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Master's Programme in Management, 120 Credits

About the programme

This program is given by Umeå School of Business and Economics. The Masters programme in Management provides students with the opportunity to acquire the managerial skills needed to deal with the complex, global, and constantly changing world of business. Intellectually challenging tasks are combined with real-life applications in the areas of strategic and change management, project management, and human resource management. Because we acknowledge the limitations of traditional theory, we balance our program with the most recent research achievements, better preparing our students for a working life in contemporary and future corporate and community worlds. The international dimension permeates the issues and applications dealt with in the courses, and internationalization is an integrated part of the educational environment.
Level of Education: Second degree studies

Level of education: Continuation programme

Level of education: Continuation programme
Degree: Students may still choose to finish with a Degree of Master of Science (60hp) after one year. If students continue the full two years they will graduate with a Degree of Master of Science (120hp). Application and eligibility Programme syllabus


During the first year, the main focus of the programme is on developing the knowledge within the main subject, management. This development is achieved through modules in strategy and strategic planning, people and groups and in project management. In lectures and seminars the students will get a theoretical foundation which will be applied to cases and projects. During the first year it is also possible to complement the studies in management with other elective subjects.

The second year includes a compulsory methodological course and a course outlining recent trends in the field of your specialization. Apart from this, the student is supposed to deepen their knowledge in a supplementary area, such as Business development, Marketing, Accounting or Finance. The studies also involve writing of one 30 hp thesis / two 15 hp thesis. The entire program is given in English.

Career Opportunities

Management functions are found on several levels in an organization. Middle managers, unit managers, group managers, functional managers, and project managers are some examples on functions assigned management roles in contemporary organizations
The management program will prepare you for working focused with management issues such as projects and with the skills required to develop effective teams. You will also be accustomed to the complexity of renewal and strategic change combined with planning and environmental concern.

Application and eligibility

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Umeå School of Business and Economics
Umeå University, The Social Sciences Building

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