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  • 24 months
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Personnel costs are significant and employees’ ability, skills, and motivation are critical for the firm’s ability to develop and implement value-creating strategies. The programme Management of People focuses on theories and methods for effective human resource management. This Economics and Business Administration - Human Resource Management programme is offered by the University of Southern Denmark.
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The programme provides knowledge about these theories and methods to develop structured and principled insights regarding effective strategic and operational human resource management. The programme is particularly suitable for students who want to pursue a career in the field of human resource management.

Through the programme, you will gain skills that are relevant for corporate staff functions, general or human resource management, and consulting. You will also develop theoretical and practical skills enhancing your ability to manage functions and projects in human resource management and you become able to think in principled ways about the key policies and choices of recruiting and retaining talent, and how to apply their skills in the design of policies and programmes.

This Economics and Business Administration - Human Resource Management programme is offered by the University of Southern Denmark.

Career Opportunities
The competences obtained during the studies in Odense can be used in HR related functions as HR coordinator or HR specialist and in general management of firms. This profile provides, in comparison to many other HRM programmes, competences in performing analysis of the human resources of the firm both from an behavioural and an economic perspective.

Programme Structure

1st semester
  • Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Management Principles
  • Foundations of Organization
2nd semester
  • Leadership and Organizational Communication
  • Personnel Economics
  • Research Seminar in Advanced Strategy and Organization Theory
3rd semester
  • Elective courses
4th semester
  • Master’s thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

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

  • EUR 8500 International


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.

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