Jönköping University

Introduction

Jönköping University is characterized by internationalization, an entrepreneurial spirit and collaboration with the surrounding society.

Jönköping University (JU) is one of three Swedish private, non-profit institutions of higher education with the right to award doctorates. JU operates on the basis of an agreement with the Swedish Government and conforms to national degree regulations and quality requirements. The university is organized as a group of companies with five subsidiaries - four schools and a service company - owned by Jönköping University Foundation.

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Research and education are carried out at:

  • Jönköping International Business School
  • School of Education and Communication
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Health Sciences


These four specialized and well-focused schools, each with a distinct profile, address a portfolio of exciting interlinked topics relating to some of the major issues of our time: internationalization, entrepreneurship, business renewal, innovative learning, a holistic approach to health throughout life, an interface between the economy and technology in the information society, and production systems for small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) conducts research and offers undergraduate and graduate programmes, a doctoral programme and executive education. Together these activities form an internationally competitive business school, especially in the areas of entrepreneurship and business renewal.

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There has been a very positive development since the launch in 1994. This has been achieved by the expansion of courses, undergraduate and graduate programmes and research at JIBS, along with a hard and well motivated strive for development. Because of a fast recruitment process due to the fact that JIBS is part of a foundation and not state owned, we have been able to employ highly qualified professors making JIBS very competitive among business schools in both the Nordic countries and internationally. As of September 2007 there are 31 full professors employed at JIBS.

JIBS has rapidly established itself as being the strongest academic environment in Scandinavia for entrepreneurship and research on small and medium-sized enterprises. JIBS is internationally very well reputated when it comes to research in trade, infrastructure, regional development, media management, family ownership, and tax law.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Master in Industrial Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

This Master's programme provides the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and creativity within the area of industrial design. You will learn more about the whole design process from a human point of [+]

Master in Industrial Design

Language: English

This Master's programme provides the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and creativity within the area of industrial design. You will learn more about the whole design process from a human point of view, with a focus on usability, ergonomics, aesthetics, materials and production, as well as drafting techniques and visualisation.

CREATING GOOD IDEAS AND MAKING THEM LOOK GREAT

The courses has an interdisciplinary approach and is guided by the relationship between humans and products. The programme provides students the opportunity to use a variety of tools to quickly visualize ideas and concepts in order to develop their creativity in the design studio and through model workshops. Students also learn to formulate and present ideas and solutions and identify new products and opportunities. A considerable part of this Master's programme is run in project form, implementing sharp projects in collaboration with a company.... [-]


Master in International Communication

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

International Communication is a programme designed for students who are interested in the role of communication in intercultural and global contexts [+]

Master in International Communication

Master of Arts (60 credits) with a major in Media and Communications

International Communication is a programme designed for students who are interested in the role of communication in intercultural and global contexts.

The programme focuses on and provides both theoretical and practical skills in communication, working in an intercultural context. During the year, students will participate in courses focusing on cultural aspects of communication (both contemporary and historical) media’s role in communication and identities, communication levels and processes within intercultural organizations, political communication, media literacy, and ethnographic media studies.... [-]


Master in International Financial Analysis

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

The operation of financial markets is one of the most complex topics of study due to what underlies them: interactions among human beings, with all of their conceptions and misconceptions about the [+]

Master in International Financial Analysis

Language: English

The operation of financial markets is one of the most complex topics of study due to what underlies them: interactions among human beings, with all of their conceptions and misconceptions about the reactions of other human beings.

This one year programme provides you with the theoretical background and the advanced mathematical and empirical tools required in advanced financial analysis. The education aims to give you the competencies and skills necessary for analysing financial data and a solid background in advanced financial theory that is needed to understand the mechanisms that influence financial markets. All courses in the programme are given in English. Due to the fact that Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) has an exchange programme including about 200 partner universities, and that a number of master programmes at JIBS are open to students from around the world, the courses have a diverse international participation of students. This international atmosphere contributes to a broad perspective of the issues analysed and discussed in courses.... [-]


Master in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

Do you want to add knowledge about management and control of international and global supply chain and logistics to your bachelor degree? In that case, International Logistics [+]

Master in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Language: English

Do you want to add knowledge about management and control of international and global supply chain and logistics to your bachelor degree? In that case, International Logistics and Supply Chain Management is the programme for you.

The programme is unique in that it offers a cross-disciplinary education, combining the core topics of logistics and supply chain management with marketing, and economic geography. Students gain knowledge and understanding of the supply chain network and its development, as well as of the tools needed to analyze, develop and change such supply chains. The programme prepares students for international careers.... [-]


Master in International Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

International Marketing is a programme that increases your ability to understand and meet the challenges many companies currently face as a result of increasing globalisation and a changing competitive climate. The programme offers you a year of advanced studies to build a specialisation in international marketing in your bachelor degree. It includes courses that shed light on contemporary marketing issues, but also courses that help you comprehend the nature of the global economy. [+]

Master in International Marketing

Language: English

International Marketing is a programme that increases your ability to understand and meet the challenges many companies currently face as a result of increasing globalisation and a changing competitive climate. The programme offers you a year of advanced studies to build a specialisation in international marketing in your bachelor degree. It includes courses that shed light on contemporary marketing issues, but also courses that help you comprehend the nature of the global economy.

During the one year programme you study courses which focus on consumer behaviour, market research, retail, marketing communications, international marketing and export, and globalisation of economic activity. The course content is adjusted to mirror contemporary research and the situation companies experience right now. For example, you will be engaged in discussions about how consumers relate to and affect each other, how digital media influence planned communications, and how export is managed. During the second semester you write a 15-credit thesis supervised by professors at JIBS.... [-]


Master in Interventions in Childhood

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

The International Master's level programme Interventions in Childhood offers interdisciplinary education to provide effective intervention for children in need of support beyond what is provided to all children [+]

Master in Interventions in Childhood

Language: English

Master of Science (60 credits)

The International Master's level programme Interventions in Childhood offers interdisciplinary education to provide effective intervention for children in need of support beyond what is provided to all children.

The programme is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in child care and preschool, school, early intervention/habilitation, special education, child health care, social services and the equivalent. The one year programme leads to a 60 credit master degree.

The Master's programme is grounded in an ecological perspective on child development, learning, and functioning. Influences are observed at various levels, from "neurons to neighbourhoods". A critical perspective focusing on the individual, the environment, and their interrelationship, is emphasized. The programme addresses the everyday life situations of children in a variety of settings, including family, preschool/school, hospital, and community. A bio-psycho-ecological model is used as a frame of reference and the connection between research and practical everyday work is stressed.... [-]


Master in IT, Management and Innovation

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

This programme addresses students with either a business or organisational administration background who want to increase their competence in exploiting IT for business, organisational [+]

Master in IT, Management and Innovation

Language: English

This two year programme addresses students with either a business or organizational administration background who want to increase their competence in exploiting IT for business, organisational or industrial innovation, or students with a technology background who want to increase their competence in entrepreneurship and innovation.

The programme features three key areas: entrepreneurial IT; the use of IT in business, organisational and industrial innovation; and the evaluation of IT investments.  Leaders of today, both for private and public organisations, must have strong analytical and critical thinking skills to thrive in a competitive global environment, skills which are targeted in this programme.... [-]


Master in Managing in a Global Context

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

Managing in a Global Context is a programme especially designed to equip you with the skills and tools required to become an effective leader in diverse business contexts (such as various industries and [+]

Master in Managing in a Global Context

Language: English

Managing in a Global Context is a programme especially designed to equip you with the skills and tools required to become an effective leader in diverse business contexts (such as various industries and types of organisations) and varied intercultural settings.

The programme acknowledges that contemporary markets are increasingly complex and dynamic in terms of culture and demand, that information and communication are salient for success, and that the discourse on corporate responsibility for sustainability is crucial.

The language of instruction is English and you meet with students from all parts of the world. Through group and project-oriented work you develop your planning and collaboration skills, and experience intercultural relations.... [-]


Master in Product Development and Materials Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

As competition between companies is getting tougher as the number of products on the market increases, many are realising the importance of product development [+]

Master in Product Development and Materials Engineering

Language: English

As competition between companies is getting tougher as the number of products on the market increases, many are realising the importance of product development and material knowledge as a competitive means. This programme covers the entire product development process, from conceptual engineering design to materials and manufacturing processes.

A GREAT DEAL OF VARIETY

The work of engineers within product development is creative and offers a great deal of variety. This Master's programme (two years) qualifies students for positions with the manufacturers and suppliers that develop and produce components or as consultants. Emphasis is placed on design and construction of technical components and products in regards to customer demands, use, producibility and production methods. Vehicles, household appliances, medical equipment and certain sporting goods are all examples of products made up of complex components.... [-]


Master in Production Development and Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

The manufacturing industry now faces globalisation challenges and this is the starting point of this Master's programme. The aim is to provide knowledge and competence [+]

Master in Production Development and Management

Language: English

The manufacturing industry now faces globalisation challenges and this is the starting point of this Master's programme. The aim is to provide knowledge and competence that prepare the students for leading positions within the manufacturing industry.

MAKING GLOBALISATION WORK

Today, the manufacturing industry is an international industry. Product development and production may be carried out at different geographic locations, which require communication and coordination of the activities. The competitiveness of manufacturing companies relies to a high degree on their abilities to benefit from the increased globalisation.... [-]


Master in Strategic Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

Strategic Entrepreneurship is a programme that helps you improve your entrepreneurial effectiveness, both in creating and launching new start-ups, and in identifying and developing opportunities within existing organisations. [+]

Master in Strategic Entrepreneurship

Language: English

Strategic Entrepreneurship is a programme that helps you improve your entrepreneurial effectiveness, both in creating and launching new start-ups, and in identifying and developing opportunities within existing organisations.

Entrepreneurial activities play a crucial role in our society and the programme prepares students with the skills that are needed in existing companies as well as developing skills to enable new businesses to emerge and succeed. The education is designed according to state-of-the-art research results but also offers practical projects and start-up experiences.... [-]


Master of Science in Urban, Regional and International Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

This programme provides a deepening education in the field of regional and international economics. [+]

This programme provides a deepening education in the field of regional and international economics. The programme, Urban, Regional and International Economics aims to build students’ core competencies to work with urban, regional and international issues. This focus is highly relevant to both developed and developing countries. Students gain the skills to analyse economic data and draw inferences. The theoretical knowledge combined with these practical tools give students a competitive advantage in their future career paths. Study abroad You can choose to spend you third semester studying abroad at one of JIBS’s partner universities, further adding to the international dimension of your education and knowledge. Career prospects The education prepares students for positions demanding specialised analytical skills in economics, especially those related to international economics. Such positions may be found in both the public and private sectors, for example, in dealing with the impact of globalization and structural change. This comprises elements such as mobility, knowledge supply, innovation and job creation. The students will thus be well prepared for positions requiring practical and scientific knowledge and the use of this knowledge in new models and methods. Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 credits at an accredited university) with at least 60 credits in economics, or equivalent. Furthermore, a minimum of 15 credits in statistics/econometrics is required. [-]

MSc

Master in User Experience Design and IT Architecture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

This is a two years Master's programme that aims at providing students with knowledge on approaches where information technology is a driving force for successful business operation. [+]

Master of Science with a major in Informatics This is a two years Master's programme that aims at providing students with knowledge on approaches where information technology is a driving force for successful business operation. Personal devices such as tablets, smartphones, and wearables are replacing desktop computers at the workplace and in the home. Work is often done on the go, in a mobile and ever changing environment – switching from one device to another and moving first from the office to the bus stop, and then home. The underlying information systems supporting this shift are changing too, introducing new constraints and goals. This requires a new mindset, a rethinking of the way IT solutions are designed and architected to transform enterprise objectives into a creative user experience and to deliver a supportive IT architecture. This masters will equip you with knowledge and skills to tackle these challenges. You will learn user experience design, IT architecture and enterprise architecture. You will be able to design and develop mobile and server-side solutions, as well as learn to master the fundamentals of service design and cloud computing. After graduation With a degree in User Experience Design and IT Architecture you will be prepared to work in various roles such as user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, IT architect or IT strategist, cloud solution architect, or enterprise architect. You will also be prepared for doctoral studies. Courses within the programme NB Preliminary list of courses Year 1 User Experience Design 6 credits Industrial Product Realisation: Process - Methods – Leadership 9 credits Development for Mobile, Wearable and Smart Devices 6 credits Information Architecture and Semantic Technologies 6 credits Development of Server-side Solutions 6 credits Enterprise Architecture and IT Architecture 7.5 credits Cross-Channel User Experience and Service Design 6 credits Entrepreneurial Performance Management and IT 7.5 credits Product Development in Cross-discipline Teams 1 3 credits Product Development in Cross-discipline Teams 2 3 credits Year 2 Industry Placement Course 9 credits Product Specification and Requirements Management 6 credits Product Development in Cross-discipline Teams 3 9 credits Final Thesis Work, Master 30 credits Elective course: Cloud Computing and Data Analytics 6 credits Software Engineering - a Product Perspective 6 credits Facts Credits: 120,0 ECTS credits Level: Master's Rate of study: Full-time Place of study: Campus-based Language: English Start date: Autumn 2016 Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in informatics, computer science, computer engineering, interaction design (with relevant courses in web programming), or equivalent. Proof of English profiency is required. [-]

Master of Science in Digital Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

This Master’s programme takes a broad business approach to the digitalization that shapes society. [+]

This Master’s programme takes a broad business approach to the digitalization that shapes society. It addresses the new challenges that digitalization poses for companies and their employees with regard to business renewal and innovation, marketing and digital services. Students gain knowledge to analyse how digitalization offers opportunities for strategic change as well as business and organizational development for both new and existing companies. In addition, the programme stimulates creative thinking around digitalization, business innovation and renewal. The programme combines theoretical and real-world practical work, and has a multidisciplinary approach including competences in business administration, informatics and business law. After graduation After graduating, students may be interested in working as managers for established companies, but also as entrepreneurs wanting to leverage the opportunities of the digital economy. Courses within the programme NB Preliminary list of courses Year 1 Understanding Digital Business 7,5 credits Business Models and New Business Development 7,5 credits Market Communications in a Digital World 7,5 credits Organizing and Leading Change 7,5 credits IT-based Tools for Market Analysis 7,5 credits Information Technology and Innovation Management 7,5 credits Law 7,5 credits Research Methods 7,5 credits Year 2 Elective courses/further specialization, internships or study abroad 30 credits Master Thesis 30 credits Facts Credits: 120,0 ECTS credits Level: Master's Rate of study: Full-time Place of study: Campus-based Language: English Start date: Autumn 2016 Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. 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 profiency is required. [-]

Master of Science in EDUCARE - The Swedish Preschool Model

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

As its name indicates, the Swedish approach to preschool (EDUCARE), integrates educational and care-giving practice to support the learning and development of children between the ages of one and six. [+]

As its name indicates, the Swedish approach to preschool (EDUCARE), integrates educational and care-giving practice to support the learning and development of children between the ages of one and six. The international master’s programme in EDUCARE combines classroom- based instruction with field work in Swedish preschools, family centers and other early childhood education venues. The programme welcomes Swedish and international students. Programme instruction is in English. Students who complete the programme will have expertise in the pedagogy and policies of EDUCARE. Given Sweden’s standing as a world leader in early childhood education, graduates of the programme will be well positioned for employment as preschool educators, researchers, and leaders, whether they choose to purse their careers internationally or in Sweden. At the same time, students will leave the programme ready to pursue doctoral studies in early childhood education or related fields, as the programme provides a combination of rigorous research and field work, taught by PhD faculty from the Preschool Education and Research Group at Jönköping University’s School of Education and Communication, as well as through guest lectures by national and international experts in the field. Courses within the programme NB Preliminary list of courses Year 1 The growth and development of the Swedish preschool: from social policy to educational policy 10 credits Preschool educational/didactical perspectives focusing on play, exploration and learning 10 credits Systematic documentation, analysis, and evaluation, and leadership in preschool 10 credits Theory of Science and Scientific methods 15 credits Thesis project (Empirical study) 15 credits Facts Credits: 60 ECTS credits Level: Master's Rate of study: Full-time Place of study: Campus-based Language: English Start date: Autumn 2016 Application code: HJ-MU074 Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) within behavioral science, social work, educational sciences, or related field including independent, theoretical based work, i.e. a thesis or equivalent. The applicant must also have a minimum of one year experience working in supervised early childhood education and/or care settings (e.g. preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, daycare). Proof of English profiency is required. [-]

Master of Science in Engineering Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

This programme provides a specialised education in management for those holding a bachelor’s degree in engineering. [+]

This programme provides a specialised education in management for those holding a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Engineering Management is designed to meet the increasing demand for graduates that combine their technical understanding with the application of management knowledge in the industrial and engineering sectors. The programme is taught in collaboration between Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) and the School of Engineering (JTH). To secure the practical relevance of the programme and make good use of the students’ prior knowledge in engineering, projects with corporate interaction will foster collaboration between students, practitioners, engineering faculty and management faculty. After graduation you will belong to the highly sought after crowd having both engineering and management degrees. Career prospects This programme will qualify you for a variety of jobs, especially managerial roles that requires you to understand the technical processes of a company and lead projects, departments or plants. It will also increase your chances of realizing your own business idea or being innovative within existing organizations. Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in engineering or equivalent. Proof of English proficiency is required. [-]

Master of Science in Software Product Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Jönköping

This Master’s programme aims to give students the knowledge and experience to lead software product teams. [+]

This Master’s programme aims to give students the knowledge and experience to lead software product teams. Software from a product perspective Software is everywhere – visible as a product or service in its own right, or hidden as a component of a wider product. Thinking of the code base in product terms from the outset can ensure that the delivered software is successful both in its initial release and as a platform for product evolution over the longer term. Students select one of the following practical tracks to follow throughout the programme: Large-scale Information Systems, The Internet of Things, or Social Networking Technologies. All three tracks share common lectures with practical work tailored to the individual track. The focus of your chosen track is enhanced by the course Industrial Placement, which enables you to apply your knowledge in a real work environment and to learn from practicing engineers. Career prospects Graduates can expect to fill key roles such as: senior developer, software architect, project manager, requirements engineer, test manager or system engineer. Requirements: A Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering (with relevant courses in Computer Engineering), or equivalent. At least 90 credits in your major subject. A minimum of 21 credits in Mathematics. Proof of English proficiency is required. [-]

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