Bachelor's Programme in Business Studies

180 credits

Programme syllabus, SFE1K

Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Social Sciences, 22 April 2021
Registration number
SAMFAK 2021/42 Doss:3:2:1, UFV 2021/1091
Responsible faculty
Faculty of Social Sciences
Responsible department
Department of Business Studies

Decisions and guidelines

The Bachelor programme in business studies prepares the student for economically oriented professions within private and public organisations on national as well as international arenas. The programme also enables students to apply for master program studies.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements and Mathematics 3b or 3c/Mathematics C, Social Studies 1b or 1a1+1a2, English 6

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes

After completing the program the student shall have knowledge and understanding regarding:

  • the chosen main field of study
  • how to apply both qualitative and quantitative methods
  • current research issues within the selected main field of study

After completing the program the student shall have skills and abilities to:

  • use basic knowledge within different fields of economics
  • independently search for and critically evaluate information in order to discuss and analyse economic issues and situations
  • communicate in written and oral form about issues regarding the economy with economists as well as with those who lack specialist knowledge in the field
  • use basic information technology
  • work independently as well as collaborate with others in problem solving situations
  • propose solutions to economic problems and situations and perform tasks within a specified time frame

After completing the program the student shall be able to evaluate and demonstrate:

  • good judgement within the field of business and economics with respect to scientific, social and ethical aspects
  • insights regarding the role of knowledge in society and how it may be responsible used
  • their need to develop further knowledge and skills

Layout of the programme

The programme is closely linked to the research conducted by the teachers you meet. At Campus Gotland the education is also characterised by a liberal arts environment including smaller study groups and a close interaction between faculty and students.

The first semester includes courses that introduce you to the main topic and to academic studies. You study business administration, economic history and a courses in the fundamentals of philosophy of science, scientific methods and academic writing. Furthermore you also study a course about decision making in a business context. The second semester includes courses that provide a first insight into financial accounting and costing, as well as management and marketing. All topics will be studied from a global and historical perspective.

The second year begins with a semester in which you are studying courses in organisation theory and marketing as well as management control and finance. The fourth and fifth semesters are open and here you can make your own choices. During these semesters it is mandatory, in order to be able to apply for an exam, to study 30 credits of a minor subject. You may also take the opportunity to undertake a semester at a university abroad. During the sixth and final semester you will study advanced courses in business administration, 30 credits, that includes a Bachelor's Thesis of 15 credits.


Teaching methods vary between different courses and you will need to study a lot on your own. You will alternate between lectures and seminars as well as individual work and group work. We strive to integrate different disciplines in order to show the context of business studies and to develop your ability to deal with complex issues. In some courses we use case studies to link business studies theory and practice. In others guest speakers from companies and organisations outside the university contribute. Throughout the program you will develop your skills in written and oral communication. Assessment methods vary also depending on the nature of the course. Literature in English occurs in virtually all courses, and some courses are taught entirely in English.


The programme leads to a Bachelor Degree in Social Science with a major in Business Studies.

Other directives

The programme gives eligibility to studies on advanced level.