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.

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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).

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, or you can choose to study your final semester and an extra semester at ISM Vilnius in Lithuania 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.


In Kalmar, Linnaeus University is located in the city centre. Universitetskajen is entirely newly-built and located just next to the sea. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

The city centre is also where most students live. Everything is available within a ten-minute bicycle ride, regardless of whether you want to take a swim in the sea, study, do some shopping, or work out. Historical buildings and cobblestone streets give charm to the city. When it is sunny, the area next to Kalmar Castle’s moat is filled with studying and sunbathing students. Student life is a natural part of Kalmar. This is where your dream of the future begins!

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