Companies and organisations that operate in an international context need employees with international competence and skills, including a solid understanding of crossborder, cross-cultural international business, trade, law, and economics. The programme is taught in English and aimed at recent high school graduates with a strong academic background, international career ambitions and the drive to gain knowledge and skills in the international business field.
The BSc in International Business offers:
A vast, yet focused curriculum in business, economics, statistics, business law and information systems
International perspectives from faculty members and students
Team-based projects enhancing cross-cultural learning
Internships opportunities in companies and/or exchange studies at one of our partner universities
Study and career advice The overall purpose of the programme is to prepare you for a career in international business. You will train in advanced problem-solving in an international context and learn theoretical concepts, models and tools derived from relevant research. Throughout the programme, this will be related to real and complex business problems.
The overall programme architecture will give both breadth and depth to your studies. The first two years contain a wealth of important topics related to international business. You can customise semester 5 according to your own preferences. Semester 6 deepens your knowledge and contributes to progress within your major – international business. Most courses run in parallel.
First Year, Semester 1:
The Firm in a Historical Setting (5 credits)
Introduction to International Business (5 credits)
Business Statistics (5 credits)
Financial Accounting (7.5 credits)
International Marketing (7.5 credits)
First Year, Semester 2:
Microeconomics (10 credits)
Financial Economics (5 credits)
Organisation and Leadership (5 credits)
Management Control Systems (5 credits)
Managing Digitalisation (5 credits)
Second Year, Semester 1:
International Business Law (7.5 credits)
Fundamentals of Business Analytics (7.5 credits)
Macroeconomics (10 credits)
International Economics (5 credits)
Second Year, Semester 2:
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (7.5 credits)
Corporate Finance (7.5 credits)
Business Ethics and Sustainability (5 credits)
Research Methods for IB (5 credits)
Cross-cultural Teams and Project Management (5 credits)
Third Year, Semester 1:
Electives (30 credits): International exchange studies; or internship; or elective courses at LUSEM/Lund University.
Third Year, Semester 2:
International Business Strategy (7.5 credits)
Knowledge Frontiers in International Business (7.5 credits)
International Degree Project (15 credits)
As a final part of the programme, you will conduct your own research project in a small team and demonstrate your ability to independently apply the different ideas and theories introduced by the different courses.
This programme specialises you on how to understand and analyse global trade and its complexity. It will enable you to compete in the international business labour market as well as add value to domestic firms/employers with international relationships. The skills you develop by studying international business are attractive to a number of different employers. Your strength lies in the ability to work with analysis and strategy in an international environment.
After graduation, you will be well-equipped for junior management positions at large international companies, government institutions or other organisations. Functional areas can, for example, include export, import, finance, controlling, business development, sales, marketing and customer care. Or why not go the entrepreneurial route and manage your own international start-up?