When you have completed your studies at Stockholm University you are welcome to apply for your degree certificate at the Student Services. The degree certificate is issued upon request and is free of charge.
Only completed courses can be included in the degree. Check that all the results have been registered in Ladok and that the courses have been given a final grade. If anything is missing, contact your department.
Degree requirements: First cycle/Undergraduate level
Degree requirements for students admitted in or after 2016
Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor’s programme in International Business and Politics or the Bachelor’s programme in Business, Ethics and Sustainability can be awarded a degree of Bachelor of Science from Stockholm University.
Degree of Bachelor of Science, main field of study: Business Administration (Filosofie kandidatexamen i företagsekonomi)
In order to be entitled to a degree of Bachelor of Science with Business Administration as the main field of study the following requirements have to be fulfilled:
- 180 credits in completed courses (three years of full-time studies)
- At least 90 credits with Business Administration as the main field of study including a degree thesis of at least 15 credits. The course requirements for students in the Bachelor’s programme in International Business and Politics or the Bachelor’s programme in Business, Ethics and Sustainability correspond to semester 1, 2 and 6 of the programmes. Please refer to the degree outline for detailed information regarding required courses.
- 90 credits in other subjects. Please refer to the education plans (links below) for each programme for further information. Students who have completed 30 credits in Economics (nationalekonomi) can be awarded a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics (ekonomie kandidatexamen i företagsekonomi).
*NOTE: the degree requirements as outlined above will apply to all students who are admitted from autumn semester 2016 onwards.
The degree diploma/certificate is issued upon request by the student to the Degree Office at Stockholm University. The diploma/certificate will show the title of the qualification (for example Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) as well as the courses that are included. The diploma/certificate will be in both Swedish and English. For further information and application instructions, please refer to the Degree Office.
Master's degree 120 credits
- in addition to the bachelor's degree 180 credits
When you have completed your studies at Stockholm University you are welcome to apply for your certificate at the Degree Office via Ladok. The certificate is issued upon request and is free of charge.
To earn a master’s degree from SBS you need to follow the education plan of your specific program. The education plan is in line with the qualification descriptor, which explains the structure of the program and rules regarding your degree.
Apply for your degree certificate
You can apply for your degree certificate online in Ladok, see headline Apply For - Qualification.
In Swedish, you choose yourself if you want a Master's in ekonomie or filosofie, with a main field of study…
The translation in English is always: ”Master of Science (120 credits). Main field of study…
Banking & Finance
The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 HE credits), main field of study Finance.
Accounting & Management Control
The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 HE credits), main field of study Accounting.
Operations Management & Control
The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 HE credits), main field of study Accounting, specialization in Operations Management and Control.
The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 HE credits), main field of study Marketing.
The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 HE credits), with a main field of study in Advertising and PR.
Management, Organization & Society
The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 HE credits), main field of study Management.
Credit Transfer Stockholm Business School
If you have previously taken courses which correspond to degree-qualifying (compulsory) courses within your education at Stockholm Business School, you can apply to credit these, and thus avoid studying them.
A credit transfer may concern:
• Courses within the main field of study for a degree in Business Administration or Advertising & PR
• Studies abroad as complementary studies in Business Administration or Advertising & PR
• Exchange studies with Learning Agreement
• Experience of professional activities if it can be considered to provide corresponding knowledge and skills.
Before submitting your application, contact our student counsellors for further advice.
How do I know if my previous education can be credited?
Your knowledge needs to correspond to the knowledge, abilities and skills specified in the syllabus for the course you want to credit yourself with at Stockholm Business School. In the current course syllabus, you will find information about course content and learning objectives - the basis for decisions on credit transfer.
Please note that you must be an active student at Stockholm University to make a credit transfer application.
When do I not need to apply for a credit?
If you have completed courses at Stockholm University or another Swedish university and want to include these in a degree in addition to your subject studies within the main areas of business administration or advertising & PR, you do not need to apply for a credit transfer. In connection with applying for a degree at Stockholm University, you include those of these courses that you want to include in your degree.
How to apply for a credit transfer
Apply online via Ladok for students
• Log in with your university account, click Apply for and Crediting.
• Give information about the course you read earlier and which course you want it to be credited for (the course you don’t want to study).
What do I need to attach to my credit application?
It is important that your application is complete. Attach the following supporting documents as PDF-files:
• Official Transcript of Records in the original language and an authorized English translation. The transcript must show your grades and information on grading scales. The transcripts have to be either digital originals or scanned originals on paper. Screenshots are not accepted.
• Detailed course syllabus from the term the course was taken in an authorized English translation. Information on the level and extent of the studies as well as forms of examination should be included and a reading list if available. If you are applying to transfer credits taken within Stockholm Business School, you do not need to include course syllabi in your application.
• If you wish to transfer credits from exchange studies, please enclose your Learning Agreement from Stockholm University and a Transcript of Records from your host university (no course syllabi).
Decision and processing time
Decisions on credit transfer are made by the director of studies. The processing time is up to one month from the time a complete application is received. When the processing is completed, you will receive an email with a decision on whether your application can be granted, partly granted, or rejected. If your application is rejected, the decision can be appealed. Instructions on how to appeal are stated in the decision. A granted credit is documented in Ladok and cannot be undone.
A credit transfer is an administrative measure and not an examining measure. This means that the credited course is not assigned a grade.
A credit transfer may not be included in a degree at the same time as courses completed and approved within or outside the country, the content of which fully or partially corresponds to the content of the credit transfer (so-called overlap).
A credit transfer can have consequences for your further studies as for the content of the degree. It may also affect your right to student financing. When a credit transfer is approved for a certain course within a programme or course module, SBS cannot replace the course. This may result in you not being able to study full-time during that semester.
Questions and answers
How do I apply for a degree certificate?
Which courses should I study to get a degree?
Can I graduate from SU even though I have started my education at another university?
Yes, you get a degree at the university or college where you take the last course that will be included in the degree. You can only include completed courses in the degree. You must also meet the degree requirements, read more about Degree requirements.
Read more about degree and how to apply for a degree.
How do I credit courses I have previously taken at other universities?
When you have completed all the courses that you are to include in the degree, you apply for a degree in the university account, where you can also check for completed courses from other universities / colleges you have studied in Sweden to get them in the degree. Courses in the main area must be credited for those who have not studied courses in the main area of business administration or advertising and public relations, before the autumn semester 2016, at Stockholm University. The rule is that you get a degree from the university or college where you take the last course that is to be included in the degree, last grade date (also applies to re-examinations).
Read more about credit transfer
Can I graduate even though I have not completed a course, I still have enough points in total?
No, for example, if you have read 15 credits within a 30-point course, it is not completed,
check with the department where you read the course on how to get it completed.
What does it take to become a Certified Public Accountant?
To become a Certified Public Accountant, you must have completed a theoretical and practical training.
You are very welcome to contact the Academic Advisors if you have questions about courses, grades, examination, applications, prerequisites, selections, admission, roll-calls or credit transfers. The Academic Advirors aim to empower you as students to make well-founded decisions concerning studies and career choices. They must observe professional secrecy.
Last updated: March 19, 2021