Business and Management - International Business, M.Sc.

Business and Management - International Business, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
The Master Programme in Business and Management is characterised by innovative thinking and progress where the teaching reflects the cutting edge research carried out at the Department of Business Studies at Uppsala University. The Business and Management - International Business programme is offered at Uppsala University.


For those of you that choose International Business as your specialisation, you will go in-depth and study what it means to operate in and manage businesses in international markets. You will study, among other things, issues relating to the internationalisation of firms, the governance, strategy, and international human resource management of companies in international markets. A special focus is given to the multinational company. The specialisation aims to educate analytically skilled employees with a special ability to understand and manage the company's international operations.

During the first year you will take courses that are common for all participants in the Master Programme in Business and Management, as well as courses that are specific to the specialisation in International Business.

During the third semester, you have the opportunity to undertake an internship at a commercial company or an organisation. If you choose to take elective courses instead, there is the opportunity of a single term international exchange to study at one of our partner universities around the world. You also have the option to choose elective courses at Uppsala University. In the fourth and last semester, you will write a 30 credit Master's thesis where you will go more in-depth within a particular area of the specialisation International Business.

Today, internationalisation characterises our society and our companies to a very high extent. Based on current research on companies' international operations and practical application, the specialisation aims at providing knowledge and skills to carry out analytical work with qualified tasks in leadership positions, e.g. as a manager or business analyst in international companies, both in Sweden and abroad.

The Business and Management - International Business programme is offered at Uppsala University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Business Analysis and Managerial Action
  • The Global Firm
  • Internationalisation of Business
  • Scientific Methods in Business Research
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Managing the Multinational Corporation
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Leadership

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 24 months
              • Credits
                120 credits; alternative credits
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

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              Academic Requirements

              • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
              • Also required is 90 credits in business studies.
              • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency.
              • You should submit a copy of your GMAT test results and the test centre should also send the test results directly to Uppsala University. If you apply for more than one programme at Uppsala University you only need to submit your test results once. 

              Selection: Students are selected based on:

            • GMAT test result
            • Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)
            • Students with a GMAT test result have priority.

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                10422 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 20844 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
              • Application Fee: SEK 900
              • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
              • Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

              Living costs for Uppsala

              • 7620 - 12070 SEK/month
                Living Costs

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