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Master of Science in Management

Master's programme | 120 credits
Autumn 2020
100% Day
1 Closed GU-68192 2 Closed GU-18192
1) Anyone can apply
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Programme

The master's programme in Management provides an intellectually challenging environment with a wide range of courses combining theoretical studies with practical realities. As a student of the programme, you will discuss complex management and strategic problems, reflect on your own role as a leader, and think about how corporate strategies impact sustainable development. This open and diverse programme allows you the flexibility to tailor your education to your own interests, including the chance to study abroad during one semester.

About the Education

Globalization, digitalization, and increasing uncertainty create an ever-higher demand for effective and responsible leaders. Growing environmental concerns add another element by highlighting the need for competence in sustainability issues. Our programme offers you the opportunity to explore and develop your role as a leader, preparing you for strategic work in your chosen career path.

Preparing you for leadership and strategy work

The programme prepares you for a leadership role and strategic work in corporations and organizations operating under uncertainty and dealing with complexity. Upon completion of the programme, you will be able to deal with complex management problems and understand the conditions of management in your specific field of expertise. You will develop as a leader and gain an understanding of the role you can play in positive societal development. 

Up-to-date courses based on current research

Our teachers are actively engaged within and outside the university, ensuring that our programme corresponds to state-of-the-art research and your coursework stays current. The core courses cover a wide range of topics related to leadership, strategy, change management, sustainability, marketing, and finance. The portfolio of elective courses from which you can choose is continually updated to reflect recent developments in all areas of management thinking, and you have several opportunities to tailor your education to your individual interests and goals. The opportunity to do an international exchange allows you to gain even more diverse current perspectives.

Interdisciplinary courses with a strong sustainability profile

The core courses provide you with an understanding of key areas of general management, balancing theoretical elements of individual, firm, market, and economic behavior with applied and practical aspects of the various business disciplines. In order to maximize your personal and professional effectiveness across a range of capabilities necessary to be a successful leader, our core courses put particular focus on developing communication skills, team working, writing skills, performance feedback, and coaching. The cross-disciplinary character of the programme allows you to take stock of your personal leadership aspirations and capabilities and focus on becoming an effective, inspirational, and responsible leader. Sustainability issues are key components of our courses, giving you the opportunity to delve deeper into the role of companies in society.


An international atmosphere allows you to experience other cultures, improve your communication skills, and build a global network of friends. You will be part of a multicultural classroom. We also offer the chance to spend an exchange semester at one of our partner universies.

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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 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 30 credits of courses in subject areas related to business, economics, human resource management and/or labour relations 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: 166 000 SEK
First payment: 41 500 SEK

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

Study Guidance

Phone: 031-786 4956, E-mail:


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Box 695
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Vasagatan 1

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