Strategic Entrepreneurship is a programme that helps you improve your entrepreneurial effectiveness, both in creating and launching new start-ups, and in identifying and developing opportunities within existing organisations.
Entrepreneurial activities play a crucial role in our society and the programme prepares students with the skills that are needed in existing companies as well as developing skills to enable new businesses to emerge and succeed. The education is designed according to state-of-the-art research results but also offers practical projects and start-up experiences.
You have the opportunity to get acquainted with the Swedish business landscape, thereby experiencing the interplay of the local business dimension with the global one through guest lectures by participants in the Swedish business world, projects with Swedish organisations, and opportunities provided to develop your own venture ideas. The mandatory course Introduction to Business Creation has been nominated for the USASBE Global Entrepreneurship Education Award 2011.
The first year of the two-year MSc programme will be taken primarily together with the one-year programme. You can choose to spend you third semester studying abroad at one of JIBSs partner universities further adding to the international dimension of your education and knowledge. The programme also prepares students for doctoral research education.
The programme will provide you with specialised master level competencies in business administration with a focus on venture creation and venture management as well as business renewal. There is a wide range of career opportunities awaiting you after graduation, including: business owner-manager/entrepreneur, business developer, project leader, change manager, business developer
This is a preliminary programme of study. Content and course literature are subject to change.
Entrepreneurial Growth, 7.5 credits
For many entrepreneurs growth is the ultimate reward. Not only does growth provide a possible positive return for all money and time spent but it is also an important indicator that the products and services provided are appreciated in the market place. At the same time, growth creates new challenges that have to be met. In the growth and development of the new venture, both the firm and its founder(s) are likely to go through some considerable transitions. An established company cannot be managed in the same way as a very small start-up. In this course we focus on managerial issues during different phases of the new venture´s expansion and transitions. Successful entrepreneurship requires more than luck and money. It is a process involving creativity, opportunity identification, resource acquisition, planning and management. The different modules of the course follow the entrepreneurial process of expanding a new venture.
Introduction to Business Creation, 7.5 credits
This course provides an understanding of different contents, roles and contexts of entrepreneurship, and helps students to find their ´entrepreneurial selves´ through critical reflection and practical experimentation. As entrepreneurship is a process, the course focuses on ´entrepreneuring´ as the practices underlying entrepreneurial activities. The course covers various perspectives on the following topics: entrepreneurship in new and existing organizations, entrepreneurial creativity, business opportunities, feasibility of venture ideas, and preparing new venture ideas for launch.
Creating a New Venture, 7.5 credits
This course provides students the opportunity to further develop their entrepreneurial selves through reflective experimentation. Focus is put on practical activities related to developing new venture ideas, while critically reflecting about these activities related to relevant theoretical insights. Thereby the process of entrepreneurship is experienced in practice. Areas covered are:
* assessing the feasibility of venture ideas
* developing new venture ideas to launch
* legal forms and governance issues of ventures
* new venture marketing
* new venture finance and accounting
The course is designed to be highly interactive and demands that all students actively participate and take charge of their own learning process. By exposing students to a unique learning environment, this course will challenge students to confront typical issues faced by today´s entrepreneurs. Included in the course design are workshops by external experts followed by related academic lectures. Students will be challenged to create a venture as a practical, hands-on learning experience, which is complemented with academic reflection. This course will also expose the students to analytical and lateral thinking, behavioural flexibility, decision-making, leadership, team building, oral and written communication, personal selling, stress management and acceptance of uncertainty, which are all important elements for developing entrepreneurial selves.
Advanced Research Methods in Business Administration, 7.5 credits
The overall objective is to develop knowledge and understanding of scientific research methods and to provide skills to design and accomplish a research project, performing analyses using qualitative and quantitative research methods and to communicate the results. Furthermore, the student should be able to reflect on research outcomes based on methodological and philosophical approaches.
Corporate Entrepreneurship and Strategic Renewal, 7.5 credits
Sustained and increased competitiveness often requires entrepreneurial initiatives in growing, mature or declining organizations with the purpose of changing the strategic orientation to reach competitive advantages. This course deals with both the conceptual and practical meaning of corporate entrepreneurship and strategic renewal, in both small and large firms. Several theoretical perspectives are introduced, emphasizing both the capabilities for corporate entrepreneurship and the constraints working against entrepreneurial renewal.
Advanced International Marketing and Export Management, 7.5 credits
The course begins with an overview of the theoretical bases of international marketing. These include international trade theories, export behavior theories and motives, network models and the international environmental factors that influence firm success such as cultural, political and legal factors. Following this, the main planning and strategic international marketing decisions are examined. These include the selection of international markets and entry modes. Case studies are used in this part of the course to illustrate the challenges that arise when attempting to plan, select and enter new markets. Finally, the tactical international marketing decisions, such as those dealing with pricing, financing, supply chains and promotion, are presented. In addition to case studies, practitioners and government assistance agencies dealing with international marketing and export management will present live case studies and practical examples.
Entrepreneurial Finance, 7.5 credits
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a broad overview of the financial issues facing start-up and growing enterprises. These may be divided broadly into three objectives: 1. Master the financial tools required to develop and grow a business, 2. Learn how to make financial projections and value new businesses, and 3. Acquaint students with sources of equity and debt financing as well as applicability and financial contract design.
Family Business Development, 7.5 credits
This course deals with the management, governance and development of family businesses. The course addresses the whole governance chain, that is, the role of the family/owners, managers, board and employees. Students taking the course will explore key issues related to family business culture, strategic development, entrepreneurial processes, professionalization, marketing, and control in family businesses. Other important issues addressed during the course are succession of leadership and ownership, and advising family businesses. Lectures and seminars are delivered by academic teachers or practitioners working with family businesses.
Elective courses (possibly in study abroad), 30 credits
Titles of elective courses currently planned to be available for those who do not study abroad include the following: Advanced Leadership (7.5 credits); Doing Business in the Media Industries (7.5 credits); Organizing and Leading Change (7.5 credits); and Market Communication in a Digital World (7.5 credits).
Master Thesis in Business Administration (Two Years), 30 credits
Scholarships from Jönköping University
Jönköping University offers some scholarships on behalf of the Swedish government. The scholarships, intended for students who pay tuition fees, will cover a part of said tuition fee. The application for scholarships is open until 15 April 2014. The scholarships are a possibility for students to be financially supported during their period of study at Jönköping University.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers over 500 scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university. The Swedish Institute will be offering a limited number of scholarships to students from outside the EU/EEA. Applicants will be able to indicate their interest in a scholarship when applying through universityadmissions.se.
The scholarship programme targets countries with which Sweden has long-term development cooperation (Category 1). These countries include: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
In addition, the scholarship programme targets candidates with citizenship from countries on the DAC list of ODA recipients (Category 2). Student from the following countries may apply to this programme: Algeria, Botswana, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Syria, Tunisia, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza strip and Yemen.
The scholarships will be administered by the Swedish Institute and will cover both living costs and tuition fees.
Guest Scholarship Program for master level studies in Sweden
The objective of the scholarship program is to promote democratic, economic and social development through supporting know-how and transfer of knowledge to advanced students within areas in which Sweden is at the forefront of academic research.
Countries: The program is only available to citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Kenya, Kosovo, Mali, Moçambique, Moldova, Rwanda, Serbia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
The Visby Program for master level studies in Sweden
The aim of the program is to create more extensive joint collaboration between Sweden and the program countries on education and research and to strengthen the networks in the region. Countries: The master scholarships within the program are targeted at citizens of Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.
Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Program
This is a program for citizens of Turkey. Its purpose is to support master level or advanced level studies within selected subject areas at a Swedish Institution of higher education.
The scholarship covers living expenses for one person during two semesters with a possibility of prolongation, and travel expenses to and from Sweden. To apply, follow the standardized application on studyinsweden.se.
More information about Swedish Institute scholarships available at studyinsweden.se.
Scholarships offered by other organizations
The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, has a scholarship program for foreign students accepted to international master programs in Sweden. STINT has invited a number of foreign universities to nominate candidates to the program. Currently these universities are Tecnologico de Monterrey ITESM in Mexico, KNUST in Ghana, KAIST in South Korea, Peking University and Tsinghua University, both in China.
Students must apply themselves to the international master programmes at a Swedish university. The foreign partner universities then have the opportunity of nominating candidates to the programme. Students cannot apply for scholarships on their own.
Scholarships listed by country
OESS - Open Europe Scholarship Scheme
You are welcome to apply for a scholarship through OESS if you are a Belarusian citizen.
Canadian Loan Schemes
Jönköping University is registered with the Canadian government and listed as a "Designated Educational Institution". Accordingly we accept students with Canadian loan schemes. For more information visit:
ICETEX administers scholarships for Colombian students who want to study abroad, including a few select programs in Sweden.
The law firm Mannheimer Swartling awards a scholarship each year to a German law student wishing to study in Sweden. The scholarship is open to anyone who has completed at least half of their studies for a law degree in Germany, or who has recently graduated in law and wishes to complement with a Swedish master´s degree.
Pakistan Overseas Scholarship Scheme
In 2004 Sweden was selected as a country of destination for candidates in Pakistan´s Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Master and PhD in selected fields.The scheme is financed and administered by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
The stated aim of the program is to improve Pakistan´s national research capacity. TheSwedish Institute acts as a national program agency in Sweden. Please note that the Swedish Institute does not accept applications to this program. All inquiries regarding admissions and submissions of applications to the program should be directed to HEC.
Country: This scholarship program is exclusively open to Pakistani nationals that have received a HEC scholarship.
Study levels: Master´s and PhD.
Eligible subjects and programs: The programme is open for studies in all academic subjects.
Scholarship benefits and limitations:The scholarship amounts to 900 Euro per month for MA and PhD students. The scholarship is fully financed by the Higher Education Commission in Pakistan.
Travel grants: Scholarship holders receive a travel grant for a trip to and from Sweden.
King Abdullah Foreign Scholarship Program
This scholarship program provides the means to pursue studies that lead to degrees (bachelor, master and doctorate) and medical fellowships. Academic disciplines and scholarships are selected on the needs of government ministries, national corporations and the private sector. This selection aims to fulfill the requirements of work markets across Saudi Arabia in regions, universities and industrial cities. The program is commissioned with qualifying Saudi youth to take an active role in development in all fields in government and private sectors. Mission :To actively develop and qualify Saudi human resource to be:
1. World-competitive in the work market and academic research, 2. High caliber base in Saudi universities, public and private sectors.
King Abdullah Scholarships provide generous financial support for scholarship recipients. Among the privileges it offers are the following:
* · Monthly stipend
* · Full tuition and fees paid directly to the educational institution
* · Cost of attending conferences, symposia and workshops
* · Expenses for scientific trips
* · Allowances for books & clothes
* · Financial support for spouse and dependents
* · Medical insurance
Jonkoping University is one of the few approved universities by the Ministry of Higher Education of Saudi Arabia.
The Higher Education Institute
The Higher Education Institute´s scholarship office is responsible for administering scholarship programs which enable students to be supported in undergraduate and post-graduate studies at the best higher education institutions in Qatar and around the world. This office is also responsible for following up on scholarship recipients´ financial and administrative affairs, and monitoring their academic progress by communicating with their respective universities, guardians and the students themselves.
In November 2009, the Higher Education Institute updated the list of the best colleges and universities from around the world that students can attend with scholarship support from the government. The list, which now totals 675 schools, ensures scholarship recipients in Qatar will be receiving the best post-secondary education possible. Also, in November 2009, the HEI announced the Hamad bin Khalifa and the Tamim bin Hamad Grants Programs, which will offer high achieving students scholarships to 30 select universities.
The scholarship office administers scholarship programs based on the following geographic distribution:
* Arab region and Australia
* United Kingdom & Europe
* United States & Canada
SWEA North Carolina
SWEA awards scholarships (generally amounting to USD 1,000 each) to support a person or an organization with ties to North Carolina in their studies or their efforts to advance/share knowledge of Swedish culture, traditions, language, or history.
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The American Women's Club in Sweden
The AWC annually awards a travel grant to an Americanwoman studying in Sweden.
The scholarship which is based on academic excellence, is awarded in the form of a travel grant for $1,500. The grant was initiated to cover the cost of a round-trip airplane ticket between the US and Sweden.
In order to qualify for the AWC Scholarship, the applicant must be 18 years old or older, an American female citizen, and accepted for a period of study or research at a Swedish educational institute during 2012/2013.
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The American Swedish Institute
The ASI offers two scholarships: The Lilly Lorénzen Scholarship, open to Minnesota residents who plan to carry out scholarly and/or creative studies in Sweden; and the Malmberg Scholarship, to support a year of study or research in Sweden by a US resident who is enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university, or who is a qualified scholar engaged in study or research.
The Malmberg Scholarship for study in Sweden will grant significant funding (up to $10,000) for up to one year of study or research in Sweden to a U.S. resident who is either (a) a student enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited college or university in the U.S. whose current study can be supplemented by time in Sweden, or (b) a qualified scholar engaged in study or research in the U.S. whose work can be enhanced by study in Sweden.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation
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Other Non-SI Scholarship Programmes
EuroDesk European Info Centre
EuroDesk European Info Centre has a large number of links for funding opportunities.
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* This list is provided as a guide/starting point for potential students. The information is updated to the best of our knowledge. Please be aware that Jönköping University is not responsible for the administration of these scholarships and, thus, cannot answer specific questions about them.
EPAS EFMD accreditation.
EPAS is an international programme accreditation system operated by EFMD (the European Foundation for Management Development). It aims to evaluate and, where of an appropriately high quality, to accredit business and/or management degree programmes with an international perspective. The process involves a review in depth of the programme in question.