Minor in Business and Development Studies


The Minor Concept

A minor gives you the opportunity of having a second specialization in your degree. The minor is a bundle of three to four electives that can be chosen separately but if chosen together rewards a minor.


The Business and Development Studies minor provides a one semester concentrated introduction to development issues from a business perspective. The minor is designed for students that want to build specific qualifications on business and development related issues to complement their master degree specialization.


The below table lists the structure and the ECTS credits of the individual courses. The course descriptions are available in the online course catalogue. Direct links are inserted in the below table.

Course ECTS
Business strategy in Developing Countries and Emerging Markets7.5
International Business and Economic Development7.5
Governance and Development7.5


The minor consists of three courses that each take up key aspects of business activity in developing countries and emerging markets. The courses complement each other and are designed to build a comprehensive understanding of business in developing countries and emerging markets.


The minor consists of the examinations listed below. The learning objectives and the regulations of the individual examinations are prescribed in the online course catalogue. Direct links to the individual examinations are inserted in the table below.

Exam name Exam form Gradingscale Internal/external exam ECTS Weight
Business Strategy in Developing Countries and Emerging MarketsWritten sit-in exam7-step scaleInternal exam7.57.5
International Business and Economic DevelopmentOral exam based on written product7-step scaleExternal exam7.57.5
Governance and DevelopmentWritten sit-in exam7-step scaleInternal exam7.57.5

Further information

Minor coordinator

Michael Wendelboe Hansen

Study Board

BSc & MSc Business, Language and Culture

How to sign up

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 three courses. You do not have to select all three courses individually