Department of Business Studies

Master Programme in Business and Management 2017/2018

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Companies and organisations today must be able to deal with what is happening globally. This requires individuals who have knowledge of management, strategy, decision-making and business intelligence. The Master Programme in Business and Management at Uppsala University gives you these skills, while at the same time offering you the opportunity to study in-depth in any one of the three specialisations (Marketing, International Business and Organisation) that the education provides.

Why this programme?

The programme 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. This is a two-year programme with the opportunity to finish your studies after the first year.

The programme has three specialisations:

  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Organisation
First year
During the first year you will take courses that are common for all participants, as well as courses that are specific to the specialisation that you have chosen.

Second year
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 your specialisation.

About the specialisations:

Marketing
Marketing plays a central role in creating, capturing, communicating and sustaining value for organisations and private individuals. By understanding customer needs, companies can provide customers with innovative solutions. Should you choose Marketing as your specialisation you will learn amongst other things; how customers use information and make active choices, how companies interact with each other on strategies for the development of new products, as well as how different choices affect customer relations and other marketing efforts. The specialisation aims to educate analytically skilled employees with a special ability to face challenges in consumer markets, industrial markets and to provide a service perspective on marketing.

International Business
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 operating in international markets. You will study, among other things, issues relating to the internationalization 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.

Organisation
For those of you that choose Organisation as your specialisation, you will go in-depth and study the various ways in which modern organisations respond to different types of expectations and demands in their environment. This may include new regulations, demands to act ethically and in a socially responsible manner, requirements for transparency, insights into relations with media and the rest of society, or expectations to adjust to new management ideas that are currently in vogue. The specialisation aims to educate analytically skilled employees with a special ability to understand the business environment and the relationships that exist between organisations and society.

Degree

The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 credits) in Business and Economics where Business Studies is the main field of study. If you choose to finish your studies after one year with a 15 credit thesis you will recieve a Master of Science (60 credits) in Business and Economics where Business Studies is the main field of study.

Programme

FIRST YEAR

Semester 1 and 2
During the first and second semester you will take courses that are common to all the participants and courses that are specific to the chosen specialisation. The common courses provide a broad knowledge in management and strategic issues, decision making and business intelligence. You are given the opportunity to study commercial companies as well as public and non-profit organisations. Below you will find a more detailed description of each specialisation:
 
Marketing
For those of you who choose this specialisation you will go in-depth and study both practical and theoretical issues related to marketing and marketing strategy from different perspectives. You will study among other things, marketing in consumer markets, industrial markets and a service perspective on marketing. The courses cover customers' needs and how customers use information to make active choices. Within the specialisation you will learn more about how companies interact with each other when developing new products and innovative solutions. Through lectures, seminars, case studies, simulations and direct contact with companies in Uppsala and in Stockholm you will face current strategic issues that companies face today. The specialisation is based on classical theories as well as current research in marketing, but also practical application. All courses develop and train students' analytical and critical thinking, as well as the ability to present the results and conclusions in a convincing manner, both verbally and in writing.

First semester courses:

  • Business Analysis and Mangerial Action
  • The Global Firm
  • Consumer Marketing
  • Scientific Methods in Business Research
Second semester courses:
  • Markets and Marketing
  • Service Logic in Marketing
  • Business to Business Marketing
  • Leadership
International Business
Within the specialisation International Business you will study what it means to work in and lead a company in international markets. The courses provide a deeper understanding of how businesses in international markets operate, act and are governed. The courses within this specialisation are based on current research, classical as well as modern theories and ideas about international business but also practical application. The teaching is varied with elements of lectures, case studies, seminars and group work. All courses develop and train the student's analytical skills and the ability to present the results and conclusions in a convincing manner, both verbally and in writing.

First semester courses:
  • Business Analysis and Mangerial Action
  • The Global Firm
  • Internationalisation of Business
  • Scientific Methods in Business Research
Second semester courses:
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Managing the Multinational Corporation
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
Organisation
Courses within this specialisation deal with both classical and modern ideas in organisation theory, and provide basic theoretical understanding of how organisations work and can be understood. They also address more specifically how today's organisations and specific occupations within those organisations meet the demands and expectations from the outside world and how they relate to new ideas on entrepreneurship and management. The focus is also on how consultants work and what role they play in the processes of change in modern organisations. All courses develop and train students' analytical and critical thinking and the ability to present the results and conclusions in a convincing manner, both verbally and in writing.

First semester courses:
  • Business Analysis and Mangerial Action
  • The Global Firm
  • Advanced Organisation Theory
  • Scientific Methods in Business Research
Second semester courses:
  • Institutional Analysis of Organisations
  • Consulting, Communication and Change
  • Research Process and Academic Writing
  • Leadership
SECOND YEAR

Semester 3
During the third semester, you have the possibility to undertake an internship or choose elective courses. Internships give you the opportunity for a one-term practice in a company or an organisation with the knowledge you have gained in the programmes courses. If you choose instead to take elective courses there is the opportunity of a one-term international exchange to study at one of our partner universities we have around the world. You also have the option to choose elective courses at Uppsala University. Studies abroad give you the opportunity to broaden and deepen your studies in business.

Semester 4
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 your specialisation.
 

Learning experience

The teaching methods vary in character and include lectures and seminars, with various elements having ties to practice. Case studies and industry-related project work are just two examples. An important feature of working life is the ability to work in groups and in teams, which you get to practice in many of the programme courses. You get, amongst other things, training in planning work, managing group dynamics, presenting and leading discussions in small and large groups.

As a student you report your knowledge and skills, both orally and in writing, individually and in groups through various forms of examination. It prepares you to work at management level within the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.

The programme is offered in Uppsala. All courses are taught in English, where very good knowledge of the English language is a prerequisite to benefit from the programme. The programme follows a fixed study route, which means that the courses must be taken in the prescribed order.

Career

Potential job opportunities after graduation depend in part on which specialisation you choose. All specialisations provide a very good foundation for further research studies.

Read what some of our former students have done after they graduated, and how they feel about their education at our Department.

Marketing
Towards the end of the two-year programme, you will have developed a solid theoretical and practical foundation in marketing and an analytical ability to manage current marketing related challenges – whether you choose a career as a manager, marketer or business analysts. The programme also lays a good foundation for further research studies.
 
International Business
Today, internationalisation characterizes 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. This specialisation is therefore particularly suitable for students planning a career in international business. The programme also provides a good basis for further research studies.
 
Organisation
The specialisation aims to educate analytically skilled employees with special ability to understand the business environment and the relationships that exist between organisations and society. Possible future work positions are in areas like consulting firms, as a researcher in the public sector, as an intelligence analyst in companies or voluntary organisations or in the information department of PR or communication organisations. The programme also provides a good basis for further research studies.

Admissions

You should submit a copy of your GMAT test result on universityadmissions.se. and the test center should also send the test result directly to Uppsala University. If you apply for more than one programme at Uppsala University you only need to submit your test result once. Deadline for receipt of supporting documentation is 1 February. Please note that it might take up to 20 days for your Official Score Report to be available to us. We only look at GMAT total score. The test result must not be older than five years on the last day for application.

Applicants who do not hold a Bachelor’s degree, but are registered for the last semester of a programme leading to such a degree, shall submit an official document from the University stating a date of expected graduation and courses remaining before the application deadline of the Master’s programme. 

The entry requirements (Degree Certificate) must be validated when the semester starts.
 

International Business

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M2111 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 90 credits in business studies.

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  1. GMAT test result
  2. Higher education credits (maximum 285)
Students with a GMAT test result have priority.
Tuition fee paying students and non paying students are admitted on the same grounds but in different selection groups.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Marketing

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M2113 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 90 credits in business studies.

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  1. GMAT test result
  2. Higher education credits (maximum 285)
Students with a GMAT test result have priority.
Tuition fee paying students and non paying students are admitted on the same grounds but in different selection groups.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Organisation

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M2114 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 90 credits in business studies.

Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  1. GMAT test result
  2. Higher education credits (maximum 285)
Students with a GMAT test result have priority.
Tuition fee paying students and non paying students are admitted on the same grounds but in different selection groups.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Contact and further resources

Department of Business Studies

Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsg. 10, ingång C

Box 513, 751 20 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 1976

Fax: 018-471 6810 Fax: 018-471 7218

E-mail: info@fek.uu.se

For programme-specific information, please contact: Department of Business Studies, Study Counsellor master@fek.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 13 73

For general information about Master's studies at Uppsala University, please send an email to: masterprogrammes@uu.se