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Master of Science in International Business and Trade

Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs universitet
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Göteborg

Master of Science in International Business and Trade

The International Business and Trade Programme take its point of departure in present day managerial decision making. Continuous globalization processes of domestic economies have led to a situation where firms must face and comprehend the impacts from global production and trade networks. Consequently, there is a growing need for firms and managers to respond to the increased possibilities as well as complexities of the greater and more relaxed movement of capital, people, services, products and knowledge as they are subject to and must understand forces from national and supranational levels.

The programme takes an interdisciplinary approach, synthesizing methods of international business environment analysis with theories concerning strategic management of multinational corporations. This also includes an understanding of the legal framework affecting international trade and foreign direct investment. It has its foundation in both business studies as well as economic geography, making the program unique in the area of international management.

The International Business and Trade programme gives you a distinctive combination of training and knowledge about the functioning of multinational companies in the global economy. This is viewed from a business perspective and supported by a thorough legal understanding concerning international trade. During the programme, deep insights are accumulated concerning different industries and countries through courses that fine-tune individual analysis capability and give valuable skills and understandings concerning project team work. Furthermore, the programme provides opportunities for field work in an international environment at respected European and Asian universities.

The programme is carried out with a strong emphasis on real world examples and case studies from manufacturing and service companies, operating globally, based on both typical western and emerging market contexts. Many of the case studies and project assignments are implemented in close cooperation with established multinational corporations as well as internationalizing small and medium sized firms. The programme is especially designed for students who plan a future career in international companies, in marketing, purchasing, exports and strategic management. The programme is also aimed at students who wish to specialize in trade policy and/or trade promotion in international organizations, or national government institutions.

The programme consists of 60 credits core courses, 30 credits elective courses from other Master's programmes at Graduate School and a 30 credits Master Degree project. The elective courses can for example be within management, marketing, innovation and logistics. The electives may vary from year to year.

After graduating from the International Business and Trade programme you can enter a variety of professions. You can work as a brand manager, purchasing buyer, management consultant, sales and business developer or account manager.

Within three months of graduation from the International Business and Trade programme, 85% of our students had employment or had continued with further studies.

The selection of students for Master s programmes is based on two selection groups; priority is given to students in Group 1. Group 1: GMAT or GRE General Test result. Group 2: number of higher education credits (hec) (maximum 225 hec).

Förkunskaper

The applicant must have been awarded a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognized university and be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognized test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS. The level of English must be equivalent to English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School. The applicant's university education must also include a minimum of 60 credits in one of the following subject areas: Business Administration, Economics, Economic Geography or Economic History. In addition the education must include a minimum of 15 credits in Statistics, or 7.5 credits in Statistics and 7.5 credits in quantitative methods and/or Mathematics. For more information about the requirements visit www.handels.gu.se/master.

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