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Bachelor program in Business & Economics

The BSc program in Business & Economics provides you with a broad and deep foundation for a successful career in business, economics, finance, innovation, and entrepreneurship. You have a lot of freedom to customize your degree and specizalize in your passions and interests. The program is 3 years and fully in English. There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Several scholarships are available to students from other countries. 95 % of our Bachelor students have jobs within 3 months of graduation.

Emma Olsson, Sweden
Student, BSc in Business & Economics

"Studying the Business & Economics program has given me completely new perspectives, useful knowledge and friends for life."

Savya Gupta, India
Student, BSc in Business & Economics

"The Business & Economics program offers an unwavering commitment to fostering critical thinking, innovation and global perspectives, empowering me to tackle the complex challenges of the modern world through cutting-edge education."

About the program

The Bachelor program in Business & Economics gives you a broad and firm knowledge within the field of business as well as economics. You will gain in-depth understanding of the economic factors that affect both society and organizations. You will also develop strategic and analytical skills in how economic factors can be influenced in order to reach desired goals.

Companies and organizations such as our corporate partners are present throughout the program through guest lectures, live business cases, and projects to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Semesters 1–3 provide you with a solid foundation through a wide range of mandatory courses:

  • Accounting I: Understanding Financial Reports
  • Accounting II: Analyzing Performance
  • B&E Reflection Series
  • Business Law I
  • Business Law II
  • Data Analytics I
  • Data Analytics II
  • Data Analytics III
  • Economics I: Microeconomics
  • Economics II: Macroeconomics
  • Finance I
  • Finance II
  • Global Challenges I
  • Global Challenges II
  • Innovation
  • Management I: Organizing
  • Management II: Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Strategy

    If you have a strong interest in entrepreneurship, we strongly recommend you to also check out our very own startup incubator, SSE Business Lab.

Semesters 4–6 let you customize your degree through these specializations (you can choose up to three):

  • Accounting & Financial Management
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing

    You can combine these specializations with a wide range of elective courses based on your interests.

In semester 5, you have the opportunity to do a 16 week internship fully in English. The internship is an elective course that you apply for. It is done in combination with writing your Bachelor's thesis or two other elective courses at SSE. 

In semester 5 or 6, you have excellent possibilities to go on an exchange semester at one of our more than 100 prestigious partner universities around the world.

The internship and the exchange semester cannot be combined.

See the full program structure including all courses, specializations, and elective courses.


Excellent career opportunities

The BSc program in Business & Economics opens the doors to a wide range of careers and advanced studies. SSE is highly ranked and 95 % of our Bachelor students have jobs within 3 months of graduation while 83 % receive a job offer before graduation. Many receive job offers from our more than 100 partner companies, while others continue their studies on the Master's level.

During your time at SSE, you are offered career coaching, CV/resume training and job interview training. You also have access to the SSE Career Hub with many positions and internships available exclusively to SSE students. Find out more about career support for students.

Our graduates typically go onto having successful careers within business, entrepreneurship, government, and NGOs. Here are some examples of our graduates' positions:

  • CEO

  • Entrepreneur

  • CFO, Financial Analyst, Head of Investor Relations

  • Marketing Manager, Brand Manager

  • Business Consultant/Management Consultant

  • Head of Sustainability
  • Minister, Policy Advisor

  • Journalist

Meet our BSc in Business & Economics graduates and download our employment reports.

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