Uppsala Business & Economics Students Association (Uppsalaekonomerna) is a non-profit studentorganisation and student union for business and economics students at Uppsala university. The association has over 2500 members where 350 is involved in projects and activities. Uppsalaekonomerna is one of the biggest student associations in Uppsala and one of the biggest for business and economics students in Sweden. The association’s activities is divided in three areas: leisure, future and studies where the ultimate purpose is to monitor and improve the education through evaluation and involvement together with the students and university.
In the leisure area, the association works for a meaningful and enjoyable student experience outside of academics through parties, events, games and sports, among other things. Through good connections and close relationships with the business world and market – and activities as lectures, visits, case competitions, job ads and informal meetings the members in Uppsalaekonomerna get a chance for a prosperous future. As a student union for the business department and economics department Uppsalaekonomerna works with study monitoring.
The association is led by the board who is responsible for the long term and strategic issues. The operative work is led by the presidium who together with the other 30 trustees are responsible for all daily activities and projects.
The association’s ultimate deciding organ is the bi-annual meeting and it is held twice per year. At the bi-annual meeting new trustees are elected and propositions and motions are processed. The election committee is responsible for organising the bi-annual meeting and nominating candidates for elections.
The association is organised according to the three foucs areas: leisure, future and studies. Within these areas there are eight committees: Sports, Social, Reversen (magazine), Welcoming, International, Finance, Business and Education. In addition to these committees there is also our career fair Kontaktdagarna and our student councils as well as the five operative organs: Corporate Relations Group, Treasury, Intendant, Head of IT and Marketing Group.
The presidium is responsible for the committees’ and the operative organ’s activities and the board’s task is to formulate long term strategies and goals.
There are parts of Uppsalaekonomerna that are not included in the organisation plan above. For instance, VERA which is a network that focuses on feminism in the business community, which you can read more about here. There is also UE Jammar, a forum where members who are interested in music can meet, practice and play together and sometimes even perform during an event. You can read more about UE Jammar here.