Social Science - Public Management and Social Development

Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
15200 EUR/year
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The Social Science - Public Management and Social Development MSc course at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) explores similarities and differences in contemporary challenges to the welfare of citizens in China and Europe. At this programme you will learn to manage and participate in social innovation at the interface between the public and private sectors in China as well as Europe.


The core of the Social Science - Public Management and Social Development MSc course at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is the question of how social innovation can improve current welfare models and how future welfare solutions can be developed in cooperation between public and private sectors. 

As a graduate you have a fundamental knowledge of the institutions of the welfare state and you have gained awareness of different systems of society, cultures and governing structures.

Typical job opportunities will be project management, strategic, operational and policy development in public organisations, NGOs and private companies concerned with welfare reforms, social development and national business system issues.

Career Opportunities

An alumni association for the programme will be created. It will be a tightly-knit group of people concerned with the same issues that in time it will become a strong alumni network which will be a career advantage. Graduates will have in-depth knowledge of  China and the EU from both an academic, a cultural and a personal point of view. They will be able to identify problems in this cross-field and, using social science methods combined with analysis and information retrieval tools, they will be able to create innovative solutions. In addition to this, graduates will have hands-on experience with Chinese language and culture, and with intercultural cooperation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comparing Societies and Economic Systems
  • Government and Business 
  • Research Methods
  • Organisation and Management
  • Comparing Social Policies: Welfare States in Theory and Practice
  • Social Innovation
  • Individually Studied Subject
  • An internship in a public organisation, an NGO or a private company. 

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

Your educational background will be subject to an overall individual assessment in order to establish if your bachelor's degree qualifies you for the programme and the academic areas listed below are covered in full and as prescribed. The specific entry requirements are min. 30 ECTS-points within one or more of the following areas:

  • Business administration (innovation/entrepreneurship; management; marketing; organisation; accounting; statistics; finance; strategy)
  • Social science methodology (philosophy of science, research design, applied methods)
  • Politics in general (political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations)
  • Culture/society studies with a focus on one East Asian country (sociology, social studies, public administration, anthropology, development studies, law, psychology, culture studies, history, philosophy)
  • Economics (microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15200 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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