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About the programme
GPA 2018: All applicants admitted  
Language: Danish  | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August / september


This programme is only offered in Danish.

Humanities in Businesses

Being from the humanities, how can you improve management? What makes organizations work effectively and responsibly? How can you combine values based on economy and results with social and ethical values? You can have the answers to all these questions and more if you choose the supplementary subject programme in Organizational Development.


From the humanities to organizations

As a student of the humanities you have analytical skills and great prerequisites for viewing organizational structures, management and so on – and improving these. Through your core subject you have been introduced to fundamental humanistic skills and now you have the opportunity to match your education to business life with this supplementary subject programme.
With the supplementary subject programme in Organizational Development you will be able to take a humanistic approach to the behavior and work of organizations, on the value-based prerequisites of organizations and their role in modern society and thus improve structures, ethics, management and core values of businesses and organizations.


Theory and practice

Through this supplementary subject programme you will develop both your analytical and practical competences through instruction and internship. Furthermore you will test your theories in practice through internship in and/or cooperation with a business and thus you have obtained competences with direct relevance for specific future work in and with organizations and organizational development.

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to a supplementary subject, you have to be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree programme at a Danish university. Furthermore, the academic regulations of the bachelor’s degree programme have to allow for a combination with a supplementary subject.

You also have to meet the admission requirements for the supplementary subject in question. You can familiarise yourself with the requirements on the Danish version of this page by clicking on Danish in the top right corner.

Read more about admission to supplementary subjects.

Academic regulations

As a student it is important to know the regulations for the chosen supplementary subject: what is the content, how is it structured and what does it require from you.

You can find this information in the academic regulation for the bachelor’s supplementary subject:


In the following graphical presentation of the subject you can see the different modules and courses that, in addition, link to the course catalogue where you can read the course descriptions.

Structure bachelor

Student life

Life at Nobel Park

As a student of the supplementary subject in values and communication in organisations, you spend every day at the Nobel Park, which is an extension of the university complex. The Nobel Park is where many humanistic degree programmes are based. The Institute of Philosophy and the History of Ideas has its own library and reading room, but shares lecture theatres, the canteen and surrounding areas with the other fields of study at the Nobel Park.



As a supplementary subject student at the Institute of Philosophy and the History of Ideas, you can avail yourself of the following offers:


  • In the Student Committee, you have an opportunity to influence your own degree programme. This is where you can discuss topics such as practical or teaching-related problems with other students.
  • The Association of the History of Ideas organises lectures on related topics. See the programme for information about current events.
  • The Philosophical Association is the lecture association for this subject, where experts from Denmark and abroad hold lectures on their own or other people’s contributions to philosophy. See programme (pdf).
  • The Filosofisk Studenter Kollokvium (Philosophical Students Colloquium) is a student initiative that aims at creating an open, academic forum where you can try out philosophical ideas in front of interested fellow students.
  • Doxa is the name of the philosophy students’ newsletter, and it is published twice per term. Here you can read philosophical discussions or make your own contributions.
  • Philosophia is the name of a publishing house mainly run by students. Twice a year, Philosophia publishes SATS: Nordic Journal of Philosophy.
  • Eliten is the students’ own film club, which publishes a programme each term. Here you can see films that are anything but mainstream.
  • The Friday bar is located in the same building as the Department of the History of Ideas. This is an ideal place to meet with fellow students from your own and other years. The Nobel Park also has a joint Friday Bar called le boN.

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Job profile

The supplementary subject programme in Organizational Development provides you with tools for analyzing organizational change. You obtain the competences for working as a consultant or project manager within development of organizations particularly in relation to your core subject: Anthropologists may work with development of organizational culture, information scientists with the development of ICT within organizations, linguistic professionals with the development of communication, philosophers with development of values and ethics etc.

Knowledge of organizations may also be useful in other job functions in small and large organizations, for instance when being head of section in state administration or in the municipality, being an academic all-rounder in a small production business or being a communication officer in a NGO.

Competence profile

The supplementary subject programme in Organizational Development provides you with these competences:

  • Practical tools for taking part in the reflection and development processes within organizations
  • Knowledge and critical awareness of fundamental concepts and theories within organization theory and management theory
  • Theoretical and practical insight into values, ethics and management philosophies of organizations.

And you will be able to:

  • Take part in a  specific organizational analysis and development
  • Develop and reflect the work on values and concepts of management within organizations and professions
  • Develop and increase the awareness of the relevance of your specific knowledge and professional ethics in organizations
  • Be a process advisor on projects of change regarding values and management.