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Master in Business Studies: Sustainable International Business 60 cr

A programme for those who want to make a difference in the future. Upon completion, you can work in a new and growing labour market or continue in the field of academia.

In an era where the call for sustainable practices within the international business landscape is louder than ever, the one-year Master Programme in Business Studies, with a focus on Sustainable International Business at the University of Gävle, stands as an ideal graduate programme for future leaders and change-makers. This programme is meticulously designed for those who are not just looking to advance their careers but are driven by the vision to make a significant, positive impact on our planet and society.

Curriculum Highlights

Embarking on this journey, you will delve deep into the realms of:

  • Advanced Academic Writing in Business Studies, enhancing your ability to articulate complex ideas with clarity and precision.
  • International Business Management, offering insights into the dynamics of global markets and strategies to navigate them successfully.
  • Cross-Cultural Management: A Scandinavian Perspective, exploring the nuances of managing across cultures, with a special focus on Scandinavian practices known for their sustainability and innovation.
  • Contemporary Perspectives in Marketing Management and Global Markets and Marketing Strategies, equipping you with cutting-edge marketing knowledge essential for promoting sustainable products and services.
  • Sustainability Management, a critical study area where you'll learn how to integrate sustainability into core business strategies.
  • Master Thesis in Business Studies, providing you with the opportunity to contribute original research to the field, guided by faculty members actively engaged in sustainability and international business research.

A Diverse Learning Environment

Our programme is distinguished by its culturally diverse cohort and the enriching perspectives this diversity brings into our classrooms. The close-knit academic community at the University of Gävle fosters deep connections between students and faculty, creating an environment ripe for learning, innovation, and collaboration facilitating conducive learning environment to heterogeneous learners.

Pathways to Impact

The programme equips students with the knowledge and skills to lead in the global shift towards sustainability. Offering a deep dive into sustainable management, international business, and marketing, this programme prepares graduates for impactful careers across various sectors. Career opportunities range from Sustainability Consultants, International Business Development Managers, Sustainability Marketing Managers, NGO leaders, Doctoral students and Industrial Researchers. With a curriculum that fosters a critical approach to sustainability and an inclusive, dynamic learning environment, graduates are poised to make significant contributions to sustainable business practices worldwide, addressing pressing environmental and social challenges.

The Future of Sustainable Business

As global awareness and consumer demand shift towards sustainability, corporations worldwide are increasingly committed to sustainable management practices. This shift is not just a trend but a fundamental change in how business is conducted, opening up new and diverse opportunities for professionals in the field. The unique aspect of this evolving sector is its receptiveness to new entrants, offering a level playing field where innovative ideas and fresh perspectives are highly valued. Graduates from the programme will be able contribute towards this paradigm shift by playing an active role.

Become a part of a global movement

Choosing the Master in Business Studies: Sustainable International Business programme at the University of Gävle is more than an educational decision—it's a step towards becoming part of a global movement that seeks to redefine success in business. Prepare to embark on a career path that is not only rewarding and fulfilling but also crucial for the sustainable future of our world.

Application deadline August 15!

This programme is an international programme with application deadline August 15.

Apply at www.universityadmissions.se.


For questions about the programme contact


Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)