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MSc in Business Administration

Aarhus University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
August 2022
Application deadline: NON-EU: 15 January | EU: 1 March

About this program

MSc in Business Administration

You will work with economic theory and formal modelling as you learn how best to manage and optimise business operations. The MSc in Business Administration gives you great freedom to design your own academic profile within, for example, international marketing, management accounting, innovation management, and human resource management.

The degree gives you the possibility to combine business administration with another Master’s supplementary subject, to choose a pure business administration profile, or you may choose the Business Psychology specialisation, which combines business administration with psychology. Read more about Business Psychology

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degrees with direct admission

Students that hold a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BA i Erhvervsøkonomi med tilvalg) or a BSc in Economics and Business Administration (HA) from Aarhus University can pursue direct admission to the MSc in Social Sciences in Business Administration after they complete their Bachelor’s degree programme.

Students that hold a degree from another university

If you hold a degree from another university, your qualifications will be assessed once you have applied for admission.

English Language Requirements

All applicants without a legal right of admission to English language Master's degree programmes must provide documentation of English language qualifications identical or comparable with an 'English B level' with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the Danish upper secondary school ('gymnasium').

Please note that Danish language Master’s programmes may also have and English B requirement.

  • English B level (Danish upper secondary school level)

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Program content

You can choose between three specialisations:

  • You can choose to combine business administration with a Master’s supplementary subject. Here you will initially continue with the supplementary subject you have previously studied for your Bachelor’s degree, before continuing with business administration courses until you complete the degree with your Master’s thesis.
  • You can choose a pure business administration programme, which is comprised of business administration courses for three semesters before you complete the degree with your Master’s thesis.
  • You can choose a specialization combining business administration with psychology. Read more about the Business Psychology

Scholarships & funding

Aarhus University offers a limited number of scholarships to the most talented applicants from outside Europe.

The scholarship is usually a full or a partial tuition fee waiver, and in some cases, it also includes a monthly grant towards living expenses. Typically the scholarship is for the whole duration of your Master’s degree program.

You can find more information about Danish State Scholarships on the Aarhus University website.


  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE
  • Others: €10,000

Career paths

With a degree in Business Administration, you can find employment within the marketing or human resources departments of international companies, within the public sector or with the recruitment departments of consultancy firms. Your career options will be directly influenced by your choice of Master’s supplementary subject. If you for instance choose a language as a supplementary subject, you would increase your chances of working within marketing, while combining business administration with psychology would give you opportunities within HR and recruitment.


About this institute

Welcome to Aarhus University in Denmark!

Established in 1928, Aarhus University has grown to be a world-leading research institution with a modern, dynamic and highly international study environment. It is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 100 educational institutions, and recently ranked 69th in...

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Why study at Aarhus University

An international and diverse university

Aarhus University is home to many international students and researchers – 12% of our students are international, from over 120 different countries! For that reason, English is our second language here at AU and we offer over 50 English-taught courses at either Bachelor’s or Master’s level. All our PhDs are English-taught. We also have a dedicated International Centre, to provide and introduction to living in Denmark and offer support and guidance.

Informal environment with focus on critical thinking

Teaching at AU takes place in an informal and inspiring environment, with a high focus on developing critical thinking skills and encouraging open debate. Professors at AU welcome discussions and value student insights to their classes. Furthermore, many courses at Aarhus University are interdisciplinary to give a students a well-rounded perspective of their chosen subject.

A comprehensive university

Aarhus University has five main faculties: Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Health, Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences. Each faculty is highly specialized with state of the art research facilities available for student use. Our faculties of Natural and Technical Sciences both have a special focus on sustainability and facilitating a green transition.

Contact info

Aarhus University

Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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