Department of Management, Society and Communication

What's happening at MSC:

Best Paper Award

MSC researcher Fumiko Kano Glückstad has received a Best Paper award together with two colleagues from DTU at the Global Marketing Conference in Tokoyo this July. Read more here.

MSC contributions to the CBS Global Executive MBA

CBS Research News, photo iStock

Read about the MSC contributions to the CBS Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) in the fifth edition of CBS Research News:


Associate Professor Søren Jeppesen introduces the ‘Entrepreneurship & Innovation’ module in the article Join the Quest for Innovation in Africa.

Professor Andreas Rasche gives an overview of the ‘Leading Responsible Corporations’ course in the article Take note – CSR is a bloody financial issue.


Read more about the GEMBA and the CBS MBA programmes.

The first Danish-Chinese and Danish-Persian translators ever receive their degrees

The two graduates
In May, CBS examinee Ping Li passed her final, oral examination and thereby became Denmark’s first MA in translation and interpretation in Chinese. Examiner and second examiner for the exams were Sinologist Charlotte Kehlet (to the right in the photo) and Mandarin interpreter Weidong He-Gjerløff (to the left), both of whom had agreed to familiarise themselves with the language areas for special purposes in order to conduct the exams.



Examinee Ping Li
Examinee Payam Hossein Tadayoni

Likewise, in June, examinee Payam Hossein Tadayoni (to the left in the photo) passed his final exams and became Denmark’s first MA in translation and interpretation in Persian. Examiner and second examiner for these exams were Associate Professors Rasmus Christian Elling and Claus Valling Pedersen (to the right), both from the University of Copenhagen, who had also taken upon themselves to become familiar with language for special purposes in order to conduct the exams.


The requirements

The MA in translation and interpretation (Translatøreksamen) can be taken in all languages other than those covered by the Master of Arts in International Business Communication (cand.ling.merc.). The degree is conducted according to the

statutory order on the MA in translation and interpretation (Bekendtgørelsen om translatøreksamen på handelshøjskolerne i København og Århus) and is gained through a strenuous examination process.


It consists of a thesis, nine written exams (in mercantile/financial, legal, technical and general language), and five oral exams, taken during one two-hour session, (in the same language areas, plus dialogue interpreting within legal interpretation). As there are no courses, preparation for the examinations is expected to be carried out by self-study.


Examination of translators at CBS is coming to an end

The translation profession in Denmark is nearly 400 years old, going back to the reign of Christian 4. At CBS, examination (and authorisation) of translators in the large European languages (the cand.ling.merc.) began in the late 1960s, and examination and authorisation in other languages (the MA in translation and interpretation) in 1983.


However, the state-authorisation of translators in Denmark was abolished as of 1 January 2016, when the Danish Parliament rescinded the act concerning translators and interpreters (Lov om translatører og tolke), and the examination of translators and interpreters in the European languages at CBS has also been phased out. The MA in translation and interpretation will end at CBS on 31 August 2018. At this point in time, it is uncertain if it will be possible to take the MA in translation and interpretation at any other Danish university, although the statutory order makes it possible for Aarhus University to continue the programme.

MSC in the Danish media:

A few recent MSC appearances in the Danish media (many more references can be found in the left-hand menu under 'In the Media'):

Spritny uddannelse er årets mest eftertragtede
Professor MSO and Academic Programme Director, Mikkel Flyverbom, is interviewed about the new BSC in Business Administration and Digital Managment. Djøf bladet, 2 August 2018.

Facebook taber 788 milliarder kroner: 'Det er voldsomt'

Professor MSO Mikkel Flyverbom comments on the drop in Facebook shares. 26 July 2018.

Macrons image krakelerer efter sag om sikkerhedsvagt

Associate Professor Mette Zølner assesses the impact on President Macron's image of the security guard case. Politiken 23 July 2018.

»Den britiske regering er i dyb krise - det er kaos«
Associate Professor Ole Helmersen is interviewed about the Brexit problems in the UK. Berlingske, 9 July 2018.
Listen also to Ole Helmersen on Danish Radio, talking about Boris Johnson's departure from the British government. DR P1 Morgen, 10 July 2018 (1 hour, 23 min. into the programme:Boris Johnsons afgang sender den britiske regering i dyb krise).

Tag CSR alvorligt eller bliv straffet økonomisk
Professor Andreas Rasche is interviewed about the significance of CSR for modern companies., 3 July 2018.

Introducing MSC:

The Department of Management, Society and Communication


The department came into existence on 1 January 2017 as a result of the merger of the Department of Intercultural Communication and Management and the Department of International Business Communication. Read more about MSC's profile here.


MSC moved into its new premises in Dalgas Have in August 2017. As CBS' largest department, it occupies most of the second floor of the building.

Dalgas Have

MSC is home to a number of Centres and research initiatives:

Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (cbsCSR)
Centre for Business and Development Studies (CBDS)
CBS World Class Research Environment ‘Governing Responsible Business’ (GRB)
VELUX Endowed Chair in Corporate Sustainability
The BHRight Initiative - teaching and research on Business and Human Rights
CogLab - MSC’s facility for experimental research

BiS Platform secretariat
MSC hosts the joint secretariat for CBS’ three new Business-in-Society Platforms, which came into existence on 1 January 2018:
Difference & Diversity
Transformations: Technology, Data and Knowledge in the Digital Age
MSC contributes with members to all three platforms and with academic co-directorship to two of them (Difference & Diversity and Transformations).

PRME office
MSC also houses the CBS Office of Responsible Management Education (PRME). The office aims to ensure that the UN principles for responsible management education are an integral part of CBS core activities both in research and education. PRME shares its facilities at MSC with oikos Copenhagen, the Danish chapter of an international non-profit student-driven organization on sustainable economics and management, and Transparency International, an organisation working to prevent corruption.

CBS Sustainability
Furthermore, together with the Department of Business and Politics (DBP) and the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP), MSC provides the organizational basis for CBS Sustainability, an initiative which facilitates research and educational activities related to sustainability issues within and outside CBS.


Further information about MSC

Please contact the MSC Head of Department, Dorte Salskov-Iversen or the MSC Head of Secretariat, Annika Dilling.

The page was last edited by: Department of Management, Society and Communication // 08/09/2018


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