Global Management is a program specially designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to become an effective leader in diverse business contexts and varied intercultural settings.

The program acknowledges that contemporary markets are increasingly complex and dynamic in terms of culture and demand, that information and communication are crucial for success, and that social responsibility for sustainability and corporate entrepreneurship are crucial.

Here, you will develop the skills required to become a business leader, but also skills for other organizational roles, for example, when leading projects.

Through group and project-oriented work you fine-tune your planning and collaboration skills and experience intercultural relations. Courses focus on leadership, corporate social responsibility, family business management and corporate entrepreneurship.

All courses are given in English. The program 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.

The faculty involved in this program have substantial experience in mana­gement research. This ensures that all research you encounter throughout your studies is innovative and up to date.

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.

After graduation

There is a wide range of careers you may pursue after graduation, such as project leader, change manager, international business developer, or head of operations. The program also prepares stu­dents for doctoral research education.



NB Preliminary list of courses

Year 1 Autumn

  • Advanced Leadership, 7.5 credits
  • Contemporary Issues in a Globalized World, 7.5 credits
  • Organising and Leading Change, 7.5 credits
  • Advanced Research Methods in Management and Entrepreneurship, 7.5 credits

Year 1 Spring

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and Strategic Renewal, 7.5 credits
  • Information Management 7.5 credits
  • Family Business Development 7.5 credits
  • Corporate Social Responsibility 7.5 credits

Year 2 Autumn

  • Studying abroad/Elective courses 30 credits

Year 2 Spring

  • Master thesis in Business Administration 30 hp


  • Credits: 120,0
  • Level: Master's
  • Rate of study: Full-time
  • Place of study: Campus-based
  • Language: English
  • Start date: Autumn 2019


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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
2 years
240,000 SEK
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
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