The University was established in 1965 and has about 25,000 students—a growing number of these are international students. The university has educational services in thirty locations in northern Sweden.
Bachelor Programs include:
- General Business Administration and Economics
- Service Management
- International Business Administration and Economics
Master’s Programs are all conducted in English. They are:
- Accounting and Finance
- Entrepreneurship and Dynamic Business Contexts
- Management: People, Projects and Processes
- Marketing Research and Analyst Management
Umea has a wide offering of business courses. Several classes have prerequisites that the student must meet before registering. For eligibility, course descriptions and more, visit www.umu.se
Courses at Umea include
- Business to Business Marketing
- Dynamic Business Contexts
- Entrepreneurial Financial Management
- Entrepreneurial Management and Change
- Entrepreneurship, business contexts and change
- Finance and Control
- Financial Management and Analysis
- International Business Culture and Communication
- Knowledge Management
- Managing Metaphors and Knowledge in Organizations
- Multinational Finance
- Operations Management
- Organization and Management of the Firm
- Product Planning and Development
- Research Design and Method
- Service Marketing and International Marketing
Length of Study
The Academic Calendar is similar to that of the US, with the fall semester running from September to December, and the spring semester from January thru May. You can study at Umea for one semester to one year.
International students are attracted to Umea University by the many high-level courses that are taught in English. However, CSU students participating in the exchange program are offered an intensive course in basic Swedish—at no cost.
The International Housing Office (IHO) is in charge of housing international students. The IHO offers single occupancy roOMS, with a bathroom included, situated in corridors of 6-8 students. RoOMS are furnished with a bed, desk, chairs, and bookshelf. If a student wishes to rent a student room via the IHO, a housing application should be submitted before the deadline.
Cost of Living
An estimated monthly budget to live in Sweden is approximately $700 US, which includes food, housing, student fees, and books. Personal expenses are not included.
Sweden has a population of nearly 9 million people. The official language is Swedish but most people speak and understand English. Sweden is located between the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, and is the fifth largest country in Europe. Umea is the capital of northern Sweden, with a population of 105,000 people. The climate consists of warm summers when the sun hardly sets and snowy winters, ideal for cross-country and downhill skiing.