Business Developer

A full-time study program in building sustainable solutions to today’s business challenges.

Business & Innovation
Full time
1.5 years
CSN Approved
Professional Diploma
Location

Stockholm

Overview

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 your future employer is looking for.

Leave business-as-usual at the door
Business Developers specialize in running, managing and developing businesses. They use digital channels and tools to stay competitive and sustainable.

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.

Course content

Identify new digital solutions to business challenges

The 65-week Business Developer program covers the entire spectrum of business skills needed to launch your career in Business Development. You’ll spend 48 weeks at our Stockholm campus, plus 17 weeks doing an internship anywhere in the world.

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. Learn how to build and lead successful, effective teams through times of change and how to plan and run business development projects and drive growth in a digital context.

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. Get insights on how to collaborate effectively and how to lead business transformative projects.

Hands-on experience

From day one, you will work on relevant and real business projects/cases from industry. Understand the methods for creating data- and user-centric solutions as well as understand how trends, behaviors and technological advancements affect organizations and business models.

Career Opportunities

Get industry relevant skills

Launch your career
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. Learn more on the Hyper Island alumni LinkedIn page

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 organizations 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.
Our methodology

The Hyper Island way

Hyper Island methodology is based on a learner-centered, experience-based approach. We facilitate learning journeys, where discovering, uncovering, applying and reflecting is all part of the process by which participants learn useful skills and knowledge they can apply right away.

Learn by Doing

Build, create, experiment! People learn best through active doing and making.

Collaboration

Collaboration is the modern core competence in a world of complexity & constant change.

Real-world ready

We build learning around real examples & tasks to make it immediately relevant & useful.

Global network of experts

We work with world-leading industry experts to provide the most cutting-edge content.

Hyper Island gave me the foundation to approach creative challenges in an effective manner. I gained an understanding of team dynamics and how to manage processes and culture. Focusing on how to work in order to optimise creativity and feedback within each team.

Linus Hultkrantz
UX Designer @ Valtech

At Hyper Island I learned not only how to create exceptional business results, but also how to create an environment ready for change and where people are eager to develop themselves and the business. For me, this is the two key ingredients for making companies ready for the future of digitalization.

Cecilia Andersson
Digital Specialist - Innovation @ Weekday

Vocational education at its best

This program is a vocational diploma program which means that you will practice experience-based learning; no textbooks, tests or traditional teachers. Instead, you will be a part of a collaborative and high-energy learning environment that mirrors the modern workplace dynamics. Surrounded by a diverse set of talent and industry experts from all over the world, you will get a chance to create solutions based on real problems of real clients.

Join a global network
Hyper Island alumni and collaborators can be found in every corner of the world. Join our global network of Change Makers and Radical Thinkers.

Application and admissions

Entry Requirements 
Successful applicants need to have a high school diploma. No previous work experience is required.

Program Fee
The program fee is 180,000 SEK.

Swedish and Nordic residents can study this program free of charge.

Admissions process for International Applicants
Step 1: Pick a program
Hyper Island offers a wide variety of programs to suit any number of learning and career goals. As part of your application, you can select up to 3 program choices.

Step 2: Book a call with the admissions team
If you have made a choice of program or would like to explore your options, we are here to help. Arrange a call with our admissions team to get all the info you need to submit an application. You can reach us by email or book a call with our student relations manager.

Step 3: Digital admissions and callback
Together with our student relations manager, you will decide on a date to join a Digital Admissions day. Digital admissions days are held online and involve an interview, group task and individual task. A week later, you will participate in an online callback meeting with our admissions manager, who will give you our decision regarding your application. Read more here.