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Since autumn 2017, Lund University School of Economics and Management offers a three-year Bachelor 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.
  • Internship opportunities in companies and/or exchange studies at one of our partner universities abroad.
  • 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. Throughout the programme, this will be related to real and complex business problems.

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

Programme structure

The overall programme architecture will give both breadth and depth to your studies. The first two years contain a wealth of important topics related to international business. You can customise semester 5 according to your own preferences. Semester 6 deepens your knowledge and contributes to progress within your major – international business. Most courses run in parallel.

First year, semester 1: The Firm in a Historical Setting (5 credits); Introduction to International Business (5 credits); Business Statistics (5 credits); Financial Accounting (7,5 credits); International Marketing (7,5 credits).

First year, semester 2: Microeconomics (10 credits); Financial Economics (5 credits); Organisation and Leadership (5 credits); Management Control Systems (5 credits); Managing Digitalisation (5 credits).

Second year, semester 1: International Business Law (7,5 credits); Fundamentals of Business Analytics (7,5 credits); Macroeconomics (10 credits); International Economics (5 credits).

Second year, semester 2: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (7,5 credits); Corporate Finance (7,5 credits); Business Ethics and Sustainability (5 credits); Research Methods for IB (5 credits); Cross-cultural Teams and Project Management (5 credits).

Third year, semester 1: Electives (30 credits): International exchange studies; or internship; or elective courses at LUSEM/Lund University.

Third year, semester 2: International Business Strategy (15 credits); International Degree Project (15 credits).

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 prospects

A continued internationalisation of business life demands a solid understanding of cross-border, cross-cultural international business, trade, law and economics. 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.

After graduation, you will be well-equipped for junior management positions at large international companies, government institutions or other organisations. Functional areas can, for example, include export, import, finance, controlling, business development, sales, marketing and customer care.

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Learn more about this programme at www.lunduniversity.lu.se/bsc-international-business

Why Lund University?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

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