MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Brand Management and Marketing Communication
University of Southern Denmark
01 Mar 2024*
Earliest start date
01 Sep 2024
* for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and applicants holding a Danish residence permit I for non-EU/EEA citizens without a current residence permit deadline is 01.02.2024
* free for full degree students from the Nordic countries or from the EU/EEA countries and Switzerland; 4,250 EUR per semester for students with a non-EU/EEA-citizenship or non-Swiss-citizenship
This Master profile focuses on marketing communication processes from the corporate to the brand level using advanced socio-cultural theoretical perspectives on consumer markets. Students will acquire the competence to analyze the fundamental social and cultural principles and logics that underlie contemporary branding and communication challenges, using state-of-the-art marketing thought and advanced ethnographic methods. In addition to a reflected understanding of traditional branding and marketing, they will gain deep insights into the shifts caused by social media, creative consumers, or consumer resistance.
The program is taught by an international faculty with a wealth of experiences and different theoretical and cultural backgrounds. It stands out from other branding programs due to its clear focus on social and cultural perspectives, and it introduces students to the current state-of-the-art in this research field. Students will become proficient in analyzing contemporary relationships between marketing communications and branding, the corporation, and consumer markets, as well as applying contemporary principles of cultural brand management and ethnographic market research methods.
Specific competencies for the profile in Brand Management and Marketing communication
The focus area of the profile is the marketing communication process from the corporate to the brand level using advanced, socio-cultural theoretical perspectives on consumer markets. Candidates with this profile will have greater knowledge within the subjects that are relevant for this and the competencies to analyze the fundamental social and cultural principles and logic underlying contemporary communication and branding challenges, using advanced ethnographic methods. The graduate has knowledge about and skills in using methods which can support the development of the firm and especially with regards to Brand Management at both strategic and tactical level, research methodology of the social sciences and qualitative methods.
Finally, the candidate will have gained competencies in analyzing contemporary relationships between marketing communications and branding, the corporation and consumer markets as well as applying contemporary principles of cultural brand management and ethnographic market research methods.
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 Brand Management and Marketing Communication 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:
Brand Management and Marketing Communication: Brand Manager, Product Coordinator