M.Sc. Business Development and Internationalisation

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR9970 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Umea University | Umeċ, Sweden
This programme is given by Umeċ Business School of Business and Economics. The programme aims to prepare students with skills involved in launching and leading businesses but also to use those skills to develop and run business with a direction towards international expansion and growth.

Description of Business Development and Internationalisation


The programme aims to prepare students to become entrepreneurial leaders with capabilities to act on opportunities, needs and challenges, to develop businesses and innovations in a global and changing business context. The students learn about innovation, entrepreneurship, networking and business growth from an international perspective. The pedagogical idea in entrepreneurship is grounded in action-based learning which is integrated with the reflectiveness of master program studies. In this program students create value from innovations and ideas by working with business simulations and development of real-life cases of R&D based innovations, service innovations and innovation development within larger companies.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 9970 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

  • Perspectives on Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Growth
  • Managing Networks and Internationalisation
  • Strategic planning and processes

Requirements for Business Development and Internationalisation

A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university with a major in Business Administration. Special requirements are: 90 ECTS (one and a half years of full-time study) in Business Administration. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and no individual score below 5.5. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum score of 575 and a minimum TWE score of 4.5). TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum score of 90 and a minimum score of 20 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies. You will find detailed information about requirements under the heading of Eligibility in the menu to the right. 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.

Work Experience for Business Development and Internationalisation

No work experience is required.

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