Structure and contents

The MSc in Management is designed to provide graduates, from a wide variety of backgrounds, with the necessary tools and skills for understanding modern management, creating the best possible start for a successful career. The Degree provides both a broad background in management as well as the opportunity to go into more depth in selected topics by choosing electives. The programme has theoretical and practical elements, allowing students to understand the theory while at the same time being able to apply the knowledge to practical management situations.

The goal of the course is to create an understanding of the management processes that are the basis of organisations today. It should also help to develop the skills necessary to perform successfully in business organisations, from start-ups to multinational companies, which are reflected in courses like Entrepreneurship and International Business. However, as most tasks in organisations become increasingly interdisciplinary, it is also important to be able to work across traditional areas, which is another skill that is actively encouraged within the programme. This is also reflected in the variety of different teaching methods used, including lectures, case studies, group work, games and fieldwork. However, all teaching methods stress an interactive approach or dialogue with the students.

The Faculty and the students are an international group with education and work experience worldwide. This further increases learning and cultural exchanges, as students also learn to work effectively with people from different cultures.

The degree has two streams in the first semester. Students with a background in economics or management will follow a set of courses which are designed to further build on these areas. Students without any background in economics and management will follow a set of courses which provide an understanding and fundamental insight into the management disciplines. From the second semester, the two streams will combine and continue to develop new insights into management processes.

The last semester is a unique combination of academic rigour through the writing of a thesis and a piece of applied or consulting work - the field project - which is done in groups for a real company. Instead of the field project, students can also decide to do an individual internship.

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