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10000 EUR/year
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The MSc programme in Economics and Business Administration - International Business Development at Aarhus University  aims to build the business developers of tomorrow.

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In today’s business world, strong business development skills have become a vital, central part of company management and development. Companies and organisations need to develop their businesses, business models and processes rapidly and efficiently in order to meet the ever-changing needs and demands of customers and of society. For this reason, more and more companies are hiring business developers to carry out key management and development tasks in order to safeguard their existing markets and gain competitive advantage in new markets.

Be one of tomorrow's business developers

The Economics and Business Administration – International Business Development at Aarhus University focuses on business development and the implementation of strategies related to business development processes. It provides students with the analytical decision tools they will need to make the professional decisions that will ensure targeted management of the company’s knowledgeworkers, as well as innovation and optimisation of the company’s business and processes. The programme is intended for students who wish to gain understanding and insight into business development in large global companies as well as small and medium-sized companies.

Unique Company Collaboration And Job Opportunities

The Department of Business Development and Technology in Herning has a unique collaboration with the regional business community,and our company collaborations connect the academic world with the demands of the business community. As a student on theprogramme, you will benefit from this unique network. You will be able to test your knowledge, models, and tools in a business context.You will be in a position to strengthen your personal and professional skills, and you will learn to transform theory and academicknowledge in order to develop new business areas for the company you choose to work with. Collaborating and interacting withcompanies during your studies will increase your job opportunities and extend your professional network.

Student Life

International Business Development students study at the Department of Business Development and Technology, which is located inHerning in central Jutland. The campus is well known for promoting interaction between its different degree programmes on a continuousbasis – a valuable asset for students preparing to enter the international, interdisciplinary business world. The department with its 1,600students forms a vibrant, close-knit community of students and teachers. There are many extra-curricular options at the department,including a Danish favourite – the weekly Friday bar – as well as a student house, a fitness room, and options to join a variety ofcommittees.

Be A Company Insider

The MSc in Economics and Business Administration – International Business Development will give you in-depth knowledge and experienceof working within a company. Using that knowledge of the company and its markets, you will be able to critically analyse the company’sinternal processes with a view to optimising them. You will be able to conduct a professional analysis of the market potential of a newbusiness area, product, or service. You will also be well equipped to develop the company’s strategy.

Aarhus Bss

Aarhus BSS (School of Business and Social Sciences) is one of Aarhus University’s four faculties. With approximately 13,000 full-time

students, several thousand part-time students, more than two hundred PhD students and nearly six hundred faculty members, Aarhus BSS ranks among the largest business schools in Europe and is Denmark’s biggest business and social sciences unit at university level. Building on its broad academic base, it encompasses both traditional business and social science disciplines. Aarhus BSS holds the distinguished AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations and is thus a triple-crown business school.

Learning In An International Context

At Aarhus BSS, we conduct research and teaching at the highest academic level. We are dedicated to imparting to our students exactly the knowledge, skills, and experience that are in demand – the skills that are essential for engaging in professional business activities in a global marketplace. Our broad scope enables us to attract researchers, lecturers, and students from all over the world. With their help, we have built an international environment in which academic and cultural views are exchanged, experiences gathered, and friendships formed. Our students are encouraged to take a semester abroad at one of Aarhus BSS’s approximately three hundred partner universities around the world. Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity for you to expand your horizon academically, culturally and personally, and for you to acquire valuable international experience and qualifications that are in high demand in companies and organisations everywhere.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Model Development
  • International Business Strategy and Leadership
  • Business Research Methodology
  • Advanced Marketing Management
  • Advanced Business Economics
  • Analytics for Decision-Making

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • From the summer intake of 2022, new admissions requirements will be introduced for the Master’s degree programme in Economics and Business Administration. At this moment we do not yet know the specific admissions requirements but they will be announced on this webpage soon.
  • In addition there will also be introduced restricted admission. Meeting the admissions requirements does not in itself guarantee admission to the programme for applicants without legal right of admission.
  • In evaluating qualified applicants, the admissions committee assesses each applicant on the basis of the average mark (i.e. GPA) of the Bachelor’s degree at the time of application. Marks/grades obtained after the application deadline will not be included in the GPA.
  • Note that the possibility of taking supplementary courses for a Master’s degree programme with restricted admission is limited. For the same reason we do no longer offer to do pre-assessments.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Herning

5500 - 8500 DKK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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