Carl Ljunggren and Marcus Karlsson are current 2nd year SSE Master's students in the Business and Management program, specialization in Management.
Having graduated with Bachelor degrees, also from SSE, they decided to pursue a Master degree to enhance their learnings further. Both Carl and Marcus have strong interest in entrepreneurship and developing countries, and they therefore went on student exchange for one semester in India last year.
This gave them a unique opportunity to understand the local environment from an ‘on the ground’ perspective, which helped them develop an idea for their Master thesis. Specifically, they decided to focus their thesis on what impact business incubators have on university students’ intentions for opportunity-based entrepreneurship in Uganda, with the aim to understand the future of entrepreneurship in Africa. This type of entrepreneurship has been widely recognized as a vital factor for economic growth in developing countries.
A fruitful cooperation with Global Business Labs and faculty at SSE, as well as a Minor Field Study Scholarship from the Swedish Institute of Development Aid (SIDA) enabled two months onsite research at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
By exploring available opportunities and staying close to their personal and academic interests, Carl and Marcus are now creating an exciting Master’s thesis that produces insights into a very relevant topic. Findings could act as guidelines for international development aid agencies for resource allocation purposes.
Carl and Marcus show that there are endless opportunities for students at SSE. Where will your studies at SSE take you?
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