The SBS Industry Mentor Programme matches students from the two-year Master's Programme in Operations Management and Control with mentors from the private and the public sector holding senior positions as, for example, operations managers, supply chain managers, procurement managers or controllers.


  • Enhance the study experience and the learning process
  • Support the transition from academia to business
  • Enhance the cooperation between business, academia and research

Value for students and mentors

Students will benefit from a deeper understanding of business practices, the development of a professional network as well as greater confidence in approaching the labour market upon completing their studies.

The mentors will get in contact with highly qualified prospective recruits and be able to get an insight into the academic developments within the area of operations and supply chain management. 

Get involved

This is a great opportunity for both students and industry representatives to develop new networks and gain valuable experience. Stockholm Business School has strengthened its dialogue with the business world through the commitment of the partner companies in our SBS Industry Mentor Programme. This offers a platform for our students, researchers and industry representatives to identify opportunities and lead change in the area of operations and supply chain management.


The initiative is open to first-year students from the Master’s Programme in Operations Management and Control. Applications should be sent in English to and consist of three parts:

  • A letter (1 page) where you briefly introduce yourself and state why you would like to participate in this programme and what you think a mentor could do for you. We are particularly interested in how you think that your education, learning and study experience here at SBS would benefit from having a mentor from the industry.
  • Your CV.
  • Transcript of records. We are mainly interested in grades from the Master's Programme in Operations Management and Control at SBS.

Industry mentors

If you are interested in becoming a mentor get in contact with SBS for more information through

Important dates


22 January 2019  Application deadline.  
Mid-February Matching of mentors and mentees.  
End February Kick-off with mentors and mentees.   
April  Seminar 1: mentor / business meets research and academia  
June Seminar 2: mentor / business meets research and academia


March 2019 - January 2020 Individual meetings between mentor and mentee.