Sustainable Enterprise Development

180 Credits | 3 years | Start date: Autumn 2017 | Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics, with a major in Business Administration


The programme in Sustainable Enterprise Development has been created to fill the increasing need among both for-profit and not-forprofit organisations, for leaders who can initiate and manage change processes. The programme recruits students who are interested in the management of change and innovation, with a particular emphasis on environmental and social sustainability. It is designed to foster creativity and an entrepreneurial mind-set, so that as a graduate you are able to launch and manage new initiatives – or renew existing practices. During your studies you will interact with students from other cultures and be taught by an engaged and international team of faculty. You are expected to spend one semester abroad and to develop a personal portfolio that documents and highlights your personal development during the programme. After completing your studies you will be well-prepared for work in the private, non-profit and public sector – and for post-graduate study. The programme provides a solid foundation for a position in general management, but particularly equips you for work as a project leader, business developer or sustainability manager. 

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Credits: 180,0 ECTS
Level: Bachelor's
Rate of study: Full-time
Place of study: Campus-based
Language: English
Start date: Autumn 2017
Application code: HJ-KU010
General entry requirements include high school diploma; with specific demand on mathematics, civic/social studies, and English proficiency. Read more about our English Requirements.

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.

The number of places is limited and a selection is made based on high-school diploma GPA and letter of motivation.

(Special Selection: We reserve a limited number of extra seats within this bachelor programme for applicants who are considered particularly suited to the education and JIBS’ profile. Read more.)

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics with a major in Business Administration

Tuition fees: SEK 100,000 per academic year

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


NB Preliminary list of courses.

Year 1

Entrepreneurship and Business Planning 7.5 credits (A1 – G1N)
Basic Financial Accounting 7.5 credits (A2-G1N)
Foundations of Marketing and Communication 7.5 credits (A1 – G1N) 
Microeconomic Principles & Maths for Economics 7.5 credits (A2-G1N)
The Sustainable Enterprise - Social and Environmental Perspectives 15 credits (S1+S2 G1F)
Macroeconomic Principles 7.5 credits (S1-G1N)
Business Statistics 1 7.5 credits

Year 2

Organizing for Profit and Purpose 7.5 credits (A1 - G1F)
Design & Management of Change and Innovation 7.5 credits (A2 - G1F)
Strategy & Technology 7.5 credits (A1-G1F)
Finance and accounting for sustainability 7.5 credits (A2 - G2F)
Study abroad, or Default courses at JIBS, or Internship plus electives at JIBS 30 credits 

Year 3

Applied Management of Change & Innovation for sustainability 7.5 credits (A1 – G2F)
Economics of Innovation and Sustainability 7.5 credits (A2 - G2F)
Research Methods: Design, Implementation & Analysis 7.5 credits (A2 / S2)
Bachelor Thesis in Business Administration 30 credits
Supply Chain Management 7.5 credits (S1 – G1F)
Governance for Sustainability and Responsible Ownership 7.5 credits (S2 - G2F)

Years 1-3

Professional Practice & Personal development Portfolio 7.5 credits (A1 - G1N)

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