Managing in a Global Context

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 14 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2024
StudyQA ranking:1892 Duration:24 months

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Managing in a Global Context is a programme especially designed to equip you with the skills and tools required to become an effective leader in diverse business contexts (such as various industries and types of organisations) and varied intercultural settings.

The programme acknowledges that contemporary markets are increasingly complex and dynamic in terms of culture and demand, that information and communication are salient for success, and that the discourse on corporate responsibility for sustainability is crucial.

The language of instruction is English and you meet with students from all parts of the world. Through group and project-oriented work you develop your planning and collaboration skills, and experience intercultural relations.

The education is supported by faculty with substantial experience and activity in management research; with some active in JIBS highly recognized research centres on Media Management and Transformation (MMTC), and Family Enterprise and Ownership (CeFEO). The involvement of this faculty in your education ensures that you encounter innovative and current research throughout your programme studies.

The first year of the two-year MSc programme will be taken primarily together with the one-year programme. In the second year of the programme you can study your third semester abroad further adding to the international dimension of your education and knowledge. The programme also prepares students for doctoral research education.

Career prospects
Future leaders need special skills to successfully meet and manage the challenges of globalised, dynamic markets and competitive environments, while at the same time anchoring their business activities in the local context. Depending on your background, there are wide ranges of careers you can pursue after graduation, such as: project leader, change manager, international business developer, and head of operations.

Year 1
Advanced Leadership, 7.5 credits

The course builds on a set of theoretical perspectives about leadership covering key themes from sociology and psychology such as power, trust, innovation and change, crises, gender and ethics in order to foster professional and personal responsibilities as a leader.

Introduction to Business Creation, 7.5 credits

This course provides an understanding of different contents, roles and contexts of entrepreneurship, and helps students to find their entrepreneurial selves through critical reflection and practical experimentation. As entrepreneurship is a process, the course focuses on entrepreneuring as the practices underlying entrepreneurial activities. The course covers various perspectives on the following topics: entrepreneurship in new and existing organizations, entrepreneurial creativity, business opportunities, feasibility of venture ideas, and preparing new venture ideas for launch.

Organising and Leading Change, 7.5 credits

The course is built around three theoretical themes in the literature on change and organisations: 1) organizational change, 2) leadership and change and 3) culture and change. The course content includes contrasts to the predominant notions of change in organisations as a response to changing environments led and implemented by top management. These contrasts are presented by introducing theories, models and concepts on new and innovative forms of organising for change. Change in organisational contexts is further elaborated regarding the crucial role of leadership and culture in creating change-oriented organisations. The students experiences of both change and organisations form the basis for a reflective and critical discussion around multiple approaches to change in organisations.

Advanced Research Methods in Business Administration, 7.5 credits

This course covers qualitative and quantitative research methods relevant for business research at the masters level.

Corporate Entrepreneurship and Strategic Renewal, 7.5 credits

Sustained and increased competitiveness often requires entrepreneurial initiatives in growing, mature or declining organizations with the purpose of changing the strategic orientation to reach competitive advantages. This course deals with both the conceptual and practical meaning of corporate entrepreneurship and strategic renewal, in both small and large firms. Several theoretical perspectives are introduced, emphasizing both the capabilities for corporate entrepreneurship and the constraints working against entrepreneurial renewal.

Information Management, 7.5 credits

Managing and developing a company which is spread over different locations requires IT-based coordination. This course discusses different approaches and aspects on the management of information flow and information systems in organisations.

Corporate Social Responsibility, 7.5 credits

Important parts of the course include: identification of societal problems, Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in history, perspectives on the role and responsibility of businesses in society, social and/or community entrepreneurship, approaches to CSR in academia, theories to explain CSR, the meaning of socially responsible business management in practice, and critical analyses of CSR accounts.

Family Business Development, 7.5 credits

This course deals with the management, governance and development of family businesses. The course addresses the whole governance chain, that is, the role of the family/owners, managers, board and employees. Students taking the course will explore key issues related to family business culture, strategic development, entrepreneurial processes, professionalization, marketing, and control in family businesses. Other important issues addressed during the course are succession of leadership and ownership, and advising family businesses. Lectures and seminars are delivered by academic teachers or practitioners working with family businesses.

Year 2
Elective courses (possibly in study abroad), 30 credits

Titles of elective courses currently planned to be available for those who do not study abroad include the following: Entrepreneurial Growth (7.5 credits); Market Communication in a Digital World (7.5 credits); Basics in Supply Chain Management (7.5 credits); and Advanced Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Integration and Alliances (7.5 credits).

Master Thesis in Business Administration (Two Years), 30 credits

The applicant must hold the minimum of a Bachelors degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 ECTS credits in business administration, economics, industrial engineering and management, or equivalent. At least 60 ECTS credits must be in business administration.The language of study at JIBS is English. All applicants are required to meet the standard English Language requirements corresponding to English B in the Swedish upper secondary school. We accept the following language tests: * TOEFL*: a minimum score of 575 with at least 4,5 in Written test (TWE)" (paper based), 213 with at least 4,0 in Essay Rating" (computer-based) or 90 with at least 20 in Written test (TWE)"(Internet-based). Jönköping University TOEFL code 8487 / Central Admissions Office TOEFL code: 9520 * IELTS: with an overall band score of 6.5 and no part under 5.5. * Cambridge/Oxford (Advanced or Proficiency) * University of Michigan ECPE (Examination for the certificate of Proficiency in English)*The test result cannot be older than two years. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

Scholarships from Jönköping University
Jönköping University offers some scholarships on behalf of the Swedish government. The scholarships, intended for students who pay tuition fees, will cover a part of said tuition fee. The application for scholarships is open until 15 April 2014. The scholarships are a possibility for students to be financially supported during their period of study at Jönköping University.

Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers over 500 scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university. The Swedish Institute will be offering a limited number of scholarships to students from outside the EU/EEA. Applicants will be able to indicate their interest in a scholarship when applying through

The scholarship programme targets countries with which Sweden has long-term development cooperation (Category 1). These countries include: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

In addition, the scholarship programme targets candidates with citizenship from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients (Category 2). Student from the following countries may apply to this programme: Algeria, Botswana, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Syria, Tunisia, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza strip and Yemen.

The scholarships will be administered by the Swedish Institute and will cover both living costs and tuition fees.

Guest Scholarship Program for master level studies in Sweden
The objective of the scholarship program is to promote democratic, economic and social development through supporting know-how and transfer of knowledge to advanced students within areas in which Sweden is at the forefront of academic research.

Countries: The program is only available to citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kenya, Kosovo, Mali, Moçambique, Moldova, Rwanda, Serbia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

The Visby Program for master level studies in Sweden
The aim of the program is to create more extensive joint collaboration between Sweden and the program countries on education and research and to strengthen the networks in the region. Countries: The master scholarships within the program are targeted at citizens of Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.

Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Program
This is a program for citizens of Turkey. Its purpose is to support master level or advanced level studies within selected subject areas at a Swedish Institution of higher education.
The scholarship covers living expenses for one person during two semesters with a possibility of prolongation, and travel expenses to and from Sweden. To apply, follow the standardized application on

More information about Swedish Institute scholarships available at

Scholarships offered by other organizations

The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, has a scholarship program for foreign students accepted to international master programs in Sweden. STINT has invited a number of foreign universities to nominate candidates to the program. Currently these universities are Tecnologico de Monterrey ITESM in Mexico, KNUST in Ghana, KAIST in South Korea, Peking University and Tsinghua University, both in China.

Students must apply themselves to the international master programmes at a Swedish university. The foreign partner universities then have the opportunity of nominating candidates to the programme. Students cannot apply for scholarships on their own.

Scholarships listed by country

OESS - Open Europe Scholarship Scheme
You are welcome to apply for a scholarship through OESS if you are a Belarusian citizen.

Canadian Loan Schemes

Jönköping University is registered with the Canadian government and listed as a "Designated Educational Institution". Accordingly we accept students with Canadian loan schemes. For more information visit:
ICETEX administers scholarships for Colombian students who want to study abroad, including a few select programs in Sweden.

Manheimer Swartling
The law firm Mannheimer Swartling awards a scholarship each year to a German law student wishing to study in Sweden. The scholarship is open to anyone who has completed at least half of their studies for a law degree in Germany, or who has recently graduated in law and wishes to complement with a Swedish master´s degree.

Pakistan Overseas Scholarship Scheme

In 2004 Sweden was selected as a country of destination for candidates in Pakistan´s Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Master and PhD in selected fields.The scheme is financed and administered by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).

The stated aim of the program is to improve Pakistan´s national research capacity. TheSwedish Institute acts as a national program agency in Sweden. Please note that the Swedish Institute does not accept applications to this program. All inquiries regarding admissions and submissions of applications to the program should be directed to HEC.

General critieria:

Country: This scholarship program is exclusively open to Pakistani nationals that have received a HEC scholarship.
Study levels: Master´s and PhD.
Eligible subjects and programs: The programme is open for studies in all academic subjects.
Scholarship benefits and limitations:The scholarship amounts to 900 Euro per month for MA and PhD students. The scholarship is fully financed by the Higher Education Commission in Pakistan.
Travel grants: Scholarship holders receive a travel grant for a trip to and from Sweden.

Saudi Arabia
King Abdullah Foreign Scholarship Program

This scholarship program provides the means to pursue studies that lead to degrees (bachelor, master and doctorate) and medical fellowships. Academic disciplines and scholarships are selected on the needs of government ministries, national corporations and the private sector. This selection aims to fulfill the requirements of work markets across Saudi Arabia in regions, universities and industrial cities. The program is commissioned with qualifying Saudi youth to take an active role in development in all fields in government and private sectors. Mission :To actively develop and qualify Saudi human resource to be:

1. World-competitive in the work market and academic research, 2. High caliber base in Saudi universities, public and private sectors.
King Abdullah Scholarships provide generous financial support for scholarship recipients. Among the privileges it offers are the following:

* · Monthly stipend
* · Full tuition and fees paid directly to the educational institution
* · Cost of attending conferences, symposia and workshops
* · Expenses for scientific trips
* · Allowances for books & clothes
* · Financial support for spouse and dependents
* · Medical insurance

Jonkoping University is one of the few approved universities by the Ministry of Higher Education of Saudi Arabia.

The Higher Education Institute
The Higher Education Institute´s scholarship office is responsible for administering scholarship programs which enable students to be supported in undergraduate and post-graduate studies at the best higher education institutions in Qatar and around the world. This office is also responsible for following up on scholarship recipients´ financial and administrative affairs, and monitoring their academic progress by communicating with their respective universities, guardians and the students themselves.
In November 2009, the Higher Education Institute updated the list of the best colleges and universities from around the world that students can attend with scholarship support from the government. The list, which now totals 675 schools, ensures scholarship recipients in Qatar will be receiving the best post-secondary education possible. Also, in November 2009, the HEI announced the Hamad bin Khalifa and the Tamim bin Hamad Grants Programs, which will offer high achieving students scholarships to 30 select universities.

The scholarship office administers scholarship programs based on the following geographic distribution:

* Qatar
* Arab region and Australia
* United Kingdom & Europe
* United States & Canada

SWEA North Carolina

SWEA awards scholarships (generally amounting to USD 1,000 each) to support a person or an organization with ties to North Carolina in their studies or their efforts to advance/share knowledge of Swedish culture, traditions, language, or history.

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The American Women's Club in Sweden

The AWC annually awards a travel grant to an Americanwoman studying in Sweden.
The scholarship which is based on academic excellence, is awarded in the form of a travel grant for $1,500. The grant was initiated to cover the cost of a round-trip airplane ticket between the US and Sweden.

In order to qualify for the AWC Scholarship, the applicant must be 18 years old or older, an American female citizen, and accepted for a period of study or research at a Swedish educational institute during 2012/2013.
More info here:
The American Swedish Institute
The ASI offers two scholarships: The Lilly Lorénzen Scholarship, open to Minnesota residents who plan to carry out scholarly and/or creative studies in Sweden; and the Malmberg Scholarship, to support a year of study or research in Sweden by a US resident who is enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university, or who is a qualified scholar engaged in study or research.

The Malmberg Scholarship for study in Sweden will grant significant funding (up to $10,000) for up to one year of study or research in Sweden to a U.S. resident who is either (a) a student enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university in the U.S. whose current study can be supplemented by time in Sweden, or (b) a qualified scholar engaged in study or research in the U.S. whose work can be enhanced by study in Sweden.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation
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Other Non-SI Scholarship Programmes
EuroDesk European Info Centre
EuroDesk European Info Centre has a large number of links for funding opportunities.
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Global Grant
More info here:
* This list is provided as a guide/starting point for potential students. The information is updated to the best of our knowledge. Please be aware that Jönköping University is not responsible for the administration of these scholarships and, thus, cannot answer specific questions about them.

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