The programme runs over one academic year and contains six courses of 7,5 credits each plus a 15 credits thesis. The courses are common to all students and that give a broad base in issues of concern for sustainable management. The courses cover several topical issues of business administration and also have inputs form other disciplines.
Programme teaching is influenced by the research profile of the entire Campus Gotland, which means the curriculum is motivated by the research conducted by the business department faculty members. You will also meet researchers from other disciplines who will give their view on issues of sustainability from their respective field of research.
Common to all courses is a pedagogic inspired by the education model called Liberal Arts; This means that teaching is conducted in small groups; the student and the learning process being the primary focus. Other disciplines influence the content of the courses. Teaching is conducted through lectures, seminars and group work. The groups are often composed of students from different countries, which places instruction in an international atmosphere. The language of instruction is English.
You are provided opportunities to study both small and medium sized enterprises, governmental agencies and NGOs. With a strong focus on academic writing this programme also provides a good base for continuing into research. It is a one year programme.
The programme prepares students for a career as managers in international business as well as in public organizations. The programme gives a broad base to analyze various problems at the intersections of economic, environmental or societal development in regional and international contexts. Work tasks might include leading the development of strategies to assure accountability in multi-stakeholder contexts. The aim of the programme is to promote critical thinking, responsible future leaders and thereby to contribute to the development of sustainable management within organisations.
The programme leads to a Master of Science in Business and Economics with Business Studies as the main field of study.
During the first semester you will take four courses that run on half speed, which means you will read two courses in parallel. The first half period contains a course in philosophy of science and research methods in which you are encouraged to start planning for your master thesis work. Parallel to this you will take an introductory course about sustainability from a business perspective. The second period will contain two profile courses which treat problems connected to sustainable management.
During the second semester you will be taking two more courses during the first period. The second period of this semester will be entirely devoted to the master thesis and connected seminars. The master thesis is a 15 credits independent work that will explore a particular problem of you own choice within the area of sustainable management.
Uppsala University provides several different scholarships for students. The scholarships cover exclusively the tuition fees for courses within the programme, i e 30 credits per semester.
Read more about scholarships on www.uu.se/scholarships.