The Department of Business Administration at the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg offers extensive education and research in the field of business administration and economic geography. This is the biggest department at the School of Business, Economics and Law, with 100 lecturers performing research, 60 doctoral students and 18 administrators.
Organisation-based research is allowing us to develop a knowledge and understanding of enterprise which is paving the way for well balanced development of companies and society. Industries, branches, companies and the public sector are all being studied as part of the wealth of research projects taking place at the department.
The department offers training at all academic levels and within most elements of the subjects. The department is a leader, both within University of Gothenburg and on a national level, when it comes to educating students to Masters level irrespective of the focus of the subject, and it is also a national leader when it comes to educating doctoral students in business economics. The success of this training at advanced academic levels is founded on a strong organisation-based research tradition dating back to the 1920s.
Postal address: PO Box 610, SE 405 30 Göteborg
Visiting address: Vasagatan 1
Phone: +46 31 786 00 00
Fax: +46 31 786 14 66
phone +46 31 786 1514
Organisation of the department
The Department of Business Administration is divided into four sections: Industrial and Financial Management & Logistics, Management & Organisation, Marketing and Accounting. There is also a group for joint administration of the department.
The departmental management team prepares cases so that the head of department can make decisions and implement action which takes into account both staff and operations.
The job of the departmental board includes making decisions on budgets, approving business reports and future plans, appointing equality representatives and compiling delegations of authority.
The section management team offers a forum for issues relating to personnel, salaries, the working environment and premises and issues at university or school level which involve staff.
The job of the study programmes board is to ensure that the education on offer at the department is updated, research-based and supplied in a professional manner.
The job of the research and third-cycle programme board is to ensure that the research and third-cycle programmes of the department maintain high quality from an international perspective. This board includes the department's subject representatives.
Teaching of and research into business economics have undergone development over more than 80 years in Gothenburg. This development took place initially at the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg (HHG). From the outset, HHG was a school of business, economics and law independent of the state (1923 - 1961), later becoming a state institution (1962 - 1970).
In 1954, Göteborg University formed its own department of business economics which was placed under the Faculty of Social Sciences. Activities at HHG, which focused on business economics, were transferred in 1971 to the Department of Business Administration at GU, and operations at HHG were phased out. The School of Business, Economics and Law re-emerged in 1996 with its own faculty at Göteborg University. Nowadays the Department of Business Administration is one of six departments at the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg.