About Hanken & SSE Executive Education

A tale of two leading business schools - one provider of executive education

Hanken & SSE Executive Education delivers executive learning programs globally.


We were founded in 2005 as a joint venture between two leading Nordic business schools – Hanken School of Economics in Finland and Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in Sweden.


We offer the combined strength and competence of two well-renowned, EQUIS-accredited Business Schools both founded in 1909.


Based in Helsinki, Finland, Hanken & SSE delivers executive education globally through an extensive network in the Nordic and Baltic region. Stockholm School of Economics which we are a part of has units in Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, Riga, St. Petersburg and Moscow.


We top the Financial Times Executive Education overall ranking of Nordic players for many years in a row.


We merge frontline academic knowledge, thorough business understanding and innovative pedagogical approaches in learning experiences designed to have true business impact.


We offer pioneering research and learning in for instance:

  • Strategic leadership & management
  • Strategy execution
  • Organizational change
  • Finance & controlling
  • Service & customer Excellence

Our Group

Hanken School of Economics

Hanken School of Economics

Hanken is a Finnish business school located in Helsinki and Vasa, Finland. Hanken is a leading, internationally accredited university with over a hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration.


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Stockholm School of Economics

SSE Stockholm

Stockholm School of Economics is one of Europe’s leading business schools, with a unique business-community network. The research is internationally recognized and many of the researchers are among the leading figures in their respective fields.


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SSE Riga

SSE Riga

The mission of Stockholm School of Economics Riga is to provide state-of-the-art education in economics and business that contributes to the economic and social development of the region, in particular the Baltic countries.


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SSE Russia

SSE Russia

The objective of Stockholm School of Economics Russia is to be a mutually enriching cultural context of business education that inspires people to learn and develop thereby contributing to long-term sustainable societal development.


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Quality and Rankings

We work hard to deliver premium quality in everything we do, from program design and content to project management and serving our customers. For continuous development, we constantly measure how we succeed and share and discuss our results openly with clients and program participants.


Both Hanken and Stockholm School of Economics are certified by EQUIS (The European Quality Improvement System, www.efmd.org).


Hanken School of Economics holds the rare Triple Crown Accreditation status from the most sought-after international accreditations: AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS. Under 1 %, that is some 75, of the world’s business schools have achieved all three accreditations.

AACSB Accredited
Financial Times Executive Education Rankings

The annual Financial Times global ranking of executive education has since 2007 rated Hanken & SSE Executive Education through its owner Stockholm School of Economics as the top provider of executive education in the Nordic region, while being part of the global top 50 providers of executive education.

Mission – Learning for Performance

Hanken & SSE Executive Education co-creates knowledge flows for business impact.


This means


  • Latest research based knowledge
  • Great learning experiences with measurable impact
  • Tailored global turn-key projects combining world class top expertise
  • Top quality

The way we work

Hanken & SSE Executive Education Pride

We take pride in what we do guaranteeing quality in growing leaders and their businesses

Hanken & SSE Executive Education Passion

We believe in what we do and willingly try new ways aiming to exceed client expectations

Hanken & SSE Executive Education Bubbly

We want to make our clients and colleagues feel special through a bubbly spirit by celebrating success and sharing in challenges

Hanken & SSE Executive Education Magic

We want to wow our clients with our innovative thinking adding value to their business

Some of our Clients

Hanken & SSE Executive Education clients