Leadership and Management in International Contexts, Master Programme

60 credits

This programme is for students who aspire to become leaders of teams, companies and organizations in international contexts. For people with the aim of shaping their own future, as well as the future of organizations, communities and societies.

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Through co-creation of knowledge and skills in a truly international and collaborative learning environment, the programme aims at helping the students to cultivate their leadership potentials and to develop their abilities to act as reflective, confident and responsible global leaders.

Students, from many parts of the world, come together in this programme and contribute to its true international and entrepreneurial atmosphere. Their driving ambitions, aspirations and desires find here a nourishing environment.

On a professional level, participating students are trained to cope with the numerous challenges related to leadership and management in international contexts. On a personal level, they are equally trained to become excellent team players and to enhance the strength of their character. The program courses deal with leadership in international contexts, contemporary issues in management, consulting and leading change.

This programme makes the difference. It is an arena for experience, for exchange, and for professional and personal growth. The Art of Leading Others Comes from the Art of Leading Oneself.


After graduation you will be particularly suited to work within international companies and organizations, as a consultant and with staff functions within global corporations.


Master of Science (60 credits) or Master of Science in Business and Economics (60 credits) with specialisation in Leadership and Management in International Contexts (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 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 experience throughout the programme.

Wherever you go, you have the leadership within


Malika Kalitay from Kazakhstan studies the master program Leadership and management in International Contexts at Linnaeus University. Being curious about leadership, and if great leaders are born or made, Malika decided to apply for this program. What struck her when she started her studies, was how much of an international environment the programme had. It taught her how to communicate more effectively and it also broaden her network.

Every day is unique, I'm always doing something different

Thato Valencia Mmatli

Thato Valencia Mmatli studied Leadership and Management in International Contexts with the aim to learn more about international leadership and management in organizations. Today she is working as an Industrial Psychologist in South Africa.


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!

House Vita at universitetskajen in Kalmar