majority of companies.

Speaking about Russian realities, Doctor Stromberg emphasized that the topic of private investors was especially important today for the so-called "emerging markets" to which it was common to attribute Russia. Per Stromberg said, "We all have got used to a thought that private investments are a phenomenon characteristic, first of all, for Europe and the US. However, this is already not quite true now because significant growth in the quantity of private investment funds has been registered lately in Russia, India and China." Confirming this, Professor Stromberg presented statistical data of the last decade: whereas in 2004, according to EMPEA, emerging markets accounted approximately for 7% of global private investments, already by 2009 this share grew to 26%.

Stromberg mentioned absence of clear division of investments into the venture and buy-out ones as a distinctive peculiarity of the private investment markets of China and Russia. According to him, as a rule, there investors tried to invest in small young companies but only if they had a sufficiently big potential and high speed of development. Per Stromberg also emphasized that knowledge of local specific might enable the local investment funds to press their bigger foreign "colleagues" on emerging markets.



For additional information, please contact:

Anna Izmailova
Head of market communications of Stockholm School of Economics, Russia
Tel: +7 (812) 320 48 01
e-mail: Anna.Izmailova@sserussia.org

 

 

St.Petersburg, October 31, 2011.

Press Release

St. Petersburg, October 31, 2011. The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) MBA Executive format climbed up at 49% salary increase criteria in the global Financial Times ranking of the world’s best EMBA programs.

The SSE MBA Executive format, offered in Sweden, Russia and Latvia, was ranked 22nd in Europe and 65th worldwide out of 129 schools that took part in the Financial Times ranking published in the late October 2011. 236 SSE Executive MBA alumni from the Sweden, Russia and Latvia, graduated in 2008 were surveyed as a part of the ranking process.

Out of the 16 criteria in the overall ranking, SSE improved performance in four very important ones - work experience rank, women faculty, FT doctoral rank and FT research rank. A 2008 graduate from an SSE MBA Executive Format program has, on average, had a 49% salary increase since starting the program. Such a result could be a good proof of the EMBA effectiveness, now embodied in figures.

At the same time the Masters in Business and Economics program of SSE was ranked as 17th in the Global Financial Times ranking. The program is proved to be one of the most popular not only in Sweden but in the whole Europe. SSE Russia, a daughter company of SSE in Sweden is now looking forward to launching the Bachelor program in Business and Economics in Russia. Being highly ranked especially in Masters program SSE has a certain ground to establish a high quality educational program for Russian talented undergraduates, who will have the opportunity to get European higher education in their motherland.

SSE Russia is running Executive MBA programs for more than 14 years, focusing on intellectual rigor with serious business training in a format that permits business executives to continue their studies while working.

Dr. Anders Liljenberg, Dean of SSE Russia comments as follows.

We are very happy and proud of once again being part of the FT rankings. To SSE it is very much a distinct sign of the transparency that characterizes our operations and programs philosophy. In light of our plans to start out a Bachelor of Science program in business and economics on Russian ground in the Fall 2013 semester, it is obviously very encouraging to learn that our undergraduate program do very well in a global comparison. The fact that we lose a few places in the executive MBA rankings we interpret it as an evidence of increased competition that we consider as a source of inspiration for further improving what we are doing. 

The Financial Times Executive MBA Rankings may be found at:  http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/emba-rankings-2011


About the Financial Times ranking


The Financial Times conducts annual rankings of the world’s leading business schools, universities and other institutions that offer different forms of business education, executive training and functional training.

These schools and programs are evaluated using a number of criteria, including comprehensive surveys of program alumni as well as quantitative information provided by the business schools themselves.  The rankings contain information on such topics as career progress and salary percentage increase, as well as teaching methodology, faculty qualifications and international exposure.


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Anders Liljenberg, Dean of the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia
Tel: +46-(0)70-22 66 533 / +7 812 320 48 00, e-mail: Anders.Liljenberg@hhs.se

Anna Izmailova, Head of Market Communications Manager, Stockholm School of Economics, Russia
Tel.: +7 812 320 48 01, e-mail: Anna.Izmailova@sserussia.org



 

St.Petersburg, June 15, 2011.

Press Release

Community of Stockholm School of Economics Russia alumni
celebrates the birthday


St. Petersburg, June 15, 2011. Community of Stockholm School of Economics Russia alumni celebrates the birthday. This year, the remarkable date was celebrated in the new office of the school in business center Sweden House. Thus, there were two reasons for the holiday at once: birthday of SSE Russia Alumni and a house-warming party.

Dean of SSE Russia Anders Liljenberg points out, "SSE Russia Alumni community is not only a possibility to maintain communication with a huge quantity of interesting and successful people but also a powerful instrument for search for new career opportunities and that is why the school actively encourages its alumni for further communication after graduation from the program."

Last year, the birthday of SSE Russia Alumni was marked in Moscow. Change of the city served as a pretext for inception of a new tradition: the right to organize Alumni Birthday will be handed over to each other by two Russian capital cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, in turn.

About 100 alumni arrived to the celebration. Many of them arrived from Moscow and other cities. Honorable signs were given to graduates of Executive MBA General Management group of 2001 and Executive MBA General Management of 2006.

General Director of business center Sweden House Jan Borekul points out that choice of the place for celebration and the future office of the school is not incidental. Borekul said, "This is the part of St. Petersburg that is historically connected with Sweden. Lutheran church of St. Ann, chancellery of the consulate, residence of the Consul General of Sweden, as well as offices of some Swedish and North European organizations and enterprises are located there and thus this is very symbolical."

Participants of Executive MBA programs will start the new semester in new classrooms. Lecturers and employees of the school are convinced that this will help them to feel the spirit of Swedish education better.

 


For more pictures please follow the link - http://sseru.org/index.php?pid=240&lang=en

For additional information turn to:

Anna Izmailova
Head of marketing communications of SSE Russia
Tel.: +7 (812)3204801
Е-mail: Anna.Izmailova@sserussia.org


 

St.Petersburg, June 02, 2011.

Press Release

Stockholm School of Economics had a seminar dedicated to the instruments for development and preserving of talents


St. Petersburg, June 02, 2011. Stockholm School of Economics had a seminar entitled "Development and preserving of talented managers: opportunities and risks of employers" in the framework of the Days of Sweden in St. Petersburg.

The seminar gathered more than 45 participants, the leading specialists of big Russian and foreign companies who discussed the problem of retention of top managers of companies and the role of additional education and professional growth as the key instruments of motivation.

Among participants of the discussion were Anders Liljenberg, dean of Stockholm School of Economics Russia, Jan Nyberg, general consul of Sweden in St. Petersburg, and alumni of the school: Yana Donskaya, HR director of Vozdushnye Vorota Severnoy Stolitsy, Kirill Vronsky, strategic development director of Tieto, Lyudmila Antonova, independent HR consultant, and Andrei Gusev, general director of Mannheimer Swartling in St. Petersburg.

Participants of the event pointed out that until recently a significant quantity of Russian companies did not pay enough attention to external programs for top managers, to External Executive Education. Among the managers who work in various sectors of economy the quantity of specialists who have received business education is very limited. Many managers are often guided not by the knowledge obtained in the course of business education but rely on intuition, common sense and method of tests and mistakes.

Among the main reasons due to which contemporary employers do not understand expediency and timeliness of External Executive Education programs participants of the seminar singled out the following: doubts about quality of the programs, value of the knowledge for the company and application of the knowledge to business, absence of short-term and middle-term prospects for application of obtained knowledge, as well as a high probability of loss of manager after obtaining of business education due to changing of values and goals.

Andrei Gusev, general director of Mannheimer Swartling in St. Petersburg, points out, "The better educated is a candidate, the more attractive he is for the potential employer. Thus, there is a possibility that obtaining of additional education may push the employee towards search for a new, more prestigious and higher paid job."

According to Kirill Vronsky, director for strategic development of Tieto, the areas in which availability of specialized business education is especially important for a manager are mergers and acquisitions, as well as coming of Western companies to the Russian market.

Kirill Vronsky points out, "In a whole group of industries management of companies and projects is entrusted to expatriates who do not always understand the local market and that is why are not always efficient in making of decisions. To avoid financial and temporal losses that may be more sensitive than financial losses on rapidly growing markets it is necessary to grow up local professionals and to integrate them into the cultural, notion and managerial environment of Western headquarters. This way or the other, this implies at least the relevant level of education."

The problem of need for additional business education for employees is also pressing for local rapidly growing companies. Anders Liljenberg, dean of Stockholm School of Economics Russia, emphasizes, "It is worth while for the owners to evaluate ability of the managerial teams to cope with growth and especially with management of the grown up companies. In many cases it is more efficient and expedient to teach your managers than to buy managers from outside."

Jan Nyberg, general consul of Sweden in St. Petersburg, pointed out summing up the results that additional business education was a very important topic both for Russia and for Sweden because the problem of retention of talented managers in a company existed in both countries.

According to majority of participants of the seminar, corporate educational programs correspond to the goals of improvement of qualification and retention of specialists to the maximum extent. This is explained by duration and consistency of such programs, as well as by possibility of their adaptation to business tasks of each certain company.

 


For additional information turn to:


Anna Izmailova
Head of marketing communications of SSE Russia
Tel.: +7 (812)3204801
Е-mail: Anna.Izmailova@sserussia.org

St.Petersburg,  May 25, 2011.

Press Release

Stockholm School of Economics strengthens relations between schools of Russia and Sweden

St. Petersburg, May 25, 2011. The solemn ceremony of awarding of winners of the Olympiad for schoolchildren organized by Stockholm School of Economics in Russia with support of the General Consulate of Sweden in Russia took place on May 24 of 2011 in the House of Sweden. The Olympiad held in April of 2011 was dedicated to cultural and historic relations between Sweden and Russia. Pupils of the 9-11th grades of nine schools of St. Petersburg struggled for the victory.

The Olympiad is aimed at strengthening of contacts between schools of St. Petersburg and Stockholm School of Economics on the basis of cultural and educational interaction in the light of historic retrospectives and prospects for relations of Russia and Sweden on all levels.

Among participants of the solemn program were Christina Johannesson, acting general consul of Sweden in St. Petersburg, Dr. Anders Liljenberg, dean of Stockholm School of Economics, and Pavel Novikov, director of Executive MBA program and head of "Bachelor degree" project.

In the individual contest the prize went to Vanessa Imrit from gymnasium №148 who got a possibility to visit Stockholm School of Economics in Stockholm. The other winners received valuable prizes.

Dr. Anders Liljenberg, dean of Stockholm School of Economics, says, "Students of Stockholm School are managers and owners of businesses but we also think that work with the young generation of Russians is important because the future of Russian economy and Russian business belongs to them. Thus, increasing the level of education and broadening the outlook of today's schoolchildren we make an important contribution to what the business culture of the next generations will be like."


About Stockholm School of Economics

Stockholm School of Economics Russia is an international business school established in 1909, successfully managed from Sweden and having representative offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
In Russia the school opened its doors in 1997, offering high-quality international programs of education for successful businessmen with global thinking and managerial experience on the educational market. For more than ten years Executive MBA programs, as well as corporate and public programs in various areas of business have had a steady demand on the market of business education. At present, Stockholm School of Economics Russia is the only Russian school represented in the rating of business schools of Financial Times.


For additional information turn to:


Anna Izmailova
Head of marketing communications of SSE Russia
Tel.: +7 (812)3204801
Е-mail: Anna.Izmailova@sserussia.org

 

Moscow, May 12, 2011.

Press Release

Stockholm School of Economics became a partner of ROSNANO in the field of business education

Moscow, May 12, 2011. Stockholm School of Economics launches "International business and management of innovations" program in the framework of beginning of cooperation with ROSNANO.

The program was developed specifically for Connector Optics, Russian-German company working in the field of innovations, and has to help employees of the company to obtain the knowledge and to develop the business skills necessary for strategic planning and sales on international markets.

Dr. Anders Liljenberg, Dean of Stockholm School of Economics, Russia, says, "Success of a company on the international and domestic markets is composed of many factors but a well balanced team of professionals is the determinant. It is important to understand that a brilliant engineering team cannot create and implement a brilliant marketing strategy without due education and understanding of the market."

Lecturers of Stockholm School of Economics, Russia will let the students look inside of all business processes of the organization and thus to obtain a whole picture of functioning of the company. Employees of Connector Optics will study the main methods of strategic analysis and modern tools of strategic planning. The successfully studied course will result in a strong team of professionals with a high level of managerial culture aimed at development of the company.

Leonid Karachinsky, general director of Connector Optics, says, "One of the main problems of Russian hi-tech companies today is insufficient experience of business vision. The companies have technologies but do not have a clear understanding what they should do to them in conditions of the international market."


About Stockholm School of Economics


Stockholm School of Economics Russia is an international business school established in 1909, successfully managed from Sweden and having representative offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
In Russia the school opened its doors in 1997, offering high-quality international programs of education for successful businessmen with global thinking and managerial experience on the educational market. For more than ten years Executive MBA programs, as well as corporate and public programs in various areas of business have had a steady demand on the market of business education. At present, Stockholm School of Economics Russia is the only Russian school represented in the rating of business schools of Financial Times.


About Connector Optics

Connector Optics is a hi-tech innovative company established in 2009 in St. Petersburg for the purpose of creation of a facility for production of optical components for super high-speed data transmission via optical communication lines. Investors of the company are ROSNANO, VI Systems GmbH and URALSIB.

At present, Connector Optics possesses protected technology and know how for production of super high-speed (up to 40 Gbit/s) vertically emitting lasers and photo detectors of 850/980 nm range. The products represent economically efficient solution for local data transmission networks (LAN), information storage networks (SAN), active optical cables for computing systems, as well as optical interconnection links of consumer market: USB, HDMI, DisplayPort.


About public joint-stock company ROSNANO

ROSNANO was established in March of 2011 through reorganization of state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. ROSNANO implements the state policy for development of nano industry being a co-investor in nanotechnological projects with significant economic or social potential. One hundred of percent of ROSNANO shares belong to the state. Anatoly Chubais is the CEO of ROSNANO.
www.rusnano.com



For additional information turn to:

Anna Izmailova
Head of marketing communications of SSE Russia
Tel.: +7 (812)3204801
Е-mail: Anna.Izmailova@sserussia.org


Moscow, March 24, 2011.

Press Release

Stockholm School of Economics Russia – the first module in China

Moscow, March 24, 2011. Stockholm School of Economics broadens geography of organization of educational modules. The first course dedicated to the topic of international business took place in Beijing and Shanghai under supervision of Professor Carl Fey. China was visited by Executive MBA GMR2 group studying in the Russian language.

Carl Fey is known not only for teaching activity but also plays the role of scientific advisor to the government of Russia in the matters of long-term development of business. Carl provided consultations to many leading foreign and Russian companies in Russia and China including TNK-BP (one of the biggest foreign investors on the territory of Russia) and Siemens (one of the biggest investors in China). Carl Fey says, "Choice of the country is far from being incidental. A big part of the international business is run by countries with economies in transition like Russia, China and India increasingly often. In conditions of "reduction" of the world on the public level on account of development of technologies, mass media and policy for many companies running of international business is not one of the options anymore and this is already a necessity."

The issues of institutional and cultural differences and their influence on the style of management were disclosed in the framework of the module. Students learned about the methods and the process of organization of business, planning and management of associations, mergers and acquisitions on the international level.

The module was not confined to traditional lectures and discussions of cases but also included a possibility of obtaining of practical cultural experience, studying of implementation of business ideas in conditions of a big transitional economy at the example of China. For instance, students were offered to visit Lenovo Group Limited, which became the fourth PC producer in the world according to results of 2009 due to implementation of the global strategy.

Markku Vauhkonen, president of East Asia region of DeLaval, shared his experience with the students. Previously, Vauhkonen had the post of senior vice president of Finnish energy corporation Fortum. In addition to experience of running business in East Asia active operations of Fortum on the territory of Russia enriched the expert profile of Markku Vauhkonen with vision of the Russian market.

The final day of the course took place with support of Chinese-European Business School (CEIBS) with participation of associate professor Zhixing Xiao.


About Stockholm School of Economics


Stockholm School of Economics Russia is an international business school established in 1909, successfully managed from Sweden and having representative offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In Russia the school opened its doors in 1997 presenting high-quality international programs of education for successful entrepreneurs with global thinking and managerial experience on the educational market. For more than ten years Executive MBA programs and corporate and public programs in various areas of business have enjoyed stable demand on the market of business education. At present, Stockholm School of Economics in Russia is the only Russian business school represented in the rating of business schools of Financial Times.


For additional information turn to:

Communication agency Kuzmenkov and Partners
Vadim Onaitis
Client relations manager
Tel.: +7 (967) 039-62-95
Tel.: +7 (499) 579-80-95
E-mail: vonaitis@kuzmenkov.ru

Anna Izmailova
Head of marketing communications of SSE Russia
Tel.: +7 (812)3204801
Е-mail: Anna.Izmailova@sserussia.org

 

St. Petersburg, January 17, 2011

Press Release

New appointment at the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia.

Л
Claes Berlin
Director of Executive MBA Program 


Claes Berlin has been appointed to the position of Executive MBA Program Director at the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia.

Claes has a Master of Science degree in Electronic Engineering, graduating from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1975. He began his career as a Component Engineer i the Aviation industry and served during many years as a Product Assurance Manager in several international space projects both within telecommunication, science and commercial launcher programs.

The largest part of his professional life Claes Berlin devoted to the RUAG Space Sweden (previously SAAB Space), working as the Quality Director and has over 30 years of experience within the international space business. His portfolio includes expertise in the areas of Quality Management, Process Management, Change Management, Supply Chain Management, Leadership and Operational Excellence. This gave Claes a status of a business icon in the space industry and quality management in Sweden and also internationally as recently shown during his presentations and workshop at NASA.

As one piece of his broad international experience, Claes has worked part-time for 15 years as speaker, consultant and teacher specifically in Russia. His long “Russian” experience started in 1994 as part of a SIDA-project developing Russian industry and in 1996 as a part of the team starting the Russian Quality Award based on the EFQM model in corporation with VNIIS and Gosstandard. During the years Claes acted as part time advisor within the automotive industry and other high technology industrial sectors, performed several presentations in seminars and conferences in Quality Management in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Tomsk and Togliatti.

Within the last years Claes started his own consulting company conducting MBA lectures and courses and supporting industry giving inspirations and operative know-how and support with within TQM, Quality Management, Business Process Management both within Sweden and internationally.

Claes is very enthusiastic about his new appointment at the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia because he always been interested in people professional development, and his long-time industrial operative experience together with his knowledge of the Russian reality and market will make his work at the leading business school in Russia even more promising.

 

St. Petersburg, 21 December, 2009.

Press Release

Gala Graduation ceremony of the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia.

December 17th marked the gala Graduation ceremony of SSE Russia, that took place in the Winter garden of the Astoria hotel.

At that day 65 graduates of two Executive MBA groups – “General Management 10” and “Strategic Market Development 5” received their well-deserved diplomas.

Dr. Lars Bergman, President of the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden arrived to St. Petersburg especially for the Graduation ceremony.

Stockholm School of Economics is a leading business school, operating for more than 13 years in Russia, providing higher business education to the top and middle level managers. SSE Russia alumni are among the most successful representatives of the business community, working for the biggest Russian and International companies.



For obtaining of additional information

Address Anna Izmailova
Marketing and external relations manager of
Stockholm School of Economics Russia
By telephone: +7 (812) 320 4801
Or by email: Anna.Izmailova@sserussia.org

 

Moscow, July 8, 2010

Press Release

The second round of SSE Russia corporate program "NOVARTIS Business academy" is completed.

The second round of the corporate educational program for the international leader of pharmaceutical industry NOVARTIS was completed. Thirty-six top and middle managers of NOVARTIS solemnly received certificates of Stockholm School of Economics from the hands of President of the school Professor Lars Bergmann at the graduation ceremony in Stockholm. The best participant of the program was chosen according to results of the education. This is Pavel Tarantin, head of the IT department of Novartis Sandoz in Russia.
Alexander Bard, advisor to the Government of Sweden and participant of SpeakersNet project, a virtual counterpart of the speaker corner in Hyde Park, host of television shows, music producer and composer and author of "Netocracy" book published in the Russian language by the publishing house of Stockholm School of Economics, Russia spoke to the graduates in the framework of the last educational module of "Business academy NOVARTIS" program

Alla Mozherina
(HR director of Sandoz, corporate HR director of Novartis Russia group), Tripti Jha (HR director of Novartis Pharma), Olga Stepanova (general manager of Novartis Consumer Health Russia), Betty Lau (program director of the corporate education department of Novartis International) and program director Vsevolod Krylov, Stockholm School of Economics Russia, were present at the solemn ceremony of handing out of the certificates.

NOVARTIS plans to launch the next rounds of "Business academy NOVARTIS" program in Stockholm School of Economics, Russia for the best managers from which the reserve of the company is formed.
 

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For obtaining of additional information

Address Anna Izmailova

 

Marketing and external relations manager of

 

Stockholm School of Economics Russia

 

By telephone: +7 (812) 320 4801

 

Or by email

: Anna.Izmailova@sserussia.org

St. Petersburg, June 17, 2010

Press Release

Stockholm School of Economics and Russian Railways (RZD) signed a memorandum on interaction in implementation of the corporate educational program of RZD holding in modular format Executive MBA.

Today, President of Stockholm School of Economics Professor Lars Bergman and President of RZD Vladimir Yakunin signed a memorandum in St. Petersburg on continuation of cooperation and on strategic interaction in implementation of the corporate educational program of RZD holding in modular format Executive MBA.

Addressing students of the program, Vladimir Yakunin said:
This is a fundamentally new program that is based on traditions and competence of Stockholm School of Economics and takes into account peculiarities and needs of the young employees of RZD. This year the program will be represented in a broadened format and two best graduates will receive a possibility to pass a full course of education in Stockholm.

In a response speech Dr. Lars Bergman said that Stockholm School of Economics had a centennial experience of education, worked closely with 110 companies and valued partnership relations with the biggest business company Russian Railways especially much.

During the event the invited professors of Stockholm School of Economics, Russia were also given certificates and symbols of gratitude to Stockholm School of Economics, as well as badges "170 years of Russian railways."

SSE Russia corporate educational program for RZD holding is implemented in the framework of the strategy of development of the human resources potential of RZD. It is intended for training of top managers who strive for further development, acquisition of new knowledge, improvement of competences and broadening of the horizons of thinking and is an important step for obtaining of business education recognized all over the world.

Candidates for the role of students of the program are selected in accordance with requirements of Stockholm School of Economics, Russia all candidates should have such qualities as availability of managerial experience and leadership potential, career progress, motivation for education and teamwork skills.

Thirty-five specialists passed the course of education successfully last year. Forty employees of the railway sector participate in the corporate educational program of RZD holding in modular format of SSE MBA Executive this year.

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St. Petersburg, 20 April, 2010


One of the Best articles about Human Resource Management in 2009 from SSE Russia authors

SSE Russia is pleased to announce that SSE Russia’s Carl Fey and Sergey Morgulis-Yakushev have had their paper “Opening the black box of the relationship between HRM practices and firm performance: A comparison of MNC subsidiaries in the USA, Finland, and Russia” selected as one of the five best papers published in 2009 in the field of International Human Resource Management in  any journal worldwide.  The award is awarded by the Academy of Management.   Their paper was published in the Journal of International Business Studies which is the leading academic journal in the field of international business.  Their paper shows what types of HRM practices work best in Russia and how this differs from other countries.  Models developed in and findings from Innovative and Russian-relevant research like this is brought into the classroom at SSE Russia and is one factor that differentiates SSE Russia from many other schools. 

More specifically, the paper investigates the extent to which different human resource management (HRM) practices work better in different countries. The authors also try to open the black box between HRM and multinational enterprise (MNE) subsidiary performance by considering mechanisms through which HRM practices affect MNE subsidiary performance. The study utilizes a unique data set consisting of subsidiaries of 241 MNEs operating in Russia, USA, and Finland. In the partial least-square analysis used to examine hypotheses, the authors  demonstrate that different HRM practices are preferable in different countries, and that it is important for firms to have HRM practices which facilitate both employee motivation and ability (they are important mediating variables) which in turn leads to superior subsidiary performance.  Training and Internal Communication are shown to be HRM practices of special importance in Russia relative to other countries.

The reference for the full article is:
Fey, C.F., Morgulis-Yakushev, S., Park, H.J., & Bj?rkman, I.  2009.  Opening the black box of the relationship between HRM practices and firm performance: A comparison of MNC subsidiaries in the USA, Finland, and Russia.  Journal of International Business Studies, 40: 690-712.

For more information contact:
Carl.Fey@hhs.se
or
Sergey.Morgulis-Yakushev@hhs.se

 


St. Petersburg, 21 December, 2009

Press Release

Gala Graduation ceremony of the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia.

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December 18th marked the gala Graduation ceremony of SSE Russia, that took place in the Winter garden of the Astoria hotel.

At that day 112 graduates of three Executive MBA groups – “General Management”, “Strategic Marketing” and “Oil&Gas. Industrial sector”, received their well-deserved diplomas.

Dr. Lars Bergman, President of the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden arrived to St. Petersburg specially for the Graduation ceremony

Stockholm School of Economics is a leading business school, operating for more than 12 years in Russia, providing higher business education to the top and middle level managers. SSE Russia alumni are among the most successful representatives of the business community, working for the biggest Russian and International companies..


For additional information,

please, contact Anna Izmailova
Market Communications Manager of
Stockholm School of Economics, Russia
by telephone: +7 812 320 4801
: Anna.Izmailova@sseru.org

 

October 19, 2009, Stockholm, Sweden

Press Release

The Stockholm School of Economics Executive MBA program has been ranked by the Financial Times as 1st in the Nordic and Baltic regions and 19th in Europe, in the global Financial Times ranking of the 95 top Executive MBA programs published on Monday 19 October 2009.

This is the second time that all three SSE Executive MBA cohorts in Sweden, Russia and Latvia have participated in the Financial Times ranking.  The alumni group surveyed included 197 SSE Executive MBA alumni from around the world, proof of how attractive SSE Executive MBA alumni are on the international market.

113 Executive MBA programs competed in the ranking, although only 95 programs did well enough to be included in today’s publication.

SSE’s placement in the FT Executive MBA rankings is particularly noteworthy because of the timing – the School is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

“This is another proof of the way in which we, despite increased competition, have managed to consolidate our position as the leader in the field in our part of the world, the Baltic rim area. At Stockholm School of Economics Russia we very much look forward to the day when we are no longer the sole school in Russia qualifying for this ranking”, - comments Dr Anders Liljenberg, Dean of SSE Russia. 

The Executive MBA program offered in Stockholm, Riga and Russia combines SSE’s focus on intellectual rigor with serious business training in a format that permits business executives to continue their studies while working.  Boasting a combined enrollment of about 180 participants per year, the program has become a powerhouse in the region over its 16-year history.  Since 2001, the year the Financial Times began its Executive MBA ranking, the SSE Executive MBA has been the first in the Baltic rim area. 



For more information, please contact:

Anne von Bergen, Special Advisor, Stockholm School of Economics
Tel: +46-70-230 16 10 e-mail: anne.von.bergen@hhs.se

Olga Loseva, Executive Director, Stockholm School of Economics, Russia
Tel.: +7 495 981-02-17 e-mail: Olga.Loseva@sseru.org

Dr. Anders Liljenberg, Dean of the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia
Tel: +46-(0)70-22 66 533 / +7 812 320 48 00, e-mail: Anders.Liljenberg@hhs.se


About the Financial Times ranking

The Financial Times conducts annual rankings of the world’s leading business schools, universities and other institutions that offer different forms of business education, executive training and functional training.
These schools and programs are evaluated using a number of criteria, including comprehensive surveys of program alumni as well as quantitative information provided by the business schools themselves.  The rankings contain information on such topics as career progress and salary percentage increase, as well as teaching methodology, faculty qualifications and international exposure. 

www.ft.com/businesseducation

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is the preeminent business school in Northern Europe.  For nearly a century, SSE has trained men and women for leading positions in business and public administration.  Founded in 1909 by royal statute, SSE is the oldest private institution of university standing in Sweden.  Since its inception, SSE has provided the Swedish business community and the public sector with highly qualified graduates in business administration and economics, with daughter schools in Riga, Latvia and in Russia.  The School is fully accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) certifying that all of its main activities – teaching as well as research – are of the highest international standard.

www.sse.edu
www.sserussia.org

 

St. Petersburg, October 01, 2009

Press Release

Stockholm School of Economics celebrates the entennial jubilee!

Year 2009 is a jubilee year for the Stockholm School of Economics. This oldest educational institution of Sweden celebrates its centennial anniversary this year.

The celebration dedicated to this event began in January from a gala-event for employees of the school. Each department of the Stockholm School of Economics prepared its own festive stand and presentation of its activities.

Afterwards the holiday continued in May when all alumni of the Stockholm School of Economics were invited to visit alma mater and to talk to their colleagues and lecturers. More than 1,000 alumi who graduated from various programs of Stockholm School of Economics gathered in the building of the school at Sveavagen, the central street of Stockholm.

The culmination event took place in September. This was celebration of the centennial jubilee of Stockholm School of Economics in the City Hall, a meaningful place for all Swedes. The Blue Hall (the hall where the Nobel Prize is given) became the place of celebration of the jubilee of Stockholm School of Economics this autumn.

In presence of Their Majesties the King and the Queen of Sweden President of the school Lars Bergman thanked the honorable guests, partners and professors and delivered a solemn speech dedicated to the jubilee. A banquet began after that. Its menu deserved the biggest praise. It consisted of cheesecake with comte cheese with smoked salmon, fillet of beef with autumn vegetables and pear terrine. The relevant wine was chosen for each dish.

His Majesty, the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf delivered a congratulating speech dedicated to the centennial jubilee of the school that ended the banquet. After the solemn banquet guests were invited to the ball in Golden Hall.

The holiday was crowned in the morning by a Night Cap party arranged by the students ogranization of Stockholm School of Economics.

More than 1,200 guests were present at the celebration.

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In Russia Stockholm School of Economics opened its doors in 1997. Since then, it offers a whole spectrum of educational programs intended for the international higher education market.

At present, Stockholm School of Economics is the only Russian school represented in the rating of business schools of Financial Times.


For additional information,
please, contact Anna Izmailova
Market Communications Manager of
Stockholm School of Economics, Russia
by telephone: +7 812 320 4801
Or by e-mail:
Anna.Izmailova@sseru.org 



St. Petersburg, June 16, 2009

Press Release

Stockholm School of Economics celebrates its Centennial jubilee!

The gala-reception dedicated to celebration of the Centennial jubilee of the Stockholm School of Economics, the oldest university of Sweden, took place in government residence K2 on June 11, 2009.

Partners and teachers of the school, as well as more than 350 alumni and participants of SSE Russia – brilliant representatives of the contemporary business elite – were present at the gala-celebration. Among them were representatives of Rosneft, Novartis, DeLaval, Nokia, Philip Morris, JTI, Gillette, Baltika Breweries, Reksoft and Kalina Corporation.

Dean of Stockholm School of Economics Russia Dr. Anders Liljenberg opened the Celebration with a welcoming speech. He pointed out, “Stockholm School of a Economics is a world’s leading institution in the field of business education. This year, we celebrate the centennial jubilee of this respectable educational institution and will strive for increasing of our contribution to development of business education both in Russia and in Europe in the future.”

Special interest of the guests was attracted by dynamic intellectual game brain-ring in which teams of SSE Russia participants struggled for the title of the winner against alumni. Guests were also shown picturesque show of dancers of the Theater of palace fashion with a captivating master class, which added a bigger brilliancy to the holiday. The holiday was crowned with magnificent fireworks.

In Russia Stockholm School of Economics opened its doors in 1997. Since then it has been offering an entire spectrum of educational programs intended for the international market of higher education.

At present, Stockholm School of Economics Russia is the only Russian school represented in the rating of business schools of The Financial Times.


For additional information,
please, contact Anna Izmailova
Market Communications Manager of
Stockholm School of Economics, Russia
by telephone: +7 812 320 4801
Or by e-mail::
Anna.Izmailova@sseru.org 

 

October 29, 2008

Press Release

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) Executive MBA retains its leadership position in the Nordic and Baltic regions and climbed up to 14th place in Europe in the 2008 Financial Times ranking of the world’s best Executive MBA programs.

The SSE Executive MBA program has been ranked by the Financial Times as 1st in the Nordic and Baltic regions and 14th in Europe in the Financial Times ranking of the 95 top Executive MBA programs published on Monday 27 October. The alumni group surveyed included 149 alumni in six countries, proof of how attractive SSE Executive MBA alumni are on the international market, even as the number of business schools, participated in the ranking has increased considerably.

SSE’s climb in the FT Executive MBA rankings is particularly noteworthy because of the timing – the School is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary. “The SSE Executive MBA is an important part of the School’s present and will be an even more important part of its future,” says Lars Bergman, President of SSE.

The Stockholm Schools of Economics in Russia, a daughter company of SSE (Sweden) has a strong focus on Executive Education. The Executive MBA programs offered in SSE Russia combine SSE’s focus on intellectual rigor with serious business training in a format that permits business executives to continue their studies while working. The range of programs also includes “Executive MBA Oil&Gas. Industrial sector”, delivered in Russian. Participants of Executive MBA Oil&Gas. Industrial sector have the advantage of being taught by leading international faculty, using simultaneous translation, with an Executive MBA diploma from SSE. The Executive MBA at SSE Russia is an attractive option for top managers from the industrial sector who may not be comfortable with a learning experience that is exclusively in English, and were therefore not able to access international business schools. Boasting a combined enrollment of about 120 participants per year, the Executive MBA programs have become a powerhouse in Russia during the 11 years it has been offered.

“Higher business education has never been more important than in today’s volatile market situation. Specialized business knowledge is guaranteed to pay dividends in this challenging economic environment. The investment in an MBA education, for companies and individuals, has never been more timely in light of the relatively low opportunity costs currently required," says Dr. Anders Liljenberg, Dean of SSE Russia. “MBA enrollment traditionally peaks in times of economic downturn,” continued Dr. Liljenberg, “ as high-powered professionals see these economic valleys as the perfect time to develop their management skills by mastering corporate strategy and organizational behavior, to name just two key concepts.”

Since 2001, the year the Financial Times began its Executive MBA ranking, the SSE Executive MBA has been the first in the Nordic and Baltic leagues, while in the European Business Schools rankings, the School retains the following ranking positions:

    • Executive MBA                                          – SSE ranked 14

 

    • Masters in Management                              – SSE ranked 12

 

    • Executive Education Custom Programs      – SSE ranked 5

 

The Financial Times Executive MBA Rankings may be found at:

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Anders Liljenberg, Dean of the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia

Tel: +46-(0)70-22 66 533 / +7 812 320 48 00, e-mail: Anders.Liljenberg@hhs.se 

 Anna Izmailova, Market Communications Manager, Stockholm School of Economics, Russia

Tel.: +7 812 320 48 01, e-mail: Anna.Izmailova@sseru.org  

 

About the Financial Times ranking  

The Financial Times conducts annual rankings of the world’s leading business schools, universities and other institutions that offer different forms of business education, executive training and functional training.

These schools and programs are evaluated using a number of criteria, including comprehensive surveys of program alumni as well as quantitative information provided by the business schools themselves. The rankings contain information on such topics as career progress and salary percentage increase, as well as teaching methodology, faculty qualifications and international exposure. 

 


13 May, 2008

Press Release


St. Petersburg, May 13, 2008.  Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education was ranked 4th in Europe and 11th best in the world.

May 12, 2008 the results from the Financial Times custom programs ranking were published.

The annual Financial Times ranking of executive education is one of the more important milestones in SSE life during each year, because it reflects the School clients’ point of view. The responses of the custom program purchasers that SSE nominates to the Financial Times each year account for 80% of the final score. This is why SSE pays more attention to this particular ranking than any other. That shows that the most important clients of SSE have been satisfied with their educational experience at the School.

The Stockholm Schools of Economics in Russia, being the part of SSE (Sweden) has also a very strong direction of Executive Education. For more than 10 years the Stockholm School of Economics has been a leading institution in Russia providing open programs for top executives and entrepreneurs. Over 500 participants have graduated from the following programs: -Hans Rausing, Entrepreneurship Essentials, Living Company Hans Rausing Program in Modern Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Essentials Program, Living Company “Managing Effectiveness” Program.

In October 2008 the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia is launching a NEW 5 module open program for business executives “ Emerging Markets Competencies and Customers” (EMCC). The new open Program “Emerging Markets Competencies and Customers” is a succesor of the above mentioned programs. It has integrated the best elements of the previous executive programs of the School with the new developments in the fields of management science and executive education. The Program is structured around key management capabilities needed to become a highly effective executive and inspiring leader on the emerging market.


For addition information please contact
Anna Izmailova,
Market Communications Manager
Stockholm School of Economics, Russia
E-mail: Anna.Izmailova@sseru.org




05 May, 2008

Press Release

 

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Stockholm School of Economics, Russia and Novartis Group of companies have launched the new educational project - BUSINESS ACADEMY NOVARTIS

On April 29 the gala presentation of Business Academy Novartis took place in the Hotel National, Moscow. The project was initiated by the pharmaceutical company Novartis Farma, international leader in creation and production of fundamentally new medications. The academy was organized in Russia on the basis of the Stockholm School of Economics.

The event took place under the general slogan of the Business Academy Novartis – “territory of professionalism”.

The main task of the academy is preparation of a new generation of top managers capable of fulfillment of multi-level managerial tasks and to combine deep knowledge of pharmaceutical business and foremost business technologies.

The educational program is intended for one year. The first group of students included 45 employees of 4 subdivisions of Novartis Group – “Farma”, “Vaccines and Diagnostics”, “Sandoz” and “Consumer Health”.

Among participants of the press conference according to results of the event were: Anders Liljenberg, Professor and Rector of the Stockholm School of Economics, Olga Loseva, Head of Business Academy Novartis program, Juergen Brokatzky-Geiger, HR Director of Novartis group, Franc Waltman, head of educational programs of Novartis group, Patrick Aganyan, President of Novartis group in Russia. At the meeting with journalists special attention was paid to discussion of contemporary strategic corporate programs for training of managerial staff on the basis of the leading international educational centers, as well as to main goals of Novartis educational programs and educational project Business Academy Novartis.


Anders Liljenberg, Dean of the Stockholm School of Economics, Russia: “I am glad that Novartis opens this project which aims to contribute to the talent employee potential, and I am sure, this resource investment will cover itself and bring its benefits in the future!”

Jurgen Brokatski-Geiger, HR Director of Novartis group: “Development and personal growth of talented employees inside the company is always the №1 Priority for us. I am convinced that the opening of the Business Academy Novartis in Russia will certainly gives an impulse to the future business leaders formation.

For addition information please contact
Anna Izmailova,
Market Communications Manager
Stockholm School of Economics, Russia
E-mail: Anna.Izmailova@sseru.org




April 25, 2008

Press Release


SSE RUSSIA ADDS ANOTHER DIMENSION TO ITS EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

Ludmila Murgulets
Ludmila Murgulets,
Senior Advisor

The current progressive phase of SSE Russia is very much mirrored in the way we strengthen our market communications, something seen as Ms Anna Izmailova  was hired as Market Communications Manager earlier this year. One facet hereof is the external relations that we create and entertain with outside stake-holders such as suppliers, customers, colleagues in the educational sector, Russian state authorities and media. With the ongoing changing landscape of Russian higher business education this area tends to become ever more important, thus very much embodying the long-term focus of the SSE Russia operations.

This said it is my great pleasure to announce that, as from May 1 2008, Dr Ludmila Murgulets  will take on the position as Senior Advisor to SSE Russia in the area of external relations. Dr Murgulets, holding an Associate Professorship in social psychology from St Petersburg State University, and an MBA degree from Stockholm School of Economics, is a former executive of SSE Russia, who was among the founders of the School in St. Petersburg in 1997. Ludmila currently operates her own business in the area of education and consultancy. She has in addition an extensive business background including running her own company in the fashion industry and occupies several important positions in the Russian business community, being among other things Chairperson of Executive Committee in Saint-Petersburg International Business Association (SPIBA) and Executive Director of the Russian Association for Entrepreneurship Education.

Being able to join efforts with Dr Murgulets in this way is no less than an outstanding sign of a creative and unique partnership which I think testifies to the high value that will be maintained and realized in an area of crucial strategic importance for SSE Russia.

Dr Murgulets will report directly to me in my role as Dean of SSE Russia

 

Moscow April 25, 2008

Dr Anders Liljenberg

Associate Professor

Dean SSE Russia




April 16, 2008

Press Release


SSE RUSSIA STRENGTHENS ITS ORGANIZATION

Olga Loseva
Olga Loseva, Executive Director

SSE Russia is currently undergoing a very dynamic phase where the strategic reorientation of the last few years starts to pay off in full. This means that we will have to strengthen our organization accordingly thus being able fully to spend resources also on the next strategic leap ahead. In order to do so SSE Russia introduces, as from April 15 2008, a new position of  Executive Director the aim of which is to have the overall operational responsibility for all SSE Russia programs, meaning both our MBA and our executive programs.

It's a great honor for me to announce that  Ms Olga Loseva, former Head of Executive Programs, and of the SSE Russia Moscow site, has agreed to take on this position. Ms Loseva, an SSE MBA graduate and an MD by training, has an extensive career in the international pharmaceutical sphere before joining SSE Russia in year 2006. With her managerial qualifications and commercial experience I can think of no one better suited for this high-profile position.

Olga Loseva will, just as Finance Director Tatiana Mitina and Academic Director Johnny Lindstrom, report directly to me in my role as Dean of SSE Russia.

Stockholm April 14, 2008

Dr Anders Liljenberg

Associate Professor

Dean SSE Russia

 




December 3, 2007

Press Release


The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is ranked as Top 20 European Business School in the 2007 Financial Times ranking of European Business Schools

In the annual consolidated European Business Schools ranking published by the Financial Times on December 3, the Stockholm School of Economics’ programs in Sweden, Latvia and Russia leads Nordic and Baltic Business schools, with a final rank of 13 out of 60 programs ranked around Europe.

SSE participated in the European Business Schools rankings for the fourth year since the rankings started in 2004. This ranking is based on the five Financial Times business education rankings published in 2007:

    • Full-time MBA published in January (SSE is not ranked)
    • The Open Programs in May, (SSE ranked 42) and Custom Programs in May (SSE ranked 17)
    • European masters in management degrees in September (SSE ranked 9)
    • Executive MBA in October (SSE ranked 55)
    • European business schools in December (SSE ranked 13)

FT Rankings may be found at::  

http://www.ft.com/businesseducation/mba

About the Financial Times ranking

The Financial Times of London Financial Times carries out annual rankings of the world's leading business schools, universities, and other institutions that offer different types of business, management and leadership development programs

These rankings are compiled using data from surveys and interviews with participants, alumni and the business schools. The focus of each ranking is customer satisfaction. Depending on the program being ranked, customer satisfaction is measured by criteria including career progress, work experience, aims achieved and international faculty. Other criteria include women faculty, women students, and doctoral and research rank.

The European business schools ranking takes into account the number of programs ranked by the FT for each European school and the quality of these programs as assessed by the rankings. All the criteria from each of the rankings are used in its compilation; 20 criteria from the MBA ranking, 16 from the open programs executive education ranking, 16 from the custom programs ranking, 16 from the European masters in management ranking and 16 from the EMBA ranking.


For additional information, please contact:

Anders Liljenberg,

Dean of the Stockholm School of Economics in Russia

Tel: +46-(0)70-22 66 533 / +812 320 48 00,

e-mail: Anders.Liljenberg@hhs.se

 

November 12, 2007

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Stockholm School of Economics Russia excels in Delovoj Peterburg’s 2007 “Top 100 manager” initiative

The recent launch of Delovoj Peterburg’s annual “Top 100 managers of St Petersburg and the Leningrad region” sees three positions occupied by SSERU alumni, participants and faculty; Vladimir Odincov of the program Entrepreneurship Essentials 4, Alexey Badmaev of exMBA General Management 8 and Dean Anders Liljenberg.

-“I am personally very honored to be part of this “Top 100” initiative of Delovoj Peterburg, and it is particularly rewarding to find myself in the prestigious company of Mr Odincov and Mr Badmaev”, says Anders Liljenberg, Dean of SSE Russia, in a comment.

Link to:  The Delovoj Peterburg’s annual “Top 100 managers of St Petersburg and the Leningrad region”



For additional information, please contact:

Anders Liljenberg,

Dean SSE Russia

Tel: +46-(0)70-22 66 533 / +812 320 48 00,

e-mail: Anders.Liljenberg@hhs.se

 

November 5, 2007

Press Release


The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) consolidates its position in the 2007 Financial Times ranking of Executive MBA programs

In the annual Executive MBA ranking published by the Financial Times on October 22, the Stockholm School of Economics Executive MBA programs in Sweden and Russia leads Nordic/Baltic Business schools, with a final score of 55 out of 90 programs ranked around the world. No other Russian school is present in the rankings.

SSE participated in the Executive MBA rankings for the seventh year since the rankings started in 2001. In this year's evaluation, compiled using data from two sets of surveys - one completed by program alumni and one completed by the school itself - SSE is ranked 18th in Europe out of 26 programs. FT Rankings may be found at: http://www.ft.com/businesseducation/mba

-“Being ranked globally in place 55 is for sure a slight decrease if you compare to our achievement last year when we made a record 33-position climb. Keeping however in mind that the number of participating schools is continuously increasing, and that certain volatility is endemic to these figures, I feel we can be proud of being able to consolidate our position in an ever-increasing global competition in the area. And do remember that we are still the only Russian Executive MBA program participating in these rankings.” says Anders Liljenberg, Dean SSE Russia.


About the Financial Times ranking

The Financial Times of London Financial Times carries out annual rankings of the world's leading business schools, universities, and other institutions that offer different types of business, management and leadership development programs

These rankings are compiled using data from surveys and interviews with participants, alumni and the business schools. The focus of each ranking is customer satisfaction. Depending on the program being ranked, customer satisfaction is measured by criteria including career progress, work experience, aims achieved and international faculty. Other criteria include women faculty, women students, and doctoral and research rank.

For additional information, please contact:

Anders Liljenberg, Dean SSE Russia

Tel: +46-(0)70-22 66 533 / +812 320 48 00, e-mail: Anders.Liljenberg@hhs.se



About the Executive MBA at Stockholm School of Economics

The Executive MBA program at SSE is for participants who have a university degree and at least five years of qualified work experience. The two-year part-time program leads to an Executive MBA degree from the Stockholm School of Economics. The Executive MBA program combines theory and practice in a manner that is designed to connect the educational experience to each participant's business environment and previous experience. The Executive MBA has been ranked since 2001 as the best program in the Nordic region in the annual Financial Times ranking. The Executive MBA at SSE is offered in both Swedish and English in Sweden; in Russia in Russian and in English; and also in cooperation with the Latvian state at SSE Riga, in English.

 

The Russian-based programs, all aimed at executives with a general business career in mind, currently offer a fifteen-module curriculum in three different guises.

 

    • General Management
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Oil & Gas


Since 2004, the Stockholm School of Economics has also offered Sweden's only full time MBA program.

About SSE Russia

Stockholm School of Economics is present in Russia since 1997 and ever since offers a range of training programs aimed at the international market of higher education based in Russia. In addition to the above mentioned degree programs the school also offers corporate and open programs in a variety of fields.

From its Swedish origins the vision of the school is to contribute to the development of sustainable business in Russia and beyond, something fulfilled by the creative mix between state-of-the-art research as carried out by its faculty, and close ties with the successful business community.




September 19, 2007

Press Release

Dr Anders Liljenberg, Dean
Associate professor


Stockholm School of Economics Russia celebrates its first successful ten years!

Stockholm School of Economics Russia is a niche-oriented Swedish-run international business school, located in Moscow and St Petersburg, that opened its doors in 1997. Ever since we constitute the primary choice for successful business people with global minds and Russian experience. Being the only Russian school that is part of The Financial Times Global Executive MBA rankings we stand out as a unique actor in the Russian market for higher business education.

Stockholm School of Economics, a world-leading institution in academic excellence closely integrated with the global business community, in year 2009 completes its first century. And now it is time to celebrate our first ten years in Russia.

To commemorate this day of honor SSE Russia, together with the Consulate General of Sweden, organizes a historical seminar in StPetersburg in the afternoon of Friday September 21.
Please find enclosed the invitation.

If you want to learn about the unique story of the school and about our role for the higher education of the vibrant Russian business community, I would be happy to meet with you for an interview prior to the historical seminar.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch at your very earliest convenience.

Anders Liljenberg
Dean SSE Russia

Anders.Liljenberg@hhs.se
+7 (812) 320 48 00
+46 70 22 66 533



June 19, 2007

Press Release

Mann, Ivanov & Ferber       Mann, Ivanov & Ferber will publish the books
   of Stockholm School of Economics in Russia

 
Moscow, June 19, 2007 - the publishing house Mann, Ivanov and Ferber has signed an agreement with Stockholm School of Economics in Russia (SSE). Since the 1st of July authors' rights on publishing books using the brand SSE as well as the rights to sell the SSE books will be relegated to the publishers Mann, Ivanov and Ferber.

Before making a contract with Mann, Ivanov, Ferber the Stockholm School of Economics in Russia issued business books by itself. Among the works printed by SSE there were such famous bestsellers as Funky Business by Kjelle Nordstrem and Jonas Ridderstrale, 4D Branding by Tomas Ged, Just Imagine! by Tom Piters and others.

A decision about assigment of copyright on books was made due to the SSE's intention to concentrate on executive education only. According to the results of the tender between various publishing houses, Mann, Ivanov and Ferber was chosen. The SSE team has appreciated many business similarities between the School and the Publishers' business approaches: a thorough way of selecting books for publishing, an orientation to the premium business literature segment, etc.

Anders Liljenberg, the president of Stockholm School of Economics in Russia, describes the partnership with Mann, Ivanov and Ferber as advantageous: "Many students attend SSE thanks to our books. Reading them makes medium-level and executive managers looking for new essential knowledge from our professors. I believe the publishing house Mann, Ivanov and Ferber is able to increase our books' sales and at the same time to enlarge the both audiences, our students and our readers".

Mihail Ivanov, CEO of the publishing house Mann, Ivanov and Ferber, underscores mutual benefits from the contract: "It is a great opportunity for us to increase a number of readers". "All my colleges are proud of being selected as partners by Stockholm School of Economics", - added he.

Till the end of this year within the frame of the signed agreement Mann, Ivanov and Ferber is going to issue two books using the SSE's brand. Next year it is planned to publish eight-ten books more. Mann, Ivanov and Ferber assumes all publishing and marketing functions. Besides, the publishing house hopes for the SSE professors, students and graduates' active participation in choosing books and in the editorial process.



Stockholm School of Economicsis present in Russia since 1997 and ever since offers a range of training programs aimed at the international market of higher education based in Russia. In addition to the above mentioned degree programs the school also offers corporate and open programs in a variety of fields.

From its Swedish origins the vision of the school is to contribute to the development of sustainable business in Russia and beyond, something fulfilled by the creative mix between state-of-the-art research as carried out by its faculty, and close ties with the successful business community.

Mann, Ivanov and Ferberis the only Russian Publishing House launched by three successful businessmen with extensive experience working in both Russian and international companies. All three founders are well-known business writers, translators and publishers.



May 24, 2007

Press Release

The Financial Times publishes an annual ranking of executive education programs conducted by leading business schools, universities and other organizations offering management and leadership development programs to top business executives around the world.

Swedish leadership education ranked highly by Financial Times

In 2007, the executive education arm of the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) was ranked among the 20 best in the world and fifth best in Europe for customized executive education programs for companies and organizations by the Financial Times of London.

       — Successful and focused companies as clients, professional and experienced purchasers and program directors, tightly knit relationships and an increasing understanding of the challenges and dilemmas faced by each client is the recipe for success in customized executive education programs, according to the Financial Times' annual evaluation of executive education providers. For the first time, a Swedish education company has placed in the top five executive education providers in Europe, demonstrating that a strong focus on leadership fundamentals combined with the strong and innovative business climate in Sweden and the Baltic region.

       — "That a market actor with a home base in Sweden has been evaluated as one of the best in the world for custom programs, in the very competitive global executive education business, is a huge compliment to SSE's clients, purchasers and faculty," said Peter H?gglund, CEO of IFL at SSE. "Our chief focus is to seek to advance Swedish business through increase and dissemination of knowledge about leadership and management. This customer-based evaluation is significant to us for just those reasons."

In the ranking of qualified post-degree management and leadership development programs (executive education) published May 14 in the Financial Times, SSE finished at 17th place, a position it shares with Insead in France and University of Pennsylvania: Wharton in the USA. SSE was ranked above both London Business School and Stanford University Graduate School of Business for custom programs. SSE's cooperative partner Duke Corporate Education was ranked first for the third year in a row.

The Stockholm School of Economics in Stockholm, Sweden has participated in the Financial Times rankings through its executive education arm (IFL at SSE and SSE Russia) for eight years in a row.

        — "Once again we are able to see how Stockholm School of Economics excels when compared to other world-renowned institutions of higher business education. This is yet another proof of how our unique Sweden-based model of customer orientation and state-of-the art teaching meets the sophisticated demand of today's business, not least in Russia", says Anders Liljenberg, Dean of SSE Russia. "I believe this unique competence of ours is of special importance to our Russian corporate customers and the highly challenging market context of theirs".

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) has participated in the annual Financial Times ranking of executive education providers since 2000. SSE also participates in the annual Financial Times rankings of Executive MBA programs , Masters in Management programs and European Business Schools.

For additional information, please contact:

Peter B. Hagglund, PhD, CEO IFL at SSE in Stockholm
Tel: +46-(0)70-860 28 88 /+46-(0)8-586 175 01, e-mail: peter.hagglund@ifl.se

Anders Liljenberg, Dean, Stockholm School of Economics Russia
Tel: +46-(0)70-226 65 33 /+7-812-320 48 00, e-mail: anders.liljenberg@hhs.se

Anne von Bergen, Senior Advisor, Ranking, Stockholm School of Economics
Tel: +46-(0)70-230 16 10 e-mail: anne.von.bergen@hhs.se

December 4, 2006

Press Release

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) leads business schools in Baltic rim in the 2006 Financial Times ranking of European Business Schools

In the annual European Business School ranking published by the Financial Times today, the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, Russia and Latvia leads business schools in the Baltic rim, with a final score of 12. No other Russian school is present in the rankings. As a result - SSE climbed from 44 to 12 place in Europe and become the school number 1 in the Nordic countries.

"This astonishing climb of SSE in the overall Financial Times Business School ranking is another important sign of the very progressive development underway for the SSE group. To be one of the overall top-scoring schools in Europe is obviously very important also from the horizon of SSE Russia and is another proof of how we contribute for and by our alumni community. This overall strengthened position of ours makes us really stand out from others and is yet another piece of inspiration for us to try even harder" SSE Russia Dean Dr Anders Liljenberg adds in a comment.

This is the third year the Financial Times has produced a ranking of European business schools.

This meta-survey is based on the five Financial Times business education rankings that appeared in 2006; the full-time MBA ranking (published in January), the rankings of open enrolment and customised non-degree executive education programmes (May), the European Masters in Management ranking (September) and the EMBA ranking (October).

In fact, all the criteria from each of the rankings were used in the compilation of this survey; 20 criteria from the MBA ranking, 16 from the open programmes Executive Education ranking, 17 from the custom programmes Executive Education ranking, 16 from the European Masters in Management ranking and 16 from the EMBA ranking.

About the Financial Times ranking

The Financial Times of London Financial Times carries out annual rankings of the world's leading business schools, universities, and other institutions that offer different types of business, management and leadership development programs.

These rankings are compiled using data from surveys and interviews with participants, alumni and the business schools. The focus of each ranking is customer satisfaction. Depending on the program being ranked, customer satisfaction is measured by criteria including career progress, work experience, aims achieved and international faculty. Other criteria include women faculty, women students, and doctoral and research rank.

For additional information, please contact:

Anders Liljenberg, Dean SSE Russia
Tel: +46-(0)70-22 66 533 / +812 320 48 00, e-mail: Anders.Liljenberg@hhs.se

Anne von Bergen, senior advisor, project leader for rankings, SSE
Tel: +46-(0)70-230 16 10 e-mail: anne.von.bergen@hhs.se

About SSE Russia

Stockholm School of Economics is present in Russia since 1997 and ever since offers a range of training programs aimed at the international market of higher education based in Russia. In addition to the above mentioned degree programs the school also offers corporate and open programs in a variety of fields.

From its Swedish origins the vision of the school is to contribute to the development of sustainable business in Russia and beyond, something fulfilled by the creative mix between state-of-the-art research as carried out by its faculty, and close ties with the successful business community.

October 23, 2006

Press Release

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) leads Russian business schools in the 2006 Financial Times ranking of Executive MBA programs

Following on SSE's recent 8th place in the Financial Times ranking of European Masters in Management programs in September, the SSE Executive MBA programs showed strong improvement in the 2006 FT ranking scores for EMBA programs.

In the annual Executive MBA ranking published by the Financial Times today, the Stockholm School of Economics Executive MBA programs in Sweden and Russia leads Nordic business schools, with a final score of 38th globally, 24 places ahead of its closest Nordic competitor. No other Russian school is present in the rankings.

SSE participated in the Executive MBA rankings for the sixth year since the rankings started in 2001. In this year's evaluation, compiled using data from two sets of surveys - one completed by program alumni and one completed by the school itself - SSE climbed from 71st to 38th place internationally, and from 25th to 13th place in Europe.

Stockholm School of Economics Executive MBA alumni have higher salaries and are more international

— "SSE's nearly decade-long presence in Russia, combined with the School's international focus on academic quality in the Swedish and Russian EMBA programs, has provided a gratifying result, demonstrated by our 6th in the world placement for overseas attendants in this Executive MBA ranking" said Peter H?gglund, academic dean for the Executive MBA in Sweden and CEO for SSE's executive education arm, IFL at SSE.

The data from the alumni survey in the Executive MBA rankings indicated that SSE Executive MBA participants average salary increase five years after beginning their EMBA degree was 74 percent, up from 47 percent in 2005.

— " I'm pleased that the superb academic quality of the Executive MBA programs offered by SSE Russia has been recognized by the FT ranking, indeed the only program in Russia to be so honored. The fact that so much of the FT EMBA ranking is based on the comments of program alumni shows me that our high academic standards are appreciated by the program participants. This is a great day for all of us at SSE Russia!" said Anders Liljenberg, Dean SSE Russia.

The Stockholm School of Economics participates in several Financial Times rankings each year. It participates in the executive education ranking through its executive education arm, IFL at SSE. It also participates in the Masters in Management ranking and the European Business School ranking, in addition to the Executive MBA ranking. Thus far during 2006, IFL at SSE has moved up from 39th to 34th place internationally, and the Masters in Management program has risen from 15th to 8th place in the FT rankings.

About the Financial Times ranking

The Financial Times of London Financial Times carries out annual rankings of the world's leading business schools, universities, and other institutions that offer different types of business, management and leadership development programs

These rankings are compiled using data from surveys and interviews with participants, alumni and the business schools. The focus of each ranking is customer satisfaction. Depending on the program being ranked, customer satisfaction is measured by criteria including career progress, work experience, aims achieved and international faculty. Other criteria include women faculty, women students, and doctoral and research rank.

For additional information, please contact:

Anders Liljenberg, Dean SSE Russia
Tel: +46-(0)70-22 66 533 / +812 320 48 00, e-mail: Anders.Liljenberg@hhs.se

Anne von Bergen, senior advisor, project leader for rankings, SSE
Tel: +46-(0)70-230 16 10 e-mail: anne.von.bergen@hhs.se

About the Executive MBA at Stockholm School of Economics

The Executive MBA program at SSE is for participants who have a university degree and at least five years of qualified work experience. The two-year part-time program leads to an Executive MBA degree from the Stockholm School of Economics. The Executive MBA program combines theory and practice in a manner that is designed to connect the educational experience to each participant's business environment and previous experience. The Executive MBA has been ranked since 2001 as the best program in the Nordic region in the annual Financial Times ranking. The Executive MBA at SSE is offered in both Swedish and English in Sweden; in Russia in Russian and in English; and also in cooperation with the Latvian state at SSE Riga, in English.

The Russian-based programs, all aimed at executives with a general business career in mind, currently offer a fifteen-module curriculum in three different guises.

    • General Management
    • Strategic Marketing
    • Oil & Gas
Since 2004, the Stockholm School of Economics has also offered Sweden's only full time MBA program.

About SSE Russia

Stockholm School of Economics is present in Russia since 1997 and ever since offers a range of training programs aimed at the international market of higher education based in Russia. In addition to the above mentioned degree programs the school also offers corporate and open programs in a variety of fields.

From its Swedish origins the vision of the school is to contribute to the development of sustainable business in Russia and beyond, something fulfilled by the creative mix between state-of-the-art research as carried out by its faculty, and close ties with the successful business community.

May 18, 2006

Press Release

IFL at SSE ranked as best in Nordic Region in Financial Times executive education ranking

In the annual ranking of best management and leadership development executive programs, the Financial Times confirmed IFL at SSE’s standing as the best executive education provider in the Nordic region. In addition, IFL at SSE’s custom programs ranking result advanced the company 9 places, to 11th best in Europe.

Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) participated for the seventh year in the Financial Times ranking of executive education providers through IFL at SSE. In 2006, IFL at SSE was the only Nordic executive education provider to be ranked in the combined open and custom program rankings.

IFL at SSE leadership education judged among best in Europe
Each year, the Financial Times ranks the world’s leading business schools, universities and other qualified executive education programs offering different forms of comprehensive management and leadership development programs. In this year’s ranking, IFL at SSE was ranked as best in the Nordic region, 15th in Europe and 34th internationally.

In this year’s ranking, IFL at SSE made strong advances, particularly in the area of custom or tailor-made development programs. Custom programs are leadership and development educational programs created for an individual company, consortium, or organization and tailored to match the precise needs of the client.

From 2005 to 2006, IFL at SSE rose from 20th to 11th position in this prestigious category. This was the greatest improvement of all European schools ranked, and as such mentioned in the Financial Times article summarizing the overall ranking results: ”…the 2006 prize for most improved European school goes to Stockholm School of Economic. After a lengthy merger with IFL, a Swedish executive education provider, the new entity is making up lost ground…”

“Last year’s successful merger between SSE Executive Education and IFL has had an immediate impact. The new company’s first FT ranking result has made it obvious that the merger has produced important synergies and the critical mass necessary to compete successfully with the top international executive education providers. We are on the right track, and we continue to sharpen our offering”, said Hans Tson Soderstrom, chairman of the board of IFL at SSE.

Stockholm School of Economics participates annually in the Financial Times rankings of executive education providers, executive MBA programs, and Masters in Management.

About the Financial Times executive education rankings

The Financial Times annually ranks the world’s leading business schools and other qualified providers of executive education. These annual evaluations are compiled from a number of criteria as well as comprehensive interviews and surveys with clients and program participants, which make up 80% of the overall rankings scores. Such important measurements as faculty quality, course design and teaching materials are evaluated as well as international clients, participants, and partner schools.

The ranking is presented in the format of three different rankings lists. One focuses on open enrollment programs, one on custom programs, and one on the combined ranking scores for both open and custom programs.

For further information, please contact:

Hans Tson Soderstrom, adjunct professor, board chairman, IFL at SSE
Tel: +46(0)70-813 28 20 /+46(0)8-586 175 45, e-mail: hans.tson.soderstrom@ifl.se

Anne von Bergen, senior advisor, project leader for rankings, SSE
Tel: +46(0)70-230 16 10 e-mail: anne.von.bergen@hhs.se

Peter Rover, marketing and communications director, IFL at SSE
Tel: +46(0)70-249 42 24 / +46(0)8-586 175 33, e-mail: peter.rover@ifl.se

About IFL at Stockholm School of Economics

IFL at SSE is the result of the 2005 merger between the former Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education and IFL, the Swedish Institute of Management. Both of the organizations specialized in executive education and had their roots in the Stockholm School of Economics. The merger created a stronger actor on the Nordic market, prepared to compete in the increasingly internationalized market for executive education programs and services.

IFL at the Stockholm School of Economics' vision is to strengthen companies, organizations and individuals through development programs and efforts of the highest possible international quality.

May 5, 2006

Press Release

Peter Hagglund appointed CEO for IFL at Stockholm School of Economics

The board of directors at IFL at Stockholm School of Economics (IFL at SSE) has appointed Peter Hagglund, PhD, as new chief executive officer. The appointment will be effective June 5, 2006.

Mr. Hagglund earned a PhD degree from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). He has been active at SSE as lecturer and researcher in its Department of Management and Organization. He currently serves as academic director for the Executive MBA program in Stockholm. As CEO, Mr. Hagglund will assume responsibility for IFL at SSE’s activities in Sweden as well as for its daughter companies in Norway, Finland, Russia and Belgium.

IFL at SSE employs around 100 staff and serves as the executive education arm of the Stockholm School of Economics. In 2005, IFL at SSE had sales of around 25M€, and conducted over 100 open programs and more than 120 customized programs throughout the Nordic/Baltic region.

“After a broad and comprehensive recruiting process, the board of directors has decided that Peter Hagglund is the right person to lead IFL at SSE in the increasingly international market for corporate and executive development. Peter possesses not only a solid base in the academic world, but a genuine understanding of the company. His personal and professional abilities, his energy and enthusiasm, are precisely what is required to successfully lead IFL at SSE into the future,” says board chairman Hans Tson Soderstrom.

Mr. Hagglund’s first priority will be to lead the development of IFL at SSE from its current position as a leader in the Nordic market to its goal of being one of the top executive education companies in Europe.

“I look forward to my new responsibilities with great enthusiasm. I am honored to have been chosen to lead the company during this critical phase of its development as a new post-merger organization. My work as CEO will be made easier by inheriting a company with a strong balance sheet and impressive program offerings. My assignment now will be to ensure that the new company IFL at SSE makes use of the academic strengths and knowledge within SSE and its many academic partners, in our relationships with our valued clients. I am also eager to assist my skilled and experienced colleagues at IFL at SSE in our common goal of building an even better and more competitive executive education organization,” says Peter Hagglund.

Jan Eklof, dean of SSE Russia, comments: “We now look forward to even more intensive cooperation within the SSE Group, and certainly to see the academic links flourish in order to enhance the development of solid executive training offerings on the CIS market via SSE Russia”.


For further information, please contact:

Hans Tson Soderstrom, adjunct professor, chairman of the board for IFL at SSE.
Tel: +46-(0)70-813 28 20 / +46-(0)8-586 175 45, e-mail: hans.tson.soderstrom@ifl.se

Peter Hagglund, newly appointed CEO for IFL at SSE
Tel: +46-(0)70-860 28 88, e-mail: peter.hagglund@hhs.se

Peter Rover, Marketing and Communications Director, IFL at SSE
Tel: +46-(0)70-249 42 24 / +46-(0)8-586 175 33, e-mail: peter.rover@ifl.se

Picture of Peter Hagglund can be found at www.hhs.se/Press/Pressreleases/060505.htm.

About IFL at Stockholm School of Economics

IFL at SSE is the result of the 2005 merger between the former Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education and IFL, the Swedish Institute of Management. Both of the organizations specialized in executive education and had their roots in the Stockholm School of Economics. The merger created a stronger actor on the Nordic market, prepared to compete in the increasingly internationalized market for executive education programs and services.

IFL at the Stockholm School of Economics' vision is to strengthen companies, organizations and individuals through development programs and efforts of the highest possible international quality.



Saint Petersburg, March 1st, 2003

Press Release

     Stockholm School of Economics in Saint Petersburg (SSE SPb) strengthens its organization in order to be prepared for new challenges. SSE SPb has now been established in Russia for about 5 and a half years. During this period it has developed from a small project oriented initiative into an operational international business school offering a number of training possibilities for everyone working with Russian and CIS management activities. Recently SSE SPb also opened a representative office in Moscow, as well as started on site training activities in about half a dozen cities in the CIS.

   We expect an ongoing strong demand of our offerings for the years to come and are devoted to being "the preferred alternative for everyone seeking state-of-the art substantive knowledge about international management". We will work under the brand-name Stockholm School of Economics in Russia (SSE Russia).

   The organization of SSE Russia now includes an even stronger international (part-time) faculty, as well as team of guest lecturers and associates. In addition, we have carried out a re-organization internally to being able to handle larger training challenges. Two core processes (programs and R&D) have been identified. Further, there is a process for Communication and one for Business Support.

   We are prepared to invite you for discussions how SSE Russia better can support your development needs, either on a individual basis, in the form of corporate programs and consultative activities, or through the open programmes (the International MBA or more specific courses).

   Please contact us in Saint Petersburg (Mrs. Rita Adaeva, rita@sseru.org) or Natalia Tzyganova, (Natalia.Tsyganova@sseru.org)


Professor Jan Eklof
President and Rector

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Press-release 2002-05-29

Press Release

     Financial Times confirmed the leading position of the Stockholm School of Economics

   For the first time Stockholm School of Economics' branch in Saint Petersburg participated in the ranking.

   In the annual Financial Times rankings list of leading Executive Education management and leadership programs, published on May 27, the Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education program maintained its leadership in the Nordic region, advancing to 6th in Europe.

   The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) Executive Education participated for the third year in The Financial Times, and remains the leading executive education provider for Northern Europe (defined as Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, the Baltic States, Germany, Poland, Russia, and the Benelux countries).

   SSE's Business Education is World Class

   The Financial Times ranking covers the leading business schools, universities, and other institutions offering different forms of management and leadership programs. These programs are evaluated using a total of 22 criteria, as well as interviews and surveys with program participants and purchasers of programs, and quantitative information provided by each institution applying to the rankings. Such criteria as preparation, new skills and learning, international location, and partner schools are considered.

   Ranked Among the Best in Europe

   In this year's rankings, the Stockholm School of Economics Executive Education organization placed 6th in Europe and 19th internationally. The chief consequence of this placement is that the Stockholm School of Economics is perceived internationally as being in the top ranks of European schools and comparable to London Business School, Insead, and IMD.

   The Financial Times' evaluation of SSE Executive Education's custom programs was significantly higher than in previous years, with an overall ranking of 5th in Europe and 16th internationally.

   "We believe that we differentiate ourselves from many of our international competitors because we put enormous amounts of time into creating unique customized programs for each client, arising from each corporate client's strategic goals, their existing competence profile, and what they desire to improve upon to increase their future potential. Our ambition has always been to be a strategic partner to the companies that we work with," says Erik Swartz, Chief Operating Officer and Dean of SSE Executive Education. "Through our work together, we seek to make a timely contribution to each client's competitive ability both now and in the future."

   Quality of Education

   "We see our mission in Russia in promoting and developing the best standards of European and international business education. High evaluation by Financial Times will contribute to further realization of this mission" - stated Ass. Prof. Jan Eklof, Rector and President of SSE in Saint Petersburg.

   "We are very pleased that our focus on quality Swedish leadership education has been recognized in such an internationally prominent ranking as The Financial Times. We will continue to strive to improve in every qualitative and quantitative criterion, as we work to meet the challenging demands of our clients and participants. We will work systematically to achieve a higher ranking in the future," said Hakan Hederstierna, Chairman of SSE in Saint Petersburg, CEO of SSE Executive Education.


 


 

 
   
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