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|Application deadline:||January 15|
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|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The International Business and Trade Programme take its point of departure in present day managerial decision making. Continuous globalization processes of domestic economies have led to a situation where firms must face and comprehend the impacts from global production and trade networks. Consequently, there is a growing need for firms and managers to respond to the increased possibilities as well as complexities of the greater and more relaxed movement of capital, people, services, products and knowledge as they are subject to and must understand forces from national and supranational levels.
The programme takes an interdisciplinary approach, synthesizing methods of international business environment analysis with theories concerning strategic management of multinational corporations. This also includes an understanding of the legal framework affecting international trade and foreign direct investment. It has its foundation in both business studies as well as economic geography, making the program unique in the area of international management.
The International Business and Trade programme gives You a distinctive combination of training and knowledge about the functioning of multinational companies in the global economy. This is viewed from a business perspective and supported by a thorough legal understanding concerning international trade. During the programme, deep insights are accumulated concerning different industries and countries through courses that fine-tune individual analysis capability and give valuable skills and understandings concerning project team work. Furthermore, the programme provides opportunities for field work in an international environment at respected European and Asian universities.
The programme is carried out with a strong emphasis on real world examples and case studies from manufacturing and service companies, operating globally, based on both typical western and emerging market contexts. Many of the case studies and project assignments are implemented in close cooperation with established multinational corporations as well as internationalizing small and medium sized firms. The programme is especially designed for students who plan a future career in international companies, in marketing, purchasing, exports and strategic management. The programme is also aimed at students who wish to specialize in trade policy and/or trade promotion in international organizations, or national government institutions.
Within the International Business and Trade programme you can specialize in an area of your interest. In practice this means at least 3 courses of 7.5 hec plus a Master Degree Project in the specific area. Graduate School will offer two cross-master specializations, specifically Environmental Sustainability and Event and Tourism as alternatives to the elective courses.
The programme covers four academic terms of full-time study (120 hec) including three terms of courses (90 hec) and one term of Master Degree Project 30 hec (thesis writing). The programme comprises core courses, including methods, elective courses and Master Degree Project. Core courses are programme specific and include courses in methods with emphasis on qualitative and quantitative analysis. Elective courses from other Master programmes, or in special cases, and only after permission granted by the Graduate School, second cycle courses at other universities may be an option.
Each term is divided into two periods, and each course is 7.5 hec, except where noted.
The programme can lead to different focus areas, basically through the combination of electives. The main focus areas are:
International management International economics International trade law Business environment analysis in a geographical/historical perspective
The focus areas are tentative, depending upon faculty changes and number of registered students and may vary from year to year.
* C1: International Business Environmental Analysis (7.5 hec) 1st term
* C2: International Business and Trade Methods I (7.5. hec) 1st term
* C3: Regulating International Business and Trade (7.5 hec) 1st term
* C4: International Strategic Management (7.5 hec) 1st term
* C5: The Geography of Transnational Production Networks (7.5 hec) 2nd term
* C6: International Business and Trade in a Historical Perspective (7.5 hec) 2nd term
* C7: Managing and Organizing the Multinational Corporation (7.5 hec) 3rd term
* C8: International Business Environment Analysis and Strategic Management Project (7.5 hec) 3rd term
Electives / Studies abroad 2nd term and 3rd term
Below follow examples of courses that could be chosen as an elective within the programme. The options can vary from year to year depending on demand and resources.
Only students with very good study results at the Graduate School, excellent English language proficiency and a clear purpose for their exchange period may be permitted to study as exchange students at our partner universities.
* EG1: International Marketing (7.5 hec)
* EG2: Global Sourcing (7.5 hec)
* EG3: Managing Knowledge in a Global Context (7.5 hec)
* EG4: Managing Across Cultures (7.5 hec)
* EG5: WTO law (2 x 7.5 hec)
* EG6: International Business and Applied Economics (7.5 hec)
* EG7: International Business in the Asian Emerging Markets (7.5 hec)
* EG8: Perspectives on Internationalization and Market Entry (7.5 hec)
European language profile
* EE1: European Economic and Political Integration (in coop. with Social Science fac.) (7.5 hec)
* EE2: International Business in the Single European Market (7.5 hec)
* EE3: European Private Law (2 x 7.5 hec)
* EEA: Studies at a partner university in an English, French-, German- or Spanish-speaking country (2 or 4 x 7.5 hec).
* Asian language profile
* EA1: Asian Economic and Political Integration (in coop. with Social Science fac.) (7.5 hec)
* EA2: International Business in Asian Emerging Markets (7.5 hec)
* EAA: Studies at a partner university in Asia (2 or 4 x 7.5 hec)
Master Degree Project (Masters thesis) 30 hec, 4th term
The degree project should be written in English. It is recommended that a part of the thesis writing should comprise a fieldwork, to be carried through abroad.
Specializations are packages of courses within the area of a Master of Science programme. In practice this means 3-4 courses of 7.5 hec plus a thesis (Master Degree Project) in the specific area. Graduate School will implement three cross-master specializations, specifically Environmental Sustainability, Public Management and Event and Tourism as alternatives to the elective courses. The following specializations are applicable to the International Business and Trade programme: Public Management, Environmental Sustainability.
Entrance Requirements:The applicant must have been awarded a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognized university and be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognized test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent. The level of English must be equivalent to English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School. The applicant s university education must also include a minimum of 60 higher education credits (hec) in one of the following subject areas: Business Administration, Economics, Economic Geography or Economic History. In addition the education must include a minimum of 15 hec in Statistics, or 7.5 hec in Statistics and 7.5 hec in quantitative methods and/or Mathematics. For more information about the requirements visit
Selection: The selection process is based on GMAT or GRE General Test score. For further information and important instructions
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||575|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||90|
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