During your studies
Here you will find information for you who have started your education at Stockholm Business School. Information that is important to know when you are a student with us.
Register for a new semester within the programme
As an SBS programme student you must, before each semester, either apply for your courses via universityadmission.se or answer a questionnaire from SBS. See what applies to you by visiting the link / links below.
Right before the semester starts, you must also remember to self-register for your SBS courses in Ladok.
Bachelor´s programme in International Business and Politics
Stockholm Business School´s learning platform is called Athena. Each course/ programme has its own Athena site and you join your course/programme site automatically by registering for the course. All course-specific communication takes place through Athena. Here you will find your schedule, course syllabus, course material, assignments.
To get to your course site in Athena, you must be registered for the course (check on Ladok for students) and have an activated university account. If you still cannot find your course in Athena, please contact the course coordinators.
You can contact the Helpdesk if you have questions about Athena. Ask your question in the Service Portal or call 08-16 19 99. You can, among other things, get help with resetting your password.
Athena app for iPhone or Android
You can download a free app and use Athena on your cell phone or iPad. The app is called Itslearning and is available for iPhone and Android.
Here you will find instructions on how to download the app.
Tips on where to find course literature
At Frescati there are:
- The University Library where you can borrow course literature
- Campusbutiken, which is the student union's second-hand bookstore, where you can submit old textbooks for sale and buy the new books cheaply.
- Campusbokhandeln sells new and used course literature online and in stores.
Everything you need to know
If you have previous studies within the framework of your education at Stockholm University you can apply for a credit transfer of theses courses.
At SBS, an examination is an essential and prominent part of the student's learning. All learning activities in a course are examined on an ongoing basis. This places high demands on the individual student to take responsibility for their studies and their learning, while at the same time giving the student a more significant opportunity to influence and control their study performance.
Exemption from examination rules
Exemption (postponement) from an examination part means that a student who submits a valid and written certified reason (illness/hospital stay substantiated with a medical certificate) can instead complete an examination part at the next subsequent examination occasion, and with retained points from previous examination parts. The exemption application is submitted to the director of studies as soon as possible after the current examination component.
The granted exemption only applies during the semester following next.
For the weight of the examination part in relation to the comprehensive examination, reference is made to the course syllabus on the course page.
The exemption application for planned absence is submitted together with a written certified reason to the Director of Studies no later than at the start of the course. For a form and more information about the application process, contact the director of studies.
Study breaks/interruptions and sick leave
If you want to take a break or stop studying the program, you can report a study break or interruption to the program with the forms below. If you become ill and cannot study, you must notify the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) of your illness.
What is a study break?
The provisions on study breaks are found in Chapter 7. Section 22 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100). A study break is a planned break from the studies in the program for one or a maximum of two semesters in a row. Reasons for study breaks are:
- parental leave
- care of children
- sick leave for a more extended period
- conscription or civilian service
- student union assignments
- fixed-term probationary employment within the Armed Forces.
The reason for the study break must be substantiated with a certificate (sent together with the application for a study break). A granted study break is registered in Ladok. You will receive a certificate of this which you can present if needed to, for example, CSN or Försäkringskassan (the Swedish Social Insurance Agency) and you will receive information on how to register for the next semester after the break. During the break, you cannot be re-registered for courses within the program for remaining studies.
What is a study interruption?
An interruption in the program may mean that you intend not to resume your studies. It may also mean that you want to take a break from your studies, for reasons other than those stated for study breaks above. This may, for example, apply if you want to work instead of studying or try another education.
An interruption is added to Ladok (www.student.ladok.se).
If you interrupt term one early, you can apply for the program again via antagning.se but not with a guaranteed place. If you take a break after semester one and want to resume your studies later for semester two-six, you must contact study counselors no later than April 1st and October 1st, respectively, before the semester in which you want to resume your studies.
In this case we remove the interruption and you can apply with a guaranteed place within the program for the next semester. To be able to apply with a guaranteed place, you are allowed a break of a maximum of three semesters. If you get in touch later than April 1st and October 1st, respectively, we cannot guarantee a place for you until the next semester. When you have a break, you cannot be re-registered for courses within the program or remaining studies.
Notification of study interruption
Application for study leave
As a student, you can print a digital Ladok certificate of your study results in the university's web portal Ladok for students. The certificate will be in the form of a pdf file that you can save on your computer, print or send by e-mail. The recipient can then verify the certificate by going to a particular website and, by entering the unique code contained on each certificate, get to see an exact copy of this.
The course coordinators can also provide performance and registration certificates in Swedish and English at SBS, Kräftriket or via Infocenter in Studenthuset.
Internship, jobs and scholarship
On the career portal MyCareer you will find internships, dissertation topics that you can write in collaboration with companies or organizations, trainee programs and jobs. You will also find career events and career tips.
Read more about career
As a student at Stockholm Business School you have access to the career portal Highered, filled with open positions abroad. Highered is perfect if you are an international student looking for work in your home country, or a Swedish student looking for work abroad. When creating an account in Highered, you must use your university e-mail address with the extension student.su.se.
Questions and answers
Where/when can I find a schedule, information about who is responsible for the course and semester curriculum?
At the respective course website, you will find the schedule and course coordinator. You can search for your course in the digital education catalogue. You will also find information about your courses in Athena. Ahead of fall semesters, schedules for the next semester are usually updated the day before Midsummer's Eve. For spring semesters the update is made around the 23rd of December. Here you will find the term dates.
Where can I find the amanuensis' reception hours? What is an amanuensis?
The assistant professor is a student at either the bachelor's or master's level who can help you if there is something you do not understand in the course you are studying. Here you will find the amanuensis' reception hours.
I want to take a break from a course, how do I proceed?
You can take a break from courses in Ladok. There are two types of breaks: "Early break" and "Break":
If you take a break before three weeks have passed on a course, it will be an early break. If you want to take the course another semester, you must apply for the course/course package again and be accepted to be able to re-register for that course for the first time. It is not possible to re-register.
However, if you do not take a break at all or take a break after three weeks of attending the course, you cannot be registered for the first time again (even if you apply and are admitted to the course/course package) but you can be re-registered as long as the course remains.
I have not passed a course – how do I finish?
In order to be re-registered for a course you have previously been registered for but have not yet passed, contact the course coordinator for the semester in which you want to complete the course, and enter your social security number. As a re-registered person, you can register for the exam in Fastreg (no later than five working days before the exam), and you can attend lectures. At the start of the course, you can contact the course coordinator to see if you could get a place in a seminar group. Also, contact the course coordinator if you are unsure of whether the course content is the same as when you first registered for the course or if you have other questions about the course.
Why can't I register for re-examination?
You must re-register for the course the semester you want to take the exam. This is done in Athena or through your course coordinator. This may also be the case when you have registered for an exam five times. If that is the case, contact the study counsellor.
Who do I speak to if the grade is not reported to Ladok?
Contact the course coordinators.
I need a break in the Bachelor's program in Business Administration. What applies?
See Study break/interruption.
Where can I buy and sell used course literature?
Stockholm University Student Union's second-hand bookshop The campus store is located in Allhuset (Frescati). There you can both buy used course literature and submit your old textbooks for sale. More information is available at the Campus Store.
I started reading programs or independent courses several years ago and want to know if it is possible to finish my studies?
Contact the Academic Advisors.
Should one write the thesis together or alone?
The master's thesis must be written in a group of three students.
Who should I ask if I want to get old exams?
You can email email@example.com
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.
The course coordinators work with internal administration of the department's courses in Athena, Ladok and SISU. They answer questions about:
- Registration for seminar groups for re-registered students (see the schedule when it's time).
- Disruption of studies (always report if you are not going to complete a course, done through My studies).
- Grading reports (for grades submitted by the examiner to us, but no earlier than three weeks after the examination date. You will find your grade in Ladok when it is ready).
- Certificate that requires stamp and signature (usually only foreign universities and for alumni who do not have an active student account).
- Thesis administration.
OBS! Always give us your social security number in e-mail contact.
Director of Studies
International Coordinator administrates international student agreements, and provides services to exchange students who are applying to Stockholm Business School.
The Teaching Assistants can help you if there is anything you do not understand in the courses you take at Stockholm Business School. They can assist you with general study issues and they also receive applications for reassessment (all courses in Business Administration and Advertising and PR).
Last updated: March 1, 2021