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Business Administration

Master (2 years) of Business Administration, 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
The Master’s degree in Business Administration will provide you with a theoretical understanding of business studies relevant to the fiscal and organisational management of companies.


You will work with economic theory and formal modelling as you learn how best to manage and optimise business operations. The MSc in Business Administration gives you great freedom to design your own academic profile within, for example, international marketing, management accounting, innovation management, and human resource management.  

The degree gives you the possibility to choose a pure business administration profile, to combine business administration with another supplementary master’s subject, or to choose the Business Psychology specialisation, which combines business administration with psychology.


With a degree in Business Administration, you can find employment within the marketing or human resources departments of international companies, within the public sector or with the recruitment departments of consultancy firms. Your career options will be directly influenced by your choice of supplementary subject. For instance, if you choose a language as a supplementary subject, you would increase your chances of working within marketing, while combining business administration with psychology would give you more opportunities within HR and recruitment.


You can choose between three specialisations:
  • The pure business administration programme, which is comprised of business administration courses for three semesters before you complete the degree with your Master’s thesis.
  • Combine business administration with a supplementary master’s subject. Here you will initially continue with the supplementary subject you have previously studied in your bachelor’s degree, before continuing with business administration courses until you complete the degree with your master’s thesis.
  • You can choose a specialisation combining business administration with psychology, which you can read about on the next few pages.

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:

Would you like to chat with a fellow student from your country, or with someone who studies the programme you are interested in? You can get help with your questions from Aarhus University’s Student Ambassadors:


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