The Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship is recognised around the world as a leading academic facility in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship. The school utilises the exciting and diverse academic environments of its member institutions (KI, KTH, SSE, Stockholm University and Konstfack), gathering their innovative and entrepreneurial competencies all under one roof in a joint education programme.
Above all, SSES takes pride in offering something a little extra to students who demand a whole lot more than just a diploma at the end of their studies. Our education and training focuses on preparing you for real life.
Students who excel may even get the opportunity to represent SSES in competitions against other international schools, and much more. And who knows? With a little help, the ideas you come up with while studying with SSES might well go on to form the next Spotify or H&M.
SSES is structured as a non-profit association with the acting rectors of the member universities as eligible members. The board of SSES represents the member universities and industry representatives. This construction creates a strong regional and personal commitment to the very idea of SSES. It also provides a sustainable and efficient platform for high-level academic decision-making.
SSES is also represented by a dedicated team of some 60 faculty and staff members. And in excess of 200 guest speakers, mentors and coaches take part in our education programme every year.
Our origin can be traced back to several courses taught at KTH and SSE in the 1990s. As interest grew, so did the need to fully recognise how important entrepreneurship was in a modern economy, and structure the teaching of these skills accordingly.
The Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship was founded by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and Karolinska Institutet (KI) to develop an integrated teaching syllabus to meet the demands of students, faculty and industry.
A generous donation from the Erling-Persson Family Foundation allowed the school to firmly establish itself as an independent organisation in August 1999. This was followed by a further donation from the foundation in 2002, which made it possible for Konstfack to become the fourth member institution. In 2009 Stockholm University was invited to join as the fifth member institution, resulting in the constellation of the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship that exists today.
Since it was founded, the partnership has grown stronger and stronger each year thanks to its solid foundation of collective expertise, diversity, international standing and a commitment to provide cross-disciplinary studies in applied entrepreneurship.