Business and Organisational Anthropology
Master (2 years) of , 120 ECTSEconomics, commerce, management and accounting Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies
|Institution||University of Copenhagen (KU)|
|Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH)||5000 EUR|
|Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH)||0 EUR|
DescriptionBusiness- and Organisational Anthropology (BOA) studies business activities and life in organisations by anthropological methods and theory.
Business strategy, management theory, design methodology, HR workrelations and organisational practice have for several decennia drawn on ethnographic methodology to produce and analyse data on the needs and concerns of stakeholders such as clients, employees and end-users.
BOA builds on this research as well as on classic ethnographic methodology and anthropological theory to equip students to pursue their own well-informed ethnographic research in Denmark or elsewhere in the world.
Often working in collaboration with organisations in public enterprise, design companies, engineering and other business sectors, students build and analyse their own ethnographic data, thus contributing to a better understanding of the lives, perceptions and needs of clients, end-users and other stakeholders.
By deepening understandings of what has often been called "the human factor" in business, students not only contribute to concrete innovation processes and product development in enterprises and organisations, but also add their findings to the growing field of BOA scientific research.
Courses that may be offered in the specialisation track in Business and Organisational Anthropology include:
- Economic Anthropology,
- Anthropology of Evaluation,
- International Consultancy,
- Organizational Anthropology
- Anthropology of Marketing; Performance & Tricksters
Career OpportunitiesGraduates of BOA work in such diverse fields as design & innovation, HR consultancy, public sector services, marketing and social advocacy.
AdmissionA prerequisite for the MSc Programme in Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology is a bachelor's degree in anthropology or its equivalent. If your bachelor degree in anthropology is not from a Danish university it does not qualify you directly to this Master's programme, and your application will therefore be individually assessed. The following are minimum requirements for admission:
- The bachelor degree must consist of a minimum of one and a half years (90 ECTS) of anthropological subjects.
- The bachelor degree must include introductory courses in anthropology, including introduction to history of anthropological theory and methodology
- Language requirements:
- Scandinavian applicants (including Danish applicants) are required to document proficiency in English corresponding to at least English B level; cf. Section 11 of the Danish Ministerial Order on Admission at Universities.
- Applicants from outside of Scandinavia who speak or write English as a second language must pass the IELTS test with a score minimum of 6.5, or the TOEFL IBT Test with a minimum score of 83 or a minimum of 560 in the paper based test; cf. Section 11(2) of the Danish Ministerial Order on Admission at Universities
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TuitionThere is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students form outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland.
Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
For Further InformationInformation from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://en.ufm.dk/
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.