Sustainable Enterprise Development

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

Location: Jönköping

Start date: August 19, 2019

The programme in Sustainable Enterprise Development has been created to fill the increasing need among both for-profit and not-for-profit 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 faculty team.

Elective semester

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.

After graduation

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.

Continue with a master programme

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



180 credits ECTS



Rate of study


Place of study




Start date

August 19, 2019


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.)


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

Tuition fees

100,000 SEK per 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
Foundations of Marketing and Communication 7.5 credits
Basic Financial Accounting 7.5 credits
Microeconomic Principles and Maths for Economics 7.5 credits
The Sustainable Enterprise - Social and Ecological Perspectives 15 credits
Macroeconomic Principles 7.5 credits
Business Statistics 1 7.5 credits

Year 2

Organising for Profit and Purpose 7.5 credits
Strategy and Technology 7.5 credits
Design and Management of Change and Innovation 7.5 credits
Finance and Accounting for Sustainability 7.5 credits
Study Abroad/Elective courses/Internship+Elective courses 30 credits

Year 3

Applied Management of Change and Innovation for Sustainability 7.5 credits
Economics for a Sustainable Society 7.5 credits
Research Methods: Design, Implementation & Analysis 7.5 credits
Bachelor's Thesis in Business Administration 15 credits
Supply Chain Management 7.5 credits
Governance for Sustainability and Responsible Ownership 7.5 credits

Years 1 – 3

Professional Practice and Personal Development Portfolio 7.5 credits

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