Competence profile – University of Copenhagen

Competence profile: MSc Business and Oraganisational Anthropolgy

Knowledge and understanding

The Master’s Degree in Anthropology offers knowledge of anthropological theory and methods that are based on the highest standard of international research in anthropology. A Master’s graduate in anthropology can use this knowledge to offer reflection and analysis based on research, as well as to identify relevant scientific issues.

A specialisation in Business and Organisational Anthropology also offers a particular insight into the social and cultural aspects of businesses, organisations, economics and management.

A Master’s graduate in Anthropology can, independently and in collaboration with others, execute qualitative ethnographic studies, respond critically to method and theory choices, and evaluate which parameters may influence the studies’ results.
The graduate can use anthropological method and theory to identify, contextualise, and analyse complex societal issues.

The graduate can critically evaluate suggested solutions and propose alternative modes of analysis and problem-solving models. The Master’s graduate in Anthropology can communicate her knowledge orally and in writing, and is able to discuss issues relevant to the field with colleagues, supervisors, and the surrounding community.

A Master’s graduate in Anthropology with specialisation in Business and Organisational Anthropology can also use anthropological knowledge and ethnographic methods in studies of economics, communication, innovation and management, and participate in interdisciplinary collaboration in the fields of business and organisation in order to solve concrete challenges.

A Master’s graduate in Anthropology can plan and direct complex academic and interdisciplinary collaborations. The graduate can execute projects under challenging and changeable conditions, which require continuous development and adaptation of problem-solving models.
The graduate can take independent responsibility for his own professional development and specialisation.
The Master’s degree in Anthropology conveys skill sets that support employment in both the public and private sectors.
A Master’s graduate in Anthropology with a specialisation in Business and Organisational Anthropology is also in a position to assess organisational systems through a comparative lens and thus contribute to the communication of differing perspectives across cultural and organisational boundaries.