Master's in Strategy in Sweden

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A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Strategy studies are excellent to pursue for people looking to learn about how to make the best business decisions regarding resources. Because corporate decision making is a crucial process, individuals may explore in depth the strategic principles that guide choice making.

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Øresund. Sweden is a developed post-industrial society with an advanced welfare state. The standard of living and life expectancy rank among the highest in the world.

Masters Program in Strategy in Sweden

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Master in Strategic Entrepreneurship

Jönköping University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Jönköping

This programme will improve your entre­preneurial effectiveness, when creating and launching new start-ups as well as when identifying and developing oppor­tunities within existing organizations. [+]

Top Master's Programs in Strategy in Sweden. This programme will improve your entre­preneurial effectiveness, when creating and launching new start-ups as well as when identifying and developing oppor­tunities within existing organizations. Entrepreneurship plays an important part in our society and this programme will equip you with the skills you need to ma­nage an existing company as well as those you need to create new businesses and be successful. The programme is designed according to state-of-the-art research results but also offers practical projects and start-up experiences. You will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the Swedish business landscape, thereby experiencing the interplay of the local business dimension with the global one. Courses include guest lectures by Swedish business world representatives, projects with Swedish organisations, and opportunities to deve­lop your own venture ideas. 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. 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. The advanced internship in entrepreneurship includes the possibility of working with your own business. Internships Part of the elective semester can be devoted to an internship. After your degree You will gain specialized master level competencies in business administration with a focus on venture creation and venture management as well as business renewal. There is a wide range of career opportunities awaiting you after gradua­tion, including: Business owner-manager/entrepreneur, business developer, project leader, change manager, business deve­loper. The programme also prepares stu­dents for doctoral research education. Courses NB Preliminary list of courses Year 1 Autumn Entrepreneurial Growth 7.5 hp Entrepreneuring; Person and Process 7.5 hp Advanced Research Methods in Business Administration 7.5 hp Creating a New Venture 7.5 hp Year 1 Spring Advanced International Marketing, Trade, and Export Management 7.5 hp Corporate Entrepreneurship and Strategic Renewal 7.5 hp Entrepreneurial Finance 7.5 hp Family Business Development 7.5 hp Year 2 Autumn Studying abroad/Elective courses 30 hp Year 2 Spring Master Thesis in Business Administration 30 hp Facts Credits: 120,0 Level: Master's Rate of study: Full-time Place of study: Campus-based Language: English Start date: Autumn 2016 Requirements: 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. 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) [-]

MSc in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organisations

Linköping University
Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The two-year master’s programme in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organizations (SMIO) aims to educate future leaders with good judgment, who can make well-balanced decisions. The program combines fundamental academic knowledge (thinking and reasoning) and experiential knowledge (skills) to prepare students to go beyond applying known solutions to known problems. [+]

The two-year master’s programme in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organizations (SMIO) aims to educate future leaders with good judgment, who can make well-balanced decisions. The program combines fundamental academic knowledge (thinking and reasoning) and experiential knowledge (skills) to prepare students to go beyond applying known solutions to known problems. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired good analytical skills and the ability to think strategically. The international focus of courses and the international composition of the SMIO class help to prepare students to work in international organisations. Programme description Term 1 The courses of the first term focus on strategy by studying the two elements that strategy unites: the inside of the organisation and the surroundings in which it works. The first course, Classic Leadership and Organization Dilemmas (15 ECTS), takes strategy as a starting point and explores a number of classic dilemmas (such as how to divide scarce resources between exploration and exploitation activities) and the resulting leadership and organization challenges. The second course, Contemporary International Management Paradoxes (15 ECTS), also starts by considering strategy, but looks outside of the organisation. It considers, in particular, globalisation issues and a large-scale perspective. The course will initially take you on a historical journey to help you understand how we ended up where we are, and then zoom in on a number of challenges and paradoxes that organisations are facing. The skills developed in the first term are classic academic ones such as ‘learning to learn’, argumentative writing, visualization methods, rhetoric, critical thinking and analysis. Term 2 The dilemmas and paradoxes that students met in the first term were of the kind that are insoluble –they cannot be solved once and for all, and must be continuously managed. The second term, therefore, focusses on analytical tools and models that can be used to manage the dilemmas and paradoxes that were introduced in the first term. The term starts with Business Finance (7.5 ECTS), a hands‑on case-based course that focusses on how to apply the techniques of business finance and solve problems. Management Control Systems (7.5 ECTS) is the second course of the term and focusses on issues such as performance measures and incentive systems through a number of cases. The third course, Perspectives on Human Resource Management (7.5 ECTS), starts with classic HRM issues and goes on to deal with contemporary models and challenges, such as how to work with HR in increasingly temporary and project-based organisations. The term ends with a project (7.5 ECTS) in which you will synthesize what you have learned during the past two terms. Two approaches are offered, and your choice depends on your interests. The first approach is to work together with a company and help it to solve a problem. You are then to write a project report based on your findings. The second approach is suitable for those interested in a research career, and involves taking on a research problem and working together with one of the professors at the department. The skills developed during the term are qualitative and quantitative analysis, argumentation, writing, presentation and communication skills, project management, and teamwork. Term 3 The third term also focusses on analytical tools and models that can be used to manage the dilemmas and paradoxes of the first term. The term starts with Strategy – Classic and Contemporary Views (15 ECTS), which will introduce you to various eras of strategic thinking, in the form of ‘Big’, ‘Best’, ‘Fast’, and ‘Beautiful’. The second and final course before the thesis is a choice between two options. If you are interested in innovation, project management, knowledge creation and integration, and working in high-tech companies, you can choose to study Innovation and Project Management (15 ECTS). If, however, you are interested in marketing and sales, and issues of branding, product design and understanding consumers, you can choose to study Advanced Consumer Marketing (15 ECTS). The term will end with the development of a proposal for your master’s thesis. The skills developed during the term are further qualitative analysis and argumentation. Term 4 The fourth term is dedicated entirely to your master’s thesis (30 ECTS), which will be written in teams of two. You will independently develop a research problem, design and carry out a study, analyse data, synthesise results, present it all in writing and defend your work in a public seminar. Each pair will be appointed a thesis advisor and will become part of the advisor’s thesis group, which will meet regularly to discuss and give feedback on the work as it progresses. The master’s thesis will tie together the programme and enhance your ability to solve problems independently and in a scholarly manner. Career opportunities Upon completion of the Business Administration master’s programme, students will be competent analysts and competitive candidates for employment in international organizations in general. Students who specialize in Innovation and Project Management will be ready to work within high-tech companies, and be equipped with a special understanding of highly innovative settings and project-based organizing. Students who specialize in Marketing will instead have a good foundation for understanding customer behavior, new market research methods and brands. Among our alumni we find for example consultants, business analysts, innovation strategists, marketing and brand executives, HR managers and project managers. Some alumni have also started their own businesses while others have chosen to pursue an academic career through doctoral studies. [-]

Master in Entrepreneurship

Linnaeus University, School Of Business & Economics
Campus Full time 2 - 4  September 2017 Sweden Växjö

The program syllabus includes courses which provides a theoretical depth in business development respectively different perspectives on entrepreneurship, specially emphasizing Scandinavian perspectives. [+]

Department: School of Business and Economics

Level: Second Level

To develop businesses and societies by identifying, implementing and analyzing entrepreneurial projects together with practitioners.

The program syllabus includes courses which provides a theoretical depth in business development respectively different perspectives on entrepreneurship, specially emphasizing Scandinavian perspectives. The first semester a course in methodology provides knowledge and skills in interactive methods (action research) and in parallel a development project is identified and initiated together with a business, an organization or a local community. The project is implemented during the second semester. The project work provides skills to take on qualified project and process leadership roles and to be practically useful for the organization or the local society which has been chosen. Methodological skills are deepened during the last course during the second semester to enable a capacity to relate project work to development of theory. The second year consists of a study abroad semester and is completed by a master thesis during the last semester. The program will therefore provide both theoretical depth as well as high practical relevance as acquired knowledge is applied on real cases.... [-]


Master in International Business Strategy

Linnaeus University, School Of Business & Economics
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Kalmar

In the multicultural learning environment student will be prepared to work in international teams and knowledge intense market organization in global industrial companies. [+]

At the growth oriented master program in International Business Strategy the purpose is to develop the student’s ability to analyze international strategic challenges faced by Multinational Corporations and Small and Medium sized enterprises.The program is designed for students seeking management positions working with international challenges. Throughout the program the students’ analytical capacity is stimulated. Focus is dedicated to an enhanced ability of understanding how firms can find competitive, dynamic and socially responsible solutions to international competitive challenges. LIVE – CASE COMPANIES plays a central role throughout the program. In teams the students are assigned a live case company which brings their international strategic challenges to class. The student teams work in group to solve these live strategic issues faced by highly competitive Swedish firms, e.g. Volvo Construction Equipment, Electrolux, Norden Pac Machinery.The first semester includes two courses with focus on how multinational companies from mature markets solve different strategic business challenges encountered in emerging country markets. The core revolves around how to balance economic and social aspects of international business strategy by creating economic, social and natural values for different stakeholders in emerging country markets and how to develop a dynamic local market organization for sustainable competitive advantage.The second semester includes another two courses pertaining to both small and medium sized companies as well as multinational companies. The first course deals with the internationalization process and different forms of entry strategies. The second course focuses on how multinational companies solve different strategic business challenges in mature markets.The program is ended by a degree project which is often a project coming from the LIVE-CASE companies.... [-]