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ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

Introduction

Internationally renowned research environment

The two-year MSc programme in Economics and Management gives students an in-depth familiarity with a range of economics and management disciplines. The programme is flexible, so that students can can specialise in a specific field or a combination of economics and management.

In the company of Nobel Laureates

Students on the programme are based at the Department of Economics and Business Economics. The department is renowned for setting high academic standards, and the department engages in close collaboration with many leading international researchers, including Nobel Laureates Dale T. Mortensen (2. februar 1939 – 9. januar 2014) and Robert F. Engle. The department’s outstanding research environment includes the Center for Research in Econometric Analysis of Time Series (CREATES), where Nobel laureate Robert F. Engle serves as member of the advisory board.

International diversity

The academic environment at the department is characterized by international diversity: more than one-third both of faculty members and PhD students have an international background. The international atmosphere provides the basis for an enriched and exciting student life.

A personal academic profile

The department conducts research and teaching in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Economics of business

The degree programme allows students to create a personal academic profile within one or across several of these fields. There is compulsory progression in the chosen courses, which ensures students' academic development. Each semester, the department offers about 30 elective courses. The broad range of courses allows you to specialise in a particular field of interest and to compose an individual course programme.

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Admission requirements

Access to the Master’s degree programme in economics and management at Aarhus University requires the successful completion of one of the following bachelor’s degree programmes: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics and management from Aarhus University (bsc.oecon.)
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics and management from the University of Copenhagen (bsc.oecon.)
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics and management from the University of Southern Denmark (bsc.oecon.)
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics from Aalborg University (BSc in economics)
  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics-economics from Aarhus University (BSc in mathematics-economics)
  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics-economics from the University of Copenhagen (BSc in mathematics-economics)
  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics-economics from the University of Southern Denmark (bsc.scient.oecon.)
  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics-economics from Aalborg University (BSc in mathematics-economics)
  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy at Aarhus University (BSc in public policy)
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration (BSc in business administration and BSc (B), i.e. HA Almen)

Applicants without the educational background described above, who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Economics or a related field at other universities, may apply for admission to have their study activities evaluated to determine if admission is possible. Please notice that these applicants must, as a minimum, have the following areas covered in their Bachelor’s degree programme in order to be admitted into the programme: 

  • Microeconomy (20 ECTS)
  • Macroeconomy (20 ECTS)
  • Statistics and Econometrics (20 ECTS)
  • Finance and Investment (20 ECTS)
  • Mathematics (15 ECTS)

 

Tracks

The Master’s degree programme in Economics and Management offers four English-taught specialisations:

 

International Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (IMSQE)

Up to 20 students may be admitted annually to the International Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (IMSQE) programme.

Due to the restricted admission, a number of selection criteria are used to select among the applicants who meet the admission requirements. The admission requirements and selection criteria for the International Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (IMSQE) are described in detail on the separate information page for Quantitative Economics.

 

Pre PhD programme

Students are admitted twice a year to the pre PhD programme (the so-called 4+4 PhD programme). Each student is responsible for applying in time. The deadline for applications will be announced by the Graduate School of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Admission is always made on the basis of an individual assessment carried out by an academic committee appointed by the Graduate School. For further details, see the Graduate School's regulations.

Language Requirements 

Since English is the language of instruction in all subjects, all applicants are required to provide documentation for their English language qualifications.

Please see the page on English language requirements.

Programme structure

Find the master's programme elective courses here: studerende.au.dk/en/studies/subject-portals/economics/teaching/course-catalogue/curriculum-oecon-soc/

 

Student life

At the Department of Economics and Business, there is close contact between lecturers and students. The department has many study areas and excellent IT facilities. When you need a break from your books, the Economics Association organises study tours, parties and company visits, etc.

The Department of Economics and Business is located at the AU campus at Fuglesangs Allé, DK-8210 Aarhus V. At the campus you will find all important facilities including the main library, teaching rooms and lecture halls.

The department’s active student environment offers a wide range of both academic and social activities.

The gender distribution for students of business administration is roughly 50/50. You share the canteen with students from other economics' and business administration programmes, at the AU campus at Fuglesangs Allé. The teaching is a combination of lectures and classroom lessons.

A typical week

Monday

08:00–12:00 Preparation
12:00–14:00 Lecture
14:00–16:00 Lecture

Tuesday

08:00–11:00 Lecture
12:00–14:00 Lecture
14:00–16:00 Preparation

Wednesday

08:00–10:00 Lecture
11:00–13:00 Preparation
13:00–16:00 Work in study group

Thursday

08:00–10:00 Lecture
10:00-14:00 Work in study group

Friday

09:00–15:00 Preparation

Social life

As a student of economics and management, you are part of an active study environment which is not just about socio-economic discussions. There is a whole host of clubs and associations which you can join.

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At the Department of Economics and Business Economics, there is close contact between lecturers and students. The department has many study areas and excellent IT facilities. When you need a break from your books, the Economics Association organises study tours, parties and company visits, etc.

The Department of Economics and Business Economics is located at the AU campus at Fuglesangs Allé, DK-8210 Aarhus V. At the campus you will find all important facilities including the main library, teaching rooms and lecture halls.

The department’s active student environment offers a wide range of both academic and social activities.

 

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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.

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Graduates in high demand

Economics and Management graduates are in very high demand in the job market. Many graduates achieve top executive positions in the corporate world (e.g. financial institutions and consulting firms) or management advisory positions in the public sector (e.g. ministries and local authorities).

Graduates of the elite programme acquire analytical skills at a very high level. Potential future employers for elite graduates include Danish as well as international organizations, consulting firms, ministries, government agencies and financial institutions, including commercial banks, mortgage institutions, pension funds, insurance companies and investment banks.

Progress to the PhD programme

Students who are interested in pursuing an academic career may also progress to the PhD programme. The department offers a special transitional arrangement for elite students who wish to continue their research training in the PhD programme.

From studies to first job


”You do not start in your dream job. You work your way to your dream job”.
(Cand.Oecon)

”I think that it is crucial to have a relevant student job. The contact to the job market before graduation is very important”.
(Cand.Oecon)

“Be determined and focused in your application. Make it short and precise. Demonstrate that you have made some research on the company and that you have some ideas on what is important to them”.
(Cand.Oecon)

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Revised 08.08.2016