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Business, Language and Culture (Sønderborg/Flensburg)

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

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Sønderborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3100 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Extend your knowledge in the areas of business economics and business language. Faced with growing political, economic, cultural and social globalisation, business employees will have to be able to work across national and linguistic borders. 

Career Opportunities  

This programme prepares you for an internationally oriented career in organisations which require their employees to understand several languages, and the business culture of several countries, as well as having a solid grounding in economics and business administration.

About the Degree

Working in business enterprises or organisations with an international orientation, one may seldom rely on knowledge of economics and business administration alone. Mastering foreign languages and being able to cope with the challenges of foreign cultures is equally important, for instance when negotiating agreements on financial or other matters.
This Masters degree will provide you with a high level of qualifications for analysing, evaluating, and performing the tasks involved in the international activities of business enterprises, tasks in which communication and mediation skills often play an important role. Tthe study programme combines foreign language competences with the study of social conditions as well as economic and sociological factors influencing decision-making processes in various cultures.
You have the possibility to get a double degree from SDU and Universität Flensburg as a Cand.Merc.Int student in Flensburg/ Sønderborg. Here, foreign languages are not just a study programme, but a part of your everyday life.

Course structure
This degree comprises 2 years of graduate study following the BA in international business administration and modern languages. One semester is reserved for writing the master's thesis.
Students must choose one of four profiles as a specialisation (Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Organisation, Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Management, Marketing and Media Management). 


To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a Bachelor's degree from a relevant Business Administration discipline. 

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Please see the specific language entry requirements here.   

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation. 

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 and Scholarships

No tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss students.
There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

SDU offers 75 scholarships yearly. The scholarship consists of two parts: full tuition fee waiver and a grant, to help cover living costs amounting to $ 950 per month before taxes. Candidates must come from a non-EU/EEA country and be eligible to pay tuition fees. The scholarship will be awarded to the best qualified of the eligible applicants. All eligible applicants who are offered a study place, will automatically be considered for the scholarship. No separate application is needed. The best-qualified candidates based on points will be awarded the scholarship.

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

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

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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