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.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.