BSc in Business Administration and Sociology
After the programme
What do you learn on BSc Soc?
You will develop broad based skills that qualify you for jobs in national and international companies, public institutions and other organisations, as well as global network organisations. The focus is on research methods and knowledge production for and about organisations.
The BSc Soc provides students with a broad set of competencies that can be used in any number of contexts. The interdisciplinary approach means that graduates learn to view separate parts critically and examine them closely while maintaining the broad overall perspective.
Graduates are able to:
- identify and examine specific characteristics of various types of organisations, internally as well as externally in relation to their societal context,
- identify and analyse prospects and challenges for different kinds of organisations, and propose solutions to challenges that take a broad range of expectations and requirements from the surrounding society into consideration,
- analyse and estimate the consequences of different prospects for organisations, their members/employees and their surroundings,
- apply advanced qualitative and quantitative social science research methods in his/her production of new knowledge related to organisations, industries, networks etc., and assess the validity and relevance of this knowledge,
- act with professional and personal influence in an organisational context expected from this level of training.
These skills qualify graduates to hold a number of job functions in different types of organisations, private as well as public or NGO, within e.g. social services, administrative support, management, consultancy, strategy, sales and marketing, and education; and they qualify graduates for continuing their studies at maste’sr and Ph.D. levels and other forms of social science research.
Most students continue with a master’s degree, while some take an internship or traineeship with a company.
In the competence profile you can find more information about what you learn on the programme: Competence profile for BSc Soc
What to do after BSc Soc?
Most students choose to continue on a two-year master’s programme after their bachelor degree. It gives them more and better job opportunities and jobs with greater responsibilities. It is primarily the master’s degree that determines the kind of job you get, while the bachelor degree plays a smaller part. However, you will always get the job on your overall profile i.e. the combination of bachelor- and master’s degree, work experience, personal skills and many other things.
A small number of students choose to end their studies and search for a job after finishing the bachelor degree. Holding a bachelor degree, you will normally be employed as a trainee or assistant within the fields of your study programme – at least to begin with.
Careers can develop in many different ways. Some people work within the same field all their lives, while others make great changes along the way. Most people work with one of more areas within the field of their studies, all though some work within completely different areas. Every person evolves and so do society, the job market and companies. New job opportunities arise, while others disappear. Maybe you will get a job that does not even exist yet.
A bachelor programme consists of various subject areas, and it typically gives you a broad introduction to the areas you have chosen to study. On a master’s programme you specialise in one or more areas you have worked with on the bachelor programme. In this way, it is on the master’s programme you create your individual academic profile.
It is a good idea for you to consider which master’s programme you may want to continue on after your bachelor degree. Different bachelor degree’s give admission to different master’s programme. On the other hand you should not choose a certain bachelor programme only to qualify for certain Master’s programmes. A bachelor programme takes three years to complete, and it may be three very long years if you are studying something that you are not really interested in.
At present it may be hard to decide on your choice of master. If you follow your interests when choosing, the chance of having to change your decision later on is smaller – both in relation to choosing master’s programme and searching for jobs.
|MAster Programmes after BSc Soc|
|Natural master programme||Other master programme|
|MSc in International business and politics
By understanding the international, political, economic and to some extend legal dynamics that shape the world we live in, you are able to critically analyse and understand political and business dynamics and how they influence each other.
|MSc in Economics and Business Administration/Cand.merc. *
You can choose between 13 different specialisations.
|* You must take specific electives and you are not guaranteed admission to the master programme.
General disclaimer: CBS is constantly developing its range of master programmes. Therefore students starting undergraduate studies at CBS this year may find different MSc options available to them when they have completed their bachelor degrees.