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MA in Business, Language and Culture (Chinese)

Master (2 years) of business, language and culture (Chinese), 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
With this MA, you get a good basis for employment in international companies and organisations, especially on the booming Chinese market. The negot.-programme in Chinese may become your stepping-stone to an international career in the corporate business, the diplomatic corps or an international organisation. The combination of economics and Chinese is rarely seen in the European labour market.
Graduates are suited for an international career in the corporate business world. 
The programme provides you with the skills necessary for conducting business negotiations with Chinese partners by combining business economics courses and courses in language proficiency, culture, social studies and business communication.

About the Degree

You will build specialised knowledge of business marketing and management in international settings, and specialised knowledge of modern Chinese culture and society (especially in the field of intercultural communication with China) and be able to identify and analyse scientific problems in the field using the appropriate theories and methods. You will also develop confidence with the Chinese language and its use in business relations with China.

Course Content

The programme builds upon the skills acquired by students during their bachelor degree, i.e. skills acquired in the areas of business economics, marketing and national economics on the one hand, and Chinese language, society, and culture on the other.
50% of the courses are within the disciplines of culture, society and economy, and communication and language skills in Chinese. The other 50% lies in the business administration field, with emphasis on business organisation and marketing in relation to the international market. Also included are electives from other disciplines, which gives students some latitude in influencing their course profile, for example by taking courses abroad or completing an internship.  

During the third semester, there are opportunities for a study period or internship in China, as the semester is comprised entirely of electives.


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

In addition, documentation may be required verifying your English proficiency. 
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 - 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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