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Master of Science with a major in Business Administration

This programme will improve your entre­preneurial effectiveness, when creating and launching new start-ups as well as when identifying and developing oppor­tunities within existing organizations.


Entrepreneurship plays an important part in our society and this programme will equip you with the skills you need to ma­nage an existing company as well as those you need to create new businesses and be successful. The programme is designed according to state-of-the-art research results but also offers practical projects and start-up experiences.

You will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the Swedish business landscape, thereby experiencing the interplay of the local business dimension with the global one. Courses include guest lectures by Swedish business world representatives, projects with Swedish organisations, and opportunities to deve­lop your own venture ideas.

All courses are given in English. The programme is open to students from around the world, and courses have a diverse international participation of students. This international atmosphere contributes to a broad perspective of the issues discussed in class.

Study abroad

Students have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our many partner universities. The alternative to international exchange is to study elective courses at JIBS. Both alternatives allow you to create your own individualized profile. Part of the elective semester can be devoted to an internship. The advanced internship in entrepreneurship includes the possibility of working with your own business.


Part of the elective semester can be devoted to an internship.


2 years, 120 credits. Master of Science with a major in Business Administration.

After your degree

You will gain specialized master level competencies in business administration with a focus on venture creation and venture management as well as business renewal.

There is a wide range of career opportunities awaiting you after gradua­tion, including: Business owner-manager/entrepreneur, business developer, project leader, change manager, business deve­loper.

The programme also prepares stu­dents for doctoral research education.


The applicant must hold the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 ECTS credits in business administration, economics, industrial engineering and management, or equivalent. At least 60 ECTS credits must be in business administration.

Proof of English proficiency is required. Read more about our English Requirements - http://ju.se/en/study-at-ju/admissions/language-requirements.html

The number of places is limited. Selection is made based on:

- Academic results from bachelor level studies
- Letter of motivation
- GMAT (not required, but a good score may strengthen your application)

Read more about our Admissions Requirements - http://ju.se/en/study-at-ju/admissions/masters-admission-guide.html

Tuition fees:

SEK 120,000 per year

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

Preliminary syllabus PDF - http://kursinfoweb.hj.se/en/program_syllabuses/JAS23.pdf

Meet Steffen Kohler from Germany

"I chose to do my Master’s at JIBS because of the university’s international environment, its focus on entrepreneurship and its close collaboration with the industry. When you study here you immediately recognize that the students, as well as the teachers, com from all around the world. The school has a truly international character.

The university’s hands-on approach means you often work on extensive group projects collaborating with regional and international companies, which is a great way to prepare yourself for your future career. In Corporate Entrepreneurship, which I think is one of the most interesting courses at JIBS, I developed entrepreneurial measures together with a local company in order to strengthen the company’s competitive edge.
JIBS also offers excellent research on family business development. Once per year, a group of students attend the Family Enterprise Case Competition in Vermont, USA. Luckily I was given the chance to join this team and ended up spending lots of time together with my team members preparing our case.

I love to travel and JU’s worldwide network of partner universities has given me the opportunity to study one semester at the University of Cape Town – Graduate School of Business. After my graduation I plan to travel for a couple of months before I enter the corporate world. Once I’m back home in Germany, I have been asked to join a start-up company in Berlin."





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