Level: Bachelor
Application period: 2021-10-18 - 2022-05-02
Start date: Autumn 2022
City: Jönköping
Degree: Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics with a major in Economics, 180 credits

This programme develops 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 programme’s major is economics (90 credits), but 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 a competitive edge when applying for jobs.


The program director presents the program during our digital open house.
Watch it on Youtube.

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.

This programme offers a possibility for you to study abroad at one of our many partner universities. This is a great opportunity for you to specialize in an area of your interest, to explore a new country and culture, and to meet new friends.


The international vibe can be experienced already here at JIBS as approximately 40% of this programme’s students are from outside of Sweden.

After graduation you can work with economic issues in areas such as environmental management, health, finance, regional development, and business development. There are also possibilities to work with these issues within international organisations such as the EU, the UN, or the OECD. Work tasks might include data collection, market analyses, managing financial assets, or working on economic or strategic issues.


After graduation you will also be eligible for the master programme Applied Economics and Data Analysis at JIBS, as well as many other master programmes in economics all over the world.

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 2022
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-KU007
Degree: Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics with a major in Economics
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

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
Introduction to Mathematical Methods for Economic Analysis, 7.5 credits

Year 2

Intermediate Microeconomics and Mathematical Economics 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
Applied Economics, 7.5 credits
Introduction to Statistical Methods, 7.5 credits

Year 3

Study Abroad/Elective courses/Internship+Elective courses 30 credits
Geographical Economics 7.5 credits
Organizing and Leading in a Sustainable World, 7.5 credits
Bachelor's Thesis in Economics 15 credits

Contact us

Programme Director

  • Assistant Professor Economics
  • Jönköping International Business School