Frequently asked questions

1. Does the school have international accreditation?

Stockholm School of Economics is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)) and is accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System.
The School is also the part of the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS).

2. What educational institution is the SSE affiliated with in Russia?

Stockholm School of Economics is a branch of the oldest private economic university in Sweden and is 100 % owned by SSE.

3. What is modular format?

Module is equal to one week starting on Wednesday and finishing on Sunday. Classes start at 9 a.m. and end at 19:30 p.m. For example, in our EMBA programs there are all in all 15 different blocks - modules - in each program. On average there is one module in 4-5 weeks. Between modules participants get educational materials, and home assignments for individual preparation. All School programs have modular format.

4. Where do the studies usually take place?

Majority of our programs are conducted in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Stockholm. For instance, fifteen modules of two-year EMBA program take place in Saint Petersburg (major part), in Moscow (three - four modules), two modules in Stockholm, and one module elsewhere abroad.

5. What is the admission procedure to the International MBA programs in Executive format?

The admission is conducted both in Saint Petersburg and in Moscow. It consists of three stages:

a) Application form with recommendations
b) Testing procedure
   1. English synonyms test
   2. Logical-mathematical test
   3. Mathematical test
c) Interview with SSE faculty.

6. What is included into the tuition fee?

Instruction fee and teaching materials: books, cases, compendia, and lecture materials are included into tuition fee.

The following items are not included:
  • Transportation costs (airplane and train tickets, participants' transportation to the place the module is conducted)
  • Lodging
  • Food
7. Faculty.

Being a Western business school, SSE utilizes to the maximum extent Western teachers in the educational process. At present that makes more than 75 % of all faculty. You will meet lecturers from Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden, and invited lecturers from such recognized European and world partner schools as LBS, INSEAD, Babson College. The best Russian teachers are invited to teach as well.

8. What diploma is delivered upon graduating?

After successful graduation of the International MBA program in Executive format, the participants get international diploma of the Stockholm School of Economics.

A MBA program in Executive format in Russian, participants are delivered the international diploma of the Stockholm School of Economics.

9. What differentiates your programmes from others?

In all our programmes we aim at integrating the best achievements of the Western management thought with the most successful cases of Russian business. To attain to such result we combine teachers and lecturers from academic environment, consulting and practicing managers.

In our participants we strive to develop ability of thoughtful analysis and independent, logically valid interpretation of the knowledge acquired in the process of study. Aspiration to influence the leadership characteristics of the future leaders of Russian and international business runs all through all our programmes as an integrating core.


Stockholm School of Economics · Russia
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