Business Management and Economics Programme

The Business Management and Economics Programme is a programme that leads to a diploma providing eligibility for higher education. The programme is intended for students who wish to study social sciences, and particularly economics and law. The programme is intended for students interested in learning how to start, run and develop a company.

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The programme lays the foundations for further studies in economics, law and other social science areas in higher education.

Two different orientations


  • You learn about business areas such as marketing, accounting, calculations, leadership and organisation. You learn to start and run a business.


  • You learn about the importance of the legal system in society and how it is related to international You develop your ability to analyse and assess legal problems.

This is what you learn from the programme

You develop your knowledge of economics, business economics, entrepreneurship, law and psychology. You study economic conditions in society, trade between countries, and the roles and responsibilities of companies in a globalised world. You learn methods to solve business problems. You get an insight into how people think, feel, act and interact with other people. You learn about the importance of the legal system in a democratic society and get an understanding of how our legislation is affected by international law. You develop your ability to analyse and assess legal problems.

How the programme is organised

In the Business Management and Economics Programme, the foundation subjects are: English, history, physical education and health, mathematics, natural sciences, religion, social studies, and Swedish or Swedish as a second language.

In the programmes preparatory for higher education, you study more theoretical courses than in the vocational programmes.

The programme specific subjects are: business economics, law, modern languages and psychology.

You get the opportunity to specialise and further broaden your knowledge in the programme. This is referred to as ”programme specialisation”. This can cover subjects such as: philosophy, geography, graphic communication, leadership and organisation, mathematics, media communication, modern languages, psychology and sociology. Check with the school to find out what specialisation courses it offers.

You also have an individual option where you can choose what you want to study. Ask the school what courses it provides.

Working approaches

In the programme, you search for, analyse and assess information with critical awareness of source material. You solve social, business and legal tasks,

individually or together with others. This enables you to develop your skills in reasoning from different perspectives, drawing conclusions, and the ability to argue from key concepts, theories and models.

You learn to structure and present your results using scientific methods appropriate to the target group.

Diploma project

Towards the end of the Business Management and Economics Programme, you complete a diploma project. In this you formulate a set of questions, plan, carry out and assess extended work based on some important knowledge areas in the programme.

Some points to think about

To be eligible for a specific education programme in higher education, it is important that you plan your studies in advance. Talk to your study and

vocational guidance counsellor if you want to continue your studies in higher education.

You always have the right to choose another course in physical education and health, and an aesthetic course in the individual option.

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Senast uppdaterad 27 mars 2020