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Sweden study abroad program


Human Resource Management: The Swedish Experience 

Embedded course (3 credits) – Maymester 2018


Read all about the student experiences from previous years here!

  • 2 credits Pre-Study Tour during the spring semester and 1 credit for the Maymester.
  • Insight into the Human Resource Management (HRM) practices in a culture very different to the USA, with a strong focus on the social welfare system.
  • Sweden culture and history (compared with USA and other cultures)
  • Swedish (social welfare) business context


Sweden is particularly interesting to study from an HRM perspective as this social welfare society stands in contrast to many of the approaches taken to HRM in the USA.

The study tour is based in Jönköping, which is a very attractive city of 130,000 people, located approximately midway between the two major cities of Stockholm and Gothenburg in Sweden, allowing easy access for visits. It is a very historical area, famous for its matchstick industry!



Contact Dr. Elaine Farndale