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Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/studyabroad/student/exchange/sweden.html
MSU Exchange with University College of Boras, Sweden
  • Learn a new language, while living in a country where many people speak English
  • Spend a semester at the University College of Borås
  • Receive MSU credit in Business or Computer Science
  • Pay MSU tuition and use current financial aid or adjust financial aid.
  • Take classes in Swedish culture and language
Program Requirements
All exchange students must be accepted to the College of Science and Technology (Computer Science students) or the College of Business. All students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.5. MSU students must enroll in at least 12 credits while in Sweden.
Course Equivalencies

BORÅS Business Course
MSU Equivalent Course
 
Corporate Finance
Business Finance
FINA 362
Accounting and Business Theories
Accounting Special Topics
ACCT 470
International Accounting
Accounting Special Topics
ACCT 470
International Group Accounting
Accounting Special Topics
(?) ACCT 470
International Business
International Business
IBUS 380
International Marketing
International Marketing
IBUS 428
Individual Studies in Business Administration
Individual Study
MGMT 499
Information Systems in Swedish Companies
Management Special Topics
MGMT 477
International Marketing
International Marketing
MRKT 428
 
 
BORÅS COMS Course
MSU Equivalent Course
 
 
Modeling & Computer Simulation
 
Two of the Following:
 
 
System Analysis & Design
COMS 280
 
Operations Research II
COMS 450
 
Software Engineering
COMS 480
 
Selected Topics
COMS 496
Swedish Language and Society
 
One of the Following:
 
Elementary Swedish
SCAN 111
 
Computers in Society
COMS 202
Information Systems in Swedish Companies
Computer Science Workshop
COMS 490

With the exception of the Swedish Language or Culture courses, all courses listed above are taught in English.
The Course information listed above is tentative and changes each semester. The courses listed above may not be offered every semester and there may be some additional courses not listed. For further information and advice about courses, consult with the MSU International Center.
Language/Culture Requirements
MSU students taking part in the Business and Computer Science exchanges are required to take one language/culture course. This course may be taken at any level. The International Center recommends each MSU Exchange student to learn some things about the host country's language and culture. Students in Sweden will find that most Swedes speak English and are happy to accommodate you.
City/University Information
Borås is a town of 62,000 people in Southwestern Sweden, near the city of Gothenburg. Historically known as a textile city, Borås now houses a major office of the Swedish wireless firm Ericsson.
The University College of Borås (UCB) was established in 1977 and currently has 11,000 students. Boras Student Handbook is full of good information about the school, the city and the country of Sweden.
Academic Calendar
The academic year at the University College of Borås is divided into semesters similar to MSU. The Fall Semester lasts from the end of August into early January. The Spring Semester lasts from the middle of January until the beginning of June.
Accommodation
Students in Borås reside in furnished rooms, either in a residence hall or student flat. The bathrooms and kitchen facilities are shared. For more information on accommodation please see UCB's accommodation page.
Visa/Residency Requirements
MSU students attending UCB will need a Residence Permit.  For more information on how to obtain a residence permit for students, please visit this site
Insurance
When you come to Borås as an exchange student you are automatically covered by UCB's 24-hour personal insurance, called the "Swedish State's Insurance for Foreign Students in Sweden. This insurance will cover acute medical treatment if you are injured or ill.