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MA in business, language and culture (negot)

Master (2 years) of business, language and culture (negot), 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) 3100 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


This programme enables you to negotiate in a global context by providing you with business know-how, cultural expertise and practical communicative skills. 

Career Opportunities  

The degree programme is deliberately geared towards international business, the public sector and organisations.

About the Degree

The increasingly global character of business and politics requires graduates who can communicate effectively across cultures. This programme enables you to use a foreign language and become an expert in international business. Your knowledge of economics, communication and culture means that you can become a key decision-maker in global organisations.

Course Content
This programme – which combines business economics courses with courses in culture, social studies, and business communication – provides you with the skills necessary for conducting business negotiations with foreign partners.  

The programme offers six specialisations, each of which combines courses offered by strong and relevant research environments from Humanities and Business and Social Sciences.
•International relations focuses on international political and NGO relations
•International economics focuses on tendencies in international macroeconomic development
•Human resource management focuses on international organisational and HR relations and interpersonal communication •International sales management focuses on international business channels
•International communication management focuses on international communication and branding
•Global marketing management focuses on marketing and culture Each profile contains 4 course areas:  

Profile Courses are part of your specialization.

Electives that can be chosen from any of the profile courses
Common Courses are currently globalisation Processes, Negotiation Theory and Project Presentation.
Master thesis   All 4 course areas consist of both Humanities and Social Science subjects.  

During your degree, you can complete electives, an internship, and/or a study period abroad.
The fourth semester will be spent writing your Masters thesis.


To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a Bachelor's degree from a relevant discipline.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying your English proficiency. 
Please see the specific language entry requirements here  

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

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



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