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Learning outcomes

Specific competences for the profile in Management Accounting   


The focus area of the profile is the firms' management and finance function areas. These areas are important not only to production firms but also to modern knowledge based firms.

The graduates will have knowledge about and skills in, how to construct and use financial and non-financial information when making strategic decisions in the firm. Candidates from this profile will have greater knowledge within the main subjects in accounting management: Management Accounting, Advanced Management Accounting, Financial Accounting and Foundation of Organization. The latter underpins the connection between the organization of the firm and the accounting management. Furthermore, the graduate will gain knowledge about and skills in using methods and tools which can support the generation of economic information which is essential to management of the firm.

Finally, the graduate has obtained competences in regard to preparation, development and usage of economic and other reporting/control systems used in all type of firms. The Candidate can design financial reporting and other management models. Finally, candidate has gained competencies in arguing for the consequences of choosing different designs of management.

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 26.02.2020