Business, Language and Culture (Flensburg)

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The master of science in business, language and culture offers you the opportunity of extending your knowledge in the areas of business economics and business language.

Working in business enterprises or organizations with an international orientation, one may seldom rely on solid knowledge of economics and business conditions only. 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.

The master of science in business, language and culture offers you the opportunity of extending your knowledge in the areas of business economics and business language. Faced with growing political, economic, cultural, and social globalization, businesses will make increasing demands on their employees, who will have to work across national and linguistic borders.

This master 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. Thus the 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.

In Flensburg, you will find an intercultural study environment in which German is not just a subject, but an integral part of your everyday life.

The master of science in business, language, and culture comprises 2 years of graduate study following the BA in international business administration and modern languages. In addition to its 3 semesters of teaching, one semester is reserved for writing the master's thesis.

How the study programme is organized?

When choosing the master of science in business, language, and culture in Flensburg, you have already made sure your studies have an international dimension. Along with this master programme, you may study various branches of international managment offered at the German graduate study programme MA Management Studies.

The two master programmes are complementary in many respects, which means that integration is possible. Thus you may pass the German master of science (comprising 120 ECTS) as well as the Danish master of science (also comprising 120 ECTS) within two years. If you choose to pass both programmes at the same time, of course your work load will exceed 120 ECTS (depending of course on the electives you choose in each individual case). However, the master's thesis of each study programme is credited by the other programme, meaning that you will have to write one thesis only, provided of course that you comply with the formal requirements set up by the University of Southern Denmark as well as with those stipulated by the University of Flensburg.


The master of science in business, language and culture comprises 3 semesters of teaching plus 1 semester for writing the master´s thesis. You are required to pass exams corresponding to 120 ECTS within 2 years.

The Master of Science in International Business, Language, and Culture comprises constituent discipline elements (90 ECTS) and optional courses (30 ECTS).

The constituent discipline elements comprise:

Humanities profile:

* Humanities disciplines: 35 ECTS

* Social science disciplines: 25 ECTS

* Final thesis: 30 ECTS

Social science profile:

* Humanities disciplines: 25 ECTS

* Social science disciplines: 35 ECTS

* Final thesis: 30 ECTS

Structure of the study programme
The structure of the study program allows students to choose either a primarily social science or a primarily humanities profile.

The following social science disciplines are compulsory for all students:

* Strategic Marketing
* International Marketing
* Comparative Economic Systems
* Social Research and Methodology

The following humanities disciplines are also compulsory for all students:

* Foreign language I (oral and written proficiency Danish, German, or English as foreign languages)
* Business Communication/Intercultural Communication

In addition to the above compulsory disciplines, students may choose either a humanities or a social science group of disciplines, providing them with one of the two profiles mentioned above.


* Humanities profile disciplines (10 ECTS): * Foreign language II (oral proficiecy; Danish, German, or English as a Foreign Language), cf. text in italics in the table below


* Social science profile disciplines (10 ECTS) * Option 1): Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship
* Option 2): Strategy & Organization
* Option 3): Organizational Behaviour & Human Ressource Management
* Option 4): Marketing
* Option 5): Media Management

A complete undergraduate degree in Business Administration (approx. 3 years of study at university level, which is equivalent to a Danish Bachelor Degree. This undergraduate degree must include courses within the following area * Business Economics: Minimum of 30 ECTS * Socio-Economics (including Microeconomics): Minimum of 10 ECTS * Quantitative and Qualitative research methods and statistics (Social Sciences): Minimum of 15 ECTS * Communication & Culture: Minimum of 5 ECTS * Foreign Languages: English; Minimum of 14 ECTS, Danish; Minimum of 20 ECTSAs a minimum applicants should enclose descriptions of their course work including the following terms: Aim of the course, main topics, the years workload/ECTS, and literature.
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