Strategic Entrepreneurship

120 Credits | 2 years | Start date: Autumn 2016 | Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in business administration


This programme will improve your entre­preneurial effectiveness, when creating and launching new start-ups as well as when identifying and developing oppor­tunities within existing organizations.

Entrepreneurship plays an important part in our society and this programme will equip you with the skills you need to ma­nage an existing company as well as those you need to create new businesses and be successful. The programme is designed according to state-of-the-art research results but also offers practical projects and start-up experiences.

You will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the Swedish business landscape, thereby experiencing the interplay of the local business dimension with the global one. Courses include guest lectures by Swedish business world representatives, projects with Swedish organisations, and opportunities to deve­lop your own venture ideas.

All courses are given in English. The programme is open to students from around the world, and courses have a diverse international participation of students. This international atmosphere contributes to a broad perspective of the issues discussed in class.

Study abroad

Students have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our many partner universities. The alternative to international exchange is to study elective courses at JIBS. Both alternatives allow you to create your own individualized profile. Part of the elective semester can be devoted to an internship. The advanced internship in entrepreneurship includes the possibility of working with your own business.


Part of the elective semester can be devoted to an internship.


2 years, 120 credits. Master of Science with a major in Business Administration.

After your degree

You will gain specialized master level competencies in business administration with a focus on venture creation and venture management as well as business renewal.

There is a wide range of career opportunities awaiting you after gradua­tion, including: Business owner-manager/entrepreneur, business developer, project leader, change manager, business deve­loper.

The programme also prepares stu­dents for doctoral research education.

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Credits: 120,0
Level: Master's
Rate of study: Full-time
Place of study: Campus-based
Language: English
Start date: Autumn 2016
Application code: HJ-MU054
The applicant must hold the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in business administration, economics, industrial engineering and management, or equivalent. At least 60 credits must be in business administration.

Proof of English proficiency is required. Read more about our English Requirements.

The number of places is limited. Selection is made based on:

  • Academic results from bachelor level studies
  • Letter of motivation
  • GMAT (not required, but a good score may strengthen your application)

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.

Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in business administration

Tuition fees: SEK 120,000 per year

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students


NB Preliminary list of courses

Year 1 Autumn

Entrepreneurial Growth 7.5 hp
Entrepreneuring; Person and Process 7.5 hp
Advanced Research Methods in Business Administration 7.5 hp
Creating a New Venture 7.5 hp

Year 1 Spring

Advanced International Marketing, Trade, and Export Management 7.5 hp
Corporate Entrepreneurship and Strategic Renewal 7.5 hp
Entrepreneurial Finance 7.5 hp
Family Business Development 7.5 hp

Year 2 Autumn

Studying abroad/Elective courses 30 hp

Year 2 Spring

Master Thesis in Business Administration 30 hp

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