Managing in a Global Context

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


Managing in a Global Context is a programme especially designed to equip you with the skills and tools required to become an effective leader in diverse business contexts and varied intercultural settings.

 The programme acknowledges that contemporary markets are increasingly complex and dynamic in terms of culture and demand, that information and com­munication are crucial for success, and that social responsibility for sustainability and corporate entrepreneurship are very important.

You develop skills that are needed by business leaders but also in various other organisational roles, for example when le­ading projects and product development processes. Courses focus on leadership, corporate social responsibility, family business management and corporate entrepreneurship.

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.

Through group and project-oriented work you develop your planning and collaboration skills, and experience inter­cultural relations.

The faculty involved in this programme have substantial experience in mana­gement research. This ensures that all research you encounter throughout your studies is innovative and up to date.

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.


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

After graduation

There are a wide range of careers you may pursue after graduation, such as: project leader, change manager, international business developer, or head of operations.

The programme also prepares stu­dents for doctoral research education.

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Meet Anika from Germany

A friend of mine recommended JIBS. There were three main reasons why I chose to come to Jönköping. First, I was able to do a two year Master programme taught completely in English. Second, I had the opportunity to include an internship during these two years. And last but not least, there was also the ...
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"JU brings the whole world to Jönköping"

Here I get both a high-quality education and a great chance to build a personal global network, which is very important for me since my goal is to eventually get a position at the UN. Studying at JU gives me an opportunity to explore and discover the world and many cultures without moving from place ...
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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-MU050
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

Advanced Leadership, 7.5 credits
Contemporary Issues in a Globalized World,
7.5 credits
Organising and Leading Change,
7.5 credits 
Advanced Research Methods in Management and Entrepreneurship
, 7.5 credits

Year 1 Spring

Corporate Entrepreneurship and Strategic Renewal, 7.5 credits
Information Management 7.5 credits
Family Business Development 7.5 credits
Corporate Social Responsibility 7.5 credits

Year 2 Autumn

Studying abroad/Elective courses 30 credits

Year 2 Spring

Master thesis in Business Administration 30 hp

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