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University of Gothenburg

About us

The Department of Business Administration at the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg offers extensive education and research in the field of business administration and economic geography. This is the biggest department at the School of Business, Economics and Law.

Organisation of the department

The Department of Business Administration is divided into four sections:

  • Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics
  • Management & Organisation
  • Marketing
  • Accounting

There is also a group for joint administration of the department and the Business IT Lab that supports education and performs research focusing on digitalisation.

Research centres

There are four research centres at the department:

  • Centre for Business in Society
  • Centre for International Business Studies
  • Centre for Regional Analysis
  • Centre for Retailing

The department also host transdisciplinary centres:

  • Centre for global human resources management.
  • Centre for Tourism

History

Teaching of and research into business economics have undergone development over more than 80 years in Gothenburg. This development took place initially at the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg (HHG). From the outset, HHG was a school of business, economics and law independent of the state (1923 - 1961), later becoming a state institution (1962 - 1970).

In 1954, Göteborg university formed its own department of business economics which was placed under the Faculty of Social Sciences. Activities at HHG, which focused on business economics, were transferred in 1971 to the Department of Business Administration at GU, and operations at HHG were phased out. The School of Business, Economics and Law re-emerged in 1996 with its own faculty at Göteborg University. Nowadays the Department of Business Administration is one of six departments at the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg.