Economics and Business Administration - Regional Economics and Business Development, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    8500 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The focal point of the programme is the interdependence of the regional economy and business and industry. The programme has a dual perspective, with two main focus areas in knowledge creation.

About

One area involves ensuring strong regional development in terms of economic performance as part of a fertile environment for business and industry. Market development is associated with underlying factors of economic growth, revealing the strategic importance of specific markets in different parts of the world. In that respect it is also essential to enable empirical identification of such factors.

The second area thoroughly analyses how to develop markets through specific design of policies and strategies that can help ensure such strong development, i.e. regional business and development strategies.

Both areas are associated with firms' location choice and market access, involving questions like: What are the determinants of firm location choice? How should firms use differences in regional settings in their choice of locating in different parts of the world? Furthermore, in some contexts, locating must take into account both the potential in a given region and the advantages or disadvantages of adjacent regions, i.e. factor endowment or the potential of markets must also be taken into account when locating an enterprise.

Career opportunities

The master programme in Regional Economics & Business Development is a tailor made programme for students aiming at a professional career in international organization, globally oriented companies as well as development and innovation oriented public and private institutions with an explicit international or location perspective.

Accreditation

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

Programme Structure

The overall focus of the programme is on the importance of regional economy for business and industry and vice versa. This implies that the programme has a double perspective with two main focus areas. One area is the issue of ensuring a strong regional development in terms of economics performance as a part of a fertile environment for business and industry. Being situated in markets that provide opportunities for business is accordingly a crucial aspect. Such market developments are associated with long-run growth revealing the strategic importance of specific markets in different parts of the world. This brings in the second perspective to design policies and strategies to ensure such strong development, i.e. regional business and development strategies.

This area is therefore highly associated with policy design and effects of policies. A question in that respect is e.g. what kind of policies can be expected to further market development in different regions? Furthermore the area is associated with location choices of firms and market access. What are the determinants of firm location choices? How should firms use differences in regional settings in their choices of locating in different parts of the world and therein which regions in such different parts of the world. Locating in some context must take into account both potentials in a given region, but also the advantages or disadvantages of the neighbourhood of the region.

This is e.g. associated with supply-chain management in Business Administration and other geographically related market issues. The programme provides both theoretical perspectives and offers concrete empirical tools to uncover such structures of locating in different market surroundings.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • 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:

    6.5

    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:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    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

THE THREE GROUPS ARE DEFINED BASED ON THE BASIS FOR ADMISSION

Group 1

Applicants with a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Southern Denmark are guaranteed admission to this master programme within the first year of having completed the BSc.

Group 2

Other applicants from Danish universities (including CBS) who have passed a BSc in Economics and Business Administration or a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Southern Denmark with a degree older than one year are qualified for admission to the master programme.

Other applicants from or a are qualified for admission to the master programme.

Group 3

Other educational backgrounds

If the university evaluates that an applicant possesses comparable academic qualifications to those acquired with a BSc in Economics and Business Administration, thereby enabling the applicant to complete the program, the applicant may be admitted. The university may require that the applicant pass supplementary courses and/or exams prior to enrolment.

In order for a degree to be deemed as having similar qualifications to those of the BSc programme in Economics and Business Administration, it must be a bachelor degree from a university. The programme must include 75 ECTS courses covering the disciplines within economics and business administration.

This means that the following subjects must be included with the stipulated number of ECTS:

  1. 5 ECTS Microeconomics or Managerial Economics
  2. 5 ECTS Accounting
  3. 5 ECTS Corporate Finance
  4. 5 ECTS Marketing
  5. 5 ECTS Organizational Theory
  6. 5 ECTS Statistics
  7. 5 ECTS Theory of Science and/or Scientific Methodology and Methods. This demand is fulfilled if the bachelor degree is acquired at a university
  8. 5 ECTS Methods for analysis of data (qualitative and/or quantitative. Collection of data may be a small part of this)
  9. Additional 35 ECTS subjects within the area of business economics and business administration

Applicants with another basis for admission, for example a professional bachelor’s degree from Denmark or another country, may be admitted after an individual assessment. The applicant’s bachelor degree must cover the areas stipulated above and be of the same academic depth.

In case the above requirements are not fulfilled, the applicant must pass additional tests and/or courses prior to enrolment in order for the applicant to obtain qualifications similar to those of the admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 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.

Funding

Options for full-degree graduate students:

Danish Government Scholarship – Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher EducationThe Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education has launched a scholarship programme for students from non-EU/EEA countries studying a full degree at graduate level. Scholarships and tuition fee waivers are available for highly talented students who have been admitted to a range of programmes.

The Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education has launched a scholarship programme for students from non-EU/EEA countries studying a full degree at graduate level. Scholarships and tuition fee waivers are available for highly talented students who have been admitted to a range of programmes.

The board of the University of Southern Denmark decides from year to year which study programmes will benefit from the scholarships and the University will recommend the most qualified applicants in these programmes for a scholarship. Therefore it is not possible to apply for this scholarship. If you are a non-EU student and applying for a programme which offers this scholarship you will automatically be considered for it.

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.
For more information please visit BHJ Foundation Page

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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.

Iki Wakabayashi Foundation (A scholarship which can be applied by all SDU students who are leaving for a period of exchange or internship in Japan - or similar for a Japanese student being enrolled at SDU)

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.