Stockholm Business School
Stockholm Business School (SBS) is one of the largest academic departments at Stockholm University with around 3500 students and 100 researchers/lecturers. Through close ties with other academic departments and regular collaborations with key business actors, the School has become a melting pot for interdisciplinary research and education generating new perspectives on current topics within business and beyond.
Stockholm Business School carries out innovative social science research about markets, organisations and the people who operate in them. Researchers at SBS are active within a variety of sub-disciplines related to the main areas of marketing, accounting, management and finance. More information here>
SBS offers cross-disciplinary education with the explicit intention of broadening the conventional conception of business studies to include humanistic, cultural and societal values. At SBS you can study international degree programmes on both undergraduate and postgraduate level. More information about education at SBS can be found here>
SBS has partnership agreements with over 100 universities around the world and welcomes some 300 exchange students every year. In order to be eligible to study as an exchange student at Stockholm Business School, you must be nominated by your home institution.
Fees and scholarships
Higher education in Sweden is free for students from countries within the EU, EEA and Switzerland. Students from outside the EU/EAA/Switzerland who wish to study in Sweden are required to pay fees. The price per academic year for studies at Stockholm University within the Humanities/Social Sciences/Law is SEK 90,000. Stockholm University has a scholarship scheme aimed at especially qualified students coming from countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland. Find out more>
The Swedish Institute also administer several scholarship schemes. Please find more information about these opportunities at the Swedish Institute>
The two-year executive MBA programme is an advanced professional development programme with courses that include management, leadership, organisation, production and strategy. The programme is designed to help general and senior manager participants lead their organisations, and business units, in a professional and responsible manner – through the fostering of a critical-reflective and holistic perspective. The programme is available in both Swedish and English. Read more here>
Alumni from SBS can be found in all sectors of society, often in leadership positions within public and private organisations.
- Fredrik Reinfeldt – Prime Minister of Sweden since (2006-2014)
- Anders Borg – Swedish Minister for Finance since (2006-2014)
- Annika Falkengren- President and CEO of the Swedish bank Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB)
- Peter Norman - Minister for Financial Markets (2010-2014)
- Mikael Wolf – CEO of the Swedish bank Swedbank
SBS had a modest beginning at the end of the 1950s when Stockholm School of Economics offered a dozen study places to students at the Stockholm College (the University was founded in 1960). As interest from students was high, the number of study places however multiplied rapidly and the courses offered increased in number and content.
In 1960 Stockholm College received university status and became Stockholm University. Two years later, in 1962, SBS became an independent department of the University. Two people in particular were of great significance during the establishment of Stockholm Business School; Professor Gerhard Törnquist and Professor T. Paulsson Frenckner.