Bachelor's Programme in Business and Economics

Programme
S1EKA
3 years
180 credits (ECTS)

Read more about Bachelor's Programme in Business and Economics at gu.se.

Welcome to the Bachelor's Programme in Business and Economics.

These pages are intended for students admitted to, or enrolled in the Bachelor's Programme in Business and Economics. Here you will find specific information about the programme as well as links to general pages on the Student Portal that we would like to highlight.

New student

If being an admitted but not yet registered student please find more information under New Student.

Programme syllabus

Course overview: semester 1-6

Semester 1

EKFN11 Introduction to Studies in Business and Economics, 2 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list

 

EKF112 Financial Accounting, 8 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list

 

EKF113 Management Accounting, 6 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list

 

EKN111 Macroeconomics, 6 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list

 

EKS111 Statistics 1a, 8 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list

 

Semester 2

EKN112 Microeconomics, 6 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list

 

EKN103 Financial economics, 6 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list

 

EKR111 Introduction to Commercial Law, 3 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list

 

EKF104 Marketing, 6 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list

 

EKF115 Management, 6 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list

 

EKF116 Applied Business Administration, 3 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list

 

Semester 3

EKS112 Statistics 1B, 7 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list

 

EKN104 Economics in Practice, 6 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list

 

EKN105 International Economics, 5 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list

 

EKR112 International Commercial Law, 12 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list

 

Semester 4

In depth courses within your main field of study/major

Semester 5 

Major in Business Administration:

Optional courses in Sweden or abroad, 30 hp
Course syllabus can be found at the university where you are studying


Major in Economics:

Optional courses in Sweden or abroad, 30 hp
Course syllabus can be found at the university where you are studying


Major in Financial Economics:

You can choose to study at the School of Business, Economics and Law or to study abroad. If you study at the School of Business, Economics, and Law, you will study 30 credits at the advanced level in financial economics(to be announced in English)

If you study abroad, at least 15 credits must be in the field of finance and the remaining 15 credits in financial economics, business administration and/or economics. Check with your study counsellor. If you choose to study abroad, you will find course syllabus at the university where you are studying.

 

Semester 6

Bachelor course, 15 credits and Bachelor thesis, 15 credits

Major in Business Administration:

Optional specialisations:

(To be announced in English)

 

Major in Economics:

NEK301 Basic Econometrics, 7,5 hp


Elective course 7,5 credits:

NEK304 Environmental Economics
NEK307 Policy Evaluation
or

NEK316 Economics Bachelor thesis, 15 credits

Canvas, Course syllabus and reading list 

 

Major in Financial Economics:

Study abroad

As a student in the Bachelor of Economics programme, you have the opportunity to study abroad during your fifth semester. We highly recommend that you take advantage of the opportunity for exchange studies. It gives you international experience, gives your programme a unique profile and qualifies you for interesting jobs.

Learn more from the student portal pages for exchange studies. 

Forms

Here we collect the forms that may become relevant during your studies:

Exemption from eligibility requirements 

Use this form to apply for an exemption from eligibility requirements for the fourth semester of the Business Program.

Use this form to apply for an exemption from eligibility requirements for the sixth semester of the Business Program.

 

Study leave

You can take a study break for personal reasons, work, internships, parental leave, military service, etc.

 

Study interruption

Use this form if you wish to interrupt your studies. An interruption means that you are not entitled to resume your studies in the Business Program.

 

Exchange studies

Study plan (pdf 0,3 mb)

 

Do you have a case concerning credit transfer, study leave, study interruption or similar and want more information? Welcome to contact study counsellors at the Department of Business and Economics Programme.

Contact 

The administration's office

Viktoriagatan 13, floor 4.

Mailing address: 

Box 610 SE 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Gabriella Jaxdal
Gabriella Jaxdal
Study counsellor study.be@handels.gu.se

To book a physical meeting or scheduled zoom appointment for questions related to study guidance, please contact the study counsellor

Study counselling (drop-in) on Zoom during term-time:
Thursdays 9-10 a.m

Link to zoom can be found at the Canvas page for Academic counselling.

 

Måns Ramberg
Måns Ramberg
Education Officer

For questions regarding reporting in Ladok and examinations/exams, please contact the study administration: be@handels.gu.se.

 

For questions regarding course selection for exchange programs and credit transfer from exchange studies.

 

Rebecka Arman
Rebecka Arman
Programme coordinator

For quality issues (evaluation and development) both in terms of courses and the programme as a whole.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions regarding the content and implementation of the programme or want to get in touch with the right student representative in the various forums and bodies where educational issues are discussed, please contact Rebecka Arman.