Jönköping International Business School (JIBS)

Jönköping University is one of three independent non-profit private institutions of higher education in Sweden offering programmes at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The university is also engaged in executive education and outreach activities to local, regional and international communities. The university is organized into four specialized schools, Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), the School of Education and Communication, the School of Engineering and the School of Health Sciences. Two key words of Jönköping University are entrepreneurship and internationalization. Currently, Jönköping University has exchange programs with many partner universities worldwide and is one of the leading universities in Sweden with reference to the scope of its international student and research exchange.

Established in 1994, JIBS has achieved a key position in family business and entrepreneurship among business schools in Europe. The focus areas of the School are entrepreneurship, ownership and business renewal.

Currently, JIBS has four doctoral programmes (business administration, economics, statistics, and informatics). The programmes in business administration, statistics and economics are of high international standard and enjoy a strong international reputation.  So far, 110PhDs have graduated from these programmes since 1995. They are now holding good positions in universities in Sweden or abroad, or work as experts in public or private organizations.

JIBS became the first Swedish double-accredited school by EQUIS and AACSB in 2015.37% of JIBS Core faculty, 58% of its Adjunct faculty and 67% of its PhD candidates come from countries outside Sweden. This makes us the most international business school in Sweden.

JIBS has approximately 1,700 students, of which 42% of the Bachelor students and 80% of the Master students come from other countries. All JIBS programs are taught 100% in English.

JIBS is ranked as one of the top universities for business research in Sweden, and is cited as #1 in Europe and #3 in the world for its research on family businesses and ownership. In a 2017 Journal of Small Business Management study, JIBS is ranked 1st in Europe and 2nd world-wide in entrepreneurship research when it comes to share of highly cited papers and field normalized citation rates.

In the 2017 Nordforsk report, which lists Share of highly cited papers and field normalized citation rates in Business Studies &Economics for all Scandinavian business schools, JIBS come out as number 1 in Sweden and number 4 in Scandinavia.

JIBS is presently supervising 44 PhD students in collaborative partnerships with HEI in Africa.

Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) Website: https://ju.se/en/about-us/jonkoping-international-business-school.html