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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

About the programme 
Language: English  (See language requirements)  | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August / September

Introduction

The Master’s degree in Business Administration will provide you with a theoretical understanding of business studies relevant to the fiscal and organiational management of companies. You will work with economic theory and formal modelling as you learn how best to manage and optimise business operations. The degree gives you great freedom to design your own academic profile within, for example, international marketing, management accounting, innovation management and human resource management.

The degree gives you the possibility to combine business administration with another Master’s supplementary subject, to choose a pure business administration profile, or you may choose the Business Psychology specialisation, which combines business administration with psychology. Read more about Business Psychology.

Career options

With a degree in Business Administration, you can find employment within the marketing or human resources departments of international companies, within the public sector or with the recruitment departments of consultancy firms. Your career options will be directly influenced by your choice of Master’s supplementary subject. If you for instance choose a language as a supplementary subject, you would increase your chances of working within marketing, while combining business administration with psychology would give you opportunities within HR and recruitment.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degrees with direct admission

Students that hold a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BA i Erhvervsøkonomi med tilvalg) or a BSc in Economics and Business Administration (HA) from Aarhus University can pursue direct admission to the MSc in Social Sciences in Business Administration after they complete their Bachelor’s degree programme.

Students that hold a degree from another university

If you hold a degree from another university, your qualifications will be assessed once you have applied for admission. The assessment will prioritize the sufficient content of the following subjects and ECTS-points:    

Subject

ECTS

Methods, including statistics and IT*    

15 ECTS

Marketing

7,5 ECTS

Finance

7,5 ECTS

Accounting

7,5 ECTS

Organisation- and Leadership Theory    

7,5 ECTS

Microeconomics og Macroeconomics (both subjects must be included)

10 ECTS

Additional ECTS points within the above mentioned areas

25 ECTS

Total ECTS within Economics and Business Administration

80 ECTS

* Methods may include, for instance, qualitative and quantitative methods as well as philosophy of science. IT and statistics must be covered explicitly.

Furthermore, applicants for the two-track specialisation on the Business Administration programme must previously have completed a Bachelor’s supplementary subject within one of the subjects taught at upper-secondary school level.

Language requirements

As English is the language of instruction in all subjects, all applicants are required to provide evidence of their English language proficiency.
Please see the page on language requirements.

Programme structure

You can choose between three specialisations:

  • You can choose to combine business administration with a Master’s supplementary subject. Here you will initially continue with the supplementary subject you have previously studied for your Bachelor’s degree, before continuing with business administration courses until you complete the degree with your Master’s thesis.
  • You can choose a pure business administration programme, which is comprised of business administration courses for three semesters before you complete the degree with your Master’s thesis.
  • You can choose a more focused specialization combining business administration with psychology. Read more about the Business Psychology specialisation.

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 covering a wide range of different sub-jects and focusing on knowledge and skills considered essential for professional business activities in the global marketplace. 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 edu-cational 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 ex-changed, experiences are gathered and friendships are formed.

Aarhus University is a leading university in Denmark in building student exchange opportuni-ties. 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 interna-tional learning atmosphere.

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Career

With a degree in Business Administration, you can find employment within the marketing or human resources departments of international companies, within the public sector or with the recruitment departments of consultancy firms. Your career options will be directly influenced by your choice of Master’s supplementary subject. If you for instance choose a language as a supplementary subject, you would increase your chances of working within marketing, while combining business administration with psychology would give you opportunities within HR and recruitment.