Doing Business in Northern Europe

7.5 credits

When European welfare states and former so called eastern European states melt and blend together in the enlarged European Union, this is a source for a wide range of entrepreneurial opportunities. In this course students develop and practice their skills in doing business in northern Europe.

The aim of course is to give the opportunity to learn about the country profiles and business environment in Northern Europe. Furthermore to acquire practical skills on how to work with a business development project for a company in the local business community, as well as to acquire knowledge about how to create an entrepreneurial strategy for a business venture in one of the countries in Northern Europe.

The course will consist of lectures, seminars, literature analysis, country profiles, entrepreneurial strategies. Participation in tutoring and seminars is compulsory.

Groups of students will work on a project researching and/or preparing for a business venture in one of the countries in Northern Europe. The examination is based on written reports, oral presentations and active participation in seminars, and, furthermore on the preparing, writing and presentation of a report for the business project.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!