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Master of Science in Management

Master’s programme
2 years
120 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-6A81G
Tuition
Full education cost: 168 000 SEK
First payment: 42 000 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees


Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-1A81G
Tuition
Full education cost: 168 000 SEK
First payment: 42 000 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application opens 15 March 2021

Summary

The master’s programme in Management provides an intellectually challenging environment with a wide range of courses combining theoretical studies with practical realities. As a student of the programme, you will discuss complex management and strategic problems, reflect on your own role as a leader, and think about how corporate strategies impact sustainable development. This open and diverse programme allows you the flexibility to tailor your education to your own interests, including the chance to study abroad during one semester.

About

Globalization, digitalization, and increasing uncertainty create an ever-higher demand for effective and responsible leaders. Growing environmental concerns add another element by highlighting the need for competence in sustainability issues. Our programme offers you the opportunity to explore and develop your role as a leader, preparing you for strategic work in your chosen career path.

Preparing you for leadership and strategy work

The programme prepares you for a leadership role and strategic work in corporations and organizations operating under uncertainty and dealing with complexity. Upon completion of the programme, you will be able to deal with complex management problems and understand the conditions of management in your specific field of expertise. You will develop as a leader and gain an understanding of the role you can play in positive societal development. 

Up-to-date courses based on current research

Our teachers are actively engaged within and outside the university, ensuring that our programme corresponds to state-of-the-art research and your coursework stays current. The core courses cover a wide range of topics related to leadership, strategy, change management, sustainability, marketing, and finance. The portfolio of elective courses from which you can choose is continually updated to reflect recent developments in all areas of management thinking, and you have several opportunities to tailor your education to your individual interests and goals. The opportunity to do an international exchange allows you to gain even more diverse current perspectives.

Interdisciplinary courses with a strong sustainability profile

The core courses provide you with an understanding of key areas of general management, balancing theoretical elements of individual, firm, market, and economic behavior with applied and practical aspects of the various business disciplines. In order to maximize your personal and professional effectiveness across a range of capabilities necessary to be a successful leader, our core courses put particular focus on developing communication skills, team working, writing skills, performance feedback, and coaching. The cross-disciplinary character of the programme allows you to take stock of your personal leadership aspirations and capabilities and focus on becoming an effective, inspirational, and responsible leader. Sustainability issues are key components of our courses, giving you the opportunity to delve deeper into the role of companies in society.

International

An international atmosphere allows you to
experience other cultures, improve your communication skills, and build a
global network of friends. You will be part of a multicultural
classroom. We also offer the chance to spend an exchange semester at
one of our partner universities. More programme specific information about possibilities to study abroad can be found under Exchange opportunities.

Programme structure and content

The first semester consists of three mandatory courses:

•    Foundations in Management
•    Strategy and Organization
•    Managing Markets

The second semester begins with two mandatory courses:

•    Corporate Governance and Financial Structures
•    Change Management

At the end of the second semester and beginning of the third, you have the opportunity to choose four elective courses, which can include subjects such as project management, accounting, strategy, innovation management, marketing, or international business.

The third semester concludes with two additional mandatory courses:

•    Preparing for Leadership
•    Research Methods in Management

Exchange studies are encouraged in either the second or third semester of the programme.

The fourth semester consists entirely of your master’s thesis, which is commonly written in close collaboration with a company.

More information about programme structure and content

Who should apply?

Do you want to work in a leadership position and tackle complex strategic tasks?

Are you interested in the sustainability consequences of managerial decisions and firm strategies?

Do you want to understand the different roles you can play in positive societal development?

If you want to be an effective and successful leader, then apply for the master’s programme in Management.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

General entrance requirements:
A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS credits) from an internationally recognized university and English 6/English B from Swedish upper secondary school school or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test. For more information about general entrance requirements see www.universityadmissions.se (English) and www.antagning.se (Swedish).
Programme specific entrance requirements:
A minimum of 30 credits of courses in subject areas related to business, economics, human resource management and/or labour relations and a minimum of 15 credits in statistics or 7,5 credits in statistics and 7,5 credits in quantitative methods and/or mathematics.

Selection

Applicants who meet the entrance requirements (general and programme specific) are divided into two groups. First, all places are allocated to applicants in group 1. If any places are left they are distributed to applicants in group 2. CV, recommendation letters and personal letters are not considered in the selection process. However, if you are applying for a scholarship submitting a CV and letter of motivation will increase your chances of being selected for a scholarship.

Group 1 (prioritized)

Group 1 is applicants with a GMAT/GRE score.  Applicants are ranked by their test result (GRE score is transferred to a GMAT score). 350 is the minimum score required. Applicants with a lower score will be placed in selection group 2. It is not mandatory for applicants to send test result from GMAT/GRE. However, applicants with test results are prioritized in the admission.

Group 2 (secondary)

Group 2 is applicants ranked by number of university credits (ECTS credits). Applicants are ranked by number of credits reported on the last day for application (max. 165 ECTS credits).

The last date to write the GMAT/GRE and other important information

After graduation

Graduates of the programme receive a degree of Master of Science in Management.

In 2018, 80% of the students had received a job offer within 2 months after graduation. Our graduates move in diverse directions after graduation, and you may choose among many options and paths. Some of our graduates have the following job titles:

•    project manager, account manager
•    junior business consultant
•    trainees in IT, finance, and procurement
•    business designer, business development representative
•    head of HR
•    business operation coordinator
•    sourcing buyer
•    supply chain analyst
•    information process manager
•    PhD student

Facilities

The School of Business, Economics and Law is located at one end of Vasagatan, closest to Haga, and at Viktoriagatan 13. The building at Vasagatan houses the Economics Library, which is several floors high and offers many study places. The building is usually nicknamed "Handels".

More information about facilities

Exchange opportunities

Many of our students choose to go on exchange. By studying abroad, you will be given the opportunity to experience a new academic environment, new culture and gain new experiences and perspectives. The School of Business, Economics and Law and the University of Gothenburg collaborate with a large number of partner universities all over the world. Please visit International
office
for more information.

More information about exchange opportunities