For the third year in a row, the Knut and Ragnvi Jacobsson Family Foundation is financing a generous entrepreneurial scholarship to attend the Executive MBA programme at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. This year, the scholarship has been awarded to Anna Fritzson, founder and CEO of Zuragon Sweden AB, a company working with autonomous vehicles.
“It feels fantastic to have been awarded this scholarship, especially since our company is still in a start-up phase. All entrepreneurs should have the opportunity to participate in a programme like this. There are so many companies that fail during start-up because they can’t fully identify and understand the external factors that influence the company. Through this programme, I’ll acquire the relevant knowledge that is required besides running the business itself,” says Anna Fritzson, CEO Zuragon Sweden AB.
“Anna Fritzson has been awarded this entrepreneur scholarship for her focused and innovative approach to develop products and services related to autonomous vehicles. Her impressive entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional motivation make her a thoroughly deserved recipient of this award. Her company, Zuragon, is showing growth and is profitable, and Anna has understood future needs by investing in the autonomous vehicle sector,” says Marianne Brismar, Chairman of the Board of the Knut & Ragnvi Jacobsson Family Foundation.
The Executive MBA programme is a 21-month, part-time general management programme in English. The programme is “Triple Crown”-accredited, i.e. it has received the three main international accreditations for business schools: EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. With a dual focus on the Nordic region and Asia, participants acquire the knowledge and tools to handle increased business responsibilities in a globalized market. Each programme focuses on a specific topic and both hard and soft skills are developed. The programme also includes two separate 8-day residencies at elite universities in China and India.
Previous award recipients
2018: Michael Bengtsson, co-founder of Mindbender Inc AB. Participating in the ongoing Executive MBA programme graduating in June 2020.
2017: Johan Hallenby, founder and CEO of Viscus AB, now wholly owned by SATS. Johan graduated from the Executive MBA programme in June 2019.
For more information, please contact:
Håkan Ericson, CEO, GU School of Executive Education
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Marianne Brismar, Chairman of the Board of the Knut & Ragnvi Jacobsson Family Foundation
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Anna Fritzson, CEO Zuragon Sweden AB
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Zuragon develops a combination of software tools and embedded software for self-driving vehicles, a so-called “middleware” that enables faster and safer development of autonomous technology for trucks, as well as for cars. Zuragon is a company based on innovation using the very latest technology with a product portfolio that safely links the cloud with cars. www.zuragon.com
About the Knut and Ragnvi Jacobsson Family Foundation
The Knut and the Ragnvi Jacobsson Family Foundation was formed in 2012. The purpose of the foundation is to support research and education in entrepreneurship and business development, with a special focus on the company’s growth, logistics, innovation, quality and internationalization, as well as ergonomics and design. One aspect of the foundation’s work is to select one or more persons each year, or every two years, to receive the Knut and Ragnvi Jacobsson Family’s entrepreneurial scholarship based on a pioneering spirit. www.familjenjacobssonsstiftelse.se
The School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg delivers Sweden’s first AMBA-accredited Executive MBA Programme, company-adapted leadership programs for internationally oriented companies in the Nordic market, as well as shorter open-enrolment programmes. The courses are delivered in Sweden and globally. By combining academic weight with practical relevance, the school develops its customers’ key employees. The School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg is one of only approximately 90 business schools in the world − and the only one in Sweden − that is Triple Crown accredited, i.e. it has the three main international accreditations for business schools from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. This corresponds to approximately 0.7% of the world’s business schools.