Welcome to the University of Gävle and Master Programme in Business Administration (MBA)!

On this page you can read more about your programme, the introduction for international students and how to get started with your studies!

Get started with your studies!

To be able to use the university web services, register for your courses, take out library books and more, you need to first go through our "Five steps to get started".

Introduction for international students

The International Office at the University of Gävle welcome you to to the introduction for international students on 30th of August. All international students are encouraged to participate. At the introduction day you will receive information about the University of Gävle, as well as practical information about studying and living in Sweden. Please send an e-mail to studentcentrum@hig.se to confirm your attendance at the introduction day.

About the programme

Programme introduction and registration

Programme introduction and registration

Registration followed by an introduction is held on September 2 at 09.30 am until 3 pm in room 61:218 by Programme Director, Dr. Daniella Fjellström and MBA teachers.

If you cannot attend the programme introduction session, you need to contact your faculty in advance at studentsupport@hig.se. If you are absent from the programme introduction without informing us, you will lose your place on the programme.

The semester starts September 2 and it is important to participate from the beginning. You must arrive in Gävle and start the programme before September 16.

Programme information

Programme information from your programme director

Your studies within the programme include four periods as shown in the table beneath – periods 1-4. Your academic year will start in September 2019 and end in June 2020, i.e. it lasts over two semesters. 30 credits per semester represent full time studies. The programme as a whole consequently comprises 60 credits.

Autumn semester 2019

Course code

Course name

Study period 1
week 36-45

Study period 2
week 46-03

FEA230

Comparative Management Culture, 7,5 cr

          x


FEA260

Leadership and Gender, 7,5 cr

          x


FEA210

Customer Relationship Management, 7,5 cr


          x

FEA220

Marketing Theories, 7,5 cr


          x



Spring semester 2020

Course code

Course name

Study period 3
week 04-13

Study period 4
week 14-23

FEA800

Master Thesis in Business Administration (mandatory)

          x

          x

During the second semester, you will choose two out of these three courses and also write the Master Thesis.

FEA240

Advanced Managment

          x


FEA250

International Business Strategy

          x


FEA270

Emerging Markets

          x



In preparation for your first courses

In preparation for your first courses

Below you will find welcome letters for the first course(s) that you will take as part of your programme. You will find information about course registration, links to the course syllabus and reading list, timetable and more in your course welcome letter. Welcome letters for courses are published at the latest four weeks before the course start date.

Information from the Student Union

Information from the Gefle Student Union

If you are a new student who has just arrived to Gävle, you are not alone. Finding meeting places and new friends is often where the fun begins. The Gefle Student Union work in conjunction with student organisations to improve courses, student social environments and many of the entertaining aspects available to you during your study period. To become involved in the Gefle Student Union is therefore a great opportunity to take part in and be able to influence student life and at the same time get to know students studying other subjects.

Don’t hesitate to send an email to the Gefle Student Union and make sure to follow their social media accounts.

Contact

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the programme director, Dr. Daniella Fjellström.

E-mail: daniella.fjellstrom@hig.se
Phone: +46 26 64 82 14

General information

Accommodation
You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival. The University of Gävle does not provide any student accommodation.

Hig.se/student
Hig.se/student is the website for you as a student at the University of Gävle. Here you will find a news feed, links to pages relevant for your studies and lots of important information.

IT support
You can turn to IT support if you encounter any problems regarding your user account or any other IT related problems. The IT support is open for visits 09.00-15.00 in building 22, Monday to Friday. You can also contact them by telephone +46 26 64 88 00 or e-mail itsupport@hig.se.

Library
The library is located in the middle of campus and is open to everybody. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.

Residence permit
If you are a non-EU citizen you need to apply for a residence permit. Start the process of applying for a residence permit as soon as possible. This can be a slow process and take several months. It is therefore good to get started as soon as possible!

Student Centre
At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff that can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You will also find a café in this area and TV displays showing current information and the daily timetabling. If you have any study-related questions, you can contact the Student Centre at studentcentrum@hig.se.

Student support
Sometimes you need help to manage your studies and student life. At the University of Gävle we have several support functions to help you deal with various study-related situations, such as, for example, study guidance counselling, student health and welfare, and support for disabled students.

Tuition fees
If you have any questions about tuition fees, please find more information on this page.

Published by: Lisa Olsson Page responsible: Lisa Olsson Updated: 2019-09-10
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