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Introduction

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The focus of the courses offered by the MSc in Economics and Business Administration - International Business is the internationalisation of businesses and related international activities.

Internationalisation is a major driving force in todays business for sourcing as well as selling. A wide set of globalisation modes are at hand – from simple export to foreign direct investment or participation in border crossing networks. The MSc in Economics and Business Administration - International Business deals with the challenge of globalization and ways to handle them. Key concepts are business development and control of foreign operations.

Admission requirements

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. The admission will be conditional on the fulfillment of supplementary courses. If you hold an HD(R) please fill out this form (available only in Danish) to sign up for the supplementary courses. If your hold a different type of HD degree you can apply for the supplementary courses as single subject courses during daytime (Tomplads-ordningen). You can read about deadlines and the application procedure here: www.au.dk. For information on which supplementary courses you should take 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

Since English is the language of instruction in all subjects, all applicants are required to provide evidence of their English language proficiency

 


Programme structure

 

 

Student life

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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

Tasks as a graduate

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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JOB PROFILE

The study programme is aimed at providing you with the competences required to take part in the decisionmaking processes in a business with extensive international commitments or a public institution. There are several career paths:

  • Danish and international businesses where you may be employed by headquarters or by a foreign subsidiary. Most often the career will start with a job as an analyst, which may lead to a senior position such as Head of specific activities.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for example as an employee at embassies, consulates general and other international representations. Frequently, careers will start and proceeds through the commercial departments, the goal being ambassador positions.
  • International service companies offering consultancy services to businesses which lack the necessary capacity within, e.g. financial advice, the conduct of international market analyses, the planning and implementation of FDI, either in the form of the establishment of new subsidiaries and/or acquisitions etc.

     


     PROFILE OF COMPETENCIES

    The research-based MSc study programme in Economics and Business Administration builds on the competencies and insights acquired in the BSc study programme in Economics and Business Administration.

    The study programme provides the graduate with specialist knowledge within the disciplines of the study programme that give the graduate high academic qualifications to develop solutions to issues pertaining to business administration in companies and organisations in the public and private sectors.

    The study programme also qualifies the graduate for further studies, including PhD studies.

    Through the study programme, the graduate has acquired knowledge that enables the graduate to

    • Understand and consider knowledge pertaining to the various disciplines as well as identify academic issues
    • Master the scientific methodologies and tools of the various disciplines as well as master general skills associated with employment within the areas studied
    • Assess and choose among the scientific methodologies and tools of the various disciplines as well as develop new analysis and solution models
    • Discuss professional and academic issues with both specialists and laymen
    • Manage work and development situations that are complex, unpredictable and require new solution models
    • Initiate and carry out, on an independent basis, monodisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration and take professional responsibility
    • Take responsibility, on an independent basis, for own professional development and specialisation

    From studies to first job

    ”The transition from campus to corporate is challenging but also exciting. Remember that it is not expected that you know everything from day one but it is expected that you are interested and seek out new knowledge and stakeholders to solve your work tasks”.

    (Msc in International Business)

    ”Start seeking a job before graduation and make sure too keep your spirit up even though the job does not come at first – f.ex. by participating in proactive job searching networks”.
    (Msc in International Business)

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    Revised 28.06.2016