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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
It is a time of transitions in the business community with increasing globalisation, sustainability efforts and digitalisation on the agenda. To act and contribute in tomorrow's emerging business community, skills related to strategy, organisational change and leadership are emphasised. These topics are in focus in this programme, which gives students relevant knowledge, skills, and competences for the future.


The MSc programme in Strategy, Organisation and Leadership (SOL) is a generalist degree programme that opens the door to a variety of jobs. The programme emphasises a holistic and cross-functional approach to organisations. The underlying assumption behind everything we teach our students is that humans are the biggest assets of any organisation, and that they lay the foundation for its success. We use classic as well as state-of-the-art research to convey knowledge on how to understand and work with challenges related to corporate and competitive strategy, organisational change, digitalisation, human development, performance and engagement. 


All the academic staff at Aarhus BSS pursue research and teaching responsibilities simultaneously, and students can thus expect a programme that is up-to-date with the latest research findings. The first semester consists of three pre-requisite courses in organisational theory, strategic leadership and methodology respectively. Together, these courses lay the foundation for understanding how organisations work and how we can interpret and investigate managerial challenges. The second semester provides students with deeper knowledge related to more specialised fields, which help students to further narrow down their future profile. The courses on the second semester cover corporate and competitive strategy, HRM, organisational change as well as how to organise and lead digitalisation. On the third semester, students can choose between a number of elective courses at AU or abroad, or they may apply for internships in private or public organisations.


Aarhus BSS hosts a rich and varied programme of activities for you as a student, both study-related and social. Our many student associations host events ranging from lectures and company events to career days and sports days, Friday bars, and celebrations, so there is plenty of scope for meeting and networking with like-minded people, discovering new areas of academic interest, and socialising with fellow students.  


Graduates from Strategy, Organisation and Leadership are generally employed in a broad range of jobs in larger companies or smaller and medium-sized companies. To begin with, they often work across specialist functions and are hired in positions as graduates, executive assistants, team coordinators, project managers, HR or change facilitators, or consultants. Later in their careers, a large proportion of SOL students progress into different kinds of more specialised and formal managerial positions.


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 horizon 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:

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