Graduation of the Gothenburg Executive MBA class of 2015-2017

After almost two years of studies the participants of the Executive MBA-programme 2015-2017 at the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg have graduated. The presentations of the theses, with topics such as strategic decision making and organizational development, were followed by the traditional diploma ceremony. Some twenty managers have successfully completed the programme and honed their knowledge from within leadership and business management.

The Gothenburg Executive MBA programme is truly international with a distinct Nordic-Asian focus. It is run entirely in English and includes lectures at the School in Gothenburg every third Thursday-Saturday. It is the only Executive MBA programme in Sweden accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). During 21 months, participants get access to the latest research within management and are challenged to apply new skills in their day-time positions.

”Another impressive Executive MBA cohort graduates today. It has been my privilege to see these ambitious leaders transform like they have and I am impressed by the in-programme job promotions we have seen, the latest one announced on this their very graduation day. What good timing!” comments Håkan Ericson, managing director of the GU School of Executive Education at Handelshögskolan in Gothenburg.

”Finishing my Executive MBA programme is one of the best moments in my life. I feel proud and grateful. Amazing professors have piloted us through challenging subjects, but above all, my fantastic fellow participants made this education so valuable to me,” says Maria Ljungqvist, managing director, Göteborgs Studenters Företagsgrupp AB.

Considerable breadth among participants
The participants of the Executive MBA programme have varying backgrounds and represent different industries. What they have in common is that they are all managers, holding positions in companies like AstraZeneca, Stena Metall, Volvo Group, Volvo Cars, Bulten, Akzo Nobel, SKF and Ericsson, but also in companies, such as Mindecamp, Nudie Jeans and others. The median age is 40 and the age span is 34-56 years. 30 per cent of the participants are women. On average, the participants had more than 10 years of managerial experience upon enrolling to the programme in 2015.

The next programme start is October 5, 2017.

For more information, please contact:

Håkan Ericson, managing director of the GU School of Executive Education,;
Mobile +46 709 50 63 35

The GU School of Executive Education
offers Sweden’s only AMBA-accredited Executive MBA programme as well as custom programmes for internationally oriented enterprises in the Nordic market. The programmes are provided in Sweden and the rest of the world. By combining academic rigour and practical relevance, the GU School of Executive Education develops the key employees of its clients. The School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg is one of only about 70 business schools worldwide – and the only one in Sweden – that is Triple Crown accredited, which means that it has been awarded all of the top three international accreditations for business schools: EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. Only about 0.5 % of the world’s business schools have achieved Triple Crown status. Find out more:


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GU School of Executive Education delivers an Executive MBA programme with a Nordic-Asian focus, and custom programmes for the private and public sectors. Deliveries take place in Sweden and globally. By designing programmes to always combine academic rigour and lasting practical relevance, GU School of Executive Education develops leaders and executives. The School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg is the only business school in Sweden holding the three most prestigious international accreditations: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. These schools are usually referred to as being “Triple Crown” accredited. Only some 70 business schools in the world are, corresponding to approximately 0.5% of the total number of business schools globally.




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