International Business Management
The International Business Management programme 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. The programme focuses on business administration with specialisation on management issues, and prepares you for a job as a manager, salesperson or for starting your own business in a globalised market.
The studies focus on business administration specialising on management with an international perspective.
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
- 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
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 EPAS accreditation for the the Bachelor’s programme in International Business Management and the Master's programme in International Marketing.
EPAS (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.
Watch our webinar to get even more information about the programme.
MDH students won first prize in an international competition
In 2017, for the sixth consecutive year, students from Mälardalen University (MDH) won first prizes in Euroweek, an international conference, which this year had representatives from 17 countries.about MDH students won first prize in an international competition
Course overview for program
Other subject 12.5%
Occasions for this programme
International Business Management, 180 credits
Autumn 2020 (start 2020-08-31)
Time and study pace
3 years (full time)
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
For students outside EU/EEA
Per installment prior to each semester: 49250 SEK
Annual tuition fee: 98500 SEK
Total programme fee: 295500 SEK
Application and admission
Great that you are interested in Mälardalen University. One of the first questions are often about how and when to apply. That and more will be answered on this and related pages.
Mälardalen University scholarship programme
Every year Mälardalen University offers a limited numbers of scholarships to students applying for a Master's programme with us as their first choice.
How it works
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