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Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organisations


Course Description

Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Business Administration

Teaching language: English

In the two-year master’s program in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organizations (SMIO), we aim to educate future leaders with good judgment, who can analyze complex problems and make well-balanced decisions.

The program combines fundamental academic knowledge (thinking and reasoning) and experiential knowledge (skills) to prepare students to go beyond applying known solutions to known problems.

The learning pillars of the program are research-based knowledge grounded in rich empirical examples, a focus on critical and in-depth analysis, and communication of results. The program combines the depth of a research master with the rich practical examples and casework-intensity of a more practical master. The program courses therefore each lay a solid research foundation in the form of articles and books by both classic and contemporary great thinkers. On top of that, each course provides insights into the workings of a number of international organizations (ranging from Starbucks and Apple to The Red Cross) and empirical phenomena (from CSR and outsourcing trends to business development in East Africa). Students then use their research-based foundation to draw connections, define problems and analyze through for example casework and projects. Each course also practices the students’ communication skills in one or more areas, through the writing of argumentative essays, oral presentations, feedback-sessions, debates and café seminars.

The program seeks to simulate the future work environment of the students, and hence learning processes are centered in teamwork, leadership and organization, and set in an environment where the study tempo and expectations are high and the diversity of people great. The cultural mix enables us to use the class itself as a teaching tool, where the development of cross-cultural competences becomes a positive side effect of for example team projects.

From day one, we actively work with team processes where taken-for-granted ideas are challenged and the students’ abilities are stretched, step-by-step. Our SMIO students are typically highly committed and hard-working, used to assuming responsibility, and working under pressure in a multicultural environment where a variety of perspectives have to be turned into workable solutions. Challenging assignments and tight deadlines hone the students’ bonds and SMIO students therefore generally get to know each other well, forming an international network for the future.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired analytical skills, problem-solving skills, and a solid strategic foundation. They will also be seasoned team workers with an international outlook, who are used to embracing complexity.


Visit the Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organisations page on the Linköping University web site for more details!

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(Scholarship)

Free of charge for EU-citizens - 20+ Awards

Free of charge for EU-citizens

Value of Scholarship(s)

Free of charge for EU-citizens

Eligibility

Free of charge for EU-citizens

Application Procedure

Free of charge for EU-citizens

Further Information

https://liu.se/en/article/scholarships?l=en


(Scholarship)

LiU International Scholarships - 20+ Awards

LiU International Scholarships are aimed at supporting international students with significant academic potential from countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) who are required to pay tuition fees. We offer a limited number of LiU International Scholarships to new students. The tuition fees for a student awarded a LiU International Scholarship are reduced by 25, 50, 75 or 100%.

Value of Scholarship(s)

25-75% tuition fee waiver

Eligibility

Students who have applied for a master’s programme at Linköping University on time (15 January , AND
- have chosen a master’s programme at Linköping University as their first priority
(ranked as number 1 of 4) AND
- have been admitted to their first choice in the First Notification of Selection Results
(6 April 2018), AND
- are required to pay tuition fees.

Application Procedure

Admitted students will be invited to apply in early April.

Further Information

https://liu.se/en/article/scholarships



Entry Requirements

- Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen within Business Administration or Economics or a bachelor's degree
equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen with/and at least 60 ECTS (two semesters of full-time study) of Business Administration-related
courses (for example Accounting, Marketing, Organization Theory, Strategy, Finance, HRM).

- English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B).

Course Fees

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees. All others: 190,000 SEK (approx. 22,500 USD/19,000 EURO)


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