Centre for Business and Development Studies
The Centre for Business and Development Studies has a close link to the graduate programme, Business and Development Studies (BADS). The research group behind the centre delivers the teaching to the programme. All the members of the centre have a long-standing experience with practical and academic work in and with developing countries, so the students are provided with updated insights into current debates and research on business and development.
Line coordinators of the BADS Study Programme are:
- Centre Manager of CBDS, Associate Professor Michael Wendelboe Hansen and,
- MSO Professor Peter Lund-Thomsen
Business and Development Studies
MSc in Business, Language and Culture
This concentration prepares students to operate and manage activities in developing countries and emerging markets.
Organisations increasingly need to operate and manage activities in developing countries and emerging markets. This concentration offers you:
• an introduction to the vast and highly dynamic business and development debate and literature
• tools to analyse the complex interaction between international business and economic development
• teaching on the cross-cultural and strategic challenges of working in developing countries and emerging markets
• discussion of the ethical challenges and dilemmas in connection with international trade and investment
• the possibility for student exchange and internships.
In this concentration, you are trained to fill managerial and consultant positions in internationally oriented companies and organisations working with or in developing countries and emerging markets.
Most of the courses are offered in English. Many of the courses explore business cases and broader issues relevant to the concentration in a variety of cultural contexts, and help you to develop your proficiency in French, German or Spanish.
A minor in Business and Development Studies (in the autumn semester) is offered to students from other master programs.
The minor provides students with a specialization in business in emerging markets and developing countries. Students will have acquired skills and tools for understanding and analyzing business strategy, organization and management in the specific market and institutional context of emerging markets and developing countries. Moreover, students will have acquired skills and tools for understanding and analyzing how business activity in emerging markets and developing countries interacts with developmental and social dimensions.
The minor consists of the following three courses (each 7.5 ECTS):
Business Strategy in Developing Countries and Emerging Markets
Governance and Development
International Business and Economic Development
CSR - A Path to Sustainable Development?
You can read more about the minor here, or here.
Please note that a special certificate will be issued after having passed all three courses
Registration: If you want to sign up for the minor in Business and Development Studies you have to select CCBLM1001U when you sign up for electives. You will then subsequently be signed up for all four courses. You do not have to select all four courses individually.
BLC Connect is a professional networking platform anchored at the Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC) of CBS to strengthen the professional collaboration between alumni, Bachelor- and Master- students and faculty of the Business, Language and Culture (BLC, formerly SPRØK) programme. BLC Connect has more than 1250 members (graduates and current students) and provides a unique platform for dialogue and interaction between the BaDS programme, students and alumni.
Join the group to:
• Connect with a professional community of alumni, students and faculty.
• Get updated information about your field of work/study.
• Share information about internships and research proposals.
• Receive invitations for annual BLC Connect events and more.