The Department of Business, Economics and Management offers the following Master Programs:
Accounting and Finance 1 year
The Master’s in Accounting and Finance is a one year, full-time program, preparing you for a career in financial or professional services. Accounting, corporate finance and management control are closely related parts of the broader accounting and finance field. They all lie at the intersection where business strategy, processes and information combine and represent critical functions in organizations to ensure that decisions, processes, and behaviors are consistent with corporate objectives and that strategies are related to performance. The program is highly applied, requiring a significant amount of independent study and preparation is required for being successful as a student. We make intensive use of challenging, team-based assignments and cases that focus attention on business and the role of corporate finance and management accounting in a strategic management setting. The program will deepen your analytical thinking and your problem-solving skills, as well as enhance your teamwork skills and your practical corporate finance or management accounting and performance management skills. And you will study together with students from all over the world.
Economic Development and Growth 2 years
The Master’s in Economic Development and Growth trains the next generation of analysts, researchers and professionals in the field of development and growth. The program combines the expertise of three highly ranked European universities into a common platform with leading scholars in economics, economic history and demography. In this double degree program you spend the first year studying development and international economics, statistics and long run development at either Universidad Carlos III de Madrid or University of Groningen. Conditional on successful completion of the first year, you spend the second year at Lund University specializing in development and growth, related to issues such as comprehensiveness and equality, sustainability and energy, innovation and human capital. Becoming a trained expert in the field of development requires a wide variety of skills. You will need the necessary theoretical and quantitative tools to grasp major debates in economics and other social sciences. At the same time, the complexity of development problems demands deep, specialized understanding of context, institutions, and historical legacies in developing economies.
You will also obtain the advanced skills required to carry out research in the fields of development economics, economic history, applied economics and international economics. Lund University School of Economics and Management, University of Groningen and Universidad Carlos III Madrid, offer talented students oriented towards an academic career, the possibility to continue your postgraduate education in one of our PhD programs.
Tuition fee 1st year at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
English Proficiency: (IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 103)
Tuition fee 1st year at University of Groningen, The Netherlands
English Proficiency: (IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90)
Tuition fee 2nd year at Lund University, Sweden
English Proficiency: (IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90)
Economic Growth, Population and Development 2 Years
This program aims to explore the general history of production and distribution, population and living standards, institutions and social organization. The program offers knowledge to carry out investigations and analyses concerning changes of social and economic conditions under different circumstances.
Graduates of this program will be equipped with the methods and analytical skills to pursue a broad range of careers in both public and private sector, within government agencies, national bureaus and administrations, think tanks and research organizations, analyst firms and multinational companies.
Given the wide scope of the program and its interdisciplinary nature, graduates can expect employment opportunities within a multitude of areas, depending on the selected track.
Many graduates from the Economic History track choose to work at national or international organizations in positions requiring analytical skills. Recent graduates work at the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), the German parliament, the UN, HSBC, Hong Kong Banking Services, and Nordea.
Economics 2 Years
The Master’s program in Economics (Nationalekonomi) brings you the quantitative skills and analytical mindset that are essential for a successful career in governmental organizations, international institutions, and private sector firms such as banks and economic consultancies. The program provides you with deep and thorough knowledge of modern economic theories, concepts, techniques, and their applications. You will acquire the necessary skills to undertake advanced economic analysis and become familiar with state-of-the-art research. The rigorous and research-based education will enable you to undertake advanced economic analysis by applying modern economic theory and state-of-the-art tools for handling data and conducting econometric analysis (using, for example, STATA and MATLAB).
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 1 Year
In the Master’s in Entrepreneurship and Innovation you will learn how to create, develop and exploit business opportunities by starting up and managing new ventures. This track offers you an opportunity to be fully involved as an entrepreneur in the start-up process, from idea selection and team composition to venture formation, which enables you to gain real experience in starting up a new business. In addition, you will be part of our mentorship program where you are matched with an experienced mentor.
European and International Trade and Tax Law 1 year
The Master’s in European and International Trade and Tax Law builds on previous studies in law, management and/or economics. The program provides an in-depth understanding of both the practical and theoretical aspects of trade and tax law within the EU as well as globally. Important law- and policymakers in these fields are, among others, the European union (EU), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). International trade evolves rapidly. Those interested in doing business within the EU and globally must know the rules governing their business-operations. Contemporary international trade law involves multiple fields of law, which affect all aspects of business. Firms and institutions must constantly be prepared to adapt to new challenges. For example, climate considerations and other issues of sustainability transform the business environment globally. In addition, digitalization, artificial intelligence and automation create new legal issues for businesses and legislatures.
Finance 1 year
The Master’s program in Finance prepares you for an international career in the financial services sector, e.g. in commercial and investment banking, insurance firms and supervisory authorities, in finance functions in both private and public sector. Graduates from this program have found work at financial and non-financial companies all over the world.
Information Systems 1 Year
The Master’s in Information Systems provides you with outstanding career opportunities. After graduation, you can pursue a career that links technology, people and business. You can seek positions such as: IT consultant, IS designer, IT project manager, UX designer, business and systems analyst, business process engineer and business intelligence analyst.
Innovation and Global Sustainable Development 1 Year
In this program, you will be provided with the theory, concepts and methods to analyze and better understand the role of innovation in economic, social and sustainable development from a historical perspective. The unique focus on spatial dynamics/economic geography enables you to gain insights on how the areas of development and innovation interplay, evolve and shape the economy in different regions and periods of time. Innovation is fundamental in the process of economic, social and environmentally sustainable development. You will then be better equipped to understand and analyze the grand challenges such as; climate change, food security and poverty alleviation. Innovation is also about the diffusion and incremental changes that yield economic, social and environmental benefits for society. In this program, you will learn the dynamics of both macro and micro economics of innovation.
International Marketing & Brand Management 1 year
The Master’s program in International Marketing and Brand Management prepares you for a career in marketing, strategy, brand and product management, sales and marketing research in organizations varying from multinational corporations to small and medium sized enterprises and NGO’s. This program allows you to develop advanced-level academic expertise in international marketing and brand management. We provide you with the theory, concepts and skills to operate, build strong brands and successfully market products and services across a range of dynamic and competitive international environments. You will train your ability to analyze societal shifts, trends and their interplay with consumption and brands, and gain skills that are essential for companies to be able to develop new innovations that raise profits and ideally improve sustainability as well.
International Strategic Management 1 Year
The MSc in International Strategic Management is a one-year program for bachelors in business administration, interested in how to analyze, formulate and implement strategies and in becoming a senior organizational leader. Business is increasingly faced with challenges that threaten current business models, but also represent huge opportunities. This program provides you with the knowledge and skills on how to recognize these challenges and act upon them to ensure long-term success. You will learn how to make decisions that can make or break your company, but also how to implement them.
Management 1 Year
Tuition Fee: 12,350 Euro
This extremely intensive, one-year full-time program prepares recent, non-business graduates for a wide range of careers in management. An emphasis on skills takes students beyond the theory and into the heart of real-life management challenges. You will refine and build upon your communication, team working, and presentation skills through individual and group work, and develop your professional skills in decision-making, problem-solving, analysis, and critical reflection. During the studies, you are continuously encouraged to reflect, apply and relate new knowledge to future career ambitions.
Managing People, Knowledge & Change 1 year
The Master’s program in Managing People, Knowledge and Change enables you to pursue a career in fields such as management consultancy, strategy, human resources and general management. To make a change requires good leadership. This program will provide you with a better understanding of the various challenges facing the practicing manager and consultant. It features a solid combination of both in-depth business knowledge and knowledge of human resources.
About Lund University
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities and is consistently ranked as one the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 8 160 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. Lund is the most popular study location in Sweden. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programs and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. The University has a distinct international profile, with partner universities in 70 countries.
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- Economics and management
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Two of the world’s foremost research facilities for materials research and life science are established in Lund. MAX IV, which was inaugurated in June 2016, is the leading synchrotron radiation facility in the world.
The European research facility ESS will be the world’s most powerful neutron source when it opens for research in 2023.
MAX IV and ESS will have a major impact on future scientific and industrial development in both materials science and life science.
Ideon Science Park, Medicon Village and Science Village Scandinavia are closely linked to Lund University, integrating research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
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