About Jönköping University
Jönköping University is a young professional-oriented university characterized by a high degree of internationalization, an entrepreneurial spirit and extensive collaboration with surrounding society. It is one of three Swedish private, non-profit institutions of higher education with the right to award doctorates. Jönköping University has around 12,000 students, of which 2,400 are international students. The university is one of the top universities in international student exchange and among the best in Sweden in terms of attracting international students. Campus has a truly international and academic environment with students and staff from all parts of the world. Both within education and research, Jönköping University has a close cooperation with business and society. Jönköping University is one of 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. The university is organized as a non-profit corporate group with Jönköping University Foundation as the parent organization and six wholly owned subsidiaries: the School of Health and Welfare, the School of Education and Communication, Jönköping International Business School, the School of Engineering, University Services and Jönköping University Enterprise.
A Master of Science in Economics is a degree in high demand as global corporations and the public sector need smart people with superior analytical skills to assess large amounts of complex economic data and draw meaningful conclusions. Hence, challenging and exciting career opportunities await graduates of this program. As a specialization within the field of economics, this program develops your ability to analyze many types of complex economic problems that corporations and public-sector agencies need to tackle. This is achieved by combining theoretical knowledge in economics with practical skills in statistics. In addition, the program attracts students and instructors from around the world, creating an international atmosphere and a diversity of perspectives on the issues discussed in class, which is also an experience that can give you a competitive edge in your future career. The program attracts students and instructors from around the world. This international atmosphere contributes to a broad perspective of the issues discussed in class. English proficiency and experience in working with individuals from different cultures are also important skills for taking part in working life. The autumn semester of the second year offers plenty of options to specialize your degree, either by studying abroad at one of JIBS’ recommended partner schools, or by taking elective courses of your choice at JIBS, which also allows you to do an internship in another country.
If the student decides to stay at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), a package of default courses is offered. One of the default courses are Internship in Economics. The internship course is of special interest as JIBS guarantees several students to get an internship in one of the organizations in the local community (the actual number is announced in December each year). The students that get the internship are those that decide to stay at JIBS during the third semester and are those that have high academic performance. The students apply for the internship positions during the end of the first semester, parallel to the going abroad selection. The objective of the internship course in economics is to give the student experience in applying his/her theoretical knowledge in practical work concerning economics, thereby allowing the student to further develop skills in applying the theoretical approaches which have been treated in the various courses of the program. The students that do not get any of the fixed positions are encouraged to also find an internship. If students fail to find an internship they will take the course at the advanced level at JIBS.
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