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Academic Business Challenge-Introduction to Business Development

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Spring Term 2016

About course

This course is intended for students wanting to gain practical experience in business development and academic entrepreneurship. Students joining the course will be working in interdisciplinary teams to develop an existing business idea conceived by scientists. The course is given in cooperation between Umeå School of Business and Economics and Uminova Innovation and is organized both as a course and as a competition. Entering the course also means entering the competition.


Application and eligibility

Academic Business Challenge-Introduction to Business Development, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2016 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 15 February 2016


Lectures end on week starting 29 April 2016

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Application code



The application period is closed.

Required Knowledge

Mathematics C or Mathematics 3b/3c from Swedish gymnasium or the equivalent and University Courses at university level 60 ECTS

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT
(Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section).

Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,250

Total fee

SEK 11,250

Contact us

Contactpersons for the course are: International Coordinator (for incoming exchange students), Study Advisor

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