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Learning outcomes

Specific competences for the profile in Strategy and Organization

The focus area of the profile is Strategy and Organization. Graduates with this profile have therefore expanded their knowledge within the main subjects in contemporary strategic management and organization design.

Further, the Candidate has knowledge about and skills in using methods which can support strategy development in the firm using the research methodology of the social sciences and qualitative methods and quantitative research methods, state-of-the-art theories in strategy and organization research and practice. The focus of the profile is on formulation and implementation of business and corporate strategy.

Furthermore, the graduate will gain knowledge about and skills in using methods and tools which can support careers in management consulting, corporate staff functions, general management or business development. Candidates with this profile will have gained competencies in leading business level and corporate level strategy and business improvement projects. Finally, the student will gain competences in developing and implementing business and corporate strategy, business strategy and industry analysis, organization design and the determination of the scope of the firm. 

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.