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The interlink between European and Chinese development

The core of the programme is the question of how social innovation can improve current welfare models and how future welfare solutions can be developed in cooperation between public and private sectors.

China and Europe are both facing challenges in the task of securing quality of life for citizens, social mobility and cohesion, and economic competitiveness, although from different perspectives.

Learn about the Chinese and the Western situation and look into the different challenges. Acquiring a broad knowledge about how different welfare models work you will investigate their strengths and weaknesses, which will teach you to deal with developments within welfare policies and institutional development.

The use of empirical analysis makes it clear how future models can be created in cooperation between public and private sectors, with a particular focus on how China and Europe might learn from each other.

Living and studying in Beijing you are offered conditions that let you get the most out of the experience and learn both inside and outside the classroom. Your fellow students are from both China and Europe, and the programme can be complemented with an internship in a relevant organisation or institution.

Upon completion of the degree, you will receive the titles Master of Social Sciences in Public Management and Social Development from Copenhagen Business School, and Master of Management with major in Public Management, Administration Management from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Semesters

The first semester introduces societal systems, gives insight into the relationship between government and business and teach you how to design and plan a research study.

The courses also provide a knowledge about theories of organisation and management.
You will attend the following courses:

• Comparing Societies and Economic Systems
• Government and Business
• Research Methods
• Organisation and Management
The second semester introduces different tools of policy analysis and look into innovation that creates charitable or societal benefits.

You also begin your specialisation with your first individual study.
You will attend the following courses:

• Comparing Social Policies: Welfare States in Theory and Practice
• Social Innovation
• Individually Studied Subject
In the third semester you have three options to choose from:

1)
An internship in a public organisation, an NGO or a private company.

This is a great opportunity for you to put the theories and methods into practice. The internship must have an educational aim as well as contribute to the development or the operations of the host organisation.

What kind of organisation you choose depends on your personal interests. Former students have done internships in China and across Asia at e.g. embassies, Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), Siemens and United Nations Industrial agencies.

2)
A research-based project where you formulate, analyse and provide solutions to a management, organisational or policy problem through theoretical reflections and empirical research.

The project should preferably be done in cooperation with a company, a government agency, an NGO or an international organization.

3)
Studies at another university in Denmark, China or elsewhere letting you immerse yourself in a topic that complements the programme.
The fourth semester completes the programme by doing your master’s thesis. This is a great opportunity to focus exclusively on a topic of your interest.

The thesis can be done in collaboration with an organisation, focusing on a topic relevant to that organisation.

Courses may be subject to change.


Career

As a graduate you have a fundamental knowledge of the institutions of the welfare state and you have gained awareness of different systems of society, cultures and governing structures.

You will be able to combine a broad knowledge of the interaction between the public and the private sector in different systems of society with a strong competence in methodology and thereby take part in creating new solutions.

Typical job opportunities will be project management, strategic, operational and policy development in public organisations, NGOs and private companies concerned with welfare reforms, social development and national business system issues.

The global perspective of the programme opens up a wide range of possibilities, and the immersion in Chinese society enables you to assist companies operating on the Chinese markets.

Admission

You apply through Copenhagen Business School. To find out if you are qualified go to cbs.dk. Deadline is 1 April.


Tuition

Tuition is 40 000 RMB a year. Please read the following carefully to see if you have to pay tuition to attend the programme.

Danish citizens

You have to pay tuition if you at the time of application are not enrolled at a Danish university. However, you may be eligible to receive the Danish “Udlandsstipendium” to cover your tuition fee. To find out if you are eligible, please go to SU-styrelsen. Most Danish citizens will be eligible.

You do NOT have to pay tuition if you at the time of application are enrolled at a Danish University – either in a Bachelor programme, a full Danish Master's programme or a Danish supplementary course in connection to a Danish Bachelor or Danish professional bachelor programme.

Non-EU citizens

For all non-EU citizens the tuition fee for all MSc programmes at SDC is
40,000 RMB a year.

EU/EØS citizens

You have to pay tuition if you at the time of application are not enrolled as a student at a Danish university either in a Bachelor programme, a full Danish Master's programme or supplementary courses.
However, if you are equated with Danish citizens, who are required to pay tuition, you may be eligible to receive the Danish Udlandsstipendium (scholarship for studying abroad) to cover tuition.
To find out if you are eligible, please go to SU-styrelsen (The Danish Education Support Agency) for more information.

You do not have to pay tuition if at the time of application are enrolled at a full Danish Bachelor programme, a full Danish Master's programme or a Danish supplementary course.

Meet Naghmeh "Nakki" Salami

Meet Naghmeh Salami, who is a second year student on the Public Management and Social Development Master's programme.

Take a walk with her in the 798 art district in Beijing, where she is doing her internship at the Danish Cultural Center and find out what she thinks about doing an internship and studying Public Management and Social Development at SDC.

Contact current student

If you are curious about what it is like to study Public Management and Social Development at SDC, you are welcome to contact current student Naghmeh Salami at naghmeh.salami@gmail.com

Heads of the Educational Programme

Danish Head of Public Management and Social Development
Associate Professor Duncan Wigan
Department of Business and Politics
Copenhagen Business School


Chinese Head of Public Management and Social Development
Assistant Professor Lv Chen
School of Public Policy and Management
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences