Economics and Business Administration — Finance and International Business

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:24 months
Foreign:$ 11.9k / 1 Academic year(s) Deadline: Mar 15, 2021
StudyQA ranking:8306

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This programme not only provides students with professional qualifications for strategic decision-making in complex financial matters, but also gives competency in acting in an international context. The programme was recently ranked by the Financial Times as one of the world’s best international MSc programmes.


The first semester features the following four courses: Corporate Finance; Internationalisation of the Firm; Applied Econometric Methods; and International Business Methods.

The second semester comprises the following specialising courses: International Financial Accounting I focuses on financial reporting requirements in international environments. International Financial Accounting II develops an understanding of the relevance of accounting information for decision-making and for the reliability and quality of accounting statements. Strategy and Management Accounting discusses and analyses elements of strategy formulation and strategic management accounting. Advanced Corporate Finance focuses on topics such as agency theory, asymmetric information and behavioural finance which are used to study capital structure, dividend and capital budgeting policies. International Business Finance focuses on firms operating internationally, which necessitates an understanding of the markets for products, factors of production and exchange-rate exposures.

In the third semester, students can choose courses in their areas of interest. These can be taken at Aarhus University, at a partner university outside Denmark or at the AU Summer University. Students can also participate in internship programmes in Denmark or abroad.

The fourth semester is devoted to the final thesis, where students have the opportunity to concentrate on and specialise in a specific field of interest.


This degree will equip graduates to work as managers of foreign subsidiaries, experts on mergers and acquisitions, financial managers, international controllers, corporate restructuring experts, or international business strategists.

1st semester 30 ECTS

Prerequisite courses

  • Corporate Finance
  • Internationalisation of the Firm
  • Applied Econometric Methods
  • International Business Methods

2nd semester 30 ECTS

Specialisation courses

  • International Financial Accounting
  • International Managment Control Systems
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • International Business Finance

3rd semester 30 ECTS

Elective courses

  • Electives
  • Study abroad
  • Internship
  • Summer University

4th semester 30 ECTS


The students that hold a bachelor in Business Administration or a Bsc Porgramme from Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University can pursue direct admission to Msc programmes after they finish their bachelor programme (Group 1), cf. below.Students that hold a programme from another educationIf you hold a programme from another university, you can have your programme evaluated at Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University in order to find out if you meet the admission requirements. This evaluation will prioritize the sufficient content of the following subjects and ECTS-points, cf. below.Mathematics 5 ECTSFinance and Accounting 25 ECTSStatistics 10 ETCSResearch Methods 10 ECTSBusiness Economics 15 ECTSOrganisation and Leadership theory 10 ECTSMarketing 10 ECTSMicroeconomics 5 ECTS English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 560 TOEFL iBT® test: 83
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