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Accounting and Economics

Master (2 years) of Economics - Accounting and Economics, 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4250 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


As a MSc in Economics - Accounting and Economics, you will be able to analyse consequences of the use of various tools in the field of management accounting and financial management. The tools include both classical methods as well as more recent models. 

Career Opportunities  

Economics is important to all organizations if they want to survive in our competitive society. Thus the aim of the specialization is to foster candidates whom are useful for organizations in optimizing their economic performance. This includes both private and public organizations. Jobs in finance and controller departments are the prime targets for candidates but also consulting is important.

About the Degree

The specialization in Accounting and Economics focuses on the use of accounting measurement to help make decisions. The point of departure is economics as the purpose of most business firms is to maximize profit. More generally the aim is to help the organization to maximize utility.   
The profile is targeted towards students that seek positions in management accounting, where the student, on basis of economic theory, is able to analyse the consequences of using different tools in management accounting,  
The programme consists of courses that address the way in which rational economic agents behave and how they interact, and designing optimum control mechanisms is a central aspect of the programme.  

Compulsory Courses•Advanced Microeconomics (autumn) •Management Accounting (autumn) •Financial Accounting (spring) •Industrial Economics (spring) •Master's Thesis. 

Constituent, elective courses (20 ECTS) chosen among the following:•Advanced Economic Evaluation (autumn) •Advanced Management Accounting (spring) •Foundations of Organization (autumn) •Foundations of Strategy (autumn) •Pharmaceutical Economics (spring) •Strategic Issues in Supply Chain Management (spring) •Supply Chain Inventory and Production Planning (autumn)

Elective courses (30 ECTS) Chosen among all graduate courses offered by the Academic Study Board of Economics and by the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. 


Applicants having completed a bachelor’s programme in economics from a university can apply to be enrolled. To be deemed as a bachelor’s degree in economics, the programme must include a minimum of 100 ECTS courses within economics. As a minimum, the following subjects must be included with the stipulated number of ECTS:        
•Mathematics (10 ECTS) •Statistics (5 ECTS) •Microeconomics (20 ECTS) •Macroeconomics (10 ECTS) •Econometrics (10 ECTS) •Accounting (10 ECTS) •Finance (10 ECTS) Further 25 ECTS within the above economic areas
In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact T
he University of Southern Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.  

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Aug 01
Start date
Feb 01



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