Business, Language and Culture (Flensburg/Sonderborg), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    6200 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English, German (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
This MS in Business, Language and Culture (Flensburg/Sonderborg) delivered at University of Southern Denmark offers you the opportunity of extending your knowledge in the areas of business economics and business language. Faced with growing political, economic, cultural, and social globalization, businesses will make increasing demands on their employees, who will have to work across national and linguistic borders.

About

Working in business enterprises or organizations with an international orientation, one may seldom rely on solid knowledge of economics and business conditions only. Mastering foreign languages and being able to cope with the challenges of foreign cultures is equally important, for instance when negotiating agreements on financial or other matters.

The master of science in business, language and culture offers you the opportunity of extending your knowledge in the areas of business economics and business language. Faced with growing political, economic, cultural, and social globalization, businesses will make increasing demands on their employees, who will have to work across national and linguistic borders.

This Business, Language and Culture (Flensburg/Sonderborg) master degree from University of Southern Denmark will provide you with a high level of qualifications for analysing, evaluating, and performing the tasks involved in the international activities of business enterprises, tasks in which communication and mediation skills often play an important role. Thus the study programme combines foreign language competences with the study of social conditions as well as economic and sociological factors influencing decision-making processes in various cultures.

In Flensburg, you will find an intercultural study environment in which German is not just a subject, but an integral part of your everyday life.

Programme Structure

The compulsory subjects of the master of science in business, language, and culture belong to the following main fields:
  • Social science subjects
  • Humanities subjects
  • Optional subjects within social sciences (min. 20 ECTS) and humanities (max. 10 ECTS)

All the subjects have been integrated, which means that you will obtain solid theoretical knowledge in each main field, and that at the same time you will be able to recognize and understand their interrelations.

A master’s thesis concludes the programme. In the thesis you will have to describe, analyse, and solve a problem or complex of problems, applying the knowledge you have obtained during the study programme. Master’s theses are often written in co-operation with a private or public enterprise or other organization.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • 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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    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:

    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

To apply for the Master's programme in Business, Language and Culture, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold one of the following degrees:
  • BSc in International Business Administration and Modern Languages (BA Int.) from University of Southern Denmark
You can also apply if you hold a similar degree including courses within each of the following subject areas:
  • Business Economics:
  • Socio-Economics (including Microeconomics)
  • Quantitative and Qualitative research methods and statistics (Social Sciences)
  • Communication & Culture
  • A Foreign Language:
  1. English
  2. German
  3. Danish

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

  • International

    6200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6200 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.
  • Only students with a non-EU/EEA-citizenship or non-Swiss-citizenship have to pay tuition fees. 

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

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