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MSc Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organisations, 120 credits

Business administration


The two-year master’s programme in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organizations (SMIO) aims to educate future leaders with good judgment, who can 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. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired good analytical skills and the ability to think strategically. The international focus of courses and the international composition of the SMIO class help to prepare students to work in international organisations.

Programme facts

Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) in Business Administration
Language: English
Duration: Two years
Pace of study: Full-time
Campus: Linköping
Application code: LIU-91000
Application period: 17 Oct - 16 Jan
Start date: August

Tuition fees

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees

All others: approx. USD 11,000/EUR 10,000 (SEK 95,000) per academic year

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Programme specific requirements

A bachelor's degree in business administration or economics with at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent. Alternatively, a bachelor's degree with/and at least 60 ECTS credits (two semesters of full-time study) of business administration-related courses (for example Accounting, Marketing, Organization Theory, Strategy, Finance, HRM).

Each applicant must enclose a letter of intent written in English (1000-1500 words) where they introduce themselves and describe how they decided to apply to this programme, what they will bring to the programme, what they expect to get from the programme, as well as an analysis of their most important failure so far and what they learned from it.

All supporting documents, including the letter of intent, should be submitted to University Admissions in Sweden.

There are two ways to submit your documents to University Admissions – you can  send them in via regular post  or you can upload them on Universityadmissions.se. Please note that for some specific countries, Sweden requires applicants to send in certified copies of their academic documents through the regular mail. It is therefore important that you check what is required for your country: Academic qualifications requirements for my country.

Read more about entry requirements and the application process


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