Education and research at SSE’s Center for Retailing (CFR) are conducted in close collaboration with the Swedish retail trade. Among other things, the center is responsible for the school’s three-year bachelor’s program in Retail Management, in which Axel Johnson participates.
“Our collaboration with Axel Johnson is of great importance for the School of Economics’ strategic focus on the retail sector”, says Sara Rosengren, Professor of Business Administration and Head of SSE’s CFR as well as for the Retail Management program. Axel Johnson’s broad portfolio of retail companies offers fantastic opportunities for understanding the challenges confronting the industry. This is something both students and researchers gain from.
“The Applied Retail Track is a course where theory and practice are combined and a unique interaction between students, faculty, and companies is established. in what we call our retail clubs, course content is created jointly by the companies and the school’s faculty so that the courses are based on issues currently confronting these companies,” says Fredrik Lange, director for the Retail Management program at SSE. “The Axel Johnson retail club gives the students insight into the problems encountered by businesses ranging from department stores to grocery chains and specialty stores.”
As of fall 2018, the students at the Retail Management Program will also participate in th Antonia Ax:son Johnson Tutorial Program, which focuses on offering a more personalized learning experience for students. Read more about the program here below.