M.Sc. On Campus

Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship

University of Gothenburg

24 months
10968 EUR/year
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In the Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship programme of the University of Gothenburg you will enhance your entrepreneurial ability and increase your knowledge of how to identify, capture, and create value for industry and society.



An integrative, international, and interactive approach

Much of your work is done in teams where skills in collaboration and project leadership are practied. A variety of disciplines are needed to build new ventures or business areas in companies. Your teammates will have complementary international background, in economics, business, engineering, natural sciences, and law, providing first-hand experience of how different perspectives and competencies complement each other in complex real-life business situations.

By increasing knowledge of the interfaces between these subjects, you will acquire a more profound understanding for the skills and tools needed in your profession. As such, the Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship programme of the University of Gothenburg prepares you for a career working with entrepreneurship—at an entrepreneurship centre, a government agency, or a company dealing with entrepreneurial firms or activities.

Additionally, the student group you will become a part of is dynamic and international which gives you a global network of contacts.

Hands-on learning

We provide a full venture-creation process, where you develop project-leader skills in a creative incubation environment with support and resources from the University of Gothenburg’s own venture support, GU Ventures. Entrepreneurship requires confidence to cope with change and uncertainties, and our learning outcomes are designed to help you acquire the perspectives, skills, and experiences necessary to take on an entrepreneurial role in the future. An individualized learning process develops your analytical and reflective capabilities in relation to entrepreneurial processes and activities. From day one, you will be involved in developing your own ideas and live projects, but also improving business models for existing start-ups. 

Personal development and business development

Profound learning of innovation and entrepreneurship comes with a combination of theoretically driven knowledge, a versatile toolbox, exposure to good practice, and hands-on experience. An important part of the programme is developing your own personal and professional skills, which are crucial to driving entrepreneurship successfully. We focus on your strengths and behavioural styles and how they can be used in multidisciplinary teams, providing you with approaches to handle and mitigate conflicts in groups and develop high-performing teams. You will acquire strategies to negotiate deals, handle resistance towards new ideas, and successfully present and pitch your ideas. We emphasize preparing you for your future career path.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and New Business Development
  • Personal and Professional Development for Entrepreneurs
  • Innovations and Structural Transformation
  • Risk Management and Finance
  • Assessing Entrepreneurial Ideas

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS credits) from an internationally recognized university
  • English 6/English B from Swedish upper secondary school or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test

Programme specific entrance requirements:

  • A minimum of 15 credits of courses in subject areas related to business, economics, industrial management, innovation and/or entrepreneurship, and a minimum of 15 credits in statistics or 7,5 credits in statistics and 7,5 credits in quantitative methods and/or mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10968 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21936 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Full programme cost: 220,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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