The two-year Economics and Management MSc programme gives students an in-depth familiarity with a range of economics and management disciplines. The programme is flexibly structured so that students can specialise in a specific subject or combine economics and management courses.
Graduates in high demand
Economics and management graduates are in high demand. Many graduates hold top executive positions in the corporate world (in financial institutions and consulting firms) or management advisory positions in the public sector (in ministries and local authorities).
In the company of Nobel Laureates
Students on the programme are based at the Department of Economics and Business, renowned for its high academic standards. The department engages in close collaboration with many leading international researchers, including Nobel Laureate Dale T. Mortensen. The departments outstanding research environment includes the Center for Research in Econometric Analysis of Time Series (CREATES), where Nobel Laureate Robert F. Engle serves as a member of the advisory board.
The academic environment at the department is characterised by international diversity: more than one-third both of faculty members and of the PhD students have an international background. The international atmosphere provides the basis for an enriched and exciting student life.
Personal academic profile
The degree programme allows students to create a personal academic profile, either within one or across several of the following fields: finance, accounting, macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics and economics of business. A variety of courses are offered, including project-based courses. There is a progression from introductory courses to more advanced levels, which ensures students academic development. The department offers about 30 elective courses each semester at Masters level.
The Masters degree programme in Economics and Management offers four English language specialisations:
You must select your preferred line in the application form.
You apply online through the Aarhus University self service system. To be able to apply online, you first have to create a self service account. Once you have created your account and logged on the self service system, please select the option "Application form for free movers (non-exchange)".
Please be aware that you need to start your application within 24 hours of creating the self service account.
To best prepare your application, it is important to understand the structure and the different locations of Aarhus University. Aarhus University has three different campuses (located in Aarhus, Herning and Emdrup) and is divided into four faculties, which are subdivided into 26 departments.
Remember when choosing courses that you may only take courses at one location and within one faculty. You may not choose courses at more than two different departments.
It is important that you have a relevant academic background for the courses that you apply for. You must have taken courses at your home university within the specific subject field you have applied to in order to be accepted to any of the departments.
EU students can sign up for 5 ECTS to 30 ECTS during a semester. To obtain a study and work permit, students from outside the EU/EEA have to study 30 ECTS in total (20 ECTS at one department). If you choose courses at more than one department, it is important that you choose at least 20 ECTS at one department. Students applying for courses at Aarhus BSS, should only apply for courses at one department.
At the application form, you can apply for housing as well, if needed.
You will be required to attach the following documents to your application:
Students applying to Aarhus BSS only: Students must upload a letter confirming that they will be able to transfer credits from Aarhus University to a degree at the home institution. If you cannot provide this documentation, you will be assessed according to the admission requirements of the relevant degree programme(s). Students can complete and upload this template or a similar document from the home university.
You will be informed approximately six weeks prior to semester start whether you meet the prerequisites to be enrolled in the requested courses. However, as enrolment in courses for free mover students is dependent on available space in the relevant courses, you will not receive final confirmation about course enrolment until approximately two weeks prior to semester start. If there is space left in the courses, you will receive a notification about this and an invoice. Only after the invoice has been paid in full, will you receive a Letter of Enrolment and be enrolled in the requested courses. Please be aware that due to this procedure, Aarhus University cannot guarantee that free mover students will be admitted and enrolled in courses by semester start.