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Economics and Business Administration - Strategy, Organisation and Leadership

Master (2 years) of Science in Economics and Business Administration (Strategy, Organisation and Leadership), 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Students on the Strategy, Organisation and Leadership programme will acquire the knowledge, insight and behavioural skills needed to act as managers or employees in organisations facing increasing globalisation, competition, and technological change.

The first semester features three courses: Organisational Theory; Emerging Markets – Institutions and Challenges; and Management Research Methods.  

The second semester comprises the following specialising courses. Organisational Change and Leadership aims to provide insight into challenges related to the initiation and implementation of changes. Strategy and Business Development develops the ability to apply central strategic tools for diagnostic purposes and subsequent business development. Entrepreneurship explores factors affecting the formation and growth of new enterprises, and students develop the ability to analyse alternative organisational options and managerial challenges. Human Resource Management and Development provides fundamental theoretical and practical insights into and an understanding of the field of human resource management, the dynamic interplay between people, jobs and organisations.  

In the third semester, students can choose courses in their areas of interest. These can be taken at Aarhus University, at a partner university outside Denmark or at the AU Summer University. Students can also participate in internship programmes in Denmark or abroad.  

The fourth semester is devoted to the final thesis, where students have the opportunity to concentrate on and specialise in a specific field of interest.

Career Opportunities  

The programme provides the competencies needed to perform successfully in positions that require the ability to integrate technological, organisational and human development processes. Graduates will be able to perform a wide variety of functions in private firms and public organisations, for example as junior consultants in international management consultancy firms, as trainees in large corporations, or as management assistants. Some have also continued their studies as PhD scholars.


To find out more about admission to the MSc in Economics and Business Adm. - Strategy, Organisation and Leadership please visit the programme’s website. 

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read more about the language requirements at Aarhus University

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

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 EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 
Read more about tuition fees

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


Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


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