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Master of Business Studies

Dalarna University
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Dalarna University

About this program

Master of Business Studies

You will take core courses in how CSR and Knowledge Management are relevant for marketing, human resources and accounting before specialising in one of these three areas of study. The capstone of your 10-month study period will be a thesis project in which you examine how a specific real-world research problem relates to one of the focus areas of the program.

Admission requirements

Specific entry requirements

  • Completed a bachelor's degree majoring in Social Sciences or a bachelor's degree in technology with Social Science focus comprising at least 180 credits (60 credits = 1 academic year full-time study), or an equivalent degree or currently completing the final year of studies leading to such a degree.
  • The applicant's education must also include at least 30 credits in Business Administration (for example, accounting, marketing, organization theory) including a minimum of 7.5 credits in research methods applicable to social science or business, or equivalent knowledge.
  • An approved statement of purpose.

English Language Proficiency

The most common tests and important scores that are accepted are:

  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

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Program content

Semester 1

Compulsory Courses

  • Corporate Responsibility in an International Perspective
  • Knowledge Management

Elective Courses (choose one)

  • International Business and Marketing
  • Accounting and Control in Global Enterprises
  • Studies of International Human Resource Management

Semester 2

  • Research Design, Science Theory and Methods
  • Master's Thesis in Business Administration

Scholarships & funding

There are a number of scholarships available for successful applicants to the Business Studies Program who are not EU/EEA citizens.

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.


  • First Tuition Fee Installment: 43 500 SEK
  • Total Tuition Fee: 87 000 SEK

EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay tuition fees.

Tuition fees are paid in one-semester installments and the first payment (43 500 SEK) should be paid 2-3 months before the start of classes. This allows for reasonable processing time for a residence permit application.


After passing all courses, including the thesis work, you will be awarded the degree of Master of Science with a major in Business Administration and Management.

Program objectives

The program will enhance students’ understanding of both management and the chosen specialization. It will also allow students to develop their skills and ability in terms of following research as a means to integrate these two fields of knowledge.

Knowledge and understanding

After completing the program, the student shall be able to:

  • discuss ideas, concepts and practices within the field of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and identify CSR-related issues in an international perspective, and
  • demonstrate insight regarding how formal and informal knowledge is generated and diffused within and between organisations and how such streams of information can be managed.

Competence and skills

After completing the program, the student shall be able to:

  • make a critical analysis of an organisation´s corporate social responsibility, and
  • analyse the need for Knowledge Management in a given organisation.

Judgement and approach

After completing the program, the student shall be able to:

  • evaluate generated plans for improvements from the viewpoint of different stakeholders.

Continuing studies

The program prepares you for further academic studies in a wide range of PhD programs in Business Studies.

Career paths

Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared for employment in a diverse job market that includes corporations and banks, and marketing and accounting firms. The career opportunities that will be available to you are too vast to list; however, the most common areas of employment are:

  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Human Resources
  • Accounting
  • Production Management

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Dalarna University

Dalarna University is a small, modern university located in the beautiful province of Dalarna in central Sweden. The provincial landscape offers wonderful opportunities for exploration in stunning natural surroundings. The university has two campuses in small towns Falun and Borlänge....

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Why study at Dalarna University

A close-knit environment: Small class sizes ensure closeness in terms of contact with fellow students and teachers. Small towns mean close proximity from the campus to outdoor activities, cafés, shopping, and student housing.

Links to research and business: Take courses and programmes based on research gained through strong ties with regional business and industry.


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For me, this was the perfect masters program. A combination of new theoretical knowledge, discussions and study visits, all with an international focus. The class was pretty small but with students from many different countries, which was good since all of us was able to share our knowledge and perspectives, and the atmosphere was friendly. The ...
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I had a great experience during my time in this programme, they have great teachers and I really enjoyed the international aspect of it with students coming from many different countries. After completion of my studies, my career have really been taken to the next level. Highly recommend the programme!

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Dalarna University

Dalarna University/Högskolan Dalarna
791 88 Falun

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