Hanken & SSE Executive Education is igniting renewal
Hanken & SSE Executive Education is a joint venture of two renowned business schools – Hanken School of Economics in Finland and Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) in Sweden. Thus, the company is combining its local presence with well-known international expertise.
Each year, Financial Times ranks executive education programmes globally. For several years already, Hanken & SSE Executive Education has been ranked number one in Northern Europe as part of SSE and what is more, in 2022 the company climbed to position 15 in the global ranking.
“The ranking is based on the diversity of participants and faculty, as well as internationality and, most importantly, client satisfaction. We are of course delighted that our clients give us such great feedback”, says Business Director Inger Aaltonen.
Since the beginning in 2005, over 24,000 participants have attended the company’s programmes. Hanken & SSE Executive Education offers development programmes and customised solutions and has a pool of more than 500 academic and business experts in its network.
“You could say that we combine the book smarts and business smarts in our offering. Our roots are in academia and the latest research, and by combining that with thorough business understanding, we create innovative pedagogical approaches and hands-on learning for our customers.”
One aspect that permeates nearly all education and coaching is that it prepares the participants for the future. The basis for all education is the client company’s strategy. Hence all services are, in one way or another, about strategic renewal.
“Many of our solutions relate to strategic leadership for executives and middle management. We want to ignite the passion for renewal in people and organisations by turning knowledge into insight, action, and measurable impact as the pace of disruption accelerates.”
One popular topic explored is the hybrid workplace and how it is best led.
“Today, many organisations wonder how to operate in a digital environment where people are not physically close to each other. We can give them tools and insights to make it work for their organisation”, Aaltonen concludes.