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The Stockholm School of Economics and Sciences Po launch a dual master’s degree framework

Pressmeddelande   •   Sep 22, 2014 09:08 CEST

The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), the leading business school in Northern Europe, and Sciences Po, France’s leading university in the social sciences, have reached an agreement to create a cross-disciplinary dual master’s degree framework. 

The first year is spent at Sciences Po in Paris studying international affairs at PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs), and the second year is spent at SSE in Stockholm studying business administration and/or economics. Upon completion of the coursework, students receive two master’s degrees, one in business and/or economics from SSE and one in their chosen field of international affairs from Sciences Po (PSIA).   

“This agreement with Sciences Po is an important step in establishing even more clearly that SSE is an international business school working to educate leaders who will transform the world they live in and help shape society, both today and tomorrow” said Lars Strannegård, President of the Stockholm School of Economics.  

“Through this new agreement, Sciences Po will combine its expertise in the social sciences with SSE’s knowledge in business and economics. Students will receive an interdisciplinary learning experience in a demanding programme specially developed by the two universities. They will be well positioned to become leaders in both international affairs and business” said Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po. 

This framework is aimed at graduate students planning careers in diplomacy, international organisations and other areas of social and public policy at the national, European and global level. The two-year degree will accept qualified applicants from around the world and begin in the fall of 2015. Several curricular combinations are possible, and prospective students must meet admission criteria for the chosen masters programmes at both schools.   

About the Stockholm School of Economics
The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is the leading business school in Northern Europe. For more than a century, SSE has educated talented women and men for leading positions within the business community and the public sector. SSE offers bachelors and masters degree programs along with highly regarded PhD, MBA and executive education programs. SSE has earned a reputation for excellence both in Sweden and around the world. The School is accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) certifying that all of its main activities, teaching as well as research, are of the highest international standards. SSE is also the Swedish member institution of CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education) and PIM (Partnership in International Management).

About Sciences Po
Founded in 1872, Sciences Po is France’s leading research university in the social sciences.  Sciences Po offers degrees at the undergraduate, graduate and executive education levels, and developed 34 dual degree programmes with its network of 410 partner universities. Each year,
   
Sciences Po hosts 13,000 students, half of whom are international, coming from 150 countries. Education at Sciences Po is multidisciplinary, multilingual and outward looking. It also places great emphasis on professional exposure. Following completion of their degree, 80% of the graduates are hired within six months of graduation and 39% start their career abroad. Sciences Po holds a high standard of social responsibility, and plays a pioneering role in the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Sciences Po has an array of financial aid for students of all origins and 30% of the student body hold a scholarship.

For more information on Sciences Po: www.sciencespo.fr.

For more information on PSIA: www.sciencespo.fr/psia 

Media contacts:
Stockholm School of Economics: Hanna Flodmark, hanna.flodmark@hhs.se, tel. +46 (0)70-689 90 15. 
Sciences Po: Caroline Allain, caroline.allain@sciencespo.fr, tel. +33 (0)1 45 49 72 98

Handelshögskolan i Stockholm (Stockholm School of Economics, SSE) är en av de ledande handelshögskolorna i Europa. Handelshögskolan har en stark internationell position med representation i Lettland och Ryssland och erbjuder kandidat, master- och MBA-program, liksom forskarutbildning och executive education. Dessutom bedrivs världsledande forskning inom områden som national-, finansiell- och företagsekonomi. Handelshögskolan är certifierad av EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), som garanterar att undervisning såväl som forskning håller högsta internationella klass, och är också Sveriges representant i CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education).


Stockholm School of Economics . Sveavägen 65 . Box 6501. SE-113 83 Stockholm .  Sweden . Phone +46 8 736 90 00 . www.hhs.se

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