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International Business Management, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Västerås, Sweden
The International Business Management programme from Mälardalen University is for those who want a career in the ever so increasingly global and international world of business and who want to study in English together with students from all over the world. 
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The International Business Management programme from Mälardalen University focuses on business administration with an in-depth focus on management issues, and prepares you for a job as a manager, salesperson or to starting your own business in a globalized business world.

The Programme

As an international business manager you plan, organise, delegate and control activities in global organisations and businesses. International business managers focus on coordinating activities leading to achieving company goals, taking into account cultural differences and regional governmental situations. Communication, analytical ability, problem solving and an innovative approach are central skills for an international manager. Considering that the impact of globalisation and cross-cultural international activities are evident in all business areas and market contexts, this programme holds a great career potential.

The studies focus on business administration with an in-depth focus on management with an international perspective. The learning activities include as well traditional lectures, as active participation in exercises, academic writing, presentations and discussions in seminars to process and create understanding. During your studies you will continuously develop your personal skills concerning oral and written presentations, creative problem solving, entrepreneurship and team work, as well as critical thinking, information search and assessments of relevant business research. Close contacts with society, teachers and other students are essential during the programme. You create your network for future business life already during your study years. It is strongly encouraged that you participate in one of the exchange programmes offered to study at a university in another country. This gives you the opportunity to develop your intercultural competence and language skills.

Employment and Future Prospects

The broad scope of the curriculum serves to provide an educational basis for managers of small and medium sized multinational enterprises. You are also prepared for a career in large corporations as well as public or non-profit organizations. The International Business Management programme provides both theoretical and practical skills and tools that combined are essential for you to pursue a career in multinational enterprises as well as entrepreneurial ventures in an international context.

As an international business manager you can, among other things, work as a manager, project manager, marketing manager, purchaser, sales person or start your own business, and you are prepared for a career in an international market.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Administration
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisation and Leadership
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Business Analysis
  • The Internationalisation Process of Companies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Studies in Mathematics of 3 years from Upper Secondary School with a Science profile and a TOEFL test result, minimum score 575 with a TWE score of at least 4,5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT)/IELTS test result with an overall band score of minimum 6,5 and no band score below 5,5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9228 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27686 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Total programme fee: 260,000 SEK

Living costs for Västerås

  • 7140 - 11420 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Mälardalen University scholarship program

Every year Mälardalen University offers a limited numbers of scholarships to students applying for a Master's programme with us as their first choice.

The scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition fee of the programme as long as you follow the normal study plan (minimum 22.5 credits/semester, minimum 45 credits/academic year). The scholarship does not cover living expenses. If your status from being a fee-paying student to a non-paying student is changed during the study period of the programme you will no longer be granted the scholarship.

Please note, if your application for scholarship is to be considered you must have applied for the programme at Mälardalen University as your first choice and submitted supporting documentation within deadlines. In addition the application fee must have been paid in time.

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