To develop businesses and societies by identifying, implementing and analyzing entrepreneurial projects together with practitioners.
The program syllabus includes courses that provide a theoretical depth in business development respectively different perspectives on entrepreneurship, especially emphasizing Scandinavian perspectives. The first semester a course in methodology provides knowledge and skills in interactive methods (action research) and in parallel a development project is identified and initiated together with a business, an organization or a local community. The project is implemented during the second semester. The project work provides skills to take on a qualified project and process leadership roles and to be practically useful for the organization or the local society which has been chosen. Methodological skills are deepened during the last course during the second semester to enable a capacity to relate project work to the development of theory. The second year consists of a study abroad semester and is completed by a master thesis during the last semester. The program will, therefore, provide both theoretical depths as well as high practical relevance as acquired knowledge is applied in real cases.
The degree program has a clearly defined connection with the community as development projects are carried out in close cooperation with actors within the business, public or civic sectors of the society. Projects are implemented and evaluated from the point of their usefulness for the actors involved.
The first year consists of two courses focusing on deepened theoretical knowledge within business development and entrepreneurship and two methodological courses focusing on project work and action research. The first methodological course is integrated with the planning and initiation of a larger societal entrepreneurship project. This course is followed by a course on the implementation of the project. The last course is a methodological course on how to relate project results to contemporary research in order to contribute to generalized knowledge development.
The second year starts with a semester in a foreign country including theoretical courses on an advanced level as well as project work in this context. The students are offered to locate their study abroad to universities that the School of Business and Economics have a close collaboration which enables further deepened collaboration with businesses, public and civic sectors in an international context. Further, there is a master's degree project finishing the program. All courses are at the second level and given in English.
The third semester is designed for studies abroad. The students are encouraged to study at universities where the School of Business and Economics have developed education exchange and research cooperation within the area of entrepreneurship. The students can also if requested, making use of existing agreements with international universities maintained by Linnaeus University or to find universities outside the existing contracts as well as identifying, formulating and implementing a project abroad.
Basic eligibility for second-level studies and special eligibility:
- A degree of Bachelor in Business Administration with a minimum of 90 higher education credits in Business Administration or the equivalent.
- English B/6 or the equivalent.
Alternative selection: The selection of students who have applied is partly based on a statement of purpose and cv.
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Organizations and communities (urban and rural) in need of renewal demand entrepreneurially oriented employees and networking. The program educates and equips qualified project and process leaders for businesses and organizations as well as provides a good ground to start your own venture either directly after completed education or later in life.
Master of Science in Business and Economics (120 credits) with a specialization in Entrepreneurship (Main field of study: Business Administration)
Options for a 1-year (60 credits) degree exists.
About the School
Linnaeus University is a modern, international university named after Carl Linnaeus – a world-renowned Swedish scientist who was born in the Småland region where the university is located.