Information regarding Master’s Degree Certificates

For students admitted to the programme “Master of Business of Administration”, the correct title for degrees awarded varies individually depending on contents of previous studies.

Information regarding Degree of Master Qualifications

The central regulations that govern the HEI:s operations are contained in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), which is laid down by the Swedish government.

In addition to stipulating the degree regulations, the Higher Education Ordinance also allows each university to regulate further qualification requirements.

University of Gävle uses a System of Qualifications (reg. no. HIG-STYR 2019:116) decreed by the Board of the university, and Local Qualification Descriptors (reg. no. HIG-UTB 2019:146), decreed by the Board of undergraduate studies.

https://www.uhr.se/en/start/laws-and-regulations/Laws-and-regulations/The-Higher-Education-Ordinance/

Title of qualification

The qualifications that may be awarded in Sweden are listed in the National Qualifications Ordinance, Annex 2.

For students admitted to “Master Programme in Business Administration”, the correct title for degrees awarded varies individually depending on contents of previous studies.

The title of a general qualification such as “Degree of Master (60 credits)” (as opposed to professional qualifications), is generally stated with a suffix for the main field of study “…with a major in Business Administration”. The main field of study is one of the denominators of whether the degree will be “of Science” or “of Science in Business and Economics“.

Business Administration as a main field of study (on its own) renders the qualification “of Science” for bachelor’s and for master’s degrees.

Prefix to title of qualification

In Sweden, the way of using a prefix to a title of qualification is a way to signal knowledge in a specific area. Hence, detailed requirements prevail for obtaining a specific prefix (Teknologie, Ekonomie, Medicine). These requirements concern the subjects included in the studies (current or previous); the title of any previous qualifications do not determine the prefix of the Master’s degree from University of Gävle.

So, in order to be admitted to the programme in question, you need a Bachelor’s degree with main field/major/specialization in Business Administration. If you pass the programme studies, you will meet the qualifications for Filosofie magisterexamen med huvudområdet Företagsekonomi (“Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Business Administration”).

For any Ekonomie magisterexamen med huvudområdet Företagsekonomi (“Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics (60 credits) with a major in Business Administration”), the prefix Ekonomie signals that the previous studies also contain studies in Economics (to a minimum of 30 credits), and alters the qualification into a “Master of Science in Business and Economics”.

If you, in addition to Business Administration as a main field of study, previously have studied a minimum of 30 credits in Economics as a separate main field of study, you may meet the qualifications for a “Master of Science in Business and Economics (60 credits) with a major in Business Administration”.

Degree of Master (60 credits)

National Qualification Requirements according to the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100)

A Degree of Master (60 credits) is awarded after completed course requirements of 60 credits.

The student must have within the framework of the course requirements:

  • studies of at least 30 credits with specialization in the main field of study of the programme
  • independent work (degree project) of at least 15 credits in the main field of study
  • meet the specified requirements of the university.

In addition the prior award of a Degree of Bachelor, a Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts, a professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad is required.

 

Specified Qualification Requirements according to the University of Gävle, Local System of Qualifications,​ HIG-STYR 2019/116, and Local Qualifications Descriptors, HIG-UTB 2019/146

Filosofie magisterexamen – Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Business administration requires:

  • studies of at least 30 credits in the main field on the second cycle level
  • a maximum of 15 credits may consist of courses at the first cycle level.

Ekonomie magisterexamen – Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics (60 credits) with a major in Business administration requires:

  • studies of at least 30 credits in the main field of Business Administration at the second cycle level
  • a maximum of 15 credits may consist of courses at first cycle level
  • a minimum of 30 credits in Economics which may have been included in previously completed university studies.

More information

The central regulations that govern the way in which HEIs operate are contained in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), which is laid down by the Swedish government.

In addition to stipulating the degree regulations, the Higher Education Ordinance also allows each university to regulate further qualification requirements.

University of Gävle uses a System of Qualifications (reg. no. HIG-STYR 2019:116) decreed by the Board of the university and Local Qualification descriptors (reg. no. HIG-UTB 2019:146), decreed by the Board of undergraduate studies.

The Higher Education Ordinance

Published by: Maria Åstrand Swenneke Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2021-10-04
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