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  • 24 months
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The profile that provides you with the ability to manage, renew and develop entrepreneurial activity in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and larger corporations. And it gives you the ability to identify and create new business opportunities. This Economics and Business Administration - Strategic Entrepreneurship programme is offered by the University of Southern Denmark.
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  • Fees and funding


Strategic Entrepreneurship provides you with comprehensive theoretical and hands-on knowledge about entrepreneurship. The programme aims to provide you with the managerial capabilities necessary to work in, develop and facilitate different types of entrepreneurial activities in international contexts, by combining knowledge of entrepreneurship, business development and networks with an international perspective. With these capabilities in hand you will become an attractive asset for the modern organisation competing on innovation in a global business environment.

The programme provides you with the ability to manage, renew, and strategically develop entrepreneurial activity in SMEs, large corporations and the public sector in a complex and changing business environment. In particular, the programme focuses on the managerial role of facilitating three central phases of the entrepreneurial process:

  • Identifying and creating new business opportunities
  • Assessing and evaluating entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Organising to exploit entrepreneurial opportunities

This Economics and Business Administration - Strategic Entrepreneurship programme is offered by the University of Southern Denmark.

Career Opportunities

With high-level capabilities in facilitating entrepreneurial activities at a strategic and organizational level, the candidate will be prepared for future careers as for instance:

  • team-leaders
  • project managers
  • managers
  • advisors
  • change agents in private, public, national and international organizations.


The quality and relevance of the programme are accredited by the Danish Accreditation Institution.

Programme Structure

1st semester
  • Opportunity Evaluation and financing
  • Research Methods
  • Network, Resources & Entrepreneurship Strategy
  • Organization & Entrepreneurship Facilitation
2nd semester
  • Intra-and Entrepreneurship Theory and Policy
  • Internalization and Growth
  • Project Management
  • Idea Generation
3rd semester
  • Internship in a company/institution (Denmark or abroad) + elective courses or
  • Studies abroad (International partner university or another international university) or
  • Studies at the University of Southern Denmark or another Danish University
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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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 Per Year

  • EUR 8500 International
  • Free EU/EEA


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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