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Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship

About the programme

The Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship (KBE) programme aims to provide students with scientific and practical knowledge about innovation and entrepreneurship as well as with the skills to turn such knowledge into practice.

The learning objectives are therefore designed to help the student acquire perspectives, skills and experiences necessary to take on an entrepreneurial role in future positions and activities.

  • Learn how to turn ideas into business.
  • Attain unique education in knowledge entrepreneurship.
  • Test and improve your entrepreneurial skills together with incubators and real business ideas.

Student's point of view

"I will get a strong academic knowledge as well as practical experience"

Read the full interview with Hani Elzoumor, student at the KBE programme.



There are both general and programme specific requirements.

Programme specific requirements KBE

  • A minimum of 15 credits of courses in subject areas related to business, economics, industrial management, innovation and/or entrepreneurship.
  • A minimum of 15 credits in Statistics (or 7.5 credits in Statistics and 7.5 credits in quantitative methods and/or Mathematics).

Career opportunities

The graduates have provided us with examples of their first job titles; project-manager, competition manager/project manager, strategy consultant, trade finance manager and management consultant. 60% had accepted a job before graduation and 100% were employed within six months.

Diffrences between Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship and Industrial Management

The two programmes are closely linked but there are distinctions;

Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship (KBE) addresses smaller entrepreneurial organizations, including dedicated courses within the program on issue of smaller companies, such as Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship and Entreprenuership: Service and Design. KBE trains the students to become entrepreneurs, working on projects in parallel with learning objectives within certain courses. The project ideas can come from the students, from our partner GU Holding and from broader society, such as social entrepreneurship.

Innovation and Industrial Management (IIM) addresses larger organizations, including dedicated courses within the program on issues of large companies such as operations management and global technology management. IIM has company projects within specific courses, and students usually write a thesis with a company.


Student Counselling: study.info@gs.gu.se

MSc Programme Coordinator: PhD Rick Middel 

MSc Deputy Programme Coordinator: PhD Evangelos Bourelos

Pre-incubation Coaching and Business Development: Andreas Albertsson, GU Ventures 


Master of Science

Length of education:
2 years, 120 credits

Language of instruction:

Entrance requirements:
Link to requirements

Tuition fee:
Link to tuition fee

Programme period: 
2 September 2019 - 6 June 2021

Application periods:
International applicants:
1 November 2018 - 15 January 2019 www.universityadmissions.se

Swedish applicants:
15 March - 15 April 2019
www.antagning.se / www.universityadmissions.se


Double Degree

Receive a Master's degree from two schools!

Stena A Olsson Foundation Scholarships

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