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Digital Leadership Master´s Programme

Master's programme | 120 credits
Autumn 2019
100% Day
1) Anyone can apply
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Programme

Digitalization is a signature of our time. It offers almost unlimited opportunities for firms, public authorities and citizens. At the same time, it makes a steamroller of existing markets, organisations, and technologies, causing deep societal challenges. Given this background, the overall purpose of the Digital Leadership programme is to give students a deep understanding of how digitalization transforms industries and society and to develop capabilities for taking a leading role in embracing and shaping this transformation.

About the Master’s Programme

Digital leadership relies on capability to navigate the competing concerns of digitalization, but also involves active orchestration of digital innovation processes. The study programme in Digital Leadership seeks to provide individuals and organisations with such capability from five distinct perspectives; technological change, value creation, organizing, market logic, and strategy.

We are taking on a wide range of classical theories and relate them to contemporary research and current practice. Departing from technological change, the study programme is primarily focusing on management and leadership. What does the digitalized society mean for management? How do organisations reach the full potential of digitalization, and how do they avoid the pitfalls?

For Whom

The Digital Leadership programme prepares students for a career path that extends far beyond traditional roles in consulting or at corporate IT Departments, including novel roles such as innovation leader, chief information officer, chief technology officer, digital strategist or head of digital platforms in industry and public sector.

We seek to attract students from diverse educational backgrounds including business administration, software engineering, industrial economics, computer science, behavioural sciences, or equivalent.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Bachelor's degree 180 credits including an independent project (degree project) of at least 15 credits or equivalent. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full programme cost: 281 392 SEK
First payment: 70 348 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Jonas Karlén E-post: Telefon: 031-786 5964


Department of Applied Information Technology
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Forskningsgången 6

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