Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship 2020/2021

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Whether you want to launch your own company or develop new businesses for existing organisations, the Master Programme in Entrepreneurship prepares you for a future career beyond the ordinary. You will 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 will also have the option to complete an internship that lets you apply your entrepreneurial skills in a real-world environment.

Everything we do aims at unleashing the creative and entrepreneurial powers of our programme participants.

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 will build with multi-talented fellow students will inspire and support you throughout your future entrepreneurial career. You will 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 will also benefit from Sweden's stellar reputation for innovation and social responsibility - values that inform all of our Master's 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
  • International
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Applicants from all over the world
It is not necessary to have studied business as part of your Bachelor's degree. If you have the desire and ability to launch and develop new business ideas, we have the programme for you.


The programme leads to a Master of Social Science (60 credits) with Entrepreneurship as the main field of study.


From a foundation in theory to hands-on experience with developing a new business, the Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship prepares you for an exciting career bringing innovative ideas to life.

The first semester of the 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 will also learn to handle the various challenges of taking your company from start-up to rapidly growing and established enterprise.

During the second semester, you will 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 will 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:​

  • Developing Opportunities
  • Launching the Firm
  • Managing the Growing Firm
  • Internationalising the Firm
Courses for the second semester:

Alternative 1:
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Master's Thesis
Alternative 2:
  • New Venture Catalyst
  • Master's Thesis

Learning experience

As a student in the programme, you will benefit from a variety of teaching methods 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.

The Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship gives you broad-based exposure to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Uppsala, including various types of incubators, support organisations, and start-up companies. The internship programme 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.

Read an interview with Annie Lindmark, a graduate of the programme.

Career support
During your whole time as a student UU Careers offers you support and guidance. You have the opportunity to partake in a variety of career activities and events, as well as receive individual career counselling. This service is free of charge for all students at Uppsala University. Read more about UU Careers.


Fulfil the requirements
The entry requirements (Degree Certificate) must be validated when the semester starts.

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

Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship

60 credits

Autumn 2020 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2020-01-15

Enrolment Code: UU-M2125 Application

Language of Instruction: English

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
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
More information about English language requirements

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies with emphasis on grades and relevance of prior studies, and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).
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.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 100000

Contact and further resources


For programme-specific information, please contact: Department of Business Studies, Study Counsellor

+46 18 471 13 73

For admissions-related or general information, please contact our applicant support team:

Department of Business Studies

Ekonomikum Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, entrance C

Box 513, 751 20 UPPSALA

018-471 1976

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