Whether you want to launch your own company or develop new businesses for existing organisations, the Master in Entrepreneurship programme prepares you for a future career beyond the ordinary. You'll learn to manage the challenges of getting a new business off the ground and to master the introduction of new products and services within already established companies. You'll also have the option to complete an internship that lets you apply your entrepreneurial skills in a real-world environment.
Why this programme?
This one-year Master's programme is designed for students who want to create and innovate by developing new businesses. You will gain hands-on experience turning your ideas into reality, and the international network you'll build with multi-talented fellow students will inspire and support you throughout your future entrepreneurial career. You'll also benefit from:
Broad-based exposure to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Uppsala region
The opportunity to develop a business plan either for your own business or in collaboration with an inventor or entrepreneur in the Uppsala region
The option to combine the writing of your Master's thesis with a practical internship in the field
The programme is run by the Department of Business studies, home to researchers who lead their fields in the areas of corporate entrepreneurship, industrial marketing, institutional analysis, international business and more. You'll also benefit from Sweden's stellar reputation for innovation and social responsibility - values that inform all of our Master programmes.
Student profile The student body of this programme currently looks like this:
Even distribution female and male participants
Diverse academic, cultural, and professional backgrounds
Applicants from 72 different countries in 2017
The programme leads to a Master of Social Science (60 credits) where Entrepreneurship is the main field of study.
From a foundation in theory to hands-on experience with developing a new business, the Master in Entrepreneurship programme prepares you for an exciting career bringing innovative ideas to life.
The first semester of your programme covers the fundamentals of entrepreneurship - including how to generate and evaluate new business ideas and the translation of those ideas into a well-developed business plan. You'll also learn to handle the various challenges of taking your company from start-up to rapidly growing and established enterprise.
During your second semester, you'll choose to either continue coursework covering the challenges of corporate entrepreneurship, or complete an internship that lets you pursue a real-life entrepreneurial project in the Uppsala region or beyond. You'll complete your degree by writing a 15 credit Master's thesis that contributes to research and practice in the field of entrepreneurship studies.
Courses within the programme
Courses for the first semester:
Opportunity Recognition and Development
Business Plan Catalyst
Managing the Growing Firm
Courses for the second semester:
Strategic Corporate Entrepreneurship
New Venture Catalyst
You'll benefit from a variety of teaching methods throughout your Master's programme - including lectures, interactive seminars and simulations, case discussions, project presentations, role plays and guest lectures from practicing entrepreneurs.
Assessment in the programme also takes several forms, from traditional written exams to case studies, classroom participation, presentation of business plans and papers summarising the state of the art in entrepreneurship research. Your knowledge and skills will be evaluated both individually and in groups.
The programme is offered in Uppsala and all courses are taught in English.
Your acquired business savvy and entrepreneurial skills will give you a unique profile and edge in whatever you decide to do in the future. You may choose the path of a company founder to develop and grow your own firm, or work for the development of already established companies or organisations. As a company founder, you will launch and develop your own business idea, often together with others in an entrepreneurial team. Within already established companies and organisations you will work as a business developer, either by promoting your own entrepreneurial ideas or by being in charge of the company's collective business development activities.
Career support The Master in Entrepreneurship programme gives you broad-based exposure to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Uppsala, including various types of incubators, support organisations, and start-up companies. The internship program gives you an opportunity to either develop your own start-up business or link up with Uppsala companies looking for entrepreneurial talent and skills to improve their ongoing operations.
When you are about to finish your studies and want to start planning for your next step in life, you are welcome to UU Careers for support and guidance. You are also welcome to a variety of career activities and events all through your stay at Uppsala University. Of course, the services are free of charge. Learn more about UU career support.
You should submit a copy of your GMAT test result on www.universityadmissions.se and the test centre should also send the test result directly to Uppsala University. If you apply for more than one programme at Uppsala University you only need to submit your test results once. The deadline for receipt of supporting documentation is 1 February. Please note that it might take up to 20 days for your Official Score Report to be available to us. We only look at the GMAT total score. The test result must not be older than five years on the last day for application.
Applicants who do not hold a Bachelor's degree, but are registered for the last semester of a programme leading to such a degree, shall submit an official document from their current university stating a date of expected graduation and courses remaining before the application deadline of the Master's programme. Details about this can be found on www.universityadmissions.se.
The entry requirements (Degree Certificate) must be validated when the semester starts.
Requirements: Academic requirements A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Language requirements All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6"). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies. The minimum test scores are:
IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
Students with a GMAT test result have priority. Tuition fee-paying students and non-paying students are admitted on the same grounds but in different selection groups.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.