BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND COMMERCIAL LAW

Introduction

This programme is only offered in Danish.

The MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law study programme is based on the BSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law programmes. The aim of the study programme is to educate graduates who are able to integrate law and finance in solving business-related problems.On the BSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law study programmes, focus is on the legal framework for the activities of enterprises in Denmark. On the MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law study programme, focus is directed at the international activities of enterprises and the international rules governing such activities.The legal basic and course subjects thus look at the rules governing supply and free competition, international tax rules and international company law. By choosing a financial course subject you can strengthen the international focus. Finally, through an exchange or and internship abroad, you can strengthen the internationalisation of your studies.

There is a high degree of progression between the bachelor programmes on the one hand, and the MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law programme on the other. Moreover, your competences will be strengthened to enable you to independently analyse and resolve complex problems. Finally, your ability to integrate finance and law in the solution of problems in business will be enhanced.

Through the Legal opinion elective subject, you can further strengthen your ability to tackle assignments similar to the ones handled by graduates who go on to be employed by enterprises. A real enterprise delivers an assignment, and it is then up to you to identify and analyse the relevant issues and to propose a solution. An assignment could, for example, be the drafting of a contract or terms and conditions of sale and delivery, taking account of the special circumstances of a particular enterprise.

Job and career

Holders of the MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law degree are generalists, and as such enjoy a high degree of freedom in their choice of career path. By choosing a financial course subject and appropriate elective subjects, you can specialise within one of the following areas:

  • Enterprises: By choosing business-related subjects, you will first and foremost be able to get a job in an enterprise. You can combine your legal and financial knowledge, for example as a corporate lawyer handling contracts, intellectual property rights etc., as an executive secretary, buyer, HR manager etc.
  • Finance: Many of our graduates go on to find jobs in the financial sector, with for example banks, insurance companies, the stock exchange etc.
  • International trade: If you opt for this profile, an obvious choice of job would be with an export company, a firm of consultants or perhaps with the government departments, institutions and organisations in Denmark and abroad who are involved in EU-related work.

Tax: With this profile, you can get a job as a tax consultant with a firm of accountants or as a tax expert with a company or a law firm

Admission requirements

Students from Aarhus BSS

Admission to the Master’s degree programme in Business Administration and Commercial Law requires a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Commercial Law, Business Administration and Commercial Law with Environment or Business Administration and Commercial Law with Tax from one of the Danish Universities.

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 relevant courses within business economics and commercial law corresponding to the areas of study from a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Commercial Law.

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

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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.

Holders of the MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law degree are generalists, and as such enjoy a high degree of freedom in their choice of career path. By choosing a financial course subject and appropriate elective subjects, you can specialise within one of the following areas:

  • Enterprises: By choosing business-related subjects, you will first and foremost be able to get a job in an enterprise. You can combine your legal and financial knowledge, for example as a corporate lawyer handling contracts, intellectual property rights etc., as an executive secretary, buyer, HR manager etc.
  • Finance: Many of our graduates go on to find jobs in the financial sector, with for example banks, insurance companies, the stock exchange etc.
  • International trade: If you opt for this profile, an obvious choice of job would be with an export company, a firm of consultants or perhaps with the government departments, institutions and organisations in Denmark and abroad who are involved in EU-related work.
  • Tax: With this profile, you can get a job as a tax consultant with a firm of accountants or as a tax expert with a company or a law firm.