A full-time study program in building sustainable solutions to today’s business challenges. You’ll spend 48 weeks at our Stockholm campus + 17 weeks doing an internship anywhere in the world.

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Stockholm, Aug. 2018
Apply by Apr 05, 2018
Aug 2018 - Dec 2019

Program Cost The program fee is 180,000 SEK. Swedish and Nordic residents can study this program free of charge. The program is approved by CSN.

Applications International and fee-paying applicants: Applications are open, apply now!

Swedish and Nordics applicants: Applications are now open, apply before April 5th.

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Source your inner entrepreneur. Get hands-on experience and understanding of how to create and run a business in a diverse study environment. Dive into hands-on projects with real-life business cases and discover ways to improve your leadership know-how.

This program involves real industry leaders at the forefront of their profession. From day one, you'll work on real briefs from real clients - making sure you get the experience and portfolio your future employer is looking for.

The insights, knowledge and portfolio of skills you will gain will help you reach a senior position as Strategist, Business Developer, Product Owner, Growth Specialist or Digital Marketer at an established company or lead an exciting new startup.


Business Developers specialize in running, managing and developing businesses. They use digital channels and tools to stay competitive and sustainable.

Leave business-as-usual at the door. Hyper Island will inspire you to open your mind and meet people who with new horizons to explore. You will try hands-on projects with real-life business cases, improve your leadership know-how, and find the intrapreneurial courage to shake things up a little at your place of work or start your own company.

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Hands-on experience
From day one, you will work on relevant and real business projects/cases from industry in a diverse study environment with classmates from all over the world.

Leadership skills
Learn how to build and lead successful, effective teams through times of change.

A creative study environment
Break out of the traditional learning environments and learn from your new and exciting classmates that are from all corners of the world and from all walks of life.

Knowledge and skills
Learn how to bring businesses ventures and new products to reality = let loose your inner creativity.

Insights into all sides of business
You will cover topics ranging from fast-paced development and data-driven marketing to digital commerce, social entrepreneurship and leadership and culture creation.


Real industry experts
Learn directly from industry leaders at the forefront of their profession.

Experience-based learning
From day one, you’ll work on real briefs from real clients – making sure you get the experience and portfolio your future employer is looking for.

Unique methodology
You will be immersed in Hyper Island's distinct methodology. Developed over the past 20 years, our way combines personal development and professional group dynamics through feedback, reflection, and agile process management.

Valuable internship
You will undertake a 17-week internship as part of the course. Most likely with one of the 600 companies in Hyper Island’s global network. This will give you on-the-job opportunities, industry experience, and access to international contacts.

Career prospects
8 out of 10 Hyper Island students land a position in the area they studied within six months of completing their program.


When you graduate, you will have a deep understanding of business models and how to create, lead and develop sustainable digital businesses. Specifically, you will be able to:

  • Independently and effectively plan and run business development projects and drive growth in a digital context;
  • Understand how trends, behaviors and technological advancements affect organisations and business models;
  • Choose the right branding, communications and marketing channels;
  • Understand the methods for creating data- and user-centric solutions;
  • Collaborate effectively and how to lead business transformative projects.

Hyper Island creates new kinds of thinkers. These are the people who can change things for the better

Andy Sando

Creative Partner & Founder, Work Club

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  • What are the program requirements?

    A successful applicant needs to have obtained a high school diploma (“Gymnasieexamen”) or foreign equivalent. No previous work experience is needed.

  • What does the program cost to attend?

    The program is free for persons with a legal residency in any of the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Faeroe Islands), regardless of nationality or citizenship. For International applicants, the program fee is 180 000 SEK.

  • What is the application deadline?

    For Nordic applicants: The application deadline for the program starting in August 2018 is April 5th.

    For International applicants, the application process is ongoing throughout.

  • What documents do I need to provide in my application?

    You need to submit your CV, Application Task (if you are an International applicant you may submit your portfolio or work samples instead), school transcripts (High School degree or higher) as well as certification that supports your CV (college/university transcripts, payslip, letter of recommendation, employer letter or similar).

  • What qualification will I gain from this program?

    The program is accredited by Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskola (Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education) and graduates from the program will receive a diploma in Higher Vocational Education. International students graduating from the program will receive a non-accredited diploma of successful completion from Hyper Island.

  • How can I learn more about this program?

    Check out our upcoming events here, watch recorded Q&A sessions here, or get in touch with the admissions team directly via