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International Business Management

  • fiber_manual_record Credits 180  credits
  • home Study location Västerås
  • access_time Time 3 years  (full time)
  • timeline Education ordinance First cycle

Prepare for a job as an international leader, project manager or salesperson or for becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business in a globalised market. Create your international network for future business life already during your studies.

The Programme

The studies focus on business administration specialising on management with an international perspective. This is for you who want a career in the increasingly global and international world of business and who want to study in English together with students from all over the world.

Communication, analytical ability, problem solving and an innovative approach are central for you aiming for a leadership position. During your studies you will practise entrepreneurship and

  • present information orally and in writing
  • solve problems
  • cooperate
  • think critically
  • search for information
  • assess current and relevant research.

Close contacts with teachers, society and other students are essential parts of the programme. You create your network for future business life already during your studies. It is therefor encouraged that you participate in one of the exchange programmes offered to study at a university in another country. This gives you the opportunity to develop your intercultural competence and language skills as well as your international contact network.

Employment and Future Prospects

The impact of globalisation is evident in the marketplace. As a manager of tomorrow you must be equipped to navigate the opportunities and challenges created by an increasingly complex web of global competition and dependencies.

As an international leader you plan, organise, delegate and control activities in global organisations and businesses. You coordinate activities taking into account international and cultural differences affecting both private and public sector.

You have a solid base for being able to influence decision-making or making the decisions yourself in both small and medium sized as well as multinational organisations. Your employer could be private, public or non-profit organisations.

As an international business manager you can, among other things, work as a manager, project manager, marketing manager, purchaser, sales person or start your own business, and you are prepared for a career in an international market.


MDH has been granted the EFMD accreditation for the the Bachelor’s programme in International Business Management and the Master's programme in International Marketing.

EFMD Programme Accreditation System is an international accreditation system that evaluates business programmes at bachelor’s and master’s level. To become accredited is an indication that the programmes maintain high quality and stand up well from an international perspective.

You can read more about the accrediation on EFMD's website.external link


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  • Date 2020-05-15
  • Article type Reportage

Students hacked the Sustainable Office and Future Workplace

Students from the International Business Management Programme took part in a Hackathon with students from the US, Latvia and Czech Republic.

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Course overview for programme

Year 1

Business Administration


Commercial Law


Year 2

Business Administration




Statistics 12.5%

Other subject 12.5%

Year 3

Business Administration




Questions about the programme?

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Occasions for this programme

Autumn 2021

  • International Business Management, 180 credits


    180 credits


    Autumn 2021 (start 2021-08-30)

    Time and study pace

    3 years (full time)

    Education ordinance

    First cycle

    Application code




    Study location



    Studies in Mathematics of 3 years from Upper Secondary School with a Science profile and a TOEFL test result, minimum score 575 with a TWE score of at least 4,5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT)/IELTS test result with an overall band score of minimum 6,5 and no band score below 5,5.


    Upper secondary (high school) grades, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test



    Tuition fee

    For students outside EU/EEA
    Per installment prior to each semester: 49250 SEK
    Annual tuition fee: 98500 SEK
    Total programme fee: 295500 SEK


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Application and admission

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Mälardalen University scholarship programme

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