University of Gothenburg launches international bachelor's programme in Business and Economics

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In autumn 2023, an English-language bachelor's programme in Business and Economics will begin at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. The programme will provide students with broad knowledge of business and economics and the tools to contribute towards solving societal challenges.

“We are pleased that we can now meet the demand from both students and employers, offering a bachelor’s programme in business and economics taught entirely in English. Swedish businesses operate in global markets to an ever-greater extent, and public sector organisations are also increasingly part of an international context, not least in cooperation with other European nations. Good language skills and the ability to act professionally in a global environment are competences that are needed in the labour market,” says Per Cramér, Dean of the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.

The School has offered master’s programmes in English since the late 1990s. The launch of the English-language bachelor’s programme means that international students can now be accepted at first-cycle level, bring opportunities for more applicants and an even more international campus.

“When different perspectives, experiences and knowledge come together in the classroom, this creates the ideal conditions for better education and a deeper understanding of society,” says Per Cramér.

Quality, relevance and sustainable development
High quality, societal relevance and sustainability are key concepts for the programme. Students will learn to develop their analytical skills, as well as the ability to reverse perspectives, seek out new knowledge and develop their independent thinking. They will learn the classic theoretical foundations, while applying the knowledge they have acquired in real-life situations. Throughout the programme, the students meet guest speakers from companies and public organisations, which provides good preparation for their future career and ability to contribute to a sustainable world.

“Society needs people with critical, independent thinking and specialist knowledge in business and economics who can use this to develop businesses and organisations in a sustainable direction,” says Rebecka Arman, Programme Director for the Bachelor’s Programme in Business and Economics.

International accreditation
The School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg is accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, and is thereby one of just over a hundred business schools in the world to boast ‘triple crown’ accreditation. This means that the School and its programmes work continuously with quality development based on international standards.

About the Bachelor’s Programme in Business and Economics
The new programme is based on the current Bachelor of Business and Economics programme ("Ekonomie kandidatprogrammet" in Swedish). From autumn 2023, the School will offer two versions of the programme: one entirely in English and one where the teaching begins in Swedish, with an increasing degree of English during the later semesters.

  • Programme name: Bachelor’s Programme in Business and Economics
  • Scope and degree: Three years (180 credits), Degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Business Administration/Economics/Financial Economics (depending on the chosen main field of study)
  • Number of places: 90
  • Programme begins: Autumn 2023
  • Application deadline: Non-European students 16 January 2023, Swedish and European students 17 April 2023
  • Tuition fees: Free of charge for students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland; students from other countries pay a total of SEK 261,000 for six terms
  • Studying abroad: Students on the programme have excellent opportunities to spend a semester studying abroad at one of the School’s partner universities
  • Personal and professional development: In addition to regular teaching, students will also be offered the opportunity to practise their professional skills with support from the School’s Career Service
  • More information about the content of the programme and eligibility requirements

Rebecka Arman, Programme Director
Phone: +46 (0)31 786 33 03

Maria Norrström
Director of Communications
School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg

Phone: +46 46 31 786 1247, +46 709 226 689

School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg
With about 8000 students, 465 employees, more than 155 international partner universities and the main subjects business administration, economics and law, the School has a unique broadness. The School is also characterized by its close relation between research and education, internationalization, overall embeddedness of sustainability and its close engagement with business and society. The School is accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA - "Triple Crown".