The JSA – A broad perspective JSA stands for Jönköping International Business School Student Association. We act independently from any political, religious or union party to represent the students of JIBS and we act on their behalf. As an international association we operate in English, and we work to help our members by ensuring educational quality, creating carrier opportunities, hosting events and promoting internationalization.

Once a year, the Biannual General Assembly (Meeting) elects the JSA board which shall then act in the best interest of the students at JIBS. Our members are the students at JIBS which pay a membership fee. Said fee is currently associated with the one all students pay to the Student Union (Studentkåren).

Today we maintain good relationships with the other student associations around JIBS as well many local companies, all to improve the life of the JIBS students. We host a variety of events such as an inspiring career fair, Nextstep, a dazzling fashion show, Spring Inspiration, and of course an unforgettable Kick-Off for our freshmen. We work tirelessly to make your stay at JIBS the best years of your life.


The JSA was founded in 1982 for a variety of reasons. The most important ones were to ensure a continuous high level of educational quality, to provide the students of JIBS with excellent career opportunities and to create an actively buzzing social life for its members. These are the visions that have guided us through the years and which we today still hold in high honor.  Upon its foundation the JSA was known under a different name, JUNEKON, the maiden name of our organization. The name has been changed multiple times, first to IHHJS, which stood for Internationella HandelsHögskolan Jönköpings Studernadeförening.

(First JIBS United Magazine) JIBS United has been established in 1996 and in year 2016 is therefore celebrating 20 year anniversary. From the beginning it delivered important news to local as well as international students and informed them all about happenings all around the university and campus.

Spring 1997 brought a first ever Spring Inspiration Fashion Show into Jönköping. This project evolves into the biggest Scandinavian fashion show driven by students and strives for different theme each year. Show in 2016 has a theme “Spring Galaxy” and exclusive performing artist Sabina Ddumba.

(Name Change) In 2004, JSA finally gets its current name, which stands for JIBS Student Association. We still strive to make JIBS the most international university in Sweden.