International Economics

Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics with a major in Economics, 180 credits

Location: Jönköping

Start date: August 23, 2021


Companies, governments and other public organisations throughout the world need people educated in economics, statistics and business to help them analyse problems and develop smart solutions. If you are looking for a well-rounded business degree, the International Economics programme is the one for you.

The programme aims to develop your ability to understand and analyse various types of socio-economic problems and the dynamics of the global economy. You will learn to use economic theory to analyse and evaluate economic problems and processes and understand the underlying factors. The ability to analyse problems in a systematic manner is fundamental to modern economics and permeates the entire programme.

The programme’s major is economics (90 credits). The programme also gives you good knowledge of statistics and econometrics (30 credits). These courses give you the skills and tools needed to process and analyse statistics which are increasingly in demand today. The programme also includes four courses (30 credits) in business administration, addressing various aspects such as leadership and accounting. Together, the combination of economics, statistics and business forms a good and broad foundation for future career choices and gives you an competitive edge when applying for jobs.

The programme attracts students from all over the world and will give you essential experience and skills in collaborating with individuals from many different cultures.

The fifth semester offers plenty of options to specialize. 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 Sweden or in another country.

With an undergraduate degree in economics from this programme, you will be eligible for many entry-level professional jobs that require knowledge of economics, statistical analysis, and business in varying areas, such as environmental management, health, finance, regional development, or business development.

Future work tasks might include doing investigations to gather data and perform market analyses, managing financial assets in private companies such as banks and financial institutions, or working on economic or strategic planning projects within public organisations such as governmental or municipal agencies.

In addition, there are possibilities to work within international organisations such as the EU, the UN, or the OECD. Alumni of this programme are currently working as business developers, market analysts, and investment analysts, among other occupations.

Continue with a master programme

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

Here you can see examples of how different alumni who graduated from the International Economics program have progressed in their careers after studies – from positions they started with to the ones they hold now. This map is meant to guide you in your future professional life and give you hints on what job positions to target after graduating.

Career progression map for International Economics

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.


180 credits ECTS



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Start date

August 23, 2021


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 Economics

Tuition fees

SEK 100,000 per year

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

NB - preliminary list of courses

Year 1

Entrepreneurship 7.5 credits
Introduction to Economic Thought 7.5 credits
Basic Financial Accounting 7.5 credits
Microeconomic Principles and Mathematics for Economics 7.5 credits
International Trade Theory 7.5 credits
Macroeconomic Principles 7.5 credits
International Macroeconomics and Finance 7.5 credits
Organising and Leading in a Sustainable World 7.5 credits

Year 2

Business Statistics 1 7.5 credits
Intermediate Microeconomics and Mathematical Economics 7.5 credits
Business Statistics 2 7.5 credits
Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 7.5 credits
Econometrics 1 7.5 credits
Industrial Organisation 7.5 credits
Corporate Finance 1 7.5 credits
Econometrics 2 7.5 credits

Year 3

Study Abroad/Elective courses/Internship+Elective courses 30 credits
Geographical Economics 7.5 credits
Development Economics 7.5 credits
Bachelor's Thesis in Economics 15 credits


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.  

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