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
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.
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).
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
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.
- 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
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.
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