International Business Programme

180 credits

Do you want to work with international business, in Sweden or abroad? On the international business programme you will learn how to establish, maintain, and develop business relations in an international context.

This dynamic programme gives you a solid bachelor of science in business administration with specialisation in international business. It also offers a special focus on the world’s most interesting areas of growth, like China, India, Latin America, and the African continent. The main field of study is business administration, and courses in organisation, marketing, entrepreneurship, and management control are combined with the profile subject international business studies that deal with historical, economic, and political aspects relating to international business activities. There are also courses in international economics, statistics, and commercial law. Theoretical frameworks and tools are integrated with insights from and interaction with practices concerning professional international sales, purchase, and business development that will be of direct use for you in your future professional life. Experience-based learning takes place in an exciting and stimulating international study environment since a mix of Swedish and international students are admitted to the programme.


The programme prepares you for work in small as well as large international companies. A potential future job can be to lead a company’s international venture as marketing or sales manager, import/export manager, product manager, or entrepreneur. Other potential future titles are business developer, project manager, export sales officer, purchaser, key account manager, head financial officer, and marketing director.


Bachelor of Science with specialisation in International Business (Main field of Study: Business Administration).

Application to a later part of a programme

If you have taken courses that correspond to at least four semesters of the programme, you can apply for a later part of the programme. If there is a place in the semester you are eligible for, you do not need to take previous semesters.

Information about later part of the programme.

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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 national career but also for a career in international contexts. Further opportunities for internationalisation are offered through a semester abroad at one of our many partner universities across the world. As a student on the international business programme, you also have the opportunity to study your final year at Berner Fachhochschule in Switzerland to get a “double degree” – an extra degree in addition to the one you obtain from the international business programme.
Find out more about the international possibilities you have at Linnaeus University


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Students from International Business Programme Linnaeus University

We’re Michelle and Nellie, and we are currently in Thailand conducting our bachelor thesis on female international entrepreneurship. We got the opportunity to come here because we received the MFS-scholarship. We have now been in the field for 8 weeks interviewing Thai female business owners and during this week we’ll show you what we have been up to 🇹🇭🌞

Aumarin works with influencer marketing


Aumarin wanted to study business, but was not entirely sure what exactly. After having spent a couple of years abroad, it became clear that International business was the perfect match. During her studies, she seized every opportunity to make the most of her study years; like studying abroad, carrying out field studies in a development country, and contributing to student life through student associations. Now, six months after graduating, she works as eCommerce Marketing Associate at Mighty Solo – a newly-launched clothing brand for sportswear.

Learning how companies are established on the global market

Victoria Beica

Victoria chose to study the programme because of her great interest in travelling and, therefore, has her aim set on an international career. Studying business in English was something that felt attractive to her.

Kalmar – the student city by the sea

In Kalmar centre, right next to the sea, you will find the university’s facilities that were inaugurated in August 2021. In Kalmar, everything is nearby, and you can take your bicycle to the university regardless of where you live in the city.

New students have housing guarantee. This means that you are entitled to student accommodation within two months. This is one of the reasons for Kalmar being appointed Student City of the Year 2023 by the Swedish National Union of Students. Kalmar has also received the award because the city offers students an excellent living environment. What is more, the city works actively to create opportunities for students to stay in Kalmar to work when they have completed their studies.

Kalmar municipality has about 70 000 inhabitants. Kalmar has a strong trade and industry with many companies that are on the forefront in green energy, e-commerce, and eHealth, which means there is good opportunity to establish contacts for your future work life.

Kalmar has a cultural history centre and has been named Sweden’s Summer City several times. No wonder, with all the hours of sun, beaches and concerts. What is more, the island of Öland is just one bridge away.

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House Vita at universitetskajen in Kalmar