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Regional Economics and Business Development

Master (2 years) of Economics and Business Administration - Regional Economics and Business Development, 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting

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


The programme provides both theoretical perspectives and offers concrete empirical tools to uncover recent trends and patterns of locating in different economic and market environments. 

Career Opportunities  

This master programme is tailored for students aiming at a professional career in international organization, globally oriented companies as well as development and innovation oriented public and private institutions with an explicit international or location perspective. 

About the Degree

The focus of the programme is on the importance of the relation between regional economy and industry. Thus the programme has a double perspective: one area is the issue of ensuring a strong regional development in terms of economic performance. Moreover, it provides students with an in-depth analyses of the specific design of the required policies. A number of issues are considered both from a policy and a business management perspective such as innovation, spatial analysis and econometrics (GIS), growth models and business development drivers.  
The Master has four semesters over two years. Three terms consist of compulsory and elective courses while the final term is devoted to writing the Master’s thesis. In the third semester, students have the opportunity to participate in an exchange programme with a partner university or pursue a relevant internship in Denmark or abroad.

Compulsory courses  
1st semester • Policy Framework for Regional Development & Innovation • Organisation & Management - SCM and Value Chain Analysis • Regional Economic Growth: • Introduction to Spatial Analysis & Econometrics • Regional Marketing: Concepts and Methods  
2nd semester • Advanced Spatial Analysis & Econometrics • Urban & Regional Economics • Drivers of Regional and Business Development  
3rd semester • Internship + project work or Studies abroad or • Studies at SDU 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

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

Application date
Aug 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01

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

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01


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