Bachelor's Programme in International Business and Politics, 180 credits

The Bachelor's programme in International Business and Politics combines business studies with Political Science and International Relations to provide a thorough understanding of the global world today.

As a student, you will acquire skills useful for a broad range of careers in the areas of international business, public sector organisations, and non-governmental organisations. Bringing together numerous disciplines, this programme provides a broad and comprehensive education, leading up to a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Studying real-world examples will help you understand the complex relation between global business and politics.

All courses are given in English. The programme is a collaboration between Stockholm Business School, the Department of Economic History and the Department of Political Science.

During the first year, all courses are offered by Stockholm Business School. The second year is divided between the Departments of Economic History and Political Science. In the final year, you can either go abroad through one of our many exchange agreements or choose courses offered at Stockholm University. In the final semester, you will write a bachelor’s thesis in Business Administration.

The program combines business administration with studies in political science, economic history and international political economy. Upon completion of the program you will be eligible for master’s programs in Business Administration.

Programme overview

You will take undergraduate courses in business administration in four areas: marketing, accounting, finance and management. In addition, you will study courses that are directly linked to the global economy, focusing on political science, economic history and international political economy.

Year 1

Semester 1: Introduction to Business Studies, 30 ECTS
Semester2: Global Business Studies, 30 ECTS

Year 2

Semester 3: Economic History and International Political Economy, 30 ECTS
Semester 4: Political Science, 30 ECTS

Year 3

Semester 5: Elective Courses, 30 ECTS
Semester 6: Specialization including a Bachelor´s theses, 30 ECTS

Career opportunities

This Bachelor’s Programme will prepare you for an array of international business careers, both in the private and the public sector. Upon completion of the programme you will also be eligible for master programmes in Business Administration, should you decide to continue your studies.


For more information about this programme, please contact our Academic Advisors.

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