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Master of Science in International Business and Trade

Avancerad nivå | 120 hp
HT 2020
100% Dag
Öppnar 16 mars GU-18197

Om programmet

Short Summary

The master’s programme in International Business and Trade provides a distinctive combination of training and knowledge about the functioning of multinational companies—large and small—in the global economy. As a student of the programme, you will enhance your understanding of the geography, processes, and organization of international business and develop capabilities for sustainable and competitive managerial decision making.

About the Programme

Continuous globalization processes of domestic economies have led to a situation where firms must face and comprehend the impact of global production, innovation, and trade networks. Consequently, there is a growing need for firms and managers to respond to increased opportunities and complexities of greater and more relaxed movement of capital, people, services, products, and knowledge as they are subject to, and must understand, stakeholders at national and supranational levels. This programme offers a unique cross-disciplinary outlook on global business—international business and economic geography. 

Who Should Apply?

Do you believe that skills to successfully make sustainable and competitive managerial decisions on a global arena are important?

Do you want to learn how to navigate business processes and firms in international business environments?

Are you interested in the economic geography of international business?

If you have a global outlook on your future career, then apply for the master’s programme in International Business and Trade.

After Graduation

Graduates of the programme receive a Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in International Business and Trade.

After graduating from the International Business and Trade programme, you can enter multinational corporations, international organizations, or start-up companies in a variety of manufacturing and service industries. A career at international organizations such as AB Volvo, Volvo Car Group, SKF, Scania, or Business Sweden, is also usual for our graduates. 

Our graduates have reported the following first job titles:

  • business and pricing analyst
  • customer service manager
  • purchaser
  • area manager
  • account manager
  • sales and business developer
  • management consultant
  • management trainee

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Behörighet och urval

Förkunskapskrav: The applicant must have been awarded a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognized university and be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognized test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS. The level of English must be equivalent to English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School. The applicant's university education must also include a minimum of 60 credits in one of the following subject areas: Business Administration, Economics, Economic Geography or Economic History. In addition the education must include a minimum of 15 credits in Statistics, or 7.5 credits in Statistics and 7.5 credits in quantitative methods and/or Mathematics. For more information about the requirements visit

Urval: 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.


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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Graduate School, GS
Box 695
40530 Göteborg
Besöksadress: Vasagatan 1

Sidansvarig: Pontus Sundén
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