Master's Programme in Management


Program Description

Master's Programme in Management, 120 ECTS

The Master's programme in Management provides students with the opportunity to acquire the managerial skills needed to deal with the complex, global, and constantly changing the world of business. Intellectually challenging tasks are combined with real-life applications in the areas of strategic and change management, project management, and human resource management.

Because we acknowledge the limitations of traditional theory, we balance our programme with the most recent research achievements, better preparing our students for a working life in contemporary and future corporate and community worlds.

The international dimension permeates the issues and applications dealt with in the courses, and internationalization is an integrated part of the educational environment. Level of Education: Second-degree studies.

Level of education: Continuation programme

Studies Abroad and internship

At Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE), internationalization is given high priority. There are plenty of opportunities to go abroad to study. The environment at the business school is also increasingly international with both students and teachers with an international background.

As a student at one of the Master's programmes at USBE you can apply for one semester studies abroad at one of our 70 partner universities. It is also possible to find a company and do an internship for 2 months some where in the world.

Career Opportunities

Management functions are found on several levels in an organization. Middle managers, unit managers, group managers, functional managers, and project managers are some examples of functions assigned management roles in contemporary organizations.

The management program will prepare you for working focused on management issues such as projects and with the skills required to develop effective teams. You will also be accustomed to the complexity of renewal and strategic change combined with planning and environmental concern.

Student satisfaction

Umeå University is in the top in Europe on factors related to student satisfaction according to the last year results from the International Student Barometer Here you will among other things be part of a buddy group that will introduce you to Swedish activities.

AACSB Accredited

USBE is an internationally accredited business school under AACSB. We are among the 5% of Business Schools in the world with this accreditation focusing on quality management.

Admission Requirements

General requirements

In order to be eligible to apply to our Master's programs here at USBE you need a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Business Administration 180 ECTS (three years of full-time study), which should include:

  • 75 ECTS (one and a half years of full-time study) in Business Administration.

Subjects can be defined differently in different countries. Examples of courses that we consider to be part of the subject of Business Administration are Accounting, Finance, Controlling, Management, Marketing, Logistics, and Entrepreneurship.

Language skills required

Students are required to have special eligibility in English equal to English B from Swedish gymnasium. This is usually shown with an internationally recognized test of English proficiency.

Selection criteria and Notification of Admission Status

Admission is granted on a competitive basis. The selection criteria are the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) result.

If you have no GMAT test result you are still eligible to apply for the program (Master's Program in Accounting) but will be ranked after applicants with a GMAT result and according to the number of academic credits you have.

The city of Umeå

With 115 000 inhabitants (out of which 30 000 are students) Umeå provides an opportunity to gain high quality education as well as a good time. The city is large enough to have lots of activities but small enough to reach most things of interest by bike. It is also one of the cities in Sweden with the lowest crime rate.

One thing that attracts a lot of students is the sports center IKSU (the largest in northern Europe with 5000 visitors per day!!!!) with activities ranging from gym, various group training and swimming to different ball games including football, basketball, floorball, squash, badminton and indoor beach volleyball.

Beautiful clean nature within a short distance from the city.

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE) is a campus school and has over 170 employees including about 90 PhDs and researchers. The activities consist of research and teaching in Busin ... Read More

Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE) is a campus school and has over 170 employees including about 90 PhDs and researchers. The activities consist of research and teaching in Business Administration, Economics and Statistics. The School offers seven master’s programs, four graduate programs, two undergraduate programs and courses. We have more than 2000 students going through our programs/year. Read less
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