Linnaeus University, the second largest university in southern Sweden, has an enrollment of approximately 35,000 Swedish and international students from over 60 countries studying at the two campuses. Although the majority of courses at the university are taught in Swedish, there are many courses in a wide range of fields taught in English which are open to USAC students.
The university has two campuses. One is a central campus situated south of the Växjö town center in a park-like setting, five kilometers from the city center and close to a historic country house, Teleborgs Slott. Everything one might need is located on campus in Växjö. The other campus is located in Kalmar, on the Baltic coast. The Kalmar campus facilities are integrated into the town, rather than being on a centralized campus, but everything is within biking distance. Their proximity to the sea is reflected in an emphasis in nautical science, marine biology, and international commerce. Orientation is held separately at each campus.
Although the majority of courses at the university are taught in Swedish, there are many courses in a wide range of fields taught in English—the majority of which are offered in Växjö—which are open to USAC students. The university offers a wide variety of services for students that includes: 24/7 access to computer labs, a copy and printing center, student welfare office, an on-campus chapel, and library that houses a European Documentation Center.
Since 2016, the School of Business and Economics at Linnaeus University has worked to become internationally accredited by AASCB, which is the world’s largest accrediting body and network for business schools.
The accreditation means that Linnaeus University has reached an internationally recognized standard of quality and focus among its programs in business and economics. Linnaeus University’s School of Business and Economics is now among only 6% of the world’s 17,000 business schools that have reached the level required for an accreditation.
During the last six years, the School of Business and Economics has conducted systematic development work with the aim to earn an accreditation. There has been continuous quality-assurance of education, study environment, research, collaboration, and skills development. The accreditation decision from AASCB comes after a rigorous review process and it will, among other things, make it possible to attract highly qualified national and international students and members of staff to the School of Business and Economics.
Susanne Ackum, Dean of the School of Business and Economics, describes the work:
“We have been working together throughout this journey and implemented new ways of thinking and working. We have had a constant focus on steady improvements and we have taken big steps, which we are immensely happy and proud of today."
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Minimum class standing: Junior
Open to degree-seeking students attending a 4-year institution at the time of application
Semester: 20 students
English | Swedish