MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Innovation Management and Business Development

General

Program Description

About the program

  • Language: English
  • Place of study: Aarhus
  • Commencement: August / September (no winter intake)

Introduction

MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Innovation Management and Business Development educates agents for change, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Graduates will master the complex process of innovation, starting at the identification of new ideas, product/service or opportunities that create future growth and value for new and existing businesses. You will be able to manage (design, finance and implement) innovative ideas and ventures in various settings as business developers, project managers or entrepreneurs based on the most recent knowledge about the innovational and entrepreneurial processes and their pitfalls.

Different courses will also train you in how to work creatively with problem-solving, how to translate theory into practice and collaborate across diverse knowledge domains. The master's degree is taught in close contact with firms and with a combination of lectures, assignments and hands-on work with cases and projects.

Admission Requirements

Students that hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration (HA) or variants hereof from Aarhus University can pursue direct admission to the MSc programs in Economics and Business Administration after they complete their Bachelor’s degree program.

If you hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration, Bsc (HA) from one of the Danish universities, you fulfill the specific admission requirement for the Master’s degree programs in Economics and Business Administration (cand.merc.).

If you hold a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (HD), you can also pursue admission to the MSc programs in Economics and Business Administration. However, it is required that you complete supplementary courses corresponding to 20 ECTS.

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. You can also have your qualifications pre-assessed by Aarhus University, Admission between 1 September and 31 October in order to find out if you meet the admission requirements. Please contact ma.admission@au.dk for further information about pre-assessments between 1 September and 31 October. The assessment will prioritize the sufficient content of the following subjects and ECTS-points:

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods 15 ECTS
  • Managerial Economics and Operations Management 15 ECTS
  • Marketing 7,5 ECTS
  • Finance and Accounting 15 ECTS
  • Organization- 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.

Program Structure

The study program consists of two semesters in the first year which covers the compulsory courses in the program specialization and two semesters in the last year which are reserved for the student's own specialization.

In the first semester, you follow the prerequisite courses that form the methodological and academic basis for the further study program.

In the second semester, you follow the specialization courses of the program.

In the third semester, you can choose elective courses within your areas of interest. The courses can either be taken at Aarhus BSS during the semester, at the Summer University or at one of our more than 300 partner universities abroad. You can also participate in project-based internship programs either in Denmark or abroad.

The fourth semester is devoted to the final thesis. You may choose the topic of the thesis freely and so get a chance to concentrate on and specialize in a specific field of interest. The thesis may be written in collaboration with another student or it may be the result of your individual effort.

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 subjects 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 educational programs 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, experiences are gathered and friendships are 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 programs 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 program in Aarhus, and this contributes to a truly international learning atmosphere.

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Profile of Competencies

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

The study program provides the graduate with specialist knowledge within the disciplines of the study program, which that gives the graduate high academic qualifications to develop solutions to issues pertaining to business administration in companies and organizations in the public and private sectors.

The study program also qualifies the graduate for further studies, including Ph.D. studies.

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

  • Understand and analyze how to manage innovation for the strategic development of organizations
  • Manage the challenges and opportunities of innovative and entrepreneurial work
  • Master the complex processes of innovation that creates value for new and existing businesses
  • Understand and consider knowledge pertaining to the various disciplines as well as identifying academic issues
  • Master the scientific methodologies and tools of the various disciplines as well as mastering 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 developing 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 specialization
Last updated October 2019

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