Curiosity works here

We are an international company that develops manufactures and markets medical devices and services related to ostomy urology continence and would care.

Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda we develop and market products and services that make life easier for people with very private and personal medical conditions. Employing more than 10000 people and with products available in more than 100 countries we are one of the world’s leading medical device companies. 

We supply products to hospitals and institutions as well as wholesalers and retailers. In selected markets we are direct supplier to consumers.

We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore learn and look for new ways of doing things. Curiosity works here. 

Master Thesis Programme - 4 real-life cases for 2016/2017! 

Are you about to write your final master thesis? Do you want to work with people from all around the world? Dig into real-life data from day 1? Then join Coloplast’s Master Thesis Programme and make the most of your master’s degree.

Every year we open our doors to a group of graduates and give them the opportunity to write a thesis based on real business cases. You will be able to combine your theory with current business challenges and meet highly dedicated professionals within your area of study. Several of our previous Master Thesis Programme participants joined Coloplast permanently upon their graduation. You can read more about their stories here.

This year we are offering up to three projects within our Products & Brands division which is responsible for defining the “why” and setting the direction for which products Coloplast should develop. We are also offering one project within our Emerging Categories division which supports marketing projects in all business areas as well and consumer and sales excellence. 

During the interview process we will determine which project is the best fit for your interest and background. We typically define the exact scope of the project together with you based on your academic requirements interests and skills and relevance to Coloplast.

We offer

We strive to hire the best so expect to work hard to get a chance to join us. In turn we promise to help you by providing sponsors as well as senior managers that will challenge your work and assumptions along the way. As part of the programme we will provide you with:

• An half-day of onboarding with other Master Thesis introducing you to Coloplast and the Master Thesis Programme

• A real-life business case

• Full access to internal data

• An internal sponsor who will help you navigate our organisation

• The opportunity to present and get feedback from senior Coloplast business leaders via three Challenger Board sessions throughout the programme

• Office space in our headquarters in Humlebæk Denmark along with a laptop and phone

• Reimbursed business travel expenses (if applicable)


The programme will run from November 2016 through May 2017; however the exact timeline is flexible and can be determined with your sponsor and your university. We expect interviews to be held by the business sponsor in October and if you are selected you will know by November at which point you will be invited to an onboarding day. Three internal Challenger Board sessions are conducted between January and April. 

We expect

At Coloplast we believe curiosity is the key to success and innovation. Therefore when selecting our participants we will look for candidates who not only have an international outlook and outstanding academic achievement but who are curious proactive and ambitious. Strong analytical and strategical skills as well as communication and stakeholder management are also important.

Depending on your research project it may make sense for you to travel to conduct interviews with for example sales people healthcare professionals or even consumers or competitors. So a high level of maturity good communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with people in English is a huge plus. You may not be an official employee of Coloplast (yet!) but you will be representing Coloplast in your interactions with others – and with that trust comes responsibility. 

If that excites you and you like to both be challenged yourself but also use your knowledge to challenge others then apply now.

Your application

To be considered for the Master Thesis Programme we ask you to submit the following in English:

• CV

• Cover Letter including: 

o Your specific field of interest and if you have a research particular topic in mind

o Why you feel Coloplast is a good match

o The full name if you are applying with another student in order to co-write the thesis

• Transcripts

For more information please contact Stephanie Christiansen at dkstc@coloplast.com. Deadline for applying is Sunday 9 October 2016.