School of Business and Economics
School of Business and Economics is one of five faculties at Linnaeus University.
Where economic knowledge grows
We are accredited
Linnaeus University and the School of Business and Economics are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; AACSB.
The School of Business and Economics offers you high-quality education, well-established contacts with the trade and industry, and good opportunities for studying abroad. After graduating, you will have good career opportunities both at home and around the world.
The School of Business and Economics offers ten bachelor’s programmes within business administration, economics, and tourism studies, and one master of science in business and economics with sex different specialisations. There are two 1-year master’s programmes and six 2-year master’s programmes and a large number of single-subject courses, including distance courses. The School of Business and Economics also contributes to other interdisciplinary programmes at other faculties.
Our courses and programmes are offered within a number of different fields such as economics, marketing, entrepreneurship, control management, accounting, international business, retail, statistics, legal science, tourism, logistics, and corporate governance. Find all our programmes and courses.
Our courses and programmes are characterised by high quality, an international profile and close contacts with the trade and industry. During the autumn of 2022, we were accredited in accordance with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; AACSB. What is more, we offer an inviting study environment with plenty of room for individual development, creative learning and proximity between students and teachers.
Members of staff, students, and people outside Linnaeus University with whom we collaborate have defined a mission – who we are, what we want to achieve, and how we can accomplish this together: “We co-create knowledge, making people grow”. You are welcome to shape your future together with teachers and researchers at the school of business and economics.
Events at the School of Business and Economics
Storytelling, Hope tourism, and future-making after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 Seminar and network meeting
Seminar in economics and statistics: guest TBA Seminar in economics and statistics
Rural Entrepreneurship in Times of Transformation Conference -
Seminar with Christian Möller Dahl, University of Southern Denmark Seminar in economics and statistics
TARC Conference Call for Paper 2023 -
The activities at the School of Business and Economics are localised in Kalmar and Växjö. Our international contacts are very important to us. Each year, about 450 incoming foreign students come to Linnaeus University and some 300 of our own students travel abroad to study at one of our 400 partner universities.
Strong fields of research
In research, economists from the School of Business and Economics have achieved international acclaim and are in demand as experts, both nationally and internationally. Entrepreneurship is another strong field of research, something that leaves its mark on our courses and programmes and provides our students with the conditions for landing good jobs and developing businesses of their own. Other fields of research are, for instance, marketing, corporate governance, management control, logistics, tourism, and organisation and leadership.
Valuable contacts with companies in the region
The School of Business and Economics has a well-established collaboration with companies in the region, something that we work to develop further. It is an important part of your education to have the opportunity to come into contact with companies and organisations and get to study how their activities are carried out, get to test new knowledge in projects, and gain an insight into what will be expected of you when you enter the labour market. One example is “The Bridge” which is a close collaboration with IKEA for research and skills development.
Mission and strategy
The strategy of the School of Business and Economics is to work together towards common goals. In our mission the School of Business and Economics together with students, society and co-workers has defined who we are, what we want to do and how we can do this together.
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 them in learning to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their 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 crease 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 business practices
Facts about the School of Business and Economics
Students: 2,600 full-time students
Senior lecturers: 70
Doctoral students: 20
Programmes first-cycle level: 11
Programmes second-cycle level: 9
Partner universities: 150
Incoming students: 250
Outgoing students: 150
News from School of Business and Economics
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