Some firms persistently outperform their competitors because they have implemented a superior strategy. They develop sustained competitive advantages, take advantage of synergies among business units, and create novel business models. The Strategy and Organization program focuses on how to create and capture value formulation and implementation of business and corporate strategies. Students gain knowledge about important issues within contemporary strategic management and organization design. The program develops your skills in areas of industry, competitive, and organizational analysis, and you learn to apply theories and methods in strategy formulation and implementation projects.
The program is particularly suitable for students who want to pursue careers in management consulting, corporate staff functions, general management, or business development. The program will give you competences in the management of business level and corporate level strategy and business improvement projects. You will also gain competences in developing and implementing business and corporate strategy, business strategy and industry analysis, organization design, and the determination of the scope of the firm.
Specific competencies for the profile in Strategy and Organization
The focus area of the profile is Strategy and Organization. Graduates with this profile have therefore expanded their knowledge within the main subjects in contemporary strategic management and organization design.
Further, the Candidate has knowledge about and skills in using methods which can support strategy development in the firm using the research methodology of the social sciences and qualitative methods and quantitative research methods, state-of-the-art theories in strategy and organization research and practice. The focus of the profile is on the formulation and implementation of business and corporate strategy.
Furthermore, the graduate will gain knowledge about and skills in using methods and tools which can support careers in management consulting, corporate staff functions, general management, or business development. Candidates with this profile will have gained competencies in leading business level and corporate level strategy and business improvement projects. Finally, the student will gain competencies in developing and implementing business and corporate strategy, business strategy and industry analysis, organization design, and the determination of the scope of the firm.
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.
The MSc program in Strategy and Organization 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 curriculum development, ranging from becoming an individual business entrepreneur, working as a specialist in large multinational companies, or as a consultant internationally.
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 the discovery and research of new ideas for planning, management, and realization of business concepts in Danish and international companies. With this program you are qualified for a job in Denmark or abroad for example:
Strategy and Organization: Management Consultant, Business Analyst
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.
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