The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (GSB) European campus today announced that the May session for its 80 Executive MBA students will be held at Ericsson corporate headquarters in Stockholm. This is the first time the GSB has set up an academic environment for students, faculty, and administration in a corporation.
In addition to completing their regularly scheduled coursework including mid-term exams in accounting and investments during the May 12-18 session, students will benefit from presentations by Ericsson executives on the telecommunications industry. And senior management from Investment Sweden will offer insight on business and finance.
The European Executive MBA program consists of 16 one-week sessions completed over 20 months and is taught by the GSB's professors from the United States. Normally students spend 13 weeks in Barcelona, two in Chicago and one at the university's Asian campus in Singapore.
"The week at Ericsson is a tremendous opportunity for students to experience first-hand a management case study as it actually unfolds," said Jose-Luis Bobes, director of the University of Chicago's European campus. "And what better company to observe than Ericsson, an admired and respected leader shaping the future of the telecommunications sector."
Bobes added that the University of Chicago GSB European campus would consider other collaborations of this type as part of efforts to broaden relationships with leading corporations.
For Ericsson, the University of Chicago GSB's presence accentuates the company's commitment to executive education. "Ericsson is very pleased to host the University of Chicago GSB Executive MBA program in Stockholm. Our company actively supports continuous learning and executive development, and in fact we have several employees participating in MBA programs every year in top universities around the world", said Britt Reigo, Ericsson Senior Vice President, People and Culture. "The University of Chicago program consistently ranks as one of the world's best, and it is gratifying to see their interest in Ericsson and Sweden."
The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business is one of the oldest and largest business schools in the world. It offers full-time and part-time MBA programs, a PhD program, and open enrollment executive education.