What will I learn?

Companies and organisations that operate in an international context need employees with international competence and skills, including a solid understanding of cross-border, cross-cultural international business, trade, law, and economics.

Lund University School of Economics and Management offers a three year Bachelor's in International Business. The programme is taught in English and aimed at recent high school graduates with a strong academic background, international career ambitions, and the drive to gain knowledge and skills in the international business field.

The BSc in International Business offers:

  • A vast, yet focused curriculum in business, economics, statistics, business law and information systems
  • International perspectives from faculty members and students
  • Team-based projects enhancing cross-cultural learning
  • Opportunities of internships in companies and/or exchange studies abroad at one of our partner universities
  • Study and career advice

The overall purpose of the programme is to prepare you for a career in international business. You will train in advanced problem solving in an international context, and learn theoretical concepts, models, and tools derived from relevant research. This will throughout the programme be related to real and complex business problems.

The programme has an international focus, and is combining courses in business with courses in economics, economic history, statistics, informatics and business law.

Programme structure

The programme starts by introducing you to basic concepts and theories within central areas of the programme, including general skills such as for example working in teams, academic writing, and oral presentations.

The courses that follow after the first semester add additional perspectives and models that provide further, in depth insights into the practical and theoretical areas that are related to the broad field of international business.

As a final part of the programme, you will conduct your own research project in a small team and demonstrate your ability to independently apply the different ideas and theories introduced by the different courses.

Career

Globalisation creates new demands on both the employer and the employee. The new competitive landscape makes it essential for existing companies to renew and develop. Companies and organisations that operate in an international context need employees with international competence and skills, including a solid understanding of cross-border, cross-cultural international business, trade, law, and economics. The Bachelor’s in International Business specialises you in how to understand and analyse global trade and its complexity.

This programme will enable you to compete in the international business labour market as well as add value to domestic firms/employers with international relationships. The skills you develop by studying international business are attractive to a number of different employers. Your strength lies in the ability to work with analysis and strategy in an international environment.

After graduation, you will be well equipped for junior management positions at large international companies, government institutions or other organisations. Functional areas can include export, import, finance, controlling, business development, sales, marketing and customer care, for example. Or why not go the entrepreneurial route and manage your own international start-up?

Which department am I in?

School of Economics and Management

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
SEK100,000.00 (10,300 US$) per year
Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 300,000; First payment: SEK 50,000
Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

Lund University

LUND,

SE-221 00, Sweden

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Paper-based) For English 6: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575.

For international students

General and courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School Programs: English 6, Mathematics 3b/3c (which denotes knowledge of how to solve mathematical problems involving polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, and knowledge of the derivative of those functions and the relation of the derivative to the slope of a curve) and Social Studies 1b/1a1 + 1a2.

English language proficiency: IELTS (Academic) total score 6.5 (with no section less than 5.5); TOEFL paper-based score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575; TOEFL internet-based score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90.

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