The Stockholm School of Economics is welcoming applications from qualified candidates for the SSE MBA Carl Silfven Scholarship award for foreign students in Sweden for the 2021/2022 school year.
The Carl Silfvén Foundation is a foundation created by means of the will of Carl Silfvén in 1914. The school is one of Europe’s foremost business schools, with a distinct business-community network. Their research is globally acclaimed and many of its researchers are among the foremost figures in their respective disciplines.
The Stockholm School of Economics is one of Europe’s foremost business schools. SSE provides BSc, MSc and MBA programs, together with highly esteemed PhD- and Executive Education degrees. SSE’s Master degree program in Finance is ranked no.18 globally as of 2018.
The Stockholm School of Economics started operations and took in its first students 110 years ago, in 1909. The years near the turn of the nineteenth century were years of fast industrial growth in Sweden, which also led to a need for skilled managers and staff. Prominent figures within Swedish industry and commerce identified that such individuals would need expert education in business practices and theories. These industry leaders (Olof A. Söderberg, K.A. Wallenberg, and Joseph Nachmanson and so on) assembled the businessmen and officials of Stockholm, and in 1906 they created the Stockholm School of Economics Association, an establishment with the sole aim of making the dream of a Swedish business school come to fruition.
Three years after that (in 1909), owing to the support of the City of Stockholm, government backing and donations from private bequests, the Stockholm School of Economics began operations for the first time. Taking in 110 students, the first curriculum ran for two years and entailed economics, commerce and a mixture of political sciences and law.
The Stockholm School of Economics began its operations at Brunkebergstorg in central Stockholm, located in a commercial building referred to as Brunkebergs hotel. Renting the whole third floor of the hotel, teaching progressed at the premises for almost two decades. As time passed, however, SSE outgrew these location and hired Swedish architect Ivar Tengbom with drawing up plans for the new facilities. In 1926, the School opened these new quarters situated at Sveavägen 65, the address of their main building to this day. Generous gifts over the years have afforded SSE the chance to expand on Tengbom’s design, and the original building is flanked by newer buildings and a lot of additional premises are situated nearby.
The ensuing decades were an exhilarating period of growth for SSE. In 1929, only a few years after the relocation to Sveavägen, the School established its first research institute. Fittingly named the Economic Research Institute, it was created with the objective of carrying out leading research within the areas of economics and commerce.
Worth of SSE MBA Carl Silfven Scholarship
The SSE MBA Carl Silfven Scholarship award program provides;
- The complete tuition fee of SEK 619.000, for the SSE MBA Executive Format 2021,
- Traveling expenses up to SEK 150.000 and
- Expenses for housing up to SEK 150.000.
Eligibility for SSE MBA Carl Silfven Scholarship
- The SSE MBA Carl Silfven Scholarship award will be granted to an individual employed by a Swedish establishment anywhere in the world, with a Bachelor’s degree program in a non-business subject.
- The scholarship award shall advance the competitiveness of Swedish-based business in a foreign market.
- Up to two scholarship awards are granted.
- Applicants are preferably high-potentials with (a minimum of) a Bachelor degree in a non-business subject, a high level of English adeptness and at least five years relevant work experience.
How to Apply for SSE MBA Carl Silfven Scholarship
To put in for the SSE MBA Carl Silfven Scholarship award;
- Please complete the Open form.
- Of the applicants applying, 3 to 7 finalists are selected and asked to hand in a full application for the SSE MBA program (comprising interview and tests).
- The beneficiary of the scholarship award is chosen by the Carl Silfvén Foundation.
- If you have any queries about this form or the scholarship award, please get in touch with [email protected]
- Application ends on August 31, 2021.
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