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Business Administration - Business Psychology

Master (2 years) of Business Psychology, 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5000 EUR
The MSc in Business Administration - Business Psychology addresses the increasing demand for business professionals with a deep understanding of psychology in a business context. It does so by adding a business psychology specialisation on top of a solid business foundation gained at the bachelor’s degree level.


The MSc in Business Administration – Business Psychology is a cross-disciplinary programme where students are taught by lecturers from management, economics and psychology. To ensure professional relevance, the programme has been developed in collaboration with professionals working in areas related to business psychology.

The MSc in Business Administration - Business Psychology prepares students to perform in contemporary HR and communication functions, as organisational and change management consultants, in executive management support functions, or as project managers – both within the private and public sector.


Contemporary businesses are operating in highly competitive environments and are solving increasingly complex problems requiring cooperation within and across skill sets, functions and organisations. Work is more than ever performed in teams, responsibility is largely delegated, and organisations go through major changes at an increased frequency.

As a result, it is imperative for businesses to develop a profound understanding of human behaviour and psychology to sustain their performance, ensure employee well-being, effectively implement organisational changes, formulate strategies for altering behaviours, foresee the consequences of delegation, and communicate within organisations as well as with external stakeholders.

To fulfil these needs, the first two semesters provide students with knowledge of the psychological and behavioural foundations of decision-making, communication, stakeholder relations, and moral judgement, as well as workplace psychology, behavioural design, and methods and tools relevant to business psychology. Each course in the programme is cross-disciplinary by design.

In their third semester, students are free to choose between elective subjects or an internship. Finally, students use their fourth semester to write their master’s thesis.


The programme consists of two semesters in the first year which cover the compulsory courses in the programme specialisation and two semesters in the last year which are reserved for the student's own specialisation.  

In the third semester you can choose elective courses within your areas of interest. You can also participate in project-based internship programmes either in Denmark or abroad. The fourth semester is devoted to the final thesis.  

Compulsory courses include:
  • Judgement and Decision-Making
  • Workplace Psychology
  • Organisational Theory
  • Communication Psychology
  • Organisational Interventions
  • Business Psychology Methods

Aarhus BSS (School of Business and Social Sciences) is one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS ranks among the largest business schools in Europe, encompassing both traditional business and social science disciplines in its broad academic portfolio. Aarhus BSS holds the distinguished AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations and is thus a Triple Crown School.


At Aarhus BSS, we conduct research and teaching at the highest academic level. We provide our students with the exact knowledge, skills and experience that are essential for engaging in professional business activities in a global marketplace.

Our broad portfolio enables us to attract researchers, lecturers and students from all over the world. With their help, we have built an international environment that promotes the exchange of different academic and cultural views and fosters new experiences and friendships.

We encourage our students to take a semester abroad at one of the school’s approximately three hundred partner universities around the world. Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity to expand your horizons academically, culturally and personally. It is also a great opportunity for you to acquire valuable international experience and qualifications that are in high demand in companies and organisations everywhere.


In general, admission to a master’s degree programme requires successful completion of a relevant and recognised university degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor’s degree in level and length (180 ECTS). In addition, you must meet the specific requirements for the individual programme, including language requirements. If you wish to study a master’s degree at Aarhus University, please check out our page ‘Am I qualified for admission’:

If you are curious about how to submit a master’s degree application to Aarhus University, then make sure to check out our ‘Apply Now’ page. Here you can find information about relevant fees, guides, and video tutorials on how to use the application portal:

There are the same English language requirements for all international students with a few exceptions. The general English language requirements for master’s degrees can be found here:

Aarhus University offers a limited number of Danish state scholarships for highly qualified non-EU students applying for master’s degrees. You can read more about scholarships here:

Students from outside the EU are generally required to pay tuition and application fee. You can consult our page Tuition fees for master’s degree programmes:

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