Master's Programme in Entrepreneurship

60 credits

Whether you want to start your own company or develop new businesses for existing companies and organisations, the one-year Master's 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 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 practice.

Autumn 2023 Autumn 2023, Uppsala, 100%, On-campus, English

Autumn 2024 Autumn 2024, Uppsala, 100%, On-campus, English

This one-year Master's programme prepares you for the successful launching and development of new business ideas. During the first part of the programme, you will get the opportunity to define and evaluate your business idea, and write a full-fledged business plan that you may turn into practice throughout the programme. You will also learn about what it takes to organise and grow a start-up venture, and about the challenges of pursuing entrepreneurship within already established companies.

During the second part of the programme, you may opt for a tutored internship, which allows you to try out your business idea, or become involved in a development project in an already existing company. If you instead go for the continued coursework option, you can follow elective courses that you see as particularly important for your future career as an entrepreneur.

Whatever your choice and preference, you will become part of the Uppsala Entrepreneurship Programme Alumni Network, and also be introduced to various sources of funding and world-leading incubators in the Uppsala ecosystem for start-ups.

The programme is run by the Department of Business Studies which is home to active researchers who lead their fields in the areas of entrepreneurship, international business, industrial marketing, institutional analysis, and accounting and finance. Additionally, Sweden is one of the world's most innovative countries and has long been fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Therefore, you will benefit from Sweden's outstanding reputation for innovation, entrepreneurship and social responsibility; values that inform all of our Master's programmes.

Student profile

We believe, you will undoubtedly appreciate the group of multi-talented fellow students, who will inspire and support you throughout the programme and your future entrepreneurial career. The value of the personal network you will build during the programme is enormous. The student group in the programme consist of innovative and entrepreneurial students with diverse academic, cultural, and professional backgrounds. The programme has participants 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. Our motto is Everything we do aims at unleashing your innovative and entrepreneurial powers.


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

The first semester of the programme covers the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, including the generation and evaluation of new business ideas and the translation of those ideas into a fully developed business plan. You will also learn to handle the various challenges of taking your new venture from a start-up to a rapidly growing firm, and what it takes to pursue entrepreneurship within already established companies.

During the second semester, you can choose between doing an internship and continued coursework. By doing an internship, you can try out your own business idea or link up with companies in Uppsala and beyond that are looking for entrepreneurial talents and skills to improve their ongoing operations. The elective courses allow you to learn more about aspects of entrepreneurship that you believe are of particular importance for your future career as an entrepreneur. You will complete your degree by writing a 15-credit Master's thesis that contributes to research in the field of entrepreneurship studies.

Courses within the programme

First semester

  • Developing Opportunities, 7.5 credits
  • Launching the Firm, 7.5 credits
  • Managing the Growing Firm, 7.5 credits
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship, 7.5 credits

Second semester

  • New Venture Catalyst, 15 credits
  • Master's Thesis in Entrepreneurship, 15 credits


  • Elective courses, 15 credits
  • Master's Thesis in Entrepreneurship, 15 credits

As a student in the programme, you will benefit from a variety of teaching methods including lectures, interactive seminars, case discussions, project presentations, role-plays, and guest lectures from practising entrepreneurs. The scheduled teaching takes only a small part of the weeks, which means you need to study a lot on your own outside the classroom and take personal responsibility for your learning.

The programme is taught in Uppsala and in English. Depending on general or individual circumstances, parts of the practical components may be carried out elsewhere.

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.

Many previous students in the programme have also taken on other roles in both private companies and public organisations, including positions such as marketing or product managers, business controllers, management consultants, or heads of operations and development. The companies and organisations where they have found employment include, for example:

  • H&M,
  • Hewlett Packard,
  • LinkedIn,
  • PWC,
  • Spotify,
  • Tesla,
  • Vinnova.

A good number of previous students have chosen to go into research and teaching at an advanced level.

Career support

During your time as a student, UU Careers offers support and guidance. You have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities and events that will prepare you for your future career.