2. SBE Mission, Vision, Core Values and Quality Management System

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Mission and Vision

The School of Business and Economics is one of five faculties at Linnaeus University. Linnaeus University is a state-owned university in the region of Småland, located in the southeast of Sweden. It has a history of two separate institutions of higher education – Växjö University and Kalmar University College – that merged in 2010. The new university was named Linnaeus University after the world-renowned scientist and entrepreneur Carl Linnaeus, who was born in this region. The School of Business and Economics at Linnaeus University is the result of the merger of the Baltic Business School in Kalmar and the School of Business and Economics in Växjö.

The School of Business and Economics mission;

We co-create knowledge, making people grow


Through co-creation we connect theory with practice and education with research. We provide students with the prerequisites to grow into critical thinkers as well as into entrepreneurial and responsible citizens. We engage in continuous learning to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to achieve professional aspirations and to be competitive in the labour market.

The School of Business and Economics at Linnaeus University is located in southern Sweden. It is inspired by the region’s entrepreneurial tradition and experience of cooperation and communication among actors to create a fruitful and sustainable use of resources.

We value co-creation of knowledge in a creative environment where teachers, researchers and students support each other’s understanding and continuous development. Our commitment to co-creation entails: openness to new scientific ideas; significant value being placed on collaborations with society; and, the collective development of intellectual contributions.

Inspired by the region’s legacy and our interactive role with stakeholders, we aim to make a difference by making people grow and have an impact on sustainable practices.

Core Values

Student success

Our mission is to “make people grow”, and by this enhance success for faculty, students, and professional staff by connecting theory with practice and education with research. This means that we seek to facilitate and encourage students’ cooperation with research and society, to emphasize the development of professional skills, and to engage the students in their learning process. We prioritize research of high standard that contributes to high-quality education, which will equip students with adequate knowledge and skills to ensure student success and competitiveness in a global market.


In the mission, we launch co-creation as a shared process of creation and development between people or organizations. The co-creation process involves faculty, students, and various stakeholders with an interest in a common theme to “grow” and develop knowledge. To increase our intellectual contributions and the quality within all aspects of our operations, we recognize the need to integrate our resources and work closely together, to collaborate with various stakeholders, and to develop our knowledge in coherence with a constantly changing society.

The legacy of Småland

Småland has a strong tradition of entrepreneurial spirit, good communication, low unemployment, strong social networks, and well-established business clusters. The region has a strong tradition of launching small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) using limited resources and a sustainable mindset and to uphold close collaboration between these SMEs.

The most successful and internationally well-known of these companies is IKEA. The culture within IKEA is a good representative of the spirit of the region. Several fruitful collaboration projects with IKEA have been established both at the university level and at The School of Business and Economics.

Our goal is to embrace the legacy of the region and to be a part of its development with an emphasis on the entrepreneurial mindset, leadership experience, sustainable use of resources, and expertise in collaboration and communication. As part of this region, we want to meet the changing needs of society, enhance student success, and become a more attractive school for local and international students. Our ambition is to stand out at the national and international level through our engagement within entrepreneurship and sustainability on a practical and theoretical level.

Quality Management System

AACSB accreditation process

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is a non-governmental organisation for educational accreditation. The SBE has chosen to pursue accreditation according to the Business Standards.

Accreditation information on Medarbetare

Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ)

UKÄ evaluates the quality of higher education and research, analyses the development, is responsible for official statistics about higher education and monitors compliance with laws and regulations among universities and university colleges.

Linnaeus University Quality assurance processes

The Quality Policy at Linnaeus University provides the common basis for the quality work on all levels at the university. In general, systematics, and communication should characterise the quality work carried out at the university.

ISO 14001

The university is ISO 14001 certified in environmental management.


Code of Conduct

The School of Business and Economics has a joint code of conduct for both students and employees that highlights the social responsibility we have towards one another. This mutual responsibility is expressed through the mission of the School of Business and Economics: We co-create knowledge making people grow. The code of conduct clarifies how we nurture a good working environment that is characterised by academic freedom and respect for each other.

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