MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Human Resource Management


Program Description

The program Human Resource Management is related to two other programs: Strategy and Organization and Organization of Innovation Processes. These programs have a common set of organization and strategy courses but in additional content. As the name indicates, the program in Human Resource Management offers a course that specializes in the management of human resources.

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning at the University of Southern Denmark build on the principle of active learning and teaching. You become part of a committed learning community and we expect you to actively participate, be proactive, curious, and ready to learn.

We strive to teach in ways that generate in-depth learning and motivate students to participate actively in the learning activities. We also strive to ensure alignment between learning objectives, teaching methods, and forms of examination as well as variation among these. Each course typically consists of three lessons per week to support your independent learning activities. The lessons consist of lectures, seminars, projects, and case studies. For project work, seminars, and Master’s thesis, supervision is available.

We encourage students to form study groups across nationalities and other differences in their backgrounds to stimulate learning and develop skills for cooperation in multicultural and diverse teams.

Academic Staff
The academic staff that plans and carries out the teaching on the master’s programs in Economics and Business Administration consists mainly of active researchers within the various subject areas.

The programs within strategy and organization mainly draw on researchers from the strategic organization design unit - an internationally leading unit in strategy and organization science.

Semester structure
The academic year is divided into two semesters, each comprising 15 weeks of instruction. The autumn semester starts on 1 September and ends just before Christmas. The spring semester starts on 1 February and ends around 1 June. Exams take place in January and June respectively.

Program structure
The first two semesters comprises three compulsory courses each semester. In the third semester, you may choose between taking your electives at the University of Southern Denmark, at one of our many partner institutions or somewhere else, and you also have the possibility to gain some of the ECTS through an internship. The fourth semester is dedicated to the completion of your Master’s thesis.


Learning outcomes

Specific competencies for the profile in Human Resource Management

Graduates of the profile in Human Resource Management possess knowledge about managing a firm’s human resources. They can connect specific human resource-related topics to broader issues of management and leadership in business organizations, and develop and implement effective human resource management strategies that support the firm’s goals.

Graduates have competencies that support careers in corporate staff functions, general or human resource management, and consulting. They have theoretical and practical skills that enable them to take charge of key management functions and projects that involve the management of human resources. A key feature of the profile is its focus on systematic ways of thinking about the key policies and choices of recruiting, developing, and retaining talent.

General competences for MSc in Economics and Business Administration

All profiles in Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration at the University of Southern Denmark share the same general competences. Each profile has a focus area in which the graduate will get specific knowledge, skills, and competences. Below, you can read about the general competences and the specific area of focus of the research-oriented programs offered at Campus Odense.

Knowledge and understanding
The master program in Economics and Business Administration supplies knowledge which, within the focus area of the profile, is based on the highest international research within a field of study. The graduate is able to understand and, on a scientific basis, reflect on the knowledge of the field/fields of study and be able to identify scientific issues of relevance

The graduate can, in a qualified manner, select and apply scientific methods and theories for collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data for description and complex analysis of internal and external conditions of the firm as well as theoretical issues related to these areas. The graduate can set up new models of analysis and solutions for problems based on the performed analyses. The graduate can communicate his/her knowledge and discuss professional and scientific issues with colleagues, management, and the surrounding society.

An MSc in Economics and Business Administration can, within the area of the profile, manage work and development situations that are complex, unpredictable and require new models for solutions. The graduate can independently initiate and implement professional and interdisciplinary cooperation and take on professional responsibility. The graduate can independently take responsibility for their own professional development and specialization. An MSc in Economics and Business Administration allows graduates to work at solving specialist tasks within the various functional areas of organizations within the public and private sectors.

Career opportunities

The MSc program in Human Resource Management at Campus Odense gives you an excellent versatile foundation for future career opportunities. The courses offer a unique combination of theory and practice to ensure a solid theoretical basis and tools readily employable in your first job.

The competencies obtained during the studies in Odense can be used in HR-related functions as an HR coordinator or HR specialist and in general management of firms. This profile provides, in comparison to many other HRM programs, competences in performing analysis of the human resources of the firm both from a behavioral and an economic perspective.

Whether you want a career as self-employed or as a manager in public or private companies this degree will boost your future career. You can, for example, work in Danish and international companies. With this program you are qualified for a job in Denmark or abroad for example:

Human Resource Management: Corporate Communication Manager, Human Resource Manager, Human Ressource Specialist, Business Consultant.

Last updated Oct 2020

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