Economics and Business Administration, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    8500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English


The teaching at the programmes is based on research at the highest international level. Therefore, the programmes offered at each campus reflects the research profile at the campus.

Below, you find a list of the profiles offered in English language at SDU. At the profiles offered in English language, all teaching is in English. Exams also take place in English. Depending on the course and profile, it may be possible to take an exam in Danish. This will be evident from the profile description and the course descriptions.

The University of Southern Denmark offers MSc programmes in Economics and Business Administration at its five campuses in Esbjerg, Kolding, Odense, Sønderborg, and Slagelse.
MSc in Economics and Business Administration offered in Odense
Profiles with focus on the economic management of businesses:
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Accounting
Profiles with a consumption culture perspective:
  • Brand Management and Marketing Communication
  • Global Marketing and Consumer Culture
  • Market Anthropology
International Business profiles:
  • International Business and Management
  • International Business and Marketing
Organizational Management profiles:
  • Management of Innovation Processes
  • Strategy and Organization
  • Human Ressource Management
MSc in Economics and Business Administration offered in Esbjerg
  • Marketing and Innovation
  • Sports and Event Management
MSc in Economics and Business Administration offered in Kolding
  • Strategic Entrepreneurship
MSc in Economics and Business Administration offered in Slagelse (last admission February 2017)
  • Change Management
  • Global Marketing and Innovation Management
MSc in Economics and Business Administration offered in Sønderborg (last admission February 2017)
  • Global Value Chain Management

Programme Structure

In the programme, you can choose between a range of profiles all with a focus on business administration issues. Students must apply to a specific profile. It is not possible to obtain a MSc in Economics and Business Administration at the University of Southern Denmark without selecting a specific profile


The master programme consists of courses in business economics and business administration and relevant methodical courses which expand on academic and interdisciplinary areas encountered during the bachelor programme. Courses within economics may also be part of the master programme.

The specific courses for each profile are listed on the pages describing the profile in question. The size of each course is stated in ECTS.
All profiles contain:

At least 60 ECTS credits of the profile are compulsary. These courses supply knowledge which, within the boundaries of the profile, is based on the highest international research.

At least 10 ECTS credits of the obligatory courses must supply knowledge about and skills within the scientific methods of the subject area of the profile allowing the graduate to master these methods and assess and select among these. The methodological courses are listed in the profile descriptions.

Electives worth a minimum of 10 ECTS.

A master’s thesis worth 30 ECTS concluding the study.

At most profiles you have to possibility to conduct and internship. On all profiles, it is possible to conduct a study period at another university on the 3rd semester of the programme.

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.

  • 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

General rule

It is only possible to get admitted to MSc. in Economics and Business Administration if you have successfully completed your bachelor's or professional bachelor degree, and your degree is included as a part of the curriculum for the master programme with the qualifying undergraduate programmes for admission.

Admission to MSc programme in Economics and Business Administration is possible with qualifying bachelor degrees as mentioned in the annex to the curriculum. The list is formed from bachelor and professional bachelor programmes that have been assessed for qualification at this point in time. Other bachelor or professional bachelor degrees may possibly fulfil the admission requirements but will have to be evaluated first.

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 Sønderborg

5,500 - 8,500 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.