Part time Master's Degree in Business Studies in Sweden

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Business Studies

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Business studies is an academic program that is designed for students wanting to learn more about how businesses are run. Courses may include more general topics or more specific ones to help prepare students for a particular career.

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.

Part time Masters in Business Studies in Sweden

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CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


Master in Operations Management and Control

Stockholm University - Stockholm Business School
Campus September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

This programme is unique in Sweden and the basic idea is to gather students with a bachelor’s degree in for example business administration, computer and systems sciences, political science, law, medicine or engineering with no previous academic background in operations management. [+]

Operations Management and Control

Are you interested in finding solutions to complex managerial problems and creating value for customers? Our new two-year MSc programme in Operations Management and Control will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to manage the dynamic challenges of modern public organisations and businesses.

Why operations management?

Operations management is the activity of managing the resources which are devoted to the production and delivery of products and services. It involves the design, management and improvement of products, services, processes and supply chains. This might sound abstract, but these processes are constantly going on all around us and are therefore relevant in all sectors of society. This is an exceptional opportunity to study operations management without any previous background in the area as it covers the topic from a strategic, financial and business development perspective, rather than from a technical and mathematical view. ... [-]

Master's Programme in Accounting

Umeå University, Umeå School of Business and Economics
Campus September 2017 Sweden Umeå

This Master's in Accountingprogram is given by Umeå School of Business and Economics. The goal of this program is to provide students with managerial and analytical skills and an understanding of the rules and standards governing conduct in accounting and auditing. [+]

Master's Programme in Accounting, 120 ECTS

This program is given by Umeå School of Business and Economics. The goal of this program is to provide students with managerial and analytical skills and an understanding of the rules and standards governing conduct in accounting and auditing. The program offers a thorough grounding in management accounting, financial accounting, auditing, financial statement analysis, and valuation. During the elective periods, students can expand their field of interest by studying in such areas as corporate governance or tax law. With the exception of some elective courses, the program is offered in English. Level of Education: Second degree studies.... [-]


Master's Programme in Business Analytics

Lappeenranta University of Technology
Campus

The Master's Programme in Business Analytics is a modern multi-disciplinary engineering programme that is designed to provide graduates with a wide variety of hands-on business analytics skills that are extremely sought-after in industry today. [+]

The Master's Programme in Business Analytics is a modern multi-disciplinary engineering programme that is designed to provide graduates with a wide variety of hands-on business analytics skills that are extremely sought-after in industry today. Students finishing the programme successfully will be in high demand and have access to interesting positions in business and industry. The programme focuses on transferring both theoretical knowledge and technical skills in relevant business analytics methods, including data analytics, modelling, simulation, and multiple-criteria decision-making methods, and practical know-how on the use of the methods on real-world data in a real-world business or industrial context. The software and tools applied during the course are standard in the industry. The programme merges studies in industrial management, corporate finance, software engineering, and applied mathematics in a unique way, providing a very powerful combination of knowledge. Many courses are organised in association with companies to ensure industry relevance and the use of realistic problems and fresh data. We welcome ambitious students who are ready to work hard – in return, we offer the tools and know-how to become leading makers of the future in business and industry. Intended learning outcomes After completing the programme, you will be familiar with a wide range of business analytics methods and be able to model and solve data-based business and industrial problems independently. You will be able to: describe and use a wide variety of business analytics methods in a business or an industry context understand how business analytics can be used in business development and in developing industrial processes learn to use and to apply a selection of modern business analytics tools and software to solving real-world problems with real-world data demonstrate hands-on skills in applying business analytics to real-world business and industrial problems conduct an independent scientific research project, and report on and present it professionally Degree structure and studies The Master's programme in Business Analytics is a two-year study programme. It leads to the degree of Master of Technology, M. Sc. (Tech.), which is 120 ECTS credits. The programme includes core and specialisation studies in business analytics and minor studies in practical business and industry analytics. Core studies (19 ECTS credits) include courses on the background, basics, and tools of business analytics and business development, such as information systems in corporate management and decision-making and data bases in business analytics. Specialisation studies (77 ECTS credits) include courses on topics such as business analysis basics, systems dynamic modelling and simulation analysis, logistics and scheduling analysis, fuzzy data analysis, fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic, financial econometrics and advanced decision-making methods. Minor studies (24 ECTS credits) include practical business and industry analytics with modern BA tools and their practical application to real-world business problems with real-world data. Courses on topics such as big data in business and industry, machine learning, intelligent systems in business analysis, data mining, marketing analysis, data visualisation and pattern recognition. The Master's thesis and seminar, 30 ECTS credits, is a part of the specialisation studies. The thesis is a research project which requires approximately six months of full-time work. It is completed during the fourth semester of the degree programme. Career prospects As a programme graduate, you will be a perfect fit for the business development and business analytics teams of global corporations and SMEs. Hands-on skills in business analytics are in very high demand globally – there is a great shortage of business analytics professionals on the market. The programme is practical and career-oriented and gives you a unique multi-disciplinary education in technology and business, which is highly valued in the corporate world and industry. You will be prepared for a career in business analytics and analytical business development, whether as an analytics professional in an industrial or a service company or as a consultant. Entrepreneurship is also a realistic possibility with the pragmatic skill set you will acquire. [-]

MSc in Human Ecology - Culture, Power and Sustainability

Lund University
Campus September 2017 Sweden Lund

Drawing on fields such as anthropology, geography, sociology and economic history, the programme provides interdisciplinary perspectives and analytical tools for communicating [+]

Programme overview

The Master's Programme Human Ecology: Culture, Power, and Sustainability (CPS) is aimed at students who wish to gain advanced competence in Human Ecology. Examples of professions include education, journalism, environmental management, work in government and international agencies and development aid. The programme also prepares students for postgraduate studies.

The master's programme in Human Ecology provides trans-disciplinary perspectives and analytical tools for communicating about problems of sustainability. The programme represents an important complement to technological and natural science approaches to sustainability by focusing on the cultural dimensions of consumption and resource use, cultural perceptions of environment and economy, and social science perspectives on the global distribution of environmental problems.... [-]


Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship

Karolinska Institutet
Campus August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship is tailored for students with a background in biomedicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, healthcare or medicine with courses addressing the central themes of how to manage and develop life science companies. [+]

The Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship is tailored for students with a background in biomedicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, healthcare or medicine with courses addressing the central themes of how to manage and develop life science companies. Do you envision yourself working in the life science industry in the future? As a graduate from the Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship (MBE) you will have a solid foundation for working with the development and management of projects and companies in the life science field. A key concept within this programme is the application of knowledge in the real world. We use real cases to learn from and many of the lecturers are experienced business leaders who share their knowledge and act as inspiration. The programme is interdisciplinary with regards to the background of both the students as well as teachers and the pedagogical methods that are used in the programme. Some of the courses in the programme are offered together with our partner institutions in Stockholm. The business administration courses are offered by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the elective courses by Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. The programme includes two internships at companies, authorities or other relevant organisations, in Sweden or abroad, where you apply what you have learnt to create a mutually beneficial experience for you and the hosting company. The degree project is also commonly performed in a company setting. These experiences give you valuable knowledge and insights as well as networks that will provide you with a head start for your future career. Programme outline *might be subject to changes Semester 1 Industrial management Entrepreneurship in the life sciences Project management Behavioural management control Semester 1 and 2 Development of products in the biomedical industry Semester 2 Market analysis Practical Placement 1 Elective course Semester 3 Business development Scientific method Practical placement Semester 4 Degree project Career opportunities The programme provides a solid foundation for a career in the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical technology or other related industries working with marketing, project management, business development or venture capital among other relevant positions. Specific entry requirements A bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in health care, biomedicine, biology, cellular and molecular biology, pharmaceutics, chemistry, medicine or biotechnology. Proficiency in the English language should be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL: internet based (iBT) with a total score of at least 90 and minimum score of 20 on written test, paper based (PBT) with a total score of at least 575, and minimum score of 4.5 on written test, or IELTS (academic) with an overall mark of at least 6.5 and no band less than 5.5; or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school. Selection The selection is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications such as previous education, relevant work and/or research experience and statement of intent. Letters of recommendation are not required. Applicants to Karolinska Institutet´s Global Master´s programmes are asked to complete a CV form that will be used in the selection process. Contact the Admissions Office at KI if you have any questions, admissions@ki.se Application and tuition fees If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Application fee 900 SEK Tuition fee Total amount: 360 000 SEK First instalment: 90 000 SEK [-]

Master in Public Affairs

Sciences Po
Campus

The Master in Public Affairs (MPA) is Sciences Po's flagship full-time one-year programme for mid-career professionals interested in public policy and the interaction of public and private sectors. It prepares students for today's policy environment which is co-developed, co-produced and co-managed by empowered individuals. [+]

Part time Masters Degrees in Business Studies in Sweden. 1-year Master for mid-career professionals The Master in Public Affairs (MPA) is Sciences Po's flagship full-time one-year programme for mid-career professionals interested in public policy and the interaction of public and private sectors. It prepares students for today's policy environment which is co-developed, co-produced and co-managed by empowered individuals. Objectives The programme focuses on policy design and implementation as well as on the management of public affairs, and introduces participants to real-world policy problems. Graduates will be equipped with news skills to navigate between local and global perspective, and from public-private partnerships to international organisations and civil society. In particular, the MPA will: Foster their analytical capacity through a multidisciplinary approach Develop their managerial skills, with a focus on leadership, negotiation, crisis communication, decision-making and budgeting Equip graduates with a multidimensional and panoramic vision of public affairs that embraces a plurality of values, ethics and cultural contexts. Innovative teaching methods The MPA emphasizes interdisciplinary analytical tools and hands-on training workshops. It uses case studies and relies on the experience and the diversity of the student body. A high level of interaction is enabled by the small size of the class (the programme enrols 25 to 30 students per year). Students are also engaged in a policy lab exercise, which gives them the opportunity to collaborate with clients to co-develop and test solutions for public policy challenges in the field. Structure and Curriculum Two-week orientation period in August to refresh students' quantitative skills, to introduce major policy issues which will be discussed throughout the year, and to launch their individual projects. Fall Semester consisting of two core courses*, Politics of Policy Making and Economics of Public Policy, one common core curriculum course and two elective courses. Two-week session in January to develop practical skills. Spring semester consisting of two core courses, Policy Implementation and Leadership & Organizational Change, combined with two elective courses, and the Policy Lab. Summer semester consisting of advanced courses and focusing on developing practical leadership and management skills. Students can specialize by choosing courses in the following policy streams: Administration publique Cultural Policy and Management Digital, New Technology and Public Policy Economics and Public Polic Energy, Resources and Sustainability Global Health Management of Public Affairs Social Policy and Social Change In addition to the above, students may choose to enrol in a language course. Non-French speakers are particularly encouraged to enrol in French language classes. The overall required number of credits is 82 ECTS (or 20.5 standard Sciences Po courses). *Standard courses at Sciences Po are 24 contact hours (12 sessions of 2 hours, over 12 weeks) with about the same number of hours of work outside the classroom. One 24 hour-class is worth 4 ECTS credits. Eligibility and admissions The candidates should be committed to promoting public good. They should have at least five years of professional experience in the public, private or non-profit sector, be proficient in English ((demonstrated C1 level), and hold at least a Bachelor's degree. Admissions open in October for the August intake. [-]

Master in International Business (CEMS MIM)

Stockholm School of Economics
Campus August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Provides you with the tools to master the challenges of management and strategy in global organizations. [+]

Do you love meeting new people and cultures, leading and collaborating, inspiring and being inspired by talented professionals from different backgrounds? Welcome to International Business! The MSc in International Business provides you with the tools to master the challenges of management and strategy in global organizations. The program combines advanced analytical training with active learning in real projects together with SSE and CEMS corporate partners. In the International Business program you work on an advanced level with topics focused on running and developing global organizations. The program use strategy and marketing tools to put the firm in context and explore how firms influence their competitive environments. The program also learn how to make firms grow and prosper from the inside, through innovations and management practices that build operational excellence. Leadership and teamwork in multi-cultural contexts is studied as well as practiced through live projects and group work, and reflected upon through interaction with executives. Ethics and CSR is integrated in several courses to mirror the integrated role it should have in everyday decision-making. Language and skills training provides the essential management communication tools needed for your future work. In the program there are components of real, “live” projects together with corporate partners of SSE and of CEMS. Through the combination of topics covered in the program, you will acquire a deep and integrated understanding of how international firms and other organizations function, how to navigate them to achieve results, and, last but not least, how to improve them and the things they do. The program is fully integrated into the CEMS Master in International Management. Upon fulfilling the graduation requirements of SSE and of CEMS, you will be awarded both a Master of Science degree from SSE and a Master degree from CEMS, the prestigious global alliance of management education.​ Specific program requirements: ​ 1) A Bachelor degree with at least 90 ECTS in Business Administration (including up to 30 ECTS in Economics) 2) GMAT or GRE test - GMAT score of 600 or more. - GRE score (Quantitative) of 155 or more. - For both formats the recommended score for - Analytical Writing part - in the range of 4.5-5.0 or higher.​ The GMAT code is MFV-98-44, GRE code is 6213 3) Proficiency in English Proficiency in English is the only language requirement for admission, and it must be documented in one of the following ways: - IELTS score (Academic) of 7 or more - TOEFL total score of 100 or more (internet based) - CAE scoring in least B - CPE scoring at least B - BEC scoring in least B TOEFL test scores must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS), to University Admissions in Sweden (institution code: SWEDEN 3477). IELTS/CAE/CPE/BEC scores should be reported by the test center to University Admissions in Sweden. English language test exemptions (ONLY THESE CASES): a) English as native language, or b) a Bachelor’s degree from a program conducted completely in English in an English-speaking country or from either a CEMS member schools or an EQUIS/AACSB accredited school. 4) Proficiency in another CEMS language Applicants should document the full range of languages they command, including their mother tongue. This should be included in the CV and may be included in the letter of motivation. Relevant proof of language proficiency should also be included as part of the application. Beyond this, the SSE program in International Business requires a degree of proficiency in two additional languages as graduation requirements. 5) CV, a letter of motivation and your choice of schools. In reviewing applications, assessors take into account all international and transcultural experience including knowledge of languages, work or studies abroad, international or multilingual family experience and relevant extracurricular activities. You need to submit: - CV - ​Letter of motivation is for both MBM/International Business and for the CEMS MIM program (one page, A4 or US letter format). - A brief text that ranks the eight CEMS schools you prefer for your semester abroad and that explains your choices for the top three. Keep this text to one page (A4 or US letter format).​ - A passport size photo Assessment center Successful applicants will be invited to the SSE Assessment Center. [-]

Master in Tourism Destination Development (1 year)

Dalarna University
Campus August 2017 Sweden Borlänge

As tourism is a major growth industry on both the international and national level, the need for planning focusing on sustainability of scarce resources becomes increasingly important. [+]

One-Year Master Programme in Tourism Destination Development

 

As tourism is a major growth industry on both the international and national level, the need for planning focusing on sustainability of scarce resources becomes increasingly important. The future of tourism business rests on recruitment of well-trained personnel.  This programme addresses in particular those issues relevant to destination development. Its aim is for students to achieve a broad understanding of the possibilities and limitations of destination development. Swedish and Nordic tourism dominates in examples presented, but international outlooks are also present in cases and coursework. In general terms, students are trained in the collection, processing, and analysis of data and other forms of information in order to arrive at informed opinions relevant to tourism destination development. This includes training in effective and relevant forms of presentations for different audiences. ... [-]


Master in IT, Management and Innovation

Jönköping University
Campus September 2017 Sweden Jönköping

This programme provides knowledge and skills in three key areas: project management, the use of IT in business, organisational and technological innovation, and the evaluation of IT in organisations. [+]

This programme provides knowledge and skills in three key areas: project management, the use of IT in business, organisational and technological innovation, and the evaluation of IT in organisations. The programme targets students with a bachelor degree in informatics/informa­tion systems, business administration or computer science. During the first semester, courses focus on project management and how to manage and evaluate information tech­nology innovations. During this semester, students perform a real-life project in groups. The second semester provides deep theoretical knowledge and tools required for managing and analysing information technology and information systems. The research methods cour­se during the second semester gives students knowledge of state-of-the-art research and the analytical skills to inde­pendently perform scientific work. 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. Internship Part of the elective semester can be devoted to an internship. 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 allows you to create your own individualized profile. After graduation After successfully completing the programme, students will have acquired good analytical skills and the ability to think strategically in terms of both business and technology and be qualified to work in local or international companies as IT managers, chief information officers or as a researcher. The programme also prepares students for doctoral studies. Courses NB Preliminary list of courses Year 1 Autumn Information Technology and Innovation Management 7.5 credits IT-Project Management in International Settings 7.5 credits Project in Informatics 7.5 credits Methods to Evaluate Information Technology Ventures 7.5 credits Year 1 Spring Enterprise Architecture and IT Architecture 7.5 credits Information Management 7.5 credits Entrepreneurial governance of IT 7.5 credits Research Methods in Informatics 7.5 credits Year 2 Autumn Studying abroad/Elective courses 30 credits Year 2 Spring Master Thesis in Informatics 30 credits 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 bachelors degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 credits at an accredited university) with at least 60 credits in informatics, business administration, computer science, computer engineering, information engineering, or equivalent. 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) [-]

Master in Media Management

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The main objective of the Media Management programme is to provide students with the skills required for managing media enterprises, preparing them for advanced industrial positions or continued graduate studies. [+]

Master in Media Management The main objective of the Media Management programme is to provide students with the skills required for managing media enterprises, preparing them for advanced industrial positions or continued graduate studies. Programme outlineMedia Management focuses on the development and commercial operation of media products and services aimed at a consumer market. The programme therefore consists of courses offering relevant knowledge regarding technology, content, production, distribution, market understanding and enterprise management in the media industry and related areas.The programme is structured by focusing on two main areas, one with technical courses in media production with emphasis on video, printing, web and interactive media. The other area is concerned with media management and involves one course given by the Stockholm School of Economics in close relation with media industry, including both guest lecturers and project work. The programme is multidisciplinary, combining media technology and computer science with economics, management and business development. It is aimed at students on a Bachelor’s level wishing to acquire the knowledge and skills to manage and develop enterprises in the media industry or using media communication in their business activities. It will also provide a background for PhD studies in this field.Degree projectThe final semester is devoted to the degree project, which is focused on using scientific methodology to solve a problem within the scope of the programme. The project may originate from an industrial problem or be suggested by one of the research groups at the relevant departments. The results are presented in a thesis – the degree project – and in a formal thesis seminar.Career prospectsFormer students within the field of Media Management are, to date, in considerable demand on the job market. Alumni have come to occupy a wide variety of positions within the media and marketing industries. Examples include publishing, television and interactive media firms and there are also a number of former students that have embarked upon a career within consulting, in firms such as McKinsey and Accenture. ... [-]


MSc in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organisations

Linköping University
Campus 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's Programme in Public Planning for Sustainable Development

Örebro University
Campus August 2017 Sweden Örebro

The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. [+]

Part time Masters Degrees in Business Studies in Sweden. Would you like to develop skills and tools that enable you to contribute to a more sustainable society? If that is the case, this programme is tailor-made for you! The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. The first semester you take multidisciplinary courses that focus on sustainable development as a political and professional challenge and contribute to theoretical and empirical insights into the complexity of different environmental problems and their connection to social and economic dimensions. You develop an understanding of how environmental problems are framed and how these frames impact on what strategies and solutions are chosen as well as help explain why some problems are not handled at all. You also gain knowledge of what the role as a professional public official and planner can and ought to mean when working for a more sustainable society. Sustainable development is further described and analyzed from a comparative perspective to give insights into why and how conditions, problem patterns and strategies vary around the world. In the courses, we problematize theoretical perspectives on sustainable development and we also apply theories in relation to concrete cases of sustainable planning. Method of instructions and varied and include practical applications and problem-based learning. During the second semester, you choose between three courses that are focused on sustainable development with specialization in either Human Geography, Political Science or Sociology. These three courses start with a joint course module in method and analysis, which develops your insights and skills in methods and analyses of particular relevance to sustainable development. You practice your abilities and skills in operationalizing by working with different sustainability indicators and by working creatively to develop new, alternative indicators. You will also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and abilities in traditional field-studies. In addition, you will acquire knowledge and skills in forward-looking studies, like scenario techniques and prognosis. The second semester ends with thematic studies and an independent project. Specific entry requirements A first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits of which at least 90 credits are for specialised study in one of the main fields of study human geography, sociology, political science, history, gender studies, media and communication studies, or another social science subject. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School. Qualifications (degree awarded) Degree of Master of Arts/Science [60 credits] Career The programme has a clear professional profile, which will enhance the employability as a public official, planner and manager in governments, administrations and other organisations for which sustainable development is a vital goal, nationally and internationally. The programme further lays the ground to make Ph. D. education possible in one of the three main subjects of the programme. Additional information The application period is open between October 16th 2015 - January 15th, 2016. [-]

Master's programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Campus August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

This programme extends over two semesters and concentrates on two integrated themes. The first of these themes is an internationally recognized and scientifically reviewed model (framework) of systematic work towards an attractive and sustainable society (strategic... [+]

Master's programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability The society within the biosphere is to its nature a much complex system. To achieve success in this system, i.e. a sustainable society, knowledge of how success is defined and how it can be achieved is required. On the basis of a fundamental vision of a sustainable society, one can through “backcasting” formulate a strategy to reach the desired aim. This programme extends over two semesters and concentrates on two integrated themes. The first of these themes is an internationally recognized and scientifically reviewed model (framework) of systematic work towards an attractive and sustainable society (strategic sustainable development). This is a universal model which can be used to work with sustainable development within many different fields globally, nationally, in companies, in municipalities, in whole societies and on the individual level. This model gives a systematic method for: analysis of the present, visualization of solutions, finding strategies to reach sustainable solutions, choosing and developing general and supplementary tools to develop indicators for a sustainable development. The other theme consists of leadership in complexity (LiC). These concepts stem from studies on both management and natural sciences of how complex systems behave. To create a resilient social fabric, including a robust global economy supported by a healthy environment, we need to learn what it means to work and lead effectively in complexity and build our capacity to engage others in navigating change towards sustainability, together. The above aspects and concepts will not only be described theoretically but will also be practiced during the programme. In addition to this, the students will find new paths to knowledge by using the framework. Learning outcomes The aim of the study programme is achieved through the courses that are included in the higher education qualification. Assessment and examination take place at course level, and details concerning examination and grading are found in respective course syllabus. In addition to the nationally regulated aims the following aims apply to the education. After completion of the education, the student should: - have knowledge about and be able to apply the framework for sustainable development that is taught in the courses of the programme. - have developed leadership skills and ability to inform and explain through an increased consciousness of leading in complexity. - have developed his/her presentation, facilitation and coaching skills. - be able to apply the two themes of the programme in different situations to analyze problems, create solutions and choose or develop supplementary tools and concepts. By helping the students to reach these aims, the programme will contribute to create a worldwide network of professional actors within strategic sustainable development. Mode of delivery The implementation of the education follows the “non-linear approach”. This means that the five system levels that the programme is built up around and which build on principles for organizational learning will be presented during the first eight weeks of the programme. A gradual deepening of these will then take place during the following 4½ months. This leads to a learning method as the programme progresses. The concluding 4½ months of the programme will be primarily devoted to a degree project where the students in small groups obtain the possibility to apply their knowledge of the framework in a real company, in an organization or another project. This non-linear method also gives a certain possibility to adaptation of how the courses are carried out through a continuous dialogue with the students. As the programme progresses, the students will obtain the possibility to specialize in all the levels of the framework while a connection of how the five levels are connected with each other will be discussed. Extensive group assignments and learning in groups will be encouraged. Learning takes place through a blend of approaches, that balance conventional, front-class lectures with dialogic and project-based learning methods. Through this working method, the students are urged to mutually exchange knowledge and experiences with one another which also is a part of the assessment of the students' achievements. The programme will use the following methods for learning: - Introductory lectures - which comprise lectures, break-out groups and informal insights and discussions about concepts and their usages. - Both self-organized and structured group assignments and role play. - Individual studies - eLearning and reviews of relevant material. - Supervision and workshops. - The students teach one another and evaluate one another. The students will take both compulsory and elective courses which are listed below. The programme is divided into four study periods of the same length. The two first study periods contain courses, of which the second period also contains elective courses, and the two last study periods a degree project. Admission Criteria In the case of more qualified applicants than available positions for the current programme start, a selection is made. This is done in the following way: GENERAL This method is intended to assess the applicant’s motivation and preconditions for studies at the programme ”Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability”. SELECTION CRITERIA - Curriculum Vitae - An essay explaining the applicant’s interest in the programme, providing information about her or his relevant personal or professional experiences (maximum 5 pages, font size 12, double-spaced) - 2 letters of reference (recommendations from two people who are familiar with the applicant’s ability and skills) - Higher education grades SPECIFICATION OF SELECTION CRITERIA Ranking of the applicants will be based on the relative qualification level as regards: - Academic results at prior higher education studies - Relevance of degree (and of courses included) for scientifically based studies at Master’s level in strategic sustainable development - Relevant professional experience - Demonstrated interest in ”Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability” (e.g. through choice of work, voluntary work, other community services or in other way) [-]

Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship (AMIE)

MIP Politecnico di Milano School of Management
Campus 12 

The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is aimed at young graduates who want to think and act as entrepreneurs and become innovative leaders. In fact, the emergence of new technologies and the broadening of global markets create continuous opportunities for new business development and challenge the established market positions. [+]

Part time Masters Degrees in Business Studies in Sweden. In Partnership with Solvay Brussels Business School, Belgium Start date: September 
Duration: 12 months (6 months at MIP, 6 months at Solvay) 
Format: Full Time Course fee: € 15,000 Teaching language: English 
Location: Milan, Italy and Brussels, Belgium Required qualification: 4 or 5 year Bachelor's degree (minimum 180 ECTS) The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is aimed at young graduates who want to think and act as entrepreneurs and become innovative leaders. In fact, the emergence of new technologies and the broadening of global markets create continuous opportunities for new business development and challenge the established market positions. Course Objectives These are only some of the competencies which the Master aims at developing in candidates: Learn how to develop a new business idea from the concept design to the execution. Learn to introduce and manage innovations in a cost-effective and sustainable way. Identify new market and social opportunities for new and existing businesses. Build your own personal network with managers, investors, designers, entrepreneurs, incubators, and consultants from different industries and countries. Build managerial and organizational skills, and your capability to work in team. Programme Structure The course is entirely taught in English and has a duration of 12 months starting in September, 6 months held at MIP, Milan and 6 months held at Solvay, Brussels. The programme comprises three experiential modules: The ‘New Venture Lab’ where they will have to act as an entrepreneur to create a business model of start-up from scratch. The ‘Innovation-In-Action Lab’ where they will have to act as a business consultant in one established small or medium enterprise. The ‘Corporate Entrepreneurship Lab’ where they will have to act as a team-member taking part in the launch of a new corporate project. For most international specializing masters, MIP offers an intensive Italian language course during the first week of classes. Students have then the opportunity to attend a standard Italian language course (up to 40 hours) along the semester. Admissions Ideal Candidates for the AMIE Programme AMIE is an Advanced Master addressed to young graduates who want to become entrepreneurs or envisage entrepreneurial careers as family business managers; or to join the founding team of a startup; or to work as associates in charge of corporate R&D projects or as consultants to assist companies in the implementation of innovative and creative projects. Applications Applications are now closed for the September 2016 intake. Applications for the 2017 intake will open in September 2016. Non-EU students are encouraged to apply at least three months before the start of the programme in order to allow enough time for the Declaration of Value (DOV) procedure for Italy and establishment of the student visa. If you would like more information about the Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, please download our programme brochure by clicking the link on the left, or write to infomasters@mip.polimi.it and we will respond to your requests in a timely fashion. Admission Requirements The minimum requirements for the AMIE programme are: Online application CV or resume in English Application fee of €100 Cover letter in English Copies of University degrees and academic transcripts (Master or Msc with four or five years of study overall or Bachelor Degree of 180 ECTS credits or equivalent, preferably followed by 1-2 years of working experience) Copy of English certificate (TOEFL, TOEIC or equivalent) for non-native speakers One letter of recommendation Applicants will have to sit for a final motivational interview. AMIE Programme Fees For the September 2016 intake, the tuition fee is €15,000 (didactic material included) International Students in Milan - Assistance Once you have been accepted to the International Master, you will be faced with a whole new "To Do" list. This will include visas, housing, insurance, setting yourself up in Milan and much more. Students will be put in touch with MIP's International Students Office which will be able to provide you with useful assistance and information in order to help your move to Italy go smoothly and your stay in Milan very comfortable. [-]