The School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg granted membership of Executive MBA Council

The School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg is a new member of the Executive MBA Council – a non-profit association of universities and colleges that offer Executive MBA programmes. The Executive MBA Council currently includes 230 colleges and universities that administer 300 plus programmes in more than 40 countries worldwide. The council attracts members from schools and programmes diverse in size, scope, and location.
One of the council’s key roles involves serving as a voice and a central source of information about Executive MBA education.
Membership gives the School of Business, Economics and Law access to an exclusive network of world-class business schools, which, in turn, provides opportunities for benchmarking and international cooperation.


Michael Desiderio, Executive Director of the Executive MBA Council, congratulates
Håkan Ericson, Managing Director of GU School of Executive Education,
on the school’s membership.

Prestigious membership among the world’s foremost business schools
Membership of the Executive MBA Council is subject to strict requirements: the school must be internationally accredited and persons accepted to attend the Executive MBA programme must work full time at the executive level and have at least five years of work experience. Additionally, a recommendation in writing from a member of the Executive MBA Council is required. As one of 150 business schools with EQUIS accreditation, and the only business school in Sweden with AMBA accreditation of its Executive MBA programme, the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg satisfies these requirements. Håkan Ericson, Managing Director of GU School of Executive Education at the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg, is proud of the school’s membership of the Executive MBA Council.

– We have worked single-mindedly to establish our Executive MBA programme and to increase awareness of how it can strengthen both participants and the employers who nominate their key talents to participate in the programme. I regard being granted membership of the Executive MBA Council as an important step in this quality work, says Håkan Ericson, who is in Singapore attending the Executive MBA Council’s annual conference.

Executive MBA on a part-time basis with a Nordic-Asian focus

The School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg was first in Scandinavia to offer an Executive MBA programme. The programme has a unique Nordic-Asian focus, with parts of the programme taught in top-ranked universities in China and India. The programme is held in English on a part-time basis over 21 months and is aimed at managers with at least five years of work experience. The next Executive MBA programme will begin on 6 October 2016.


For more information, please contact:

Håkan Ericson, Managing Director, GU School of Executive Education, tel +46 31 786 53 81, +46 709 50 63 35, e-mail hakan.ericson@handels.gu.se; www.handels.gu.se/exed
Olof Billebo, Business Manager, GU School of Executive Education, tel +46 31 786 13 83, +46 703 320 1383, e-mail olof.billebo@handels.gu.se; www.handels.gu.se/emba

GU School of Executive Education
delivers Sweden’s only AMBA-accredited Executive MBA programme and custom programmes for the private and public sectors. Clients are spread out across the globe, with programme deliveries e.g. in USA, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and South Korea. By designing programmes to combine academic rigour and practical relevance, GU School of Executive Education develops their clients’ key employees. www.guexed.com

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The School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg delivers Sweden’s first AMBA-accredited Executive MBA programme, custom programmes for internationally-focused companies in the Nordic region and shorter open-enrolment programmes. Training is provided in Sweden and abroad. By designing programs that combine academic rigour and practical relevance, the school develops leaders and executives. The School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg is one of only 90 business schools in the world – and the only one in Sweden – to be Triple Crown-accredited, i.e. holding the three most prestigious international accreditations from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. This corresponds to approximately 0.7% of the total number of business schools globally. www.guexed.com

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The School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg is a new member of the Executive MBA Council – a non-profit association of universities and colleges that offer Executive MBA programmes. The Executive MBA Council currently includes 230 colleges and universities that administer 300 plus programmes in more than 40 countries worldwide. The council attracts members from schools and programmes diverse in size, scope, and location. One of the council’s key roles involves serving as a voice and a central source of information about Executive MBA education. Membership gives the School of Business, Economics and Law access to an exclusive network of world-class business schools, which, in turn, provides opportunities for benchmarking and international cooperation.
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We have worked single-mindedly to establish our Executive MBA programme and to increase awareness of how it can strengthen both participants and the employers who nominate their key talents to participate in the programme. I regard being granted membership of the Executive MBA Council as an important step in this quality work
Håkan Ericson, Managing Director, GU School of Executive Education