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Stockholm Business School – Summer Program

About Stockholm Business School

Stockholm Business School (SBS) is one of the biggest departments at Stockholm University with more than 3,500 students, about 100 research and teaching staff, and some 40 doctoral students. SBS conducts prominent research and education in an open and innovative environment. At SBS you will be equipped with knowledge and skills of business studies while also allowing you to develop a strong sense of self and a deeper understanding of the world around you.

Founded in 1962, SBS educates future business leaders and managers for careers in both the private and public sector. SBS is located in restored buildings dating back to 1912 in the traditional Kräftriket campus area, beautifully located near the picturesque Brunnsviken lake. The area is within walking distance of Stockholm city center, is easily accessible by public transportation and has plenty of parking facilities.

SBS is located in Stockholm, the beautiful capital city of Sweden where tradition meets innovation. The school benefits from its location in one of the largest hubs for business and education in Northern Europe and attracts bright minds from all over the world. World famous brands such as IKEA, H&M, Skype and Spotify were all born in Sweden, and breakthrough inventions such as the pacemaker and three point seatbelt were also developed here. Almost 100,000 students live in the Stockholm area and the city is buzzing with student activities and events. What is more, Stockholm is Scandinavia’s cultural hub, with a wide offering of galleries and museums, live music, and fine dining.

Top 3 Reasons to study here:

  1. Enjoy the benefits of a highly skilled and experienced faculty who base their courses on the latest within research.
  2. Meet people of many different nationalities, with contacts throughout the world, who contribute to the creation of a highly international atmosphere at SBS.
  3. Study in Stockholm, the beautiful capital city of Sweden where tradition meets innovation. It is one of the largest hubs for business and education in Northern Europe and attracts bright minds from all over the world to the picturesque campus.

 

Quick Facts

Location: Stockholm, Sweden (population: 790,000)

University: Stockholm Business School (students: 3,500)

Program Website: http://www.sbs.su.se/english/education/courses-and-programmes/summer-programme

Dates:

  • Period 1: July 17 – 28, 2017
  • Period 2: July 31 – 11 August, 2017
  • Periods 1 & 2: July 17 – 11 August, 2017

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application: The summer programme is only available for students from Stockholm Business School’s partner universities. If you are interested in taking part of Stockholm Business School’s Summer Programme then you need to be nominated by your home university. The international office at your home university has to email a confirmation to summer@sbs.su.se . Once the nomination is accepted an link to the online application form will be sent to the student. Last day to apply for SBS Summer Program 2017 is May 5th, 2017.

Application deadline: May 5, 2017

Visa information: Review Stockholm University’s visa page for detailed information.

Primary Contact Information: Besime Uyanik, Senior International Coordinator, summer@sbs.us.se

 

Academic Program

In total the summer program at Stockholm Business School offers five undergraduate courses worth 3 ECTS-credit each and will cover the current topics in management, marketing, accounting, finance and pr & advertising. Students can either stay for two weeks and select 1 -2 courses or stay for four weeks and select 2 -5 courses.

Course Descriptions

Current topics in PR & Marketing (period 1). The course familiarizes students with the contemporary perspectives and the progress in the field of advertising and public relation, serving as a valuable complement to the basic advertising and public relation course(s). More specifically, even if the course will endorse a business administration focus, given the interdisciplinary features of the field and the very recent research directions towards a more socio-cultural approach, the course will mainly focus on consumers/audience and socio-cultural and political application/implication. Students are thus offered opportunities to further examine topics such as modern marketing communication and visual design, consumer culture research, public relation and public diplomacy, both through individual and group assignments, and in this manner widen the basic understanding of the advertising and public relation discipline.

Current topics in Management- Gender & Management (period 1). The last three decades have seen dramatic rises in the employment rates of women. However, pronounced gender differences remain in the nature of women and men’s contribution to the labour market. Whilst women represent over 40% of the global labour force and are moving into professional and managerial jobs, the number of women holding senior managerial positions is still low.

This course examines these and other gender issues in employment, and the reasons behind women turning to entrepreneurship. It introduces key concepts and theories of gender difference, gendered divisions of paid and unpaid work and gender ideologies. It discusses explanations for gender disadvantage and discrimination at work, evidence for gender differences in management and leadership style and the association of management with masculinity.

Current topics in Finance (period 2). The aim of the course is to navigate perhaps the greatest contemporary challenge to the economic well-being of citizens in developed countries: the shifting of responsibility for managing personal savings from governments and employers to households at a time when financial markets are more complex than ever. The course will provide students with some basic concepts and tools to understand the main aspects of this challenge and become more conscious consumers of financial products. Some specific topics include lifecycle theory of savings, investor profiling and the role of behavioral biases, complexity, incentives and market abuse.

Current topics in Marketing (period 2). This course introduces and explores current issues in the marketing field of study, focusing on the latest research, business, and societal developments. Students will have the opportunity to further examine topics as service marketing, high technology marketing, or sustainability and transcendence marketing, both through individual and group assignments, and in this manner widen the basic understanding of the marketing discipline.

Current topics in Accounting -Operation Management (period 1-2, NOTE! runs through both periods – 4 weeks). This course introduces and explores current issues in the operations management field of study under the tree of accounting, focusing on the latest research, business, and societal developments to familiarizes students with the contemporary perspectives and the progress in the field, serving as a valuable complement to the basic operations management course(s). During the course student will learn more about topics such as quality improvement, change management, teamwork and leadership, both through individual and group assignments, and in this manner widen the basic understanding of the operations management discipline.

Visit the Stockholm Business School Summer Program webpage for more information or download the program brochure.

 

Credit Transfer

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.

 

Housing & Meals

All students accepted for the summer program will be staying at the student area Lappkärrsberget, close to the business school and the city centre. All the corridors are mixed gender and mixed nationality. The rooms are between 17-23,5 square meters and they are furnished with a bed, a mattress, a desk, a chair and have a private bathroom with a shower and WC. The kitchen and the common room is shared with the other students living in the same corridor. These corridor rooms are only for single occupancy.

The housing is included in the fee, however there is no meal plan and students have to cook and buy food themselves.

 

Student Experience

 

Students will be provided with a welcome session with breakfast as well as a farewell dinner at the end of the program. During the term, SBS offers several social and cultural events (i.e. boat cruise, visit to Skansen and Vasa museet). Students also will take part in company visits arranged by SBS.

 

Fees

There are no tuition fee for the program/courses for students coming from one of our partner institutions. The fees are related to costs for housing, class materials and social events etc. Since the schedule for the courses are designed to enable the students to participate in two courses each two week period we encourage the students to sign up for as many courses as possible during their stay, in order to make the most of their visit to Sweden from both a knowledge and social perspective.

  • 2 weeks stay (1 – 2 courses): 7000 SEK*
  • 4 weeks stay (2-4 courses): 14.000 SEK*

The following is included in the fees:

  • Housing in single rooms
  • Wireless internet on campus and in housing
  • Welcome and farewell lunch
  • Social and cultural events
  • Company visits

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