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.
Admitted to the programme
Here you will find everything you need to know before the programme starts.
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.
International admission round
Autumn Term 2019
Type of studies
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.
The selection criteria are GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test-must be sent directly from ETS, our institution code is
Application deadline was 15 January 2019. The application period is closed.