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Business Development

Upskill Course

FORMAT

Part-time online

DURATION

26 Weeks

LANGUAGE

English

TUITION FEE

Government-funded or 90,000 SEK

UNLOCK YOUR INNOVATION POTENTIAL

The Business Development upskill course with digitalization and sustainability focus is meticulously designed to provide you with a comprehensive and immersive experience that will equip you with the practical skills and deep understanding necessary to create and run a successful business. Through engaging hands-on projects, you will have the opportunity to delve into the intricacies of entrepreneurship and discover innovative strategies to enhance your leadership capabilities.

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

If you want to discover the latest insights in business, gain practical knowledge, skills, and utilize powerful tools to transform your strategic ideas into impactful actions, join Hyper Island Business Development upskill course.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • check Tackle significant and impactful problems aligned with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals framework.
  • check Implement quick prototypes, concepts, and solutions.
  • check Acquire strategy tools, concepts, and frameworks to design user-centric based on customer needs.
Start Date
End Date

April 16, 2024

Format

Online

December 13, 2024

APPLY BY

March 8, 2024 at 17:00 (CET)

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Swedish Government Funded Seats Available.
This program is 26 weeks long and provides 65 YH points.

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The Application Process

  • SWEDISH GOVERNMENT-FUNDED SEATS

Applications for the Government-funded seats are open until March 8, 2024, 17:00 (CET)

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To be considered a student who qualifies for a Swedish government-funded YH education (Yrkeshögskolan) you must fulfil at least one of the following criteria:
1) Be a citizen of Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland, or any of the related territories.
2) Have a permanent right of residence in one of the countries mentioned above
3) Have a temporary right of residence in Sweden for the full duration of the program. This permit can’t be study or work-dependent. You may be asked to upload proof of your right of residence before the program starts.

Note! By the program start, you must hold a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer), coordination number (samordningsnummer), or equivalent from one of the Nordic countries mentioned above. 

Your residency in Sweden must not be dependent on your studies at Hyper Island. Please note that Hyper Island is unable to provide immigration support or sponsorship of any kind to students applying for a Swedish government-funded seat.

You must also meet at least one of the following entry requirements:

1) applicants need to have at least a high school diploma (“Gymnasieexamen”) or equivalent from Komvux

2) have a Swedish or foreign education that is equivalent to the requirements in item 1

3) resides in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, or Norway and is eligible for an equivalent education in that country

4) through Swedish or foreign education, practical experience, or in any other way meet the conditions to be granted admission in the program

 

Applicants applying for a Swedish government-funded seat must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have basic knowledge of the Swedish language, or any of the other Scandinavian languages (Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, or Norwegian)*. 
    • You may be asked to upload proof that you meet the language requirements
      • Proof can include, but is not limited to:
        • Grades from Swedish high school course 2 or 3, alternatively Swedish as a second language 2 or 3, or equivalent course from other Scandinavian countries
        • Proof of completion or enrollment in the SFI (Swedish for Immigrants) course A1 and/or A2, or higher, or equivalent course from other Scandinavian countries. The SFI course, or equivalent from other Scandinavian countries, must be completed by program start. 
        • Letter from employer stating the applicant’s knowledge of Swedish or other Scandinavian language gained through work experience or other real-life experience. 

 

Sufficient knowledge in a Scandinavian language is needed for Hyper Island to help and support students find a successful industry placement (internship= LIA) in Sweden. The industry placement is a required part of the YH program. 

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Swedish residents may qualify for financial support (from CSN) while studying. Please check here or contact CSN directly. Eligible candidates can apply for the newly introduced financial support “Omställningsstudiestöd”. Read more.

 

*For those applying from Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and the Faroe Islands, you should contact your local education support provider.

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Successful applicants have at least 2 years of work experience in organizational or business development, project management, planning, research, teaching, sales, system development, or design.

 

If you don't meet the requirements above, we also have discretionary seats available, so we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet our standard entry requirements. 

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What documents do you need to attach?

1. CV in English

2. Proof of highest earned education: High School, Bachelor, Master etc.

3. Proof of two years of relevant working experience: This can be agreements, recommendation letters, payslips.

4. Upskill Application Task 2024: Discover more information by checking the next tab on this page.

5. For those applying for the Swedish Government Funded Seat: To be considered a student who qualifies for a Swedish government-funded YH education (Yrkeshögskolan) you must fulfil at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland or any of the related territories.
  • Have a permanent right of residence in one of the countries mentioned above
  • Have a temporary right of residence in Sweden for the full duration of the course.

Note: By the course start dates, you must hold a Swedish personal identity number (personnummer), coordination number (samordningsnummer) or equivalent from one of the Nordic countries mentioned above.

Applicants applying for a Swedish government-funded seat must also meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Proof of basic knowledge of the Swedish language or any of the other Scandinavian languages (Danish, Faroese, Icelandic or Norwegian).                      

You can submit your documents in other languages than Swedish or English.

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Application Task Topic

Make a 1-minute video and tell us about existing service, business, product or design that could be transformed to create a positive change for their core users or customers. In the Hyper Island Toolbox, we have methods for sparking Innovation and creating change.

5 Whys
Mash-up Innovation
Future mapping

Pick one of these three methods and motivate why it would be beneficial for the change that you want to achieve. Who would you invite to be part of the innovation process? Choose your top 3 stakeholders and motivate why you picked them.


Examples for stakeholders:

Clients, Leaders, Shareholders, Students/Participants, Governments, The Community, Senior executives, Partnerships, Trades associations, Co-workers, Suppliers, The press, Interest groups, Customers, Analysts, The public, Prospects, Key contributors, Key advisors.


Evaluation criteria for the Application Task:
Creativity, Research, Originality, Critical thinking/ Systems thinking.

Rating of Application Task Video:

BASICS – 2 POINTS: Submitting a task in English.

RESEARCH – 2 POINTS: Clear that research and thought has been put into the task & clearly presents the research results in a good way.

INNOVATION – 2 POINTS: Original/Unique idea that is feasible.

COMMUNICATION – 2 POINTS: Communicating the idea in a clear way & showed abilities to ‘catch the viewer’.

PRESENTATION - 2 POINTS: Interesting presentation with a clear ending.

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You'll be notified of the final decision. Seats are offered from the reserve list until the end of the third week of school.

EXPERIENCE
The Hyper Island Way™

Program Overview

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Our Business Development Upskill course is offered as a distance learning program. So this mean that you’ll need to be on our Karlskrona campus three times on the following dates:
  • April 16-18, 2024
  • September 2-3, 2024
  • December 13, 2024
You will do the course through online lectures, reading materials, and video recordings combined with online discussion groups, practical learning, and direct learning applications.

Weekly online sessions:

  • Wednesdays 15.30-18.00 (CET)
  • Fridays 09.00-10.00 (CET)

Special schedule during the Sustainable Models module, from April 29, 2024 until June 7, 2024:

  • Mondays 15.30-18.00
  • Thursdays 09.00-10.30
Summer vacation:  
  • June 10, 2024 - August 11, 2024
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During the Content Developer Program, you will explore 5 modules:

  • The Hyper Island Way Course
  • Sustainable Models 
  • Exponential Technologies 
  • Design for Change 
  • The Future of Work 

Get the detailed program overview here:
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Real World Ready

We believe in experience-based learning.
Our students learn by working with real clients on their challenges.

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Loved by Lifelong learners

Industry Leader Testimonial 2

"Upskill course helps you to gain hands-on methods with a toolbox that elevates your research and synthesis abilities—creating tomorrow's superior products. You learn what people want, need, and desire. Acquiring the skill to balance both quantitative data and qualitative research methods. Upskilling/Reskilling is vital because it allows individuals to transform their career trajectories. You start to understand that you can widen your expertise. It's not just about getting better at what you do – it's about experimenting and exploring new ways of working." 

Martina Transtrom

Design Manager @ Hotjar

Industry Leader Testimonial 1

"The Hyper Island Upskill course offers a brilliant opportunity to fast-track your career and enhance your existing skills. It seamlessly combines the power of teamwork, problem-solving, and the unique magic that Hyper Island brings. These courses are perfect recipe for personal and professional growth."

Maksimilian Kallhed

Strategy & Innovation Consultant

Industry Leader Testimonial 2

"The Business Developer Upskill course truly embraces the power of practical and interactive "learning by doing".  Students, coming from diverse backgrounds, have the opportunity to work on their different business cases or collaborate with their peers in designing change and implementing innovative ideas (even taking into account practical issues within their own companies). What is truly incredible is the impact of the methodology on the mindset of the students and their ability to become real "change agents"."

Moira Buzzolani

Founder @ MBUZZ Consulting & Coaching

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