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About the programme 
Language: Danish  (See language requirements)  | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August / September and January / February


This programme is only offered in Danish.

The Master’s degree programme in business administration is a two-year programme that leads to the Master in Social Sciences degree (cand.soc.). The teaching takes place at the Department of Economics and Business Economics and at the department of your subsidiary subject.

Many of the teachers at the department have important positions in society as chairmen of public commissions and committees, or board members in private sector companies. To be admitted to the Master’s degree programme in business administration, you must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and a subsidiary subject.

The business administration part of the Master’s degree consists of a number of elective subjects and a thesis that preferably combines business administration and your subsidiary subject, but with an emphasis on business administration.

Students can select non-business administration elective subjects corresponding to a maximum of 15 ECTS credits.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master of Social programme with Business Administration as their main subject is regulated on the basis of the Executive Order on Admission etc. to the universities (Executive Order on Admission - no. 52 of 28 January 2009), and the regulations of the University of Aarhus – see the University of Aarhus regulations.

Admission to the Master of Social Science with Business Administration as their main subject is for all who have passed the Bachelor in Business Administration and another subject as subsidiary subject (Executive order no. 17-3 of 6 May 2004 with later amendments).

Click here for information on admission requirements and procedures.

Programme structure

Academic regulations

Find the master's programme elective courses here

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.

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Job functions for grads

This data is derived from AU's 2016 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.

As a social sciences graduate with business administration as your main subject, you can get a job at an upper secondary school, but you also have many other job opportunities. You can, for instance, become an investment adviser, marketing assistant, business journalist, head of department or environmental consultant. Your job opportunities obviously depend on the subsidiary subject you take in addition to your main subject in business administration.