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Master's programme in International Marketing

  • fiber_manual_record Credits 60  credits
  • home Study location Västerås
  • access_time Time 1 years  (full time)
  • timeline Education ordinance Second cycle

Get the skill, competence, and training to work as an International Marketing Officer or Marketing Manager. In our EFMD accredited programme we consider today’s globalised business world and train future International Marketers to examine global competitors and markets to create wealth in the world.


I’d heard from a close friend that it was a good school with skilled teachers.

Ellinor Bertilsson


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The Programme

Get the ability to comprehend and operate within the globalised world by understanding the surrounding environment of organisations as well its impacts on society as a whole. Here you will develop the skills needed for successful collaboration within and between multinational and multicultural groups.

The one-year programme provides you with an understanding of management and the strategy of international business, as well as different kinds of marketing. It is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills and prepare you for work in an international environment through

  • traditional lectures
  • reading scholarly articles
  • discussing in seminars
  • researching for information and making analyses in various projects
  • practising hands-on approaches in volatile business games.

Apart from taking a final written exam, you will also be assessed during seminars, and through several projects. Thus, your training as an international marketer and international business professional starts in the classroom where you need to attend and be active.

For this reason, attendance throughout the programme is mandatory, and assignments cannot be substituted with other tasks. All the assignments will be presented in writing and orally at seminars. During these, you and your fellow student will peer-review and scrutinise each other’s works.

All teaching is in English.

Employment and Future Prospects

International trade is a way of creating wealth in all countries, as well as reducing tension by creating a win-win situation for those involved.

You will have the opportunity to develop capabilities and training for marketing officers and marketing managers within a small, medium-sized, and multinational enterprises in both B2B and B2C tasks. You are prepared for a career in the private sector as well as public or non-profit organisations in diverse and multi-cultural environments.

The programme will provide you with the skills needed to collect and process information for mana­gement decisions and the ability to analyse problems in new or unfamiliar environments, as well as a good understanding of central concepts and theories in the field of interna­tional marketing and business. These are equally relevant for a company career as for the higher education and doctoral studies.

Third-cycle studies at MDH


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

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.

Course overview for programme

Year 1

Business administration


Period 1

Period 2

Period 3

Period 4


Watch our webinar to get even more information about how it's like to be a student here at MDH.


I like the diversity the university offers in terms of learning material and support as well as the atmosphere in class and between the classmates.

Wissam Abdelnour


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Questions about the programme?

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Occasions for this programme

Autumn 2021

  • Master's programme in International Marketing, 60 credits


    60 credits


    Autumn 2021 (start 2021-08-30)

    Time and study pace

    1 years (full time)

    Education ordinance

    Second cycle

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    Study location


    Specific requirements

    A completed Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to at least 180 credits and with a major in the field of Business Administration. 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) or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of minimum 6.5 and no band score below 5.5 or equivalent is required.


    Work experience/university credits



    Tuition fee

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


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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.

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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.

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How it works

Read up on the process and which documents to complete your application with. On universityadmissions.se you can find all the information you need. It’s a lot to read but it’s so worth it.

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Marketing research

In Marketing and strategy, value generation, sustainable competitiveness as well as development and renewal in companies and organisations are studied.

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