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Bachelor's Programme in International Business and Politics

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.

    Semester 1: Introduction to Business Studies
    Semester 2: Global Business Studies
    Semester 3: Economic history and global political economy
    Semester 4: Political Science
    Semester 5: Elective Academic Studies
    Semester 6: Business Administration III

    Year 1

    Semester 1

    Introduction to Business Studies:

    Principles of Marketing 7,5 ECTS
    Principles of Accounting 7,5 ECTS
    Principles of Management 7,5 ECTS
    Principles of Finance 7,5 ECTS

    Semester 2

    Global Business Studies:

    Global Markets 7,5 ECTS
    Business, Politics and Culture 7,5 ECTS
    Consumption, Culture and Commerce 7,5 ECTS
    Global Business Ethics 7,5 ECTS

    Year 2

    Semester 3

    Economic history and global political economy:

    World Economic History 7,5 ECTS
    Economic Thought in World History 7,5 ECTS
    Business and Financial Crises 7,5 ECTS
    Globalization and International Political Economy 7,5 ECTS

    Semester 4

    Political Science:

    Political Theory 7,5 ECTS
    International Organizations 7,5 ECTS
    Comparative Politics 7,5 ECTS
    Security in International Relations 7,5 ECTS

    Year 3

    Semester 5

    Elective Academic Courses, 30 ECTS

    or Exchange Studies

    Semester 6

    Specialization including a Bachelor´s theses, 30 ECTS

  • How to apply

    Read more about our application process and how to apply.

  • 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.

  • Contact

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