MBA-Master of Business Administration

  • Degree: Degree of Master of Science in Business Administration
  • Level: Post-graduate
  • Language: English
  • Application deadline: 3 months before the semester starts.
  • Duration: 1 year (2 semesters), 60 credits
  • Fees: 3,500 USD per semester
  • Classes: Online/Remote


As businesses become increasingly interconnected and operate in a global context, leaders must have an understanding of international markets, cultures, and regulations. The MBA program is designed for students who have work experience and are seeking to advance their careers to senior leadership positions in business or entrepreneurship in a global context. The MBA program at the Swedish Open University is an essential program that prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of the business world. The program prepares students to become effective business leaders who can drive growth, innovations, and the success of their organizations. The program's emphasis on leadership and management skills, flexibility, and practical experience, combined with the expertise of its faculty and strong career prospects, makes it an excellent choice for individuals looking to advance their careers in the business world. It emphasizes on skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and leadership. Therefore, it provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in a business career and contribute to the growth and development of the economy.

The program is delivered online, allowing students to study at their own pace following their own schedule. The MBA program can be completed full-time or part-time and may offer various specializations or concentrations to meet students’ specific interests and career goals.

On completion of the program, graduates will be well-equipped to pursue a range of careers in various industries, including management consulting, finance, marketing, operations, and entrepreneurship. They will have developed a strong foundation of business knowledge and leadership skills that can be applied in diverse professional settings.

Program Learning Outcomes and Objectives

On completion of the program, students will be able to:

Analyze and evaluate complex business problems using advanced analytical tools and techniques.
Develop and implement effective business strategies that create value for the stakeholders.
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of business operations across different functional areas, such as marketing, finance, and operations management.
Communicate effectively and persuasively in both oral and written formats in a variety of business contexts.
Apply ethical and sustainable practices in decision-making and business operations.
Lead and manage teams effectively in organizations, including cross-cultural teams in global contexts.

Program Structure

The MBA program at the Swedish Open University is a 1-year program that consists of 60 credits.

1. Corporate Finance (7.5)
2. Marketing Management (7.5)
3. Operations Management (7.5)
4. Strategic Management (7.5)
5. Organizational Behavior (7.5)
6. Research Methods in Business (7.5)
7. Statistics for Business (5)

Final Project: (10 credits)

The final project is the culminating experience of the program. The students will use their knowledge and skills to analyze a real-world business problem. The project will be presented to a panel of experts who will evaluate it and provide feedback.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be well-equipped to pursue careers in global business management, such as international business development, global marketing, global supply chain management, and consulting. They will have the skills to analyze and evaluate international business opportunities, develop and implement global business strategies, and communicate effectively with stakeholders from different cultural backgrounds.

Graduates can pursue a range of careers related to global business management, including:

Global Business Managers
International Business Consultants
Global Marketing Managers
International Business Development Managers
Global Operations Managers
International HR Manager

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the master’s program at the Swedish Open University, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Have a minimum GPA or equivalent of 70 percent.
Provide evidence of proficiency in the English language.
Submit a statement of purpose and a strong interest in the program.
Complete an interview with the program faculty.
Have a minimum of two years of professional work experience.

Tuition and Fees

The tuition fee for the master’s program at the Swedish Open University is 3,500 USD per semester. This does not include additional fees such as textbooks, technology fees, and other course material.

Assessment and evaluation

Student learning will be assessed using a number of methods, including exams, essays, case studies, and projects. Students will also be evaluated on their participation in online discussions and group projects. Course evaluations will be conducted at the end of each course to gather feedback from the students on the effectiveness of the course and the teaching methods used.

Graduation requirements

To graduate from the master’s program in at the Swedish Open University, students must:

Complete all required courses and earn a minimum of 60 credits for a 1-year program.
Maintain a minimum grade of 60 percent in each course.
Successfully complete a master’s thesis or project.
Meet any additional requirements set by the university.

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