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Executive MBA and Joint Degree Programmes

Apart from our regular master's programmes, the University of Gothenburg offers an Executive MBA for professionals in the middle of their careers at the School of Business, Economics and Law.

We are also involved in two joint degree programmes, within the framework of Erasmus Mundus. The programmes are prestigous, truly international and you can apply for certain EU scholarships. 

Executive MBA for practising managers

The Gothenburg Executive MBA programme is a part-time management programme conducted in English over 21 months. Unlike full-time master’s programmes, Executive MBA programme participants are admitted primarily based on professional achievements. They continue to work alongside their studies and are generally more experienced and in the 35–50 age range.

Executive MBA programme participants start the programme in the middle of their careers. This enables them to share valuable experiences from various positions and in various professional fields.

The Gothenburg Executive MBA programme is offered on a part-time basis with classroom sessions Thursday–Saturday every third week.

There is one intake per year, starting in October.

Application & Admission

All applicants are expected to have an undergraduate degree. However, undergraduate studies in business administration are not required and participants come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, such as law, engineering, economics, architecture, and social sciences. In fact, this heterogeneity adds to the quality of the programme.

Admission to the programme is based primarily on professional experience. A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience is required.

Candidates are encouraged to apply well in advance. The programme is in high demand and spots are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Participants are subject to a programme fee and must be fully sponsored by their employers.

More information

For more information and contact details go to the Executive MBA Website 

Human Rights Policy and Practice

Erasmus Mundus Master's Programme, 2 years
Coordinating institution:
University of Gothenburg

The programme in Human Rights Policy and Practice (EMHRPP) has a unique interdisciplinary approach, bringing together legal, sociological, political, and practical perspectives. 

EMHRPP is developed by the University of Gothenburg, University of Deusto and University of Roehampton leads to a Joint Master’s Degree (120 credits). Admitted students spend one semester each in Gothenburg, Bilbao and London before moving to the desired partner institution to work on their Master’s thesis.

Programme aim and content

The programme's structure is guided by four central strands, highly pertinent to study and work in the field of human rights: human rights theory; research; practice; and professionalization. Particular attention is paid to endow the students with a range of core skills for employment, such as report writing, project management, campaign creation, and public speaking. 

Alumni work for NGOs such as Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, and Save the Children. Alumni also work within various UN agencies, or as lawyers, researchers, and teachers.

Application and more information

All applicants are expected to have a first cycle degree equivalent to 180 ECTS from an internationally recognised university or college, a minimum of two years’ practitioner experience in the field of human and meet the English requirements.

Information about entry requirements, scholarships and contact information is found on the School of Global Studies website

Social Work with Families and Children

Erasmus Mundus Master's Programme, 2 years
Coordinating institution: University of Stavanger

The programme in Social Work with Families and Children is a two-year programme that focuses on interventions for vulnerable children and marginalized families.  

MFAMILY is jointly developed by the University of Gothenburg, University Institute of Lisbon, University of Stavanger and Makerere University. Admitted students will spend a semester each in Lisbon, Stavanger and Gothenburg before moving to the desired partner institution to work on their master’s thesis. The language of instruction for the programme is English.

Programme aim and content

The aim of MFAMILY is to enable students to work effectively with families and children in a changing global context, and prepare students for careers in social work and social policy with governmental and non-governmental organizations,international organizations and private practice.

Application and contact information

Read more about application, scholarships and MFAMILY at the Department of Social Work website.

Page Manager: Jörgen Ölund|Last update: 10/21/2019

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