Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) is a young dynamic institution. JIBS' first students were enrolled in 1994 and in the last twenty years JIBS has grown to a comprehensive institution offering Bachelor, Master and Doctoral education.
Since its inception, JIBS has become world-renowned in a number of research areas related to its educational programmes. It has double accreditation by EQUIS and AACSB. JIBS is uniquely organized as a limited company owned by the Jönköping University Foundation.
Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) at Jönköping University, is the first and, so far, only institution in Sweden to be awarded the quality accreditation by AACSB. In March this year, JIBS received the EQUIS accreditation, which means that JIBS places itself among the top 0.1 % business schools in the world, and as the only double accredited by EQUIS and AACSB business school in Sweden.
In spring 2015, JIBS was awarded with the EQUIS accreditation by EFMD which means that JIBS is now part of an elite group of only around 100 business schools worldwide that are double accredited. The double-accreditation places JIBS on the map as a business school of absolute top international class. According to Johan Roos, the new accreditation will benefit JIBS in several ways.
In 1992, a report was presented to the Swedish Minister of Education, proposing the establishment of a business school in Jönköping with an international dimension in terms of faculty, student exchange and curricula. When the first students arrived in 1994, there was a four-year MSc programme in International Business Administration (with the option of leaving after three years with a BSc), a three year BSc programme in Business Informatics (MSc from 1995) and an LLM programme in Commercial and Tax Law. In 1995, another programme, the MSc in Economics and Politics, was started.
Right from the start, all programmes had an international focus, and all students had the opportunity to study abroad for one or two terms. JIBS started to develop partnerships with universities all over the world, and had 200 partnerships in 2001. From 2003, international students could study an entire bachelor programme in English at JIBS.
As a student at JIBS, you are part of a diverse mix of students and faculty, giving you a unique educational and personal experience. You will work with students from all over the globe with different backgrounds, sharing the ambition to develop deep knowledge in various areas and a can-do attitude, making you attractive to employers everywhere.
JIBS offers degree programmes on Bachelor, Master and PhD level. The education at JIBS is delivered completely in English except for a selection of courses that focus on Swedish law and accounting standards. With approximately 30 % of faculty and 45 % of students being from other countries, JIBS offers an education environment that is truly international.
Jönköping International Business School offers 4 bachelor degree programmes delivered completely in English. All bachelor programmes require successful high school graduation in order to qualify for admittance, and there are certain language requirements to be met. It should also be noted that there is competition for places in all programmes. Admission to these bachelor programmes includes the opportunity for qualified students to study abroad for one semester at one of JIBS' 180 partner universities situated on six continents. All bachelor programmes are three years in length (180 credits).
The master programmes at JIBS draw upon our world-class research in areas such as entrepreneurship, international trade, regional economics, financial economics, informatics, family business, logistics, statistics, international tax law, business development and innovation. The programmes give you an opportunity to learn more about areas of high relevance to the business community and to public policy, and at the same time receive a thorough academic specialisation.
Among the benefits being in a 2-year programme of studies is that you are given an opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities in the first semester of the second year, and you receive an education that makes you better prepared to take on cutting-edge research and doctoral studies in a particular subject area. As an alternative to studying abroad in the second year, you may participate in elective courses at JIBS. Some of the elective course credit may be associated with an internship for a business or government related project (if you are successful at finding such an internship with academic merit), so real life experience can be included in your education.
The Pathway Programme is designed to enable you to reach your full academic and social potential while in Sweden. Our pathways are the best way to improve your English proficiency in order to meet the entry requirements for studies at Jönköping University. If you meet the academic requirements for a programme, but lack the level of required English proficiency, you may apply to one of our pathway programmes. When you have successfully completed the programme you may enter into a pre-selected and eligibility assessed degree programme without any further testing. Choose one of our pathways to prepare you for a career and future employability.
Jönköping University offers three pathway programmes
The Summer School at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) offers courses at Bachelor's and Master's levels. The main goal of the summer school 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 programme of cultural and social activities. The courses included in the programme are taught in English.
Students applying to the summer school are recommended to participate in the whole programme. The undergraduate level courses run intensively and in parallel, which means that students may only participate in one of them. The programme includes pick-up service, accommodation, company visits, welcome lunch and farewell dinner, access to the library services, 24 hours/day access to the facilities and internet on campus and social and cultural activities.