Stockholm School of Economics

International Business, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


You will work on an advanced level with topics focused on running and developing global organizations. Throughout the program, you will use strategy and marketing tools to put the firm in context and explore how firms influence their competitive environments. You will also learn how to make firms grow and prosper from the inside, through innovations and management practices that build operational excellence.

Program content

Leadership and teamwork in multi-cultural contexts is studied as well as practiced through live projects and group work, and reflected upon through interaction with executives. Ethics and CSR are integrated in several courses to mirror the integrated role it should have in everyday decision-making. Language and skills training provides the essential management communication tools needed for your future work. You will work with real “live” projects together with corporate partners of CEMS and of SSE.

Through the combination of topics covered in the program, you will acquire a deep and integrated understanding of how international firms and other organizations function, how to navigate them to achieve results, and, last but not least, how to improve them and the things they do.

The curriculum of the Master of Science in International Business is designed to facilitate the successful completion of the CEMS Master in International Management. Upon fulfilling the graduation requirements of SSE and of CEMS, you will be awarded both a Master of Science degree from SSE and a Master's degree from CEMS, the prestigious global alliance of management education.

The MSc Program in International Business takes part in the FT Master in Management ranking. The latest ranking placed SSE's MIB program 23rd out of 95 participating top international business schools. 

Career Opportunities

The program will prepare you for an international career in many different sectors. Positions that our graduates will enter are for example: 

  • Brand Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Controller
  • Consultant
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Sales Manager

During the two-year program you will get to know and work with global corporations through various projects and seminars providing you with a great network for your future career. 

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Creating International Firms, including an international two-week Live Project
  • Managing Human Dynamics in the Global Firm
  • Industry Clusters and Firm Competitiveness
  • Innovation Processes, Capabilities and Networks
  • The Shaping of Global Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Immersion Trip
  • International Business Research Thesis
  • International Internship
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                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:


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                  Academic Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these tests:

                  • You need the following GMAT score:

                    Required score: 600

                    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

                  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

                    Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:


                    The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

                    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments. Read more about the GRE® General test.

                  1. Bachelor's degree with at least 90 ECTS in Social Sciences or Humanities, with a minimum of 30 ECTS in Business Administration.

                  2. GMAT or GRE test result

                  • GMAT (total score) of 600 or more.
                  • GRE score (quantitative) of 155 or more.

                  3. Proof of proficiency in English

                  4. Proficiency in another language

                  You should list all the languages that you know, this will be taken into consideration during the assessment.

                  5. Motivation & supporting attachments

                  • Letter of motivation
                  • Brief CV with your recent achievements
                  • Ranking of the ten CEMS schools you prefer for your semester abroad
                  • Photo
                  • Relevant work experience and extracurricular activities may be considered.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International Applies to you

                    15253 EUR/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 15253 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  • EU/EEA Applies to you

                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                  • Tuition fees: 150 000 sek / year
                  • Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees.

                  Living costs for Stockholm

                  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
                    Living Costs

                  The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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