Bachelor's Programme in Business and Economics

180 credits

Programme syllabus, SEK1K

A revised version of the programme syllabus is available.
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Social Sciences, 11 December 2012
Registration number
SAMFAK 2012/148, Doss 3:1:1
Responsible faculty
Faculty of Social Sciences
Responsible department
Department of Business Studies
Other participating department(s)
Department of Business Studies, Department of Economic History, Department of Economics, Department of Human Geography, Department of Informatics and Media, Department of Statistics

Decisions and guidelines

The Bachelor Programme in Business and Economics prepares students for economically oriented positions in the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally. The programme also gives students the opportunity to apply for the two-year Master's programmes at the advanced level during the third year.

Entry requirements

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

Learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes

After completing the program students should be able to

  • use basic knowledge in various areas of business and economics
  • understand and apply advanced knowledge in the chosen main field of study
  • understand and apply both qualitative and quantitative methods
  • be familiar with current research issues within the selected main field of study
  • independently search for and critically evaluate information in order to discuss and analyse economic issues and situations
  • propose solutions to economic problems and situations and perform tasks within specified time frames
  • communicate in written and oral form in issues concerning economy, as well as with other economists who lack specialist knowledge in the field
  • use basic information technology programs
  • work independently as well as collaborate with others in problem solving situations
  • demonstrate skills in the field of business and economics to make judgements with respect to scientific, social and ethical aspects
  • demonstrate knowledge of the role of knowledge in society and the responsibility for its use
  • demonstrate an ability to identify their need of further knowledge and development of their skills

Layout of the programme

The programme begins with an introduction to business administration that gives a first glimpse of accounting, finance and funding, organisation, management and marketing in the international company. The first semester also helps the student to put business administration in a historical and global context. Semester two comprises of 15 credits of statistics in economics and an optional course 15 credits. Semester three is devoted to economics. The following semesters will give the student the opportunity to profile themselves by selecting the main area and a possible minor field of study.

The main fields of study is chosen between Economic History, Business Administration, Trade Law, Economics and Statistics. The chosen main field of study will be studied during the fourth semester. With Business Administration or Economics as the main field of study an optional minor field of study will be studied during semester five (30 credits). Any of the other chosen main fields of study will be studies during semester five.

Required courses in within the programme are Business Administration (30 credits), Economics (30 credits) and Statistics for Economists (15 credits)


During the programme, students will first obtain a wider knowledge of the whole subject and progressively acquire advanced knowledge in the chosen main field of study. The knowledge will be acquired through their own studies, teaching, group discussions and independent projects.

The student will also gradually acquire a deeper scientific approach, including for instance the ability to plan, execute, analyse and report scientific results. The student's ability to analyse and apply theoretical knowledge in practice will continuously be developed. Increased autonomy will be obtained inter alia during training where the student must take greater responsibility for their own learning. Training in both cooperation and oral and written communication and seminar and meeting culture is gradually deepened and both national and international contacts are encouraged.

Students present their knowledge and skills through various forms of examination. In the final thesis the student will demonstrate that he / she has achieved the goal of a more independent way to integrate knowledge.


The programme will lead to a Bachelor Degree of Business and Economics 180 credits, including 90 credits within the main field of study including an independent project (degree project) worth 15 credits in the main field. 30 credits Business Administration, 30 credits Economics and 15 credits Statistics are required. Main fields of study for the degree may be Economic History, Business Administration, Trade Law, Economics, or Statistics.

Other directives

The programme provides eligibility to apply for two-year Master programmes at the advanced level.