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Master's Programme in Business Development and Internationalisation

  • Number of credits 120 Credits
  • Study time 2 years (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2017

The program aims to prepare you to develop capabilities and skills to act upon business and societal opportunities, needs and challenges, in order to develop successful businesses and innovations in a global and changing business environment. The program provides deepened theoretical and practical knowledge about strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, networking and business growth and at the same time, systematically incorporates sustainability and internationalization aspects. The program is offered by Umeå School of Business and Economics.

While studying

During the first year, the focus is on developing the knowledge about strategy, entrepreneurship, networking and international growth in established and new businesses. You will participate in a real-life strategic process which requires you to act based on assembled knowledge and take part in developing a business idea, for example by developing a business plan for a start-up, or a new venture within an established organization. You have the possibility to broadening the knowledge on innovation through your choice of elective courses. You can also choose to do an internship.

During the second year you are given the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in one other area in the field of business administration. This year also includes a research method module and a module in current trends in business administration research. You will develop your writing, analysis and research skills through writing a master's thesis. During this year it is also possible to study abroad one semester.

Internship

You have the opportunity to do an internship in a company for ten weeks. This possibility exists only at a few business schools in the country. You will arrange your internship yourself in a company you find interesting. The internship gives you a good opportunity to put theoretical knowledge into practice and gain valuable experience and new contacts.

Read more about internship

Studies Abroad

Studying abroad is not only fun and challenging for you as a student but also a welcomed experience with future employers. Internationalization is an important area for us and we are working continuously to offer you as a student many opportunities for an adventure in Europe or further away on another continent.

Read more about studies abroad

Corporate Connections

The business school collaborates in many different ways with companies and organizations. For example internships, guest lectures, company visits, guest lectures, essay assignments and cases from companies.

Programme overview

Semester 1
Strategic Business Development 30 cr.

Semester 2
Alternative A: Elective courses 30 cr. Alternative B: Elective courses 15 cr. and Master's thesis in Business Administration I 15 cr.

Semester 3
Current trends and a minor in Accounting/Finance/Marketing/Management 30 cr.

Semester 4
Alternative A: Master's thesis in Business Administration III 30 cr. Alternativ B: Elective course 15 cr. and Master's thesis in Business Administration II 15 cr.

For a more detailed overview see flow chart.

Career opportunities

Graduate from this program are equipped to pursue careers in managing business development, lead innovation and/or strategic change processes, within established organizations as well as start-ups. The international character of the program supports career abroad. The program gives you eligibility to apply for PhD positions.

Degree

Degree of Master of Science (60 credtis) Main field of study: Business Administration. Specialisation: Business Development and Internationalisation.
Degree of Master of Science (120 credits). Main field of study: Business Administration. Specialisation: Business Development and Internationalisation.

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in Business Development and Internationalisation, 120 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2017 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2017

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 credits) from an internationally recognised university with a major in Business Administration. Special requirements: 75 credits in Business Administration at Basic level (A-level) and Intermediate level (B-level) a minimum of 60 credits in Management, Marketing Accounting and Finance courses or the equivalent. At the Bachelor level (C-level) a minimum of 15 credits in Business Administration. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Find information about how this requirement can be fulfilled at Umeå Universities website under the headline “Entry requirements” If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester.

Selection

The selection criteria are GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test-must be sent directly from ETS, our institution code is 81Q-GG-68) and academic credits. Applicants who have provided a GMAT result will be selected first in the order of their results and the remaining applicants will be ranked according to academic credits.

Application code

UMU-M2000

Application

Application deadline was 16 January 2017. The application period is closed.

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

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK45,000

Total fee

SEK180,000

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2017

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 credits) from an internationally recognised university with a major in Business Administration. Special requirements: 75 credits in Business Administration at Basic level (A-level) and Intermediate level (B-level) a minimum of 60 credits in Management, Marketing Accounting and Finance courses or the equivalent. At the Bachelor level (C-level) a minimum of 15 credits in Business Administration. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. Find information about how this requirement can be fulfilled at Umeå Universities website under the headline “Entry requirements” If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester.

Selection

The selection criteria are GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test-must be sent directly from ETS, our institution code is 81Q-GG-68) and academic credits. Applicants who have provided a GMAT result will be selected first in the order of their results and the remaining applicants will be ranked according to academic credits.

Application code

UMU-02000

Application

Application deadline was 18 April 2017. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

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

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK45,000

Total fee

SEK180,000

Common questions

Contact us

Contactperson for the programme is: Roosa Salomaa

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