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Master of Science in Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship

Master's programme | 120 credits
Autumn 2020
100% Day
1 Closed GU-68195 2 Closed GU-18195
1) Anyone can apply
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Programme

"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Sedd
Our programme reflects Sedd’s sentiment by not only providing scientific and practical knowledge, but training you to confidently turn ideas into business opportunities, drive entrepreneurship for yourself and within a firm, and use your personal and professional skills to turn knowledge into practice. You will enhance your entrepreneurial ability and increase your knowledge of how to identify, capture, and create value for industry and society.

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“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
Disney's words underline the spirit of our programme, which will inspire you to follow your entrepreneurial and innovative ideas through to fruition. We aim to develop and train entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with strong analytical and creative abilities and the experience to handle complex knowledge areas and markets.

An integrative, international, and interactive approach

Much of your work is done in teams where skills in collaboration and project leadership are practied. A variety of disciplines are needed to build new ventures or business areas in companies. Your teammates will have complementary international background, in economics, business, engineering, natural sciences, and law, providing first-hand experience of how different perspectives and competencies complement each other in complex real-life business situations. By increasing knowledge of the interfaces between these subjects, you will acquire a more profound understanding for the skills and tools needed in your profession. As such, we prepare you for a career working with entrepreneurship—at an entrepreneurship centre, a government agency, or a company dealing with entrepreneurial firms or activities.
Additionally, the student group you will become a part of is dynamic and international which gives you a global network of contacts.

Hands-on learning

We provide a full venture-creation process, where you develop project-leader skills in a creative incubation environment with support and resources from the University of Gothenburg’s own venture support, GU Ventures. Entrepreneurship requires confidence to cope with change and uncertainties, and our learning outcomes are designed to help you acquire the perspectives, skills, and experiences necessary to take on an entrepreneurial role in the future. An individualized learning process develops your analytical and reflective capabilities in relation to entrepreneurial processes and activities. From day one, you will be involved in developing your own ideas and live projects, but also improving business models for existing start-ups.  

Personal development and business development

Profound learning of innovation and entrepreneurship comes with a combination of theoretically driven knowledge, a versatile toolbox, exposure to good practice, and hands-on experience. An important part of the programme is developing your own personal and professional skills, which are crucial to driving entrepreneurship successfully. We focus on your strengths and behavioural styles and how they can be used in multidisciplinary teams, providing you with approaches to handle and mitigate conflicts in groups and develop high-performing teams. You will acquire strategies to negotiate deals, handle resistance towards new ideas, and successfully present and pitch your ideas. We emphasize preparing you for your future career path.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: General entrance requirements:  
A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS credits) from an internationally recognized university and English 6/English B from Swedish upper secondary school or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test. For more information about general entrance requirements see (English) and (Swedish).  Programme specific entrance requirements: 
A minimum of 15 credits of courses in subject areas related to business, economics, industrial management, innovation and/or entrepreneurship, and a minimum of 15 credits in statistics or 7,5 credits in statistics and 7,5 credits in quantitative methods and/or mathematics.

Selection: Selection for event

The selection of students is based on two groups. Priority is given to students in Group 1.

Group 1: Students with GMAT or GRE General Test result. Students need a GMAT test result of 350 or higher. Students with a GMAT test result lower than 350 will be placed in selection group 2. (GRE General Test results are translated to an equivalent GMAT score.)

Group 2: number of credits (maximum 225 credits). For further information and important instructions please see

Selection: Selection for event

The selection of students is based on three groups. Group 1 and 2 are prioritized.

Group 1: Students with GMAT or GRE General Test result. Students need a GMAT test result of 350 or higher. Students with a GMAT test result lower than 350 will be placed in selection group 3. (GRE General Test results are translated to an equivalent GMAT score.)

Group 2: Students registered on Handelshögskolans Ekonomprogram, Logistikprogram or Samhällsvetenskapligt miljövetarprogram (inriktning uthålligt företagande eller miljöekonomi), that are guaranteed a place on one of the nine MSc programmes, offered by the Graduate School. The students are not guaranteed their first choice of programme. See information on how the selection is made.

Group 3: Number of credits (maximum 225 credits). If there are places left when the selection has been made in group 1 and 2, eligible students in group 3 will be selected.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full programme cost: 220 000 SEK
First payment: 55 000 SEK

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

Study Guidance

If you have additional queries, you are welcome to contact our student counsellors who will be happy to assist you.

Phone: 031-786 4956, E-mail:


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Box 695
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Vasagatan 1

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