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Business, Language and Culture (negot)

Master (2 years) of Art in Business, Language and Culture (negot), 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3100 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


This programme enables you to negotiate in a global context by providing you with business know-how, cultural expertise and practical communicative skills. 

Career Opportunities  

The degree programme is deliberately geared towards international business, the public sector and organisations.

About the Degree

The increasingly global character of business and politics requires graduates who can communicate effectively across cultures. This programme enables you to use a foreign language and become an expert in international business. Your knowledge of economics, communication and culture means that you can become a key decision-maker in global organisations.

Course Content
This programme – which combines business economics courses with courses in culture, social studies, and business communication – provides you with the skills necessary for conducting business negotiations with foreign partners.  

The programme offers six specialisations, each of which combines courses offered by strong and relevant research environments from Humanities and Business and Social Sciences.
  • International Relations 
  • International Market Relations 
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Communication Management
  • Global Marketing Management
You can read more about each profile in the curriculum.

Each profile contains 4 course areas:  

Profile Courses are part of your specialization.

Electives that can be chosen from any of the profile courses
Common Courses are currently globalisation Processes, Negotiation Theory and Project Presentation.
Master thesis   All 4 course areas consist of both Humanities and Social Science subjects.  

During your degree, you can complete electives, an internship, and/or a study period abroad.
The fourth semester will be spent writing your Masters thesis.


To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a Bachelor's degree from a relevant discipline.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying your English proficiency. 
Please see the specific language entry requirements here.   

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the University of Southern Denmark directly. 
A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

No tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss students.
There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

SDU offers 75 scholarships yearly. The scholarship consists of two parts: full tuition fee waiver and a grant, to help cover living costs amounting to $ 950 per month before taxes. Candidates must come from a non-EU/EEA country and be eligible to pay tuition fees. The scholarship will be awarded to the best qualified of the eligible applicants. All eligible applicants who are offered a study place, will automatically be considered for the scholarship. No separate application is needed. The best-qualified candidates based on points will be awarded the scholarship.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Spring - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Sep 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Oct 15
Start date
Feb 01



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