MSc in Economics and Business Administration - International Business and Management

General

Program Description

SDU invites you to a unique program in International Business (IB) that offers two years of research insights and theoretical knowledge applied to real-world case-challenges. You will be prepared for challenges related to the development of international business strategies, strategic partnerships, and marketing channels and therewith for positions in many functional areas around the world. Furthermore, the program provides relevant skills to start an international new venture.

The program comprises six compulsory courses in the first two semesters (60 ECTS), 30 ECTS to be collected in elective courses in the third semester, and the master thesis in the fourth semester (30 ECTS). The compulsory courses offer insights into international business strategy, international strategic partnerships, international organizational structures, marketing channels, and international entrepreneurship and provide relevant analytical or method skills. We offer a rich portfolio of elective courses at SDU that you can use to customize your study program. You can also use the third semester to study abroad for which SDU has many partners. If you have another partner selected, we check acceptance of courses before you go to ensure that you will collect the relevant ECTS. 

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Program structure

The program lasts two years. It comprises six compulsory courses in the first two semesters (60 ECTS), 30 ECTS to be collected in elective courses in the third semester, and the master thesis in the fourth semester (30 ECTS). Students starting in February begin with the second semester and then go on to the first semester before choosing elective courses and writing the master thesis.

The teaching form is a mix of traditional lectures, project assignments, and individual and group assignments, as well as case-based teaching. Our courses provide insights into state-of-the-art research as well as a good mixture of theoretical foundations and practical applications of theoretical knowledge to business practice.

Our 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.

Learning outcomes

Specific competencies for the profile International Business Management

The focus area of the profile is international business and management, including an advanced understanding of the international business environment and the development of a global perspective on firms operating in different national and cultural contexts. The graduates gain knowledge about and skills in using methods and tools, which can support the firm’s relationship to the external environment and the interactions between firms, partners, governments, and society in an international context. They gain competencies that qualify for a career as country manager, line manager, import or export manager, consultant in international business and management, or more specifically for an international management position related to foreign business development, subsidiaries, and partnerships.

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 to identify scientific issues of relevance.

Skills

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.

Competences

An MSc in Economics and Business Administration can, within the area of the profile, manage work and situations that are complex, unpredictable and require new models for solutions.  The graduate can independently take responsibility for his/her own professional development and specialization. An MSc in Economics and Business Administration allows graduates to solve specialist tasks within the various functional areas of organizations, both in the public and private sectors.

Career Opportunities 

The MSc program in International Business and 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.

Whether you want a career as self-employed, an international consultant, or as a manager in public or private companies this degree will boost your future career. Typical positions filled by our candidates are line managers, country managers, international product and brand managers, as well as product and business developers.

We offer various forms of co-operating with firms from classical guest lectures to case competitions, and master theses co-operations to optimize your entry into the job market.

Entry Requirements and Application 

To apply for a Master's program in Economics and Business Administration, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can also apply if you hold a similar Bachelor's degree including a minimum of 75 ECTS within the field of Economics and Business Administration. 

Last updated Oct 2020

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