120 credits




Leadership for Sustainable Development; Master's programme Business studies

Business Studies is the right subject for you if you want to understand how organisations are built up, developed and renewed. The subject covers four areas: organisation and leadership, marketing, accounting and financing. You will study both private and public organisations.

Companies fulfil an important function in society, supplying many of the goods and services we consume in our daily lives. Production and exports are vital to a nation’s economy; companies meet international competition and are surrounded by society that is constantly changing. Entrepreneurship and innovation are therefore important areas of Business Studies. You will develop your ability to help companies survive by finding means of financing and making them profitable.

Business Studies is useful for all industries and activities, and after your studies you can work in business administration for various types of companies and organisations. Combining Business Studies with other subjects opens the door to many career opportunities.

Business Studies provides skills that are beneficial in leadership positions. You will be able to follow and understand business developments, and have the ability to understand, explain and act in various organisational contexts. You will also gain innovative and evolutionary perspectives that will be useful in your private and professional life.

Social issues to work with in the future

We have linked our educations to the UN's 17 global goals for sustainable development. These are goals that you can get tools to work with in the future:

No poverty No poverty
Zero hunger Zero hunger
Good health and well-being Good health and well-being
Quality education Quality education
Gender equality Gender equality
Clean water and sanitation Clean water and sanitation
Affordable and clean energy Affordable and clean energy
Decent work and economic growth Decent work and economic growth
Industry, innovation and infrastructure Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Reduced inequalities Reduced inequalities
Sustainable cities and communities Sustainable cities and communities
Responsible consumption and production Responsible consumption and production
Climate action Climate action
Life below water Life below water
Life on land Life on land
Peace, justice and strong institutions Peace, justice and strong institutions
Partnerships for the goals Partnerships for the goals