Department of Business and Economics

The Department of Business and Economics is a department under the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. The department has locations in Odense, Slagelse and Sønderborg. Jan Guldager Jørgensen is the Head of Department.

The department has a strong tradition for high-quality research within the fields of economics and business. The research covers both theoretical and empirical subjects, but the use of economic theory and quantitative methods, such as mathematics, statistics, econometrics and computer science, characterizes most research projects.

The research activities at the department are organized within four groups:

The cross-faculty centre COHERE, which undertakes research in health economics, is connected with the department, and so is COHERE Analysis, which carries out socio-economic research-based analyses on request.


The teaching activities are similary organized in four groups, and the department has a strong tradition for high-quality teaching with an emphasis on pedagogical development and use of IT tools to enhance student learning.

The study programmes taught at the department are:

In addition, the department is involved in continuing and further education programmes, such as HD, MBA, MPM and FMOL. Read more

Talent programme

The department offers a talent programme for present and future graduate students. The purpose is to give ambitious and talented students in one of the MSc programmes in economics or mathematics-economics the opportunity to strenghten their competences and acquire additional qualifications through special initiatives.


The department wishes to strengthen its competences through collaboration with public and private organizations nationally as well as internationally through the unit COHERE Analysis. The unit offers research-based consultancy in the form of economic analyses.


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