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Learning outcomes

Specific competences for the profile in Accounting & Finance

The focus area of the profile is Accounting & Finance. Graduates with this profile therefore have expanded their knowledge within the subjects that are relevant for this profile that is within the key financial issues through the courses: Advanced Corporate Finance and Derivatives, Foundation of Management, Asset Pricing with Fixed Income or Dynamic Investment Strategies. Furthermore, the graduate will gain knowledge about and skills in using methods and tools which can support the competencies to develop and solve advanced financial models. The candidate will gain substantial insights about the function of financial markets, instruments and policies and the methods and models to evaluate these.

Finally, the graduate will gain competences in regard to formulate and solve advanced models in finance and manage the firm’s financial functions e.g. when acting as a CFO. The graduate can independently analyze and make decision as to solve specific financial management decisions and implement financial models to support management decisions in all type of organizations. 

General competences for MSc in Economics and Business Administration

All profiles in Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration at University of Southern Denmark share the same general competences. Each profile has a focus area in which the graduate will get specific knowledge, skills, and competences. Below, you can read about the general competences and the specific area of focus of the research-oriented programmes offered at Campus Odense.

Knowledge and understanding

The master programme in Economics and Business Administration supplies knowledge which, within the focus area of the profile, is based on the highest international research within a field of study. The graduate is able to understand and, on a scientific basis, reflect on the knowledge of the field/fields of study and be able to identify scientific issues of relevance


The graduate can, in a qualified manner, select and apply scientific methods and theories for collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data for description and complex analysis of internal and external conditions of the firm as well as theoretical issues related to these areas. The graduate can set up new models of analysis and solutions for problems based on the performed analyses. The graduate can communicate his/her knowledge and discuss professional and scientific issues with colleagues, management, and the surrounding society.


A MSc in Economics and Business Administration can, within the area of the profile, manage work and development situations that are complex, unpredictable and require new models for solutions. The graduate can independently initiate and implement professional and interdisciplinary cooperation and take on professional responsibility. The graduate can independently take responsibility for own professional development and specialization. A MSc in Economics and Business Administration allows graduates to work at solving specialist tasks within the various functional areas of organizations within the public and private sectors.


Last Updated 25.02.2020