SSE Executive Education ranks #1 for the Nordic and Baltic region for 2018

Each year, the Financial Times publishes its ranking of the world’s premier business schools that offer various forms of executive education and higher management and leadership development programs. It is the most significant recurring annual ranking of executive education.

“These are amazing figures! One must remember that there are about 14,000 business schools in the world, of which only a fraction qualify for the Financial Times rankings. We are at the top of this ranking, and are ranked higher than the University of Cambridge and Columbia Business School, for example. I’m so proud of that,” says Lars Strannegård, President of the Stockholm School of Economics.

“We are incredibly proud to again be ranked as the best international business school in the Nordic Region. This serves as continued evidence that our participants and customers are satisfied. It shows the strength of our offer and the relevance of our programs,” says Anders Richtnér, CEO of SSE Executive Education.

“The key to our success is that we collaborate with our client companies, who operate under global competition and with a high pace of change, to create programs that continuously improve and develop their operations and leaders within that context. Utilizing new technology in our offers is key, and we work persistently and with a long-term perspective to develop our clients’ business.”

SSE Executive Education has been operating since 1969. Having several client companies as partners from the outset has been instrumental to its success.

“I would like to thank all of our clients, participants and amazing employees for accomplishing this together,” says Richtnér.

You can find out more about the ranking on the Financial Times website:

For more information, please contact:

Anders Richtnér
CEO, SSE Executive Education
Tel: +46 8 459 77 27

About SSE Executive Education

SSE Executive Education at the Stockholm School of Economics is Northern Europe’s leading partner for executive education and is ranked number one in the Nordic region within leadership and business development according to the Financial Times. At SSE Executive Education, academic research is integrated with business. SSE Executive Education develops leaders focused on cutting-edge areas, including innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainable growth and financial economics, as well as boosting the competitiveness of companies, organizations and the public sector through powerful transformation. Read more at