Syllabus - Master's Programme in Global Strategy and Management


120.0 credits

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Valid from

Autumn semester 2024

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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, with a 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 at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5, or equivalent is required.

About programme syllabus

The programme syllabus applies to the entire education period, starting with the academic year and the semester you started your education. The programme syllabus contains goals for the programme, contents and arrangement, but also requirements for special qualifications, etc.


Students of the Master's programme in Global Strategy and Management should, after completion, demonstrate the required knowledge and understanding needed to work independently within the field of business administration in the national and international market. The programme aims to educate business managers who can meet the demands of tomorrow's international business market, but also a regional business market that is becoming increasingly internationalised. Besides, the courses and the pedagogical approaches in the programme are designed to prepare students for further advanced studies and future PhD studies.

Knowledge and Understanding

For a Degree of Master the student shall:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.


Aptitudes and Accomplishments

For a Degree of Master the student shall:

  • demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information,
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work,
  • demonstrate the ability in speech and writing both nationally and internationally to clearly report and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity.

Ability to Evaluate and Assess

For a Degree of Master the student shall:

  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work,
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.

Language of instruction

The language of instruction in the programme is English, which means that all teaching and examination is done in English, and that course literature is in English.


The Master's programme in Global Strategy and Management includes courses within Business Administration, with a specialisation in international management and strategy. The programme consists of both theoretical and work placement parts that are integrated. Learning activities include lectures, seminars, oral presentations, and written assignments that are done individually as well as in groups. In students' learning, the ability to reflect, problematise and analyse is endorsed in order for students to develop their scientific approach.

Year 1
Business Administration:
Advanced studies in global strategy, 7.5 credits*
Advanced studies in management, 7.5 credits*
Responsible management for sustainable business practices, 7.5 credits
Leading digital transformation, 7.5 credits
International business and entrepreneurship, 7.5 credits
Business and institutions in a global era of sustainability challenges, 7.5 credits
Research as practice - Advanced studies in methodology, 15 credits*

Year 2
Business Administration:
Master's Thesis in Business Administration, 30 credits*

Electives 30 credits

Business administration:
Management Consulting and Business Communication with internship, 15 credits
Elective courses in Business Administration. Guaranteed admission according to the programme schedule.

Exchange studies, 30 credits (Autumn)

*The course contributes to fulfilling the degree requirements of courses at advanced level with a specialisation in Global Strategy and Management.

Minor changes in the course list may occur due to continuous quality work.

Choices within the program

The student's choices are limited by the eligibility requirements pertaining to a course. Choices within the programme occur during year 2, term 3. Note that the choice of courses can affect the possibilities of fulfilling the degree requirements. Depending on the number of applicants for the individual courses, some courses may be cancelled.

University degree

The programme syllabus is so designed that the studies will lead towards fulfilment of the requirements for the following degrees:

  • Degree of Master of Science in Business Administration with Specialization in Global Strategy and Management
  • Degree of Master of Science in Business Administration

If the programme contains elective or optional components, or if the student chooses not to complete a certain course, the choices made can affect the possibility of fulfilling the degree requirements. For more information about degrees and degree requirements, consult the local degree regulations, which are published (in Swedish only) on the University website.


For every course at the University, the forms of how the students' performances are to be assessed, such as types of examination for course components and grades, are stated in the course syllabus. Examination for a course is summarily described in the course syllabus, which is clarified and supplemented by written information at the start of the course. The University has laid down rules and regulations for examination and these are available via the University's website.