Entrepreneurship - Lund University


Entrepreneurship - Lund University

lund university | sweden | School of economics & management

Master’s Programme in


• 1 year, full time, 60 credits (ECTS)

• School of Economics and Management

Lund campus

• Application deadline – 15 January 2013

• Programme start – September 2013

Programme overview

Have you ever thought of starting your own business? Or

do you imagine working as a project manager or consultant

with innovative ideas and projects in established businesses?

If so, you should consider this programme. The learning in

the programme is based on real life experience, use of mentors

and an actionoriented approach which gives you a solid

ground for your future career.

The programme is divided into two tracks: (1) New Venture

Creation, which focuses on the creation of new independent

ventures, and (2) Corporate Entrepreneurship and

Innovation, which focuses on renewal and innovation in established

businesses. See below for a further presentation

of the tracks.

New Venture Creation

Do you want to know how to navigate a highly uncertain

and risky market environment? Do you want to become your

own boss? This track is designed to give you the tools necessary

for you to start a new independent business or to work

in an advisory role to new venture start ups. It also gives you

practical experience in research commercialisation, as well

as tools to proactively work in projects. Along with a highly

intensive and motivating curriculum, you will have time to

pursue an Entrepreneurial Project (30 credits) on your own

or together with others in a team. A highly qualified teaching

staff and experienced business mentors will assist you

in developing your business project.

Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This track is designed for students who want to work as project

managers or business consultants focused on business

development and innovation in established businesses. With

this track you will gain knowledge on how opportunities for

renewal and innovation are identified, developed, organised

and implemented in the organisation. The track includes

courses covering different aspects of corporate entrepreneurship

and innovation management. A key component of

the track is the Internship and degree project (30 credits) in

which you work as a member of a host organisation running a

project to renew and innovate within an established business.

Programme modules/courses

Courses within new venture creation (7.5 ECTS credits

each): the Entrepreneurial Process and Opportunity Recognition;

Entrepreneurial Marketing: Analysis and Communication;

Entrepreneurial Finance and Resource Acquisition;

Managing New Venture Growth. This track ends with an

entrepreneurial project (30 ECTS credits).

Courses within corporate entrepreneurship and

innovation (7.5 ECTS credits each): Corporate Entrepreneurship;

Innovation Management and Open Innovation;

Organising for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Integration

work. Internship and degree project (30 credits ECTS).

Career prospects

Below you find a presentation of the career prospects for

each of the two tracks.

New Venture Creation:

This track is designed to give you the tools necessary for you

to start a new independent business or to work in an advisory

role to new venture start ups. It also gives you practical

experience in research commercialisation, as well as tools to

proactively work in projects.

Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation:

Within this track you will acquire skills useful in positions

such as a project manager or a consultant dealing with innovative

ideas and projects in established businesses and

organisations. Other career opportunities include employment

as a TTO manager.

What others say

“Everyone that has the aspiration needs to know how

to make a business out of an idea. Entrepreneurs are essential

to IKEA as business partners – we need actors on

the market with the ability to think in new and entrepreneurial


Christer Thordson, Director, IKEA Group Legal Affairs

Admission requirements and how to apply

Admission requirements

An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc). English B (advanced).

See www.lunduniversity.lu.se for details on English proficiency


How to apply

1. Go to www.lunduniversity.lu.se and find the programme.

Click on “Apply” and follow the instructions for the online application

form on the Swedish national application website.

2. Send your supporting documents (for details on document

requirements, see www.universityadmissions.se):

- Cover sheet

- Certificates and diplomas from previous studies at an internationally

recognised higher education institution (university

or university college)

- Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester

(including course list)

- Proof of English language skills

- Statement of purpose (see instructions on www.lusem.


- CV

- Proof that you meet the specific admission requirements

- Copy of the page in your passport with your personal data

and photograph, or some other identification document (EU/

EEA citizens may need to send a certified passport copy)

3. Make sure to check the country specific requirements on

www.universityadmissions.se before sending your docments.

4. Pay the application fee (when applicable).

Selection criteria/additional info

Selection is based on academic qualifications and statement

of purpose.

year. For details on tuition fees and scholarships, see


About the School of Economics and Management

The activities within Lund University School of Economics

and Management cover research and education in business

administration, business law, economic history, economics,

informatics, and statistics, as well as research policy. About

4 100 students and 400 researchers, teachers and other staff

members study and work at the School.

The School of Economics and Management provides a wellprofiled,

research-based education that is international and

multidisciplinary in nature and helps equip our students to

hold key positions in industry and society in an increasingly

globalised world. Our students can choose from a wide range

of specialist subjects and attend lectures by some of our best

researchers, international guest professors, and business

leaders from a broad spectrum of sectors and organisations.

About Lund University

Lund University seeks to be a world-class university that

works to understand, explain and improve our world and

the human condition. The University is ranked as one of

the top 100 in the world. We tackle complex problems and

global challenges and work to ensure that knowledge and

innovations benefit society. We provide education and

research in engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics

and management, medicine, humanities, theology,

fine art, music and drama. Our 47 000 students and 6 800

employees are based at our campuses in Lund, Malmö and

Helsingborg. The University has a turnover of around EUR

700 million (or USD 900 million), of which two thirds is in

research and one third in education.

Disclaimer: Changes may have been made since the printing of this fact sheet. Please see www.lunduniversity.lu.se for any updates.

tuition fees

There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA citizens. For non-EU/ EEA

citizens the tuition fee for this programme is SEK 110 000 per


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