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Human Resource Management

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

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


two-year MSc in Human Resource Management prepares students for managing the people side of organisations. In today’s knowledge intensive society, employees are what constitute the competitive advantage in many organisations – if managed well. Students get a solid foundation in the management of human resources and other relevant topics such as organizational behaviour, strategy, communication and leadership. You will also learn about contemporary issues, for example on how to manage people in a more sustainable way. 

You will gain insight into how to manage the people side of organisations. You will be taught about human resource management, organisation, strategy, communication and leadership.
You will get a solid foundation through mandatory courses while being able to explore your own interests through elective courses. 

The programme prepares you for an impactful career that extends beyond your first job.

Programme structure

Career Opportunities

The MSc programme in Human Resource Management provides students with an excellent foundation for a variety future career opportunities. The competencies obtained during the MSc can be used in a number of HR-related careers including:
  • Human Resource Co-ordinator
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Human Resource Management
  • Corporate Communication Manager
  • Business Consultant


To qualify for admission you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. Read more here.

There is open admission for this degree programme. The rule regarding open admission is applicable only to those of you who have applied before the application deadline. 

Applicants will need to document English at B Level or equivalent to this level.

You can read more about English Language Requirements

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

Tuition Fees

No tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss students.
There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

SDU offers 75 scholarships yearly. For information regarding scholarships:

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
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

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

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01



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