Governance and structure

Lund University School of Economics and Management

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

The School is organised into a number of departments, research centres and other units.

Faculty Board

The Faculty Board has overall responsibility for the mission and vision, long-term strategy, funding and allocation of resources, recruitment and staffing, educational portfolio, quality of teaching, and research issues. Within the budget, the School has autonomy to decide on its organisational structure, educational portfolio, recruitment, staffing, and outreach activities.

Management Team

The Management Team of the School consists of the Dean, two vice Deans and the Head of Dean’s Office. The Dean is responsible for the School's strategy (including its implementation) and the School's relationship with the society and business community. The Dean also has the formal responsibility for staffing, financial administration, infrastructure etc.

Working committees and advisory boards

Several working committees are tied to the Faculty Board and to the Management Team of the School. Our professional staff members are assigned to each working committee. 

The Management Team is advised and supported by the Senior Management Council, composed of Heads of departments and research centres.

In order to make sure that the School has a sounding board of input from society and from the business sector at large, the School also has a Senior Corporate Advisory Board. The Senior Corporate Advisory Board meets twice a year and discusses and provides input on strategically important issues. The International Advisory Board is composed of top-level international researchers, in most cases with university management experience, and a corporate member. It deals with long-term strategic issues with an emphasis on the School’s international positioning.

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 eight faculties. The faculties are led by faculty boards, which have overall responsibility for the activities in the faculties.

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Last published: 2020-01-21