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  • Locations: Jönköping, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Please follow the application instructions in the brochure below.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
The main goal of the summer program is to provide students with academic and applied knowledge, to experience an international environment and to provide knowledge of the Swedish culture through a rich program of cultural and social activities. The courses included in the summer program are taught in English.

JIBS and Jönköping University

JIBS is a leading business school in Scandinavia with a special focus on entrepreneurship and business renewal within a genuinely international environment. The school is loacted in the city of Jönköping, a prominent transport, logistics and communications hub and center for exhibitions and trade fairs. The courses offered are delivered in conjunction with the Centre for Innovation Systems, Entrepreneurship and Growth (CISEG), the Centre of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (CeLS) and the Center for Family Enterprises and Ownership (CeFEO). To find more about JIBS please visit

Jönköping University (JU) is one of the three Swedish private, non-profit institutions of higher education with the right to award doctorates. JU operates on the basis of an agreement with the Swedish Government and conforms to national degree regulations and quality requirements. It is characterized by internationalization, an entrepreneurial spirit and collaboration with the surrounding society. Research and education are carried out at four schools: Jönköping International Business School, School of Education and Communication, School of Engineering, and school of Health Sciences.

Exchange Highlights

Students will be able to discover Sweden and the region of Smaland as a part of the social and cultural events included in the program. Students will visit Vadstena Castle, one of Sweden's best-preserved castles from Gustav Vasa period in the 16th century. There will also be a visit to Granna, which is a small town outside of Jonkoping where the popular peppermint candy canes are handmade.


Jönköping is a fast-growing city with a population of 129,000 and is the centre of a region with some 380,000 inhabitants.  It is located in a county characterized by its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  The city is easily accessible and there are excellent links between Jönköping and the major cities in Sweden as well as a good connection to the continent.

In Jönköping you will find most things around the corner.  In the city centre there are shops, cafes, and restaurants. By bus or bicycle you can easily get to the area's largest shopping centre.  Just a short walk from campus you will find the long sandy beaches of Lake Vattern.  There is a wide range of leisure and sports facilities and the great outdoors is within easy reach, offering forests, mountains, and lakes.  Jönköping also has a wide variety of cultural venus: theatres, museums, cinemas, and concert halls.

Swedish companies have always been dependent on making international contracts and finding new ways to interact with the world.  Many businesses in the Jönköping area work in a global context.  They are very interested in building relationships with international students as the students can provide them with invaluable knowledge of - and connection with - the corporate world of their native countries.

Academic Programs in English

Undergraduate Level Courses
International Entrepreneurship and Venturing:
The formal goals of the course are to provide the students with insight into contemporary theoretical and practical developments in the area of entrepreneurship.  The students should gain knowledge and experience of some of the principles and models of business venturing, including business planning, and develop and oriented attitude towards business activities.

International Logistics and Supply Chain Management:
The course aims to provide the students with knowledge about the complex and dynamic nature of international logistics and supply chain management and to prepare the students with the skills needed in an international environment with increasing demands on efficiency and effectiveness in this area of study.  The course focuses on the role of management and how international logistics and supply chain management can function as a source of competitive advantage.  In addition, the course will provide students with knowledge about the use and impact of e-commerce in logistics and supply chain management.

Graduate Level Courses
Developing Dynamic Family Enterprises:
The course contains models and concepts from classic as well as contemporary family business research and practice.  A general introduction and overview of the characteristics of family businesses, as compared to other types of business organizations, is followed by an analysis of specific challenges facing family businesses in different stakeholder and cultural environments.


The prerequisites to taking any of the summer courses are:

  1. One year of undergraduate level studies in the relevant subject area
  2. Fluency in English equivalent to at least a 550 (old scale) or 213 (new scale) TOEFL score.
A Bachelor's degree is required to participate at the Graduate level.


The off-campus accomodation is located in the outskirts of the city.  Accommodation will be provided with access to bathroom and kitchen.  Public transportation is easily accessible from the accommodation area.

Admitted students will receive a link to apply for accommodation.

-Double or single room accommodation off-campus. The kitchens and bathrooms are shared with other students.

-Housing alternatives include bed, bed quilt, pillow, wardrobe, access to laundry-room and kitchen including fridge. Fixed utility cost (electricity and water included). Some kitchen utilities may be left to use by previous students

Exchange Cost

Application fee: 900 SEK (approx. $108.78)
Tuition for undergraduate courses: 16,250 SEK per course (approx. $1,964.07 per course)
Tuition for graduate course: 13,250 SEK (approx. $1,601.47)
Social and Cultural package: 1,200 SEK (includes welcome lunch, social activities, company visit, cultural trip, and farewell dinner) (approx. $145.04)

Other Costs

The accommodation cost may vary between 3000 SEK to 4000 SEK per month.

Additional Information

Program includes:

  • One course
  • Course literature
  • Language of instruction is English
  • Company visit
  • 24 hour Internet access at JIBS
  • Accommodation
  • Welcome lunch and Farewell dinner
  • Pick-up service
  • Access to the library services
  • Cultural and social activities
Visa Requirements
Please note that citizens of certain countries do not require a visa to enter Sweden if staying shorter than 3 months.  For the list of countries that require a visa for entry into Sweden, please visit or contact the Swedish Embassy or consulate in the home country for more information.

Medical Insurance
The medical/health insurance is not included.  Students are recommended to buy health insurance before coming to Sweden.

Undergraduate courses
Arrival and pick-up service*: June 6 and 7, 2015
Course and activities included in the program: June 8 to July 3, 2015
Housing dates: students will have access to the accommodation from June 6 to July 4, 2015.

Graduate course
Arrival and pick-up service*: August 1 and 2, 2015
Course and activities included in the program: August 3 to 14, 2015
Housing dates: students will have access to the accommodation from August 1 to 15, 2015.
*Pick-up service is offered to all students arriving during the arrival dates and who register their arrival information by the determined deadline.


Application is to be completed online and will be available from mid-December to April 1, 2015.
Students applying to the summer programme are recommended to participate in the whole programme, including the social and cultural activities.

The application is done on-line during the period mid-January to MARCH 1, 2013. The on-line application will be available at

Please follow the application instructions in the brochure below.

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