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Management of People

Master (2 years) of Economics and Business Administration - Management of People , 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

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


The ideal background for an international career in the field of human resource management, this program enables students to develop structured and principled insights regarding the most important issues of managing practices and engage critical thinking skills regarding policies and choices of recruiting and retaining talent. 

Career Opportunities  

The programme gives you the competences in order to ensure a solid theoretical basis and tools readily employable in the workplace. Positions that would be possible after the programme include HRM Officer or Personnel Manager. Whether you want to be self-employed or to work as a manager in public or private companies, this degree will improve your future career opportunities. 

About the Degree

This two-year programme focuses on expanding the students’ competencies within contemporary management and organisation. This will enable them to develop central structured and principled insights regarding the essential issues of managing people. This profile draws upon the most current management and organisation research and practices. Students will develop their theoretical and practical skills, and will be able to take charge of key management functions and projects in human resource management. Ultimately, the profile strengthens the student’s ability to think in principled ways about the key policies and choices of recruiting and retaining talent, and how to apply skills in the design of policies and programmes.

Recommended courses   
1st semester •Human Resource Management •Foundations of Management •Foundations of Organization   
2nd semester •Leadership and Organization Communication •Personnel Economics •Corporate Strategy and Organizational Design   
3rd semester •Internship in a company /institution (Denmark or abroad) + project work or •Studies abroad (International partner university or another international university) or •Studies at the University of Southern Denmark or another Danish University   
4th semester •Master’s thesis 


Applicants with a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from a University are qualified for admission. Applicants with a professional bachelor degree and other qualifying degrees may have access provided certain demands are fulfilled. In order for a degree to be deemed as a BSc programme in Economics and Business Administration, the applicant must have a bachelor degree from a university including a minimum of 75 ECTS courses within economics and business administration. 

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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