Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Social Change, Master Programme

120 credits

Do you want to work for social change through entrepreneurship? Are you interested in the role of entrepreneurship in economic, social and ecological sustainability? This Master programme focuses on sustainable entrepreneurship and prepares you for an international career.

The Master programme in Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Social Change will develop your knowledge and skill to be able to, independently, critically and on a scientific basis, understand entrepreneurial processes in all sectors of society: business, public sector and civil society.

The programme has a particular focus on the role of entrepreneurship in economic, social and ecological sustainability for the individual, organisations and society. This makes the Master programme suitable for you who want to contribute to sustainability and social development through entrepreneurship. During your studies you will develop your independent scientific thinking on entrepreneurship and social change as well as your knowledge about and skills in entrepreneurship practices. This in-depth understanding will give you the tools to drive or facilitate entrepreneurship through starting your own business, developing local communities or working with development processes in established companies, government agencies and non-profit organisations.


After your studies you can work with sustainability and social development through your own business. You can also aim for a career as a researcher, project manager, administrator or strategist within companies, public authorities, administrations or other organisations that are funded by grants. The programme also prepares you for third-cycle studies.


Master of Science or Master of Science in Business and Economics (120 credits) with specialization in Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Social Change.

Main field of study: Business Administration

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We are accredited

The School of Business and Economics at Linnaeus University are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; AACSB. 

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International opportunities

The language of tuition is English. In this way, you will become prepared not only for a career in Sweden, but also for a career in international contexts. The programme admits students from all over the world, which means that you will get international and multicultural experiences throughout the programme. You can also study a semester abroad at one of our partner universities around the world.

Having to focus on only one course at a time is something that Sanja enjoys quite a lot.

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The informal approach is really inspiring, as most of the studying is done in groups which includes a lot of teamwork and cooperation between the students. The teachers engage in a flexible, informal approach of communication which makes the study process a more fun and interesting experience! 

Studying this programme requires Giga to be a teamplayer and to plan accordingly.

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Giga has a specialized interest to learn more about the entrepreneurial consciousness, reaching sustainability and initiation of social changes. This programme enables him to identify creative and sustainable opportunities.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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