Students will acquire the competence to analyse the fundamental social and cultural principles and logics that underlie contemporary branding and communication challenges, using state-of-the-art marketing thought and advanced ethnographic methods. In addition to a reflected understanding of traditional branding and marketing, they will gain deep insights into the shifts caused by social media, creative consumers, or consumer resistance.
This Economics and Business Administration - Brand Management and Marketing Communication programme is offered by the University of Southern Denmark.
The programme is taught by an international faculty with a wealth of experiences and different theoretical and cultural backgrounds. It stands out from other branding programmes due to its clear focus on social and cultural perspectives, and it introduces students to the current state-of-the-art in this research field.
Students will become proficient in analysing contemporary relationships between marketing communications and branding, the corporation and consumer markets, as well as applying contemporary principles of cultural brand management and ethnographic market research methods.
The competences obtained during the studies in Odense can be used in curriculum development, ranging from becoming an individual business entrepreneur, working as a specialist in large multinational companies or as a consultant internationally.
You can apply until:
Make sure you verify exact dates on the programme website.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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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.
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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).
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:
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:
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 fulfil the entry requirements, the study board will decide whether you can follow one or more supplementary courses.
Options for full-degree graduate students:
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 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.
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