Bachelor's degree, consisting of 180 credits. The equivalent of English 6 in Swedish secondary school.
Urban Studies: Urban Business and Development - Real Estate and Transport is the master’s program for students that aspire for a future career in developing and managing attractive and sustainable cities. The program is multidisciplinary in its’ content but with a basis in Business Administration, Economics and Economic Geography. These perspectives are important to understand the driving forces behind urbanisation, and to understand spatial development within and between cities and regions. Real estate and transport and the services they generate are key factors to a viable integration of cities and regions.
The functioning of cities evolve through collaboration and co-operation of various stakeholders, in private as well as in public sector. The economic perspectives in the program provides an understanding for the different incentives that drive development of sustainable cities. It includes business development as well as social developments.
The program provides students with the competence and analytical tools required to analyse and critically assess objectives in urban development, such as new business models and development projects. They can work in private, public and non-governmental organisations that have different roles in contributing to the integration and development of cities and regions. Students can also continue with an academic career by entering into research education when they finished the program.
Semester 1 and 2 are dedicated to mandatory courses within the main field of Urban Studies. During semester 3 students can choose to specialise by taking courses at universities abroad (exchange studies), elective courses at the department of Urban Studies or apply for research internship. These courses do not need to be within the field of Urban Studies.
Semester 3: Students may choose to take courses at Malmö University or at another university in Sweden or abroad (i.e. exchange studies). The Department of Urban studies will offer a few elective courses. These will be made available during semester 2 in time for application. There will be a possibility for research internship.