MSc in Economics and Business Adm.

Registration period

  • Registration period for courses in the spring semester: 1-5 November
  • Registration period for courses in the autumn semester: 1-5 May 

Various types of electives

If you follow the prescribed course of study, your electives, corresponding to 30 ECTS, are placed in the 3rd semester.  

Due to the various types of electives, this means that you can choose between the following options: 

Pre-approval and credit transfer

If you wish to attend courses outside your programme/university you must apply for a pre-approval well in advance. In the following link you can find information about applying for pre-approval of courses from other studies.  


Courses from MSc in Economics and Management

You can also choose electives from the MSc in Economics and Management programme. The courses are divided into levels. Please note, it is not recommended to choose 6xxx -courses. 

You need to pay attention to the academic prerequisites, on which the courses often build upon. As an MSc Economics and Business Administration student you do not necessarily have these academic prerequisites. 

Before you register for the courses, you need to: 

  • Find the required course in the course catalogue
  • Read the course description thoroughly
  • Pay extra attention to the academic prerequisites
  • Note that the course registration is binding and cannot be cancelled. 
  • Note that the MSc in Economics and Management courses are divided into levels
    • 4xxx- courses are basic courses 
    • 5xxx-courses are advanced courses and some build upon 4xxx courses. Some can be attended as individuel courses
    • 6xxx are PhD courses and are not recommended. This does not apply for the course 6360: Advanced Corporate Finance for students who have had Corporate Finance at their MSc specialisation. 

To register for the MSc Economics and Management courses, you need to send an email to:  kandidat.bss@au.dk.

Please write that you study MSc in Economics and Business adminstration together with your name, student number and which course you wish to register for. 

Step-by-step guide to registration

Step-by-step guide to registration

  1. Please find the elective courses offered on your degree programme in the AU course catalogue . You can limit your search by selecting “degree programme” and “period”.
  2. Please select which courses you wish to register for. Your registration is binding. This means that you will not be able to cancel or change your registration for elective courses once the deadline for registration has expired, unless you apply for and are granted a dispensation from the board of studies.
  3. Please log on to mitstudie.dk – find a direct link to the student self-service system (STADS) – register for courses.  Go to -> ‘Courses’ -> ‘Register’. Here you will find a registration form with a list of your course options.
  4. Please select “1” for each course you wish to register for.
  5. You should only register for the number of courses you wish to take. If you are registered for Summer University courses, credit modules at another educational institution or an exchange programme, you should only register for the number of courses you will attend at your own degree programme in autumn 2021. If you select too many courses, you will automatically be withdrawn from any excess courses that do not fit into your study programme. This happens on a random basis and does not take into account which specific courses you are withdrawn from.
  6. After 19 May, you must check your registrations in the student self-service system STADS under ‘Classes - show registrations and cancellations’. If you initially registered for three courses but are now only able to see two courses in your overview of registrations, you were not allocated a place on all your desired courses in the first round of registration. This means that you will be able to register for a third course in the second registration period.
  7. The second registration period takes place from 20-23 May. Here you will be able to register for courses with vacant places. You must again check your registrations in the STADS self-service. After 30 May you can find your courses in STADS. If you have not received a place after the second registration round, you can contact your study administrator by e-mail: bachelor.bss@au.dk or kandidat.bss@au.dk 

Allocation of places

If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the number of available places on that course, the places will be allocated by drawing lots. 

If you are not granted a place on one or more of your desired courses, you must register anew in the second registration period.

If you initially registered for three courses but are now only able to see two courses in your overview of registrations, you were not allocated a place on all your desired courses in the first round of registration. This means that you will be able to register for a third course in the second registration period.

Cancelling elective courses

All students who have been registered for their selected courses are bound by their choice. This means that you will not be able to cancel or change your registration for elective courses once the deadline for registration has expired, and the elective course is a binding part of your study programme.  

If you are registered for a course, you can only withdraw from this registration if instead, the semester in question are to be used for: 

·       Project placement (internship)

·       Exchange

·       Admission as a visiting student at other study programmes/educational institutions

Should this be the case, you must contact kandidat.bss@au.dk 

The study administration may grant permission to change elective courses in exceptional circumstances. The permission may be granted if the Director of studies assesses, that you lack the academic qualifications required to complete the course, that you have commenced. In connection with the assessment, the Director of studies may, among other things, include which courses you have previously completed.

To apply for a change of elective courses, you must:

  • Contact the Director of studies in order to get an academic assessment of your prerequisites for completing the course in question.
  • Apply via mitstudie.au.dk using the form 'exemption' and attach the assessment from the Director of studies. Please state in your application, which courses you wish to switch to in order of priority.

Deadline for Applications: 12 September/12 February in the semester that you are registered for the course you wish to change.

The change of elective courses is on the condition that the course you wish to change to is offered in the same semester as the course you wish to change from. Moreover, the course you wish to change to must have an available seat. In other words: You cannot cancel a course registration in favour of a course or other study activities in another semester or in the summer period between two semesters.

If you need to withdraw from an elective course due to exceptional circumstances such as illness or the like, you can apply for an exemption via mitstudie.au.dk