Master of Science in International Business and Trade
No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.
The master’s programme in International Business and Trade provides a distinctive combination of training and knowledge about the functioning of multinational companies—large and small—in the global economy. As a student of the programme, you will enhance your understanding of the geography, processes, and organization of international business and develop capabilities for sustainable and competitive managerial decision making.
Continuous globalization processes of domestic economies have led to a
situation where firms must face and comprehend the impact of global
production, innovation, and trade networks. Consequently, there is a
growing need for firms and managers to respond to increased
opportunities and complexities of greater and more relaxed movement of
capital, people, services, products, and knowledge as they are subject
to, and must understand, stakeholders at national and supranational
levels. This programme offers a unique cross-disciplinary outlook on
global business—international business and economic geography.
Programme structure and content
The programme contains eight core courses that provide in-depth knowledge about the following topics, among others:
• international business environment analysis
• the internationalization of small- and medium-sized firms
• international strategic management
• the globalization of innovation
• international business in Asian emerging markets
• managing and organizing multinational corporations
• research methods
may choose four elective courses, some of which may be exchange study
courses. The elective courses can, for example, be within management,
marketing, innovation, finance, and logistics, and may vary from year to
The final semester is devoted to your master’s thesis,
which is usually written in pairs. We particularly encourage you to
carry out your thesis work in close contact with multinational
corporations or international organizations.