Umeå School of Business

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Umeå School of Business and Economics
Handelshögskolan vid Umeå Universitet
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Type Public University
Established 1989
Rector Lars G Hassel
Administrative staff
Students 2,000
Undergraduates 1,500
Postgraduates 500
Location Umeå, Sweden
Campus Urban
Website USBE

The Umeå School of Business and Economics, USBE, or Handelshögskolan vid Umea Universitet, is the business school of Umeå University in the north of Sweden, founded in 1989 "to strengthen education in research and business while contributing to the community".[1] About 2000 students currently study at USBE. The School offers one Bachelor program, four undergraduate programs (Civilekonomprogram), seven Master's degree programs (including the Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Strategic Project Management) and doctoral programs.

The International atmosphere is important to the business school and it offers one undergraduate program (the International Business Program)and all Master's programs and doctoral programs entirely in English. USBE also accept a large number of international students as exchange or degree students.

USBE is located at the very heart of the University campus, a meeting-place for all academic disciplines, improving its opportunities to co-operate across traditional academic boundaries. It also gives USBE-students an opportunity to take an active part of student environment created for the 37 000 students at Umeå University.


Umea School of Business and Economics has three departments: the Department of Business Administration, the Department of Economics and the Department of Statistics.

USBE Career Center[edit]

USBE Career Center concentrates primarily on helping its graduates in the transition between graduation and the business world.


Within the Umeå School of Business and Economics, the Umeå Research Institute promotes research and awards funding to prospective researchers.[2] The School also hosts a group dedicated to research on decision-making in extreme environments. It is named Triple Ed (Research Group on Extreme Environments – Everyday Decisions).[3]


Lindellhallen at Umea University

Master's Programs[edit]

  • Master's program in Accounting
  • Master's program in Finance
  • Master's Program in Business Development and Internationalization
  • Master's Program in Management
  • Master's Program in Marketing
  • Master's Program in Economics
  • Master's Program in Strategic Project Management: offered jointly with Heriot-Watt University and Politecnico di Milano Erasmus Mundus

Undergraduate Programs[edit]

  • International Business Program (in English)
  • Business Administration and Economics Program (in Swedish)
  • Retail and Supply Chain Management Program (in Swedish)
  • Service Managementprogramet (in Swedish)
  • Bachelor's Program in Statistics

Notable alumni[edit]


  • Linus Berg - founder and CEO of "Rest & Fly"
  • Frida Berglund - founder of the popular blogg "Husmusen"
  • Wilhelm Geijer, former CEO and Board member of Öhrlings PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Christian Hermelin - CEO, Fabege
  • Leif Lindmark - former Rector, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Agneta Marell - Professor of Business Administration
  • Henrik P. Molin - Author
  • Göran Carstedt - Leading the global network "Society for Organizational Learning"
  • Malin Moström - Swedish woman footballer, nominated best in Sweden and the world.
  • Lars Petterson - CEO, Atea Sweden
  • Erik Wikström - CEO, Pizzeria Viking chain

Honorary Doctors[edit]

International partnerships[edit]

USBE has over 70 partner universities all over the world, including:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "USBE ( Network partner)". International Research Network on Social and Environmental Aspects in Business and Management (SEABUS). Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "USBE Research Institute". Umeå School of Business and Economics. Umeå University. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Triple E.D.". Retrieved 29 May 2014. 

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