Level: Bachelor
Application period: 2023-10-16 - 2024-05-02
Start date: Autumn 2024
City: Jönköping
Degree: Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics with a major in Business Administration., 180 credits


The programme fills the increasing need for leaders of initiating and managing change processes, in both for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. It is designed to foster an entrepreneurial mindset toward sustainability and regeneration. As a graduate, you will be equipped to launch and manage initiatives supporting the decarbonization of operations or renewing existing practices to promote safe and just businesses within the limits of the planetary boundaries. The challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, clean water, renewable energy, global migration, and poverty and inequality are creating conditions that threaten the stability of the global economy and the planet’s health. As a graduate, you will be prepared to address these challenges, aligning initiatives with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. You could also create opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary networks, support purpose-driven organisations, or develop corporate cultures that prioritize the Inner Development Goals.


During your studies, you will interact with students from other cultures and be taught by an engaged and international faculty team. This programme includes course projects with organisations, case analysis, and study visits.


The programme provides a solid foundation so that you can start your enterprise or work towards a position in general management, as a business developer, project leader, or sustainability manager.

In this programme you have the possibility to do a 10-week internship during your elective semester if you don’t choose to study abroad at one of our partner universities. This internship can be done anywhere in the world and is a great opportunity to see how you can apply economic theories and tools to real-life problems.

The fourth semester offers plenty of options to specify. Either by studying abroad at one of JIBS' recommended partner schools, or by taking elective courses of your choice at JIBS, which also allows you to do an internship in another country.

See our partner universities

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, and in particular equips you for work as a project leader, business developer or sustainability manager.

A bachelor's degree in business administration fulfils the prerequisites for further studies at the master's level. Here at Jönköping University, you can continue with:

The programme is conducted at Jönköping International Business School
Credits: 180 credits
Level: Bachelor
Rate of study: Full-time
City: Jönköping
Place of study: Campus-based
Start date: Autumn 2024
Requirements: General entry requirements include high school diploma; with specific demand on mathematics, civic/social studies, and English proficiency. Read more about our English 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.)

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.
Application code: HJ-KU010
Degree: Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics with a major in Business Administration.
Tuition fee: For the first semester: 50000 SEK
Total tuition fee: 300000 SEK

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

Special selection

Jönköping International Business School has decided to reserve a small number of places on their programmes to applicants who are particularly suitable for the education as well as the school's profile. The aim is to widen the admission opportunities for the candidates.

Read more about the criterias.


Pathway Programme

If you don't fulfil our language requirements, you can enter our Pathway Programme, designed to strengthen your English and academic skills. Read more.

NB Preliminary list of courses.

Year 1

Foundations of Marketing 7.5 credits
The Sustainable Enterprise - Social and Ecological Perspectives 7.5 credits
Basic Financial Accounting 7.5 credits
Microeconomic Principles 7.5 credits

Macroeconomic Principles 7.5 credits
Organizational Theory for Profit and Purpose 7.5 credits

Leading Change through Sustainable Projects 7.5 credits

Sustainability Challenges and Systems 5 credits

Systems Thinking Competence 2,5 credits


Year 2

Business Statistics 1 7.5 credits

Leading Innovation in Safe and Just Societies 7.5 credits

Economics for a Sustainable Society 7.5 credits

Sustainability Accounting, Reporting and Law 7.5 credits

Study Abroad/Elective courses/Internship + Elective courses 30 credits


Year 3

Acting Competence 2,5 hp

Regenerative Sustainable Venture Development 5 credits
Sustainable Finance and Risk Assessment 7.5 credits

Multi-stakeholder Diplomacy and Engagement 7.5 credits

Research Methods for Sustainable Enterprise Development 7.5 credits

Bachelor Thesis in Business Administration 15 credits
Digital Transformation in the Anthropocene 7.5 credits
Governance for Sustainability and Responsible Ownership 7.5 credits

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