Master's Programme in Management

Umeå University, Umeå School of Business and Economics

Program Description

Master's Programme in Management

Umeå University, Umeå School of Business and Economics

Master's Programme in Management, 120 ECTS

This programme is given by Umeå School of Business and Economics. 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

Programme Outline

All courses are studied in sequence and not parallel. This means that you study one course at a time full time for five weeks then you have an exam and then the next course starts. There are four courses each semester. If you are used to a parallel system this might sound like very few courses but the expected workload for one semester is at least 40 hours per week in this system of sequential studies.

Studies Abroad

At Umeå School of Business and Economics, 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.

International exchange is an important component of student life at Umeå School of Business. Our 70 partner universities around the world send students to Umeå every year, and about 45 % of our business school graduates have spent one or two semesters abroad as part of their curricula.

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.

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:

  • 90 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 13, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2018
2 years
Full time
180,000 SEK
Sweden - Umeå
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Tuition fee; first instalment:SEK 45000