Master's Programme in Management

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Master's Programme in Management

Umea University
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  • 120
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  • Masters
  • 2 years


During the first year, focus is on developing advanced theoretical knowledge and frontline management expertise.

In the first semester you study a series of modules starting with setting a strategic foundation; then focusing on human interaction in organizational context; next, developing project management skills; and concluding with applying the semester’s knowledge in a real life consultancy project.

On the Master's Programme in Management you will often work in groups to solve business cases. For example on the fourth module of the first semester, you will work in close collaboration with local organizations. You will carry out analysis of, and develop a strategic development program, on behalf of these organizations and present their results to them. Other corporate connections include guest lectures, thesis projects, and study visits.

In the second semester you will be able to choose from a variety of elective courses in order to tailor the Master’s degree in the manner that you wish, for example with insight into corporate governance, innovation management, or new venture creation. There is also the option of an internship to attain further practical experience.

During the second year, you are given the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in one other area in the field of Business Administration. The second year also includes a module on Research Methodology that will develop and deepen your ability to create and critically scrutinize scientific knowledge. Moreover, the module on current trends in business administration research will keep you up to date on recent developments in your field of expertise. During this year, it is also possible to study abroad one semester.

Finally, you will develop your writing, analytical and research skills through writing a master's thesis, where you get to specialize in the topic of your choice.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 credits) from an internationally recognised university with a major in Business Administration. Special requirements: 75 credits in Business Administration at Basic level (A-level) and Intermediate level (B-level) a minimum of 60 credits in Management, Marketing Accounting and Finance courses or the equivalent. At the Bachelor level (C-level) a minimum of 15 credits in Business Administration. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6. If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester.

Courses Units

You need to complete 120 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

More Information

This programme is designed for students who are interested in the strategic and leadership challenges faced by managers in the contemporary business world. The programme offers both a sound theoretical grounding of important management theories and concepts, as well as various opportunities to put these theoretical understandings into practice. All of which occurs within an international environment and is underpinned with a sustainable orientation.

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