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Department of Business Administration

The Department of Business Administration is actively involved in Research and Teaching within the disciplines of Marketing, Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Accounting.

The Department of Business Administration is the largest department within Umeå School of Business Administration, Economics and Statistics. Professors, Lecturers and Doctoral Students, in all disciplines, are involved in Research and Teaching endeavours. Business Administration, as an overarching subject, is the largest in Swedish universities, and our undergraduate courses are amongst those with the greatest number of students at Umeå University.

USBE has a plethora of programs and our department contribute mostly to the Business Administration and Economics program but we also contribute to a number of programs within other departments.
In education, we are at the forefront of development in digitalization and sustainability. In sustainability, the Department of Business Administration were a key contributor in the attainment of both ISO 14001 certification, and our programs international accreditation with AACSB.

Our Researchers cooperate with International Researchers in a number of universities worldwide, as well as participating in societal development via research projects in collaboration with numerous organizations. Further, our Doctoral Students participate in a number of collaborations with industrial companies, NGOs and public organizations.

Latest publications in Business Administration

AI & Society: The Journal of Human-Centred Systems and Machine Intelligence
Holmström, Jonny; Hällgren, Markus
International Journal of Managing Projects in Business
Jacobsson, Mattias; Jałocha, Beata
Ecological Economics, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 190
Figge, Frank; Thorpe, Andrea Stevenson; Manzhynski, Siarhei

Deputy Head of Department

Johan Jansson

Director of Studies

Dan Frost

Director of Studies

Malin Näsholm

Head of Research

Markus Hällgren

Director of Doctoral Studies

Mattias Jacobsson

Programme coordinators

Professional Degree Programmes


Civilekonomprogrammet med inriktning mot handel och logistik

Civilekonomprogrammet med inriktning mot Service Management

International Business Programme

Master's programmes

Master's Programme in Accounting

Master's Programme in Business Development and Internationalisation

Master's Programme in Finance

Master's Programme in Management

Master's Programme in Marketing


Visiting address

Social Sciences Building
Level 3

Mailing address

Umeå University
Business Administration
SE-901 87 Umeå


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