Economics and Business Administration - Global Value Chain Management, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    8500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The University of Southern Denmark study programme in MSc in Economics and Business Administration Global Value Chain Management provides a frame of reference that enables the student to be able to see the value chain in a global environment and how to create value for the customer and the company.


The first step when a company produces goods is to buy some raw materials, develop and produce the goods, pay the employees, stock the goods, transport, distribute and market them. All these activities are linked together and students of the Global Value Chain Management Programme learn to look at them from an overall perspective.

Departing in the management of the global value chain the Master of Science programme aims at giving the students competencies to solve problems within Innovation in Value Chains, Supply Chain Management and Dynamics as well as Global Marketing Management. These subjects are also the core subjects in the study programme.

A special feature of the study programme is the students close interaction with companies in the region. This means that the student will be closely affiliated with specific companies during the study, and the student can select a company internship for the third semester.

What makes University of Southern Denmark unique!

The profile is based on three elements:

1. The business community (Company Partners)

2. The Danfoss Center of Global Business

3. Researchers

The interaction between these three players ensures that focus is put on both utility practices and the latest research. Early in the Economics and Business Administration - Global Value Chain Management programme you will furthermore get to establish a network to more international companies, networks that may be valuable in a job context.

Career opportunities

The study is intended for jobs that require a general knowledge of a companys value creation system and an in-depth understanding of B-t-B marketing, logistics and sourcing as management tool. Possible jobs are:

  • Supply chain coordinator
  • Logistics employee
  • International marketing coordinator
  • Purchaser
  • Seller on the B-t-B market

For cand.merc. graduates there is a correspondence between their programme profile and the range of jobs available. As the graduate achieves work experience and possibly further education the boundaries between the specific profiles seems to diminish. Cand.merc. graduates tend to have good opportunities to take on executive positions in the business world.

The international programme profiles are especially relevant for occupation with business that deals with import and export and have global relations.

Programme Structure

1st semester
  • Innovation in Value Chains
  • Supply Chain Management and Dynamics
  • Advanced Business Research Methods
2nd semester
  • Inter-Organizational Relations Management
  • Global CSR
  • International HRM
  • Global E-Business
  • Global Marketing Management
3rd semester
  • Elective courses


  • Study Abroad


  • Internship & Theoretical Seminar
4th semester
  • Master Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To apply for a Master's programme in Economics and Business Administration, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold one of the following degrees:

  • BSc in Economics and Business Administration from University of Southern Denmark
  • BSc in Economics (Business Economics) from University of Southern Denmark.

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, comprising at least 5 ECTS within each of the following subjects:

  • Microeconomics or Managerial Economics
  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing
  • Organizational theory
  • Statistics

Methods for collection and analysis of data (statistics or other qualitative or quantitative methods, including mathematics or operations research/operations management. Data collection may be included to a minor extend)

Theory of Science and Scientific Methodology and Methods - this only applies if your degree is not from a university

If your degree does not fulfill the entry requirements, the study board will decide whether you can follow one or more supplementary courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Living costs for Odense

5,400 - 7,800 DKK/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Options for full-degree graduate students:

BHJ Scholarship

Only available for students applying for a master programme at our Sønderborg Campus

Six one-year scholarships are issued pr. year: three for studies within the technical field i.e. Mechatronics and Innovation & Business respectively, and three are for studies within the field of business administration i.e. Business Relationship Management.

A scholarship of DKK 40.000 may be granted if and when the requirements are met. It is paid in two instalments of DKK 20.000 per semester. The scholarship grant depends on acceptance and enrolment as a full-time student in one of the above mentioned programmes.

Options for Exchange and Guest Students:

Danish Government Scholarship for Foreign Nationals (the Cultural Agreements)

Danish Government Scholarships for Foreign Nationals - The scholarship helps cover living expenses.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.