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Qualification descriptor for Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics
Civilekonomexamen

Degree regulations of 2007
Second cycle
Specialisations
NameStart termFor admitted until
Economics (Nationalekonomi) A09
Business Administration with Specialization in Accountancy and Control (Företagsekonomi, specialisering i redovisning och styrning) A13
Business Administration with Specialization in Marketing (Företagsekonomi, specialisering i marknadsföring) A13
Business Administration (Företagsekonomi) A09A16
Established
Qualification descriptor approved on 2010-05-19 by Filosofiska fakultetsnämnden. Qualification descriptor updated on 2014-09-30 by Enhetschef för utbildnings- och forskningsenheten.
Examanition Objectives
Higher Education Act
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Higher Education Ordinance

Annex 2

For a Master of Science in Business and Economics the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required for advanced and autonomous work in the field of business and economics.

Knowledge and understanding
For a Master of Science in Business and Economics the student shall have:
    * demonstrated knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of and best practice in
    * his or her chosen field of business and economics as well as insight into current research and development work
    * demonstrated both broad knowledge of the field of business and economics as well as a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas in his or her chosen field of business and economics
    * demonstrated specialised knowledge of theories and methodology in his or her chosen field of business and economics, and
    * demonstrated knowledge of relevant national and international regulatory systems in his or her chosen field of business and economics.

Competence and skills
For a Master of Science in Business and Economics the student shall have:
    * demonstrated the ability to integrate knowledge and also to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations
    * demonstrated the ability to identify and formulate issues in business and economics autonomously as well as to plan and use appropriate methods to undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames
    * demonstrated the ability to present his or her conclusions in speech and writing to different audiences in both national and international contexts, and
    * demonstrated the skills required for participation in research and development work or employment in some other qualified capacity.

Judgement and approach
For a Master of Science in Business and Economics the student shall have:
    * demonstrated the ability in his or her chosen field of business and economics to make assessments informed by relevant disciplinary and social considerations such as human rights and ethical issues as well as awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
    * demonstrated insight into the significance of leadership and the exercise of leadership, and
    * demonstrated the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Detailed objectives for this degree

General objektives. After completed education the student will have the ability to:
• analyze and interpret business and economic environments and opportunities
• understand relationships and differences between the strategic, tactical and operational level in economical circumstances
• discuss and cooperate with legal expertise in a conscious and reflective manner
• utilize scientific and statistical methods in order to solve problems within the economical area

Specialisations
Economics
In addition to the general objectives for a Master of Science in Business and Economics, a student with Specialization in Economics shall have the ability to:

·         select and argue for different approaches in order to solve advanced problems within Economics
·         apply methods and tools to solve advanced problems within Economics
·         perform tasks towards clients in different contexts within Economics
Business Administration with Specialization in Accountancy and Control

In addition to the general objectives for a Master of Science in Business and Economics, a student with Specialization in Accountancy and Control shall have the ability to:

  • analyze both external and internal value creating activities from a holistic perspective
  • select and argue for different approaches in order to solve advanced problems within the area of business administration
  • reflect and analyze about the significance of individual behaviour in different constellations of groups and business relationships
  • apply methods and tools to solve advanced problems within business administration
  • apply methods and tools within accountancy and control to solve advanced problems within business administration
Business Administration with Specialization in Marketing

 In addition to the general objectives for a Master of Science in Business and Economics, a student with Specialization in Marketing shall have the ability to:

  • analyze both external and internal value creating activities from a holistic perspective
  • select and argue for different approaches in order to solve advanced problems within the area of business administration
  • reflect and analyze about the significance of individual behaviour in different constellations of groups and business relationships
  • apply methods and tools to solve advanced problems within business administration
  • apply marketing methods and tools to solve advanced problems within business administration


Business Administration
Major in Business Administration
In addition to the general objectives, Master of Science in Business and Economics with a major in business administration will, after completed aducation, have the ability to:
 ·        analyze both external and internal value creating activities from a holistic perspective 
·        select and motivate different approaches in order to solve advanced problems within the area of business administration
·        reflect and analyze about the significance of individual behaviour in different constellations of groups and business relationships
·        apply methods and tools to solve advanced problems within business administration
·        perform tasks towards clients in different contexts within business administration
 
with specialization in marketing
In addition to the objectives for a major in business administration, Master of Science in Business and Economics with specialization in marketing will, after completed education, have the ability to:
·        apply marketing methods and tools to solve advanced problems within business administration
 
with specialization in accountancy and control
In addition to the objectives for a major in business administration, Master of Science in Business and Economics with specialization in accountancy and control will, after completed education, have the ability to:
·        apply methods and tools within accountancy and control to solve advanced problems within business administration
Credits
The programme requires 240 credits.

The credits stated indicate the total for all courses leading to the degree. All courses are to have been completed and passed.

Special requirements
Higher Education Ordinance and Luleå University of Technology
Independent project (degree project)
A requirement for the award of a Master of Science in Business and Economics is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits.(The Higher Education Ordinance, Annex 2 Qualifications ordinance)

For the Master of Science in Business and Economics degree equivalent to 240 credits, it is a requirement that a minimum of 45 credits shall consist of courses at second cycle level. (Riktlinjer för Bolognaanpassning (Guidelines for Bologna adaptation), LTU Dnr 783-06)

All course requirements for this degree are stated in the official syllabus.

Degree certificate

A degree certificate will be issued upon application to students who fulfil the requirements for a degree.

Course requirements for this degree