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Learning outcomes

Specific competences for the profile in Human Resource Management

Graduates of the profile in Human Resource Management possess knowledge about managing a firm’s human resources. They can connect specific human resource-related topics to broader issues of management and leadership in business organizations, and develop and implement effective human resource management strategies which support the firm’s goals.

Graduates have competences that support careers in corporate staff functions, general or human resource management, and consulting. They have theoretical and practical skills that enable them to take charge of key management functions and projects that involve the management of human resource. A key feature of the profile is its focus on systematic ways of thinking about the key policies and choices of recruiting, developing, and retaining talent.

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