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 Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics.
"Apply for internship, it is a great experience where you have to challenge yourself before you are finished with your studies."
"I really appreciate the opportunity to build our own package for our master"
"We got to work with a company and make a complete strategic review and give advices based on that. Perfect experience to work with people in the business world"
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.
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.
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.
We have worked with sustainability in our education for many years by emphasizing social and environmental aspects as important complements to the economic perspective. Questions around sustainability get a whole lot bigger attention in today's firms and organizations and we lifted these questions up early in our educational programs. We are certified by the environmental management system ISO-14001 and we are members of the international networks PRME and GBSN.
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.
Managerial Perspectives on Strategy, People, Projects and Processes 30 cr.
Alternative A. Elective courses 30 cr. Alternative B. Elective courses 15 cr. and Master's thesis in Business Administration I 15 cr.
Current trends and a minor in Accounting/Finance/Marketing/Business Development 30 cr.
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.
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.
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, 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.Close
No, none of those documents are required. If you send them anyway they will not be considered.Close
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:
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.Close