Hi! My name is Elin von Ahn and I will be your Program Advisor at the International Business Programme (IBP).On this page you will find important information that will be useful, please read it carefully. I wish you a warm welcome to Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE) and to IBP!
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You need to make a online registration to the first course (International Business Administration A) through the site Student Web to be able to follow the program. Online registration in the Student Web opens August 23 and closes August 30. If you do not register in the Student Web by that deadline, you risk losing your seat at the program.
To be able to sign in to Portalen and register online, you need to have activated your Umu-id account (you can do this in the middle of August).
Welcome meeting Aug. 25. Lectures start Aug. 30
Time: According to the schedule
Due to COVID-19 we will split the program into two group.
Group 1: 10.00-11.00 a.m. in Lindell Hall 3 in The Social Science Buildning
Group 2: 11.00-12.00 a.m. in Lindell Hall 3 in The Social Science Buildning
An e-mail with information about which group you belong to will be sent out in August. Check your e-mail inbox and also your trash inbox as larged group mails might end up there. If you have not received it in the middle of August contact me.
The first schedule
The course "International Business Administration A" is a 30 credit course consisting of 4 modules offered one at a time after each other. Each module is 7,5 credit and lasts for 5 weeks. The first module is called "International Business Environment" and the schedule for that module will be published on the schedule webpage (se above) one month prior to the start of the module (that is the 3rd of August). The module starts the 30th of August.
After the welcome meeting on 25th of August USBEs' student association (HHUS) will take over for the "Kick-Off" which will take place during the rest of the week.
These days are a great opportunity for you to get to know other students and to learn your way around Umeå and the university. The event is optional, and not mandatory. However if you cannot participate you must inform me! Schedule for the "Kick-Off" will be available on HHUS's website in July.
Due to COVID-19 the Kick-Off will be splitt up in groups of 50 people or less in accordance with the The Public Health recommendations.
The International Office at Umeå University will arrange an online
Orientation Course for international students starting 25th of August.
It is recommended that all international students attend it.
The schedule for that will be found here.
In autumn you will start with the course International Business Administration A IBP, 30 credits. Your will study the course from the 30th of August until the 16th of January. This is the 1st semester of the program.
The course syllabus for your first course, including course literature, is available at course syllabus search which you find here. Enter the course code 2FE212 to find the syllabus.
Umeå University student webb; Here you will find general information for students at Umeå University.
The Business School student webb; The Business School has gathered specific information for Business students on our own student webb. Here you may find information about schedules, exams, internship, thesis, degrees and career.
You will also find contact information to all of us that work with student support at the Business School so please get in touch with us if you have any questions.
Contact information to me, Elin von Ahn, your Program Advisor
will be presented here just before I return from my maternity leave the 16th of August.
In the mean time please turn to my colleague André Gyllenram.The response time will be a bit longer during the summer due to summer vacations. Thank you for your understanding.
André has an automatically genereated reply connected to his e-mail adresses and in that mail there is a lot of information.
You can reach him on phone number: 090-786 61 43 from the 9th of August until I am back.
During the summer you can also contact the Infocenter at Umeå university. It will be open all summer. Either write your question in the contact form below or call them at +46 (0)90 786 50 00.Close
If you have previous studies that you wish to transfer within the programme then it is very important that you contact us as soon as possible before the program starts. We will then have a look if a transfer would be possible.Close
Course and program platform
For all the modules in this course we use the course platform Canvas.
There you will find all the information you need for each module for example schedule, assignment instructions, list of course participants and messages from the teacher.
You log into Canvas with your activated Umu-id at Umeå University student webb.
The canvas page of the module is publiched in Canvas at the latest the day the modul starts.
The International Business Program has also a special program page in Canvas. There I will post important information that concerns the whole program.
It is important that you start looking for housing immediately. It is very difficult to find housing on short notice. The best way is to create an account at www.bostaden.umea.se it is free to create a personal page and you start to accumulate queue-time from the first day that you create a personal page. There are also other options, see here.
USBE=Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics
For more information please see student web of USBE. Click on the menu in the upper right hand corner to find more information.
A summer call from a student at USBE
During the summer Cornelia, a student from the International Business Programme, will call all admitted students. She will be able to answer your questions about how it is to be a student in the programme. She will be calling from number +46 (0)720-138334, you can reach her by email: IBP@usbe.se or by phone.
Information due to COVID-19
From 30 September, most of the previous COVID measures are lifted – welcome back to campus! However, things will not go back to normal straight away. For instance, some parts of your education may still take place online and it is still important to maintain distance to others for some time yet.
The return to campus is gradual, and your education is unlikely to be back to normal straight away. Since the return to campus is planned by those responsible for your education, you will receive more detailed information regarding your studies from your department.Close
Checklist for admitted students
Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment at Umeå University. It includes: how to secure housing, getting a residence permit (for citizens from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland), tuition payment (if applicable), travel directions and more.Close
Recommended arrival times
International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular term, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but not later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme.
If you will have housing through the International Housing Office you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.
Don't forget - Umeå has cold winters, so pack accordingly with a warm jacket, warm shoes, gloves and hat.Close
Moving to a new country with an unfamiliar language, culture and customs can be a challenge. We would like to help you and ease that challenge so that you can focus on your studies. Therefore, we would like to offer you the possibility to take part in our Orientation, which begins a few days before the start of the term (Autumn) or the same day as the term starts (Spring).Close
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