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About Lund University School of Economics and Management – LUSEM

More than a business school – balanced excellence

The vision of Lund University School of Economics and Management is to be committed to high international standards embodied in the ideal of balanced excellence, which means a high quality of education, research and external engagement to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM) has a clear and concise mission and vision that frame the activities of the school.

Mission and vision

The mission of LUSEM is to offer innovative, integrated, and varied education and research of high international standard in collaboration with external partners. A general objective of the faculty is to be socially relevant, proactive, a forefront educational institution, and a positive force for progress. By equipping students with a competitive, multi-faceted academic breadth and an understanding of the world around them, promising future prospects are provided; something affirmed by many alumni who often pursue successful careers. Therefore, making a difference and being more than a business school are important components of LUSEM’s vision.


Lund University has been international in its mission and outlook since it was founded. LUSEM is proud to build on this tradition and the School’s international profile is one of its key strengths and characteristics. Consequently, the School is international in many areas in terms of curriculum content, the backgrounds of students and faculty members, and the diversity of research collaborators.

The School’s strategy for internationalisation, hence, focuses on enhancing existing strengths, building new strengths in areas where this may be required, and further integrating value-adding international activities in order to obtain a strategic advantage.

Our agenda is to develop the culture and ambience of the School as a genuine international community. International recognition is a key factor in this strategy. Our overall ambition for internationalisation is, therefore, stated as:

LUSEM strives actively to be recognised as a truly international research and educational institution.

LUSEM has an International Council that handles strategic questions about internationalisation.

LUSEM International Council


The organisational structure of the School is designed to deliver a decision-making structure that equips the School to reach its mission and strategic goals. LUSEM has a structure, that sustains and endorses collegiality – a strong feature of all Scandinavian universities.

Governance and organisation

Organisational structure

Below we present an overview of the Lund University School of Economics and Management organisational structure.

An organizational chart. Graphic illustration

Figures about LUSEM


  • Four undergraduate programmes, two of which are taught in English.
  • Approximately 270 standalone courses.
  • 13 Master's programmes including four double degree programmes.
  • 4293 full-time equivalent students.

International student exchange 2022/2023

  • 586 nominated outgoing students from LUSEM.
  • 358 incoming students from other countries through agreements with LUSEM.
  • More than 130 partner universities worldwide.

Research education

  • Research education in seven subject disciplines.
  • 79 doctoral students (full-time equivalents).
  • 15–20 dissertations defended each year.


Staff expressed in full-time equivalents: 335.

Teaching staff distributed as follows:

  • 37 Professors
  • 90 Senior lecturers
  • 21 Lecturers
  • 34 Teachers / Researchers


LUSEM revenue in 2023: 436 million SEK.

About Lund University

Lund University is a public authority in Sweden and as such the University is responsible to the Ministry of Education and Research. The University is funded from both government money and funding raised elsewhere.

The University Board is the University's highest decision-making body. The Board comprises the Vice-Chancellor, representatives of the core faculty and students, and representatives of the community and the business sector.

The University is divided into nine faculties. The faculties are led by faculty boards, which have overall responsibility for the activities in the faculties.

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