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Master's Programme in Management

  • Number of credits 120 Credits
  • Study time 2 years (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

This program is designed for students who are interested in the strategic and leadership challenges faced by managers in the contemporary business world. The program offers both a sound theoretical grounding of important management theories and concepts, as well as various opportunities to put these theoretical understandings into practice. All of which occurs within an international environment and is underpinned with a sustainable orientation. The program is offered by the AACSB accredited Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics.

While studying

During the first year focus is placed upon developing advanced theoretical knowledge in management via a series of modules including Managerial Perspectives on Strategy, People, Projects and Processes - the last of which involves a real life consultancy project to apply the in depth knowledge acquired. Later there is a chance to choose from a variety of elective courses in order to tailor the Masters degree in the manner that you wish, moreover, there is the option of an internship to attain further practical experience.

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.

Applies to all Master's Programs in Business Administration

Internship

You have the opportunity to do an internship for ten weeks in Sweden or abroad. This possibility is only available at a few business schools in the country. The internship gives you a good opportunity to put theoretical knowledge and experience into practice and show off your skills to potential employers. You will arrange your internship yourself in a company you find interesting. This way you are able to find an internship position that meets your expectations and provides more opportunities for you to use the internship as an entry to the labour market.

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. In our programs you therefore have the opportunity for studies abroad for a semester or two.

We have about 60 partner universities, chiefly in Europe, but also in Brazil, India, China, Mexico, South Africa, Russia, and China - all of them selected especially for our students. Students who would like to study farther away can avail themselves of Umeå University's global agreement offering an opportunity to study in North America, Oceania, and Asia.

Sustainability perspective all the more important

Sustainability get a whole lot bigger attention in today's firms and organizations and we lifted these questions up early in our educational programs. Together with our students are we working for a more sustainable business school and to revise the courses to improve the education about, and for, sustainable development at the program. Our work on sustainability takes as a starting point the 17 sustainable development goals and Agenda 2030.

We are certified by the environmental management system ISO 14001 and we are members of the international networks GBSN, PRME and SDSN.

Read more about our work on sustainability

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.

As a student you might perhaps do an internship at one of our corporate partners. Professionals outside the university come to us as guest lecturers and teachers. Our researchers will in turn contribute with new knowledge to society. A group of advisors consisting of corporate and community representatives are also linked to the business school and they contribute with their knowledge and experience.

Programme overview

Semester 1
Managerial Perspectives on Strategy, People, Projects and Processes 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/Business Development 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

Following the completion of the degree there are a wide range of potential career options open to you, because the skills that you will gain on this program will allow you to start contributing to an employer's organisation quickly and effectively. These options include Management Consultant, Operation Manager, Researcher, Project Manager, Social Media Manager, Sustainability Consultant, Human Resources Officer, Logistics and Distribution Manager, Retail Manager and Sales Executive, amongst others. Further, the program's international character can also facilitate opportunities for a career abroad. The program gives you eligibility to apply for PhD positions.

Degree

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits). Main field of study: Business Administration. Specialisation: Management
Degree of Master of Science (120 credits). Main field of study: Business Administration. Specialisation: Management



 

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in Management, 120 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2019

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 https://www.umu.se/en/education/how-to-apply/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-P2012

Application

Application deadline was 15 April 2019. 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

SEK46,500

Total fee

SEK186,000

International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2019

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 https://www.umu.se/en/education/how-to-apply/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-M2012

Application

Application deadline was 15 January 2019. 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

SEK46,500

Total fee

SEK186,000

Common questions

  • What are the language skills required?

    Students are required to have special eligibility in English equal to English B from Swedish gymnasium. This is usually shown with a internationally recognized test of English proficiency.

    Read more about language requirements

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  • What selection criteria is used?

    The first selection criteria is the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) result. If you have no GMAT result you are still eligible to apply for the program but will be ranked after applicants with a GMAT result and according to the number of academic credits you have. The GMAT result must be sent from ETS (jag vet inte hur man stryker över men det gula skall bort och det gröna skall läggas till) directly, our institution code is 81Q-GG-68. Ask for a GMAT Score Report Request Form, complete it and return it to the test administrator. This will ensure that your GMAT score is sent directly to the University.

    Register for the GMAT test

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  • Are there any tuition fees?

    Application and tuition fees will be introduced for citizens outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland, beginning with the autumn term 2011.

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  • Can I get any scholarships?

    Yes some scholarships are offered by the Swedish Institute and some by Umeå University.

    Read more about scholarships

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  • Do I need to send in CV, Motivation letter or Recommendation letters?

    No, none of those documents are required. If you send them anyway they will not be considered.

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  • Which electives are offered for the 2nd semester at the program?

    During the elective semester you can study any subject at any level as long as it is university level courses. You also have to meet the eligibility requirements of the course.

    You are however only guaranteed a seat at courses given full-time on campus in the following subjects: Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Law and Economic History.

    You can see all courses available in English at the whole university here:

    www.umu.se/en/education

    Write for example "business administration spring" to find all the courses offered in the subject Business Administration during the spring (the elective semester is in the spring).

    Check the type of studies (full-time for a guaranteed seat) and eligibility requirements.

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Contact person for the programme is:
Martina Sundqvist