BUSINESS ECONOMICS AND AUDITING

Introduction

This programme is only offered in Danish.

The MSc in Business Economics and Auditing study programme provides the theoretical foundation for becoming a state-authorised public accountant. In addition, graduates must be employed for at least three years with a firm of state-authorised accountants before they can pass the practical exam to become a state-authorised public accountant.

Moreover, a wealth of exciting job opportunities is open to graduates, both within accountancy and auditing and in public and private enterprises.

The study programme is a two-year full-time programme covering four terms. The compulsory subjects are taught over two days a week. 

The main areas are

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Business Law
  • Tax Law

It is also possible to do elective subjects, and the study programme is concluded with a thesis to which one term (30 ECTS) is officially allocated.

Admission requirements

Students from Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University

Students that hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a BSc degree from Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University can pursue direct admission to MSc programmes in Economics and Business Administration (including the MSc in Economics and Auditing) after they finish their bachelor’s degree programme. Please note that there are specific requirements to the composition of the electives for the Danish Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Commercial Law.

Students holding a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (HD) can also pursue admission to the MSc programmes in Economics and Business Administration. However, it is required that you complete supplementary courses corresponding to 20 ECTS.

If you hold an HD(R) or HD(F), it is required that you complete a supplementary course in finance corresponding to 10 ECTS and a supplementary course in marketing corresponding to 10 ECTS.
Apply for the supplementary courses and see when the courses are running (in Danish only).

For information on which supplementary courses you should take, if you hold a different type of HD degree, please check the overview of supplementary courses for HD (available only in Danish).    

 

Students that hold a degree from another university

If you hold a degree from another university, you can have your qualifications assessed by Aarhus University, Admission in order to find out if you meet the admission requirements. Please contact ma.admission@au.dk for further information. You can receive a pre-assessment between 1 September and 1 December. The assessment will prioritize the sufficient content of the following subjects and ECTS-points, cf. below.

Quantitative and Qualitative Methods

15 ECTS

Managerial economics and Operations Management

15 ECTS

Marketing

7,5 ECTS

Finance and Accounting

15 ECTS

Organisation-  and Leadership Theory

7,5 ECTS

Microeconomics

5 ECTS

Additional ECTS points within the abovementioned areas

15 ECTS

Total ECTS within Economics and Business Administration

80 ECTS

Language requirements

The Master programme in Business Economics and Auditing is a Danish-taught programme, which means the language requirement is Danish A or Studieprøven.

 

 

Programme structure

Academic regulations

 

 

Student life

Learning in an international context

At Aarhus BSS, we conduct research at the highest academic level.

All researchers employed are engaged in research projects spanning a wide range of different subjects and focusing on knowledge and skills considered essential for professional business activities in the global market place. All faculty have both research and teaching responsibilities which means that our teaching is continually based on the latest research results.

Aarhus BSS is very internationally oriented. The broad scope of our research activities and educational programmes enable us to attract researchers, teachers, and students from all over the world, and this creates an international environment for research and learning in which academic views are exchanged, experience gathered and friendships formed.

Aarhus University is a leading university in Denmark in building student exchange opportunities. The university encourages all students to spend time studying abroad. Every year, more than 700 students from Aarhus BSS go abroad to participate in exchange programmes around the world at our more than 300 partner universities. About the same number of students from all over the world come to participate in the exchange programme in Aarhus and this contributes to a truly international learning atmosphere.

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Career

Job functions for grads

This data is derived from AU's 2013/2014 employment survey. This data should not be considered a completely accurate representation of the labour market and job functions for all graduates of the individual degree programmes. It exclusively represent the responses submitted to the survey in the years in question.

A wealth of exciting job opportunities is open to graduates, both within accountancy and auditing and in public and private enterprises.

The study programme is a two-year full-time programme covering four terms. The compulsory subjects are taught over two days a week. 

The main areas are 

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Commercial Law
  • Tax Law

Part time study

The MSc in business economics and auditing is also offered as a part-time study. If you are interested in this option, you can find more information at the Danish version of this page.