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Representatives from partner companies talking to each other
Volvo is one of the School's Senior Partners

Partnership Programme

As a partner to the School of Business, Economics and Law, you participate in a mutual exchange that creates added value, both for your organisation and for the School: competence development, access to our network of researchers, and valuable help to develop your employer brand towards the School's students. Through the collaboration, you contribute to ensuring that our educations meet the needs of employers, and to attract the most promising students to the School of Business, Economics and Law.

Value for all

The School of Business, Economics and Law's partnership programme started in 1999 and is a long-term collaboration that provides benefits for the participating partners, the School and for society at large. The collaboration contributes, among other things, to:

  • increase the competitiveness of the business community through skills development
  • ensure the quality of education and that it meets the needs of business and society of today
  • attract the most promising students to the School
  • gain access to international academic expertise
  • the business community gets access to new, competent employees

Three levels of partnership

We offer partnerships on three levels: Senior Partner and Associate Partner. For public activities, there is also the form Public Associate Partner. What is included in the partnership differs between the levels.

As a partner to the School you get this

The Executive Faculty program at the School offers experienced professional’s opportunities to develop their expertise by creating time and scope for learning, reflection and networking in an academic environment. With Executive Faculty, the School strengthens its relations with trade, industry and the public sector by offering a long-term, structured program for mutual benefit.

Over the course of 18 months, representatives from our senior partners team up with researchers – typically, one cohort of Executive Faculty consists of 6-8 pairs. Every cohort represents diversity as participants come from a range of professional areas of expertise and academic disciplines, as well as with broad experiences from different professional areas.

Being an Executive Faculty allows the participant to take responsibility for their own personal and professional development, develop a range of skills, gain access to research and widen one’s academic perspectives. In addition, each participant joins a valuable network of researchers, students and other professionals.

For the partner organization, your representative gets new perspectives, experiences and network that you can bring back into further organizational development – as well as a great opportunity for employer branding.

The next Executive Faculty starts in August 2021. Want to learn more? Contact our Program manager, Mette Anthonsen (PhD, PCC),

  • Competency development
  • Recruitment and Employer Branding
  • Advisory meeting grounds
  • Exposure


Each semester, the Partnership Programme arranges a series of activities, where our partner companies get to meet and listen to researchers and representatives of business and society.

January 20, webinar
Economic outlook 2021 with Peter Malmqvist.

Mars 11, webinar
Exclusive webinar: Culture change and the corona crisis - lessons so far and future challenges with Professor Gideon Kunda. 

May 26, webinar. 
Leadership of the future – Mindful reflection workshop with Rebecka Arman and Lasse Lychnell.

September 15, webinar. 
Innovation management and creativity in organizations with Leif Denti and Maria Lindqvist.

Autumn of 2020

  • 23 September - Sweden and the EU after Brexit and Corona 
    With Assar Gabrielsson professor Cecilia Malmström.
  • Oktober 15Meeting Point Finans - Finansialization of the subscription economy
    With Lecturer Viktor Elliot and more.
  • November 26Executive seminar - Is EU still grappling in the dark with BRI? China’s geo-political ambition, unique aspects of the BRI framework and the EU’s response. 
    With Assistant Professor Trisha Rajput.
Entrance hall Vasagatan 1
The Partnership Programme is a meeting place for business, society and academia.
Photo: Handelshögskolan
Partner seminar

The School’s career service offers a job posting service, that is free of charge. The ads are displayed to students and newly graduatedwho have signed up for Career Service. You can post: full time jobs, part time jobs, internships and thesis proposals.