Bachelor's Programme in Business Studies

180 credits

Programme syllabus, SFE1K

A revised version of the programme syllabus is available.
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Social Sciences, 22 October 2013
Registration number
SAMFAK 2013/97 Doss 3:2:1
Responsible faculty
Faculty of Social Sciences
Responsible department
Department of Business Studies

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 programme 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 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 the characteristics of business-oriented, English communication in multicultural environments. Furthermore, courses in fundamentals of philosophy of science, scientific methods and academic writing. 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.

Year two begins with a semester in which you are studying courses in management control and finance, as well as organisation theory and marketing. Term four and five are open and here you can make your own choices. During this time is mandatory to study 30 credits of a minor subject. The minor which is primarily offered at Campus Gotland is Liberal arts. You are also given the opportunity to undertake a semester abroad. During the sixth and final semester you will study advanced courses in business administration, 30 credits, including an 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 with individual work and group work. We strive to integrate different disciplines to show the context and develop your ability to deal with complex issues. In some courses, we use case studies linking theory and practical reality. 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.