Master of Science in Marketing and Consumption

School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg

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Master of Science in Marketing and Consumption

School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg

Language of instruction: English

It is increasingly important not only to understand the traditional field of marketing, but also to be knowledgeable about changing consumption patterns in a dynamic and complex marketplace.

The Master of Science programme in Marketing and Consumption offers cutting-edge courses that focus on the role of marketing and consumption in a contemporary society: its cultural underpinnings, global dimensions and sustainability challenges. The curriculum combines lectures by leading researchers in various marketing fields as well as application of theory on practical marketing problem.

This programme provides students with analytical skills in the domain of marketing and consumption that enable them to pursue a successful career worldwide.

About the programme

The programme is targeted both towards students completing their undergraduate degree and students who choose to enrol after acquiring a few years of work experience.

Focus on understanding consumers in a global marketplace

Due to a large variety of consumer demands, the marketplace is dynamic and ever changing - with new products being launched regularly as companies compete for consumers’ attention and loyalty. The Marketing and Consumption programme is ideal for students who want to gain expertise in understanding consumers – an area that is critical for success in any market! The consumer focus of this programme provides students with critical knowledge, a distinct advantage over the graduates of other business programmes. With the global marketplace as a starting point and an emphasis on competitive advantage and sustainable consumption, the programme provides cutting edge courses. The programme further offers an appealing study environment - a mix of students with different educational backgrounds, nationalities and work experiences enriches the studies as well as prepares the students for a successful international career. Up-to-date, practical cases are used and analysed in close co-operation with global organizations and local companies. International leading marketing scholars from the top ranked business schools also give students the opportunity to attend elective courses with current thematics.

Tailor the programme to suit your particular interests!

Students will have excellent opportunities to tailor the programme to suit their particular interests; be it in consumption development, sustainability, communication, business leadership, tourism marketing, arts marketing or logistics.

Faculty reputation in marketing and consumption

The Marketing Faculty at the Graduate School enjoys a reputation as one of the best in Sweden in both research accomplishments and classroom tuition. The programme offers up-to-date courses by highly experienced and qualified professors. Marketing is the dominating field within Business Administration at the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg, and over the years, thousands of satisfied students have obtained their diplomas in marketing science.

Career prospects - excellent preparation for a career in business, in the public sector, or for Ph. D. studies

After having completed the Master of Science programme in Marketing and Consumption, students can choose different directions depending on their domains of interest, i.e., in the private industry or in the public sector. Our graduates will be able to assume leading positions within the private sector, such as

-Business developer -Brand Manager -Coorporate Brand Coordinator -Planner -Marketing /Category Manager

Furthermore, the programme offers a rigorous academic curriculum that gives an excellent preparation for Ph. D. studies and - in the future - a successful career in academia.

The Marketing Faculty of the Graduate School welcomes you to join our programme and wishes you an excellent study period!

Application deadline:

Non EU/EEA Citizen:

15th January

EU/EEA Citizen:

15th April

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 14, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
2 years
Full time
249,000 SEK
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Start date Aug. 2017
Sweden Gothenburg
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Duration 2 years
Price 249,000 SEK
two years. Higher education in Sweden is free of charge for Swedish and EU/EEA students (including Switzerland).

Marketing and Consumption