Business administration and management focusing on financial management.
This programme is only offered in Danish.
The programme business administration with supplementary subject will give you the opportunity to work analytically with financial issues and mathematical challenges. You learn how to best manage and optimize the management of a business and how to develop business strategies.
The first two years of the degree programme are spent studying the fundamentals of business administration such as mathematics, statistics, organisational theory, management, accounting, marketing, planning, financing, microeconomics and cost theory. You learn to analyse problems in management, and you gain an understanding of how businesses and institutions are influenced by international, technological, economic and legislative developments.
On the BA programme in business administration you combine your main subject in business administration with a supplementary subject on the 5th semester. For example, you can specialise in languages, psychology, social studies, film and media or other fields in which you take a particular interest.
With a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, you can continue your studies on a number of Master’s degree programmes, including the MSc in economics and business administration with a supplementary subject. The choices you make in the course of your studies will determine your career prospects. Possible fields of work are international marketing, financial management, investment, organisational development, strategic management and stock trading, or you may choose a career as a teacher in upper secondary education.
Admission area number: 22410
To be eligible for admission to this degree programme, you must fulfil the following requirements:
A qualifying examination as well as the following specific admission requirements (A, B and C refers to the subject level in the Danish upper secondary school with A being the highest level possible):
If there are any subjects you have not completed at the required level, you can take them as supplementary courses or as a summer supplementary course (conditional Admission).
The admission requirements must be met and documented by 5 July in the year of application unless you apply for conditional admission.
Like quota 1 applicants, quota 2 applicants must have passed a qualifying examination, and they must also fulfil the specific admission requirements above.
Quota 2 applicants are individually evaluated on the basis of:
Quota 2 subjects:
The programme in business administration provides you with the most important tools needed to make good decisions for the company you are working for. You gain an in-depth understanding of financial conditions, and you are provided with the theoretical tools needed to address any problems and challenges facing modern companies. You will also acquire an understanding of the impact of legislative, technological and socio-economic developments on the running of a company. Moreover, you will broaden your knowledge on how to manage an organisation efficiently.
In the academic regulations, you can read more about the requirements you must meet as a student and about the programme structure. You can also read about the types of examinations and the exam requirements.
The diagram below shows how the programme is structured. In the diagram, you can click on the various subjects to read the individual course descriptions. Please note that in the third year you will be required to choose a supplementary subject.
The teaching on the programme in business administration is a mix of lectures, classroom instruction and independent studies. Some of the teaching takes the form of lectures for all the students in your year group. The classroom instruction takes place in small groups, and you are expected to participate more actively in class, doing presentations and contributing to discussions. You will also be part of a study group. You will, for example, be doing assignments together and perhaps do some of your revision for your exams together.
Below is an example of a typical week on the first semester of the BSc programme in business administration. As you can see, you spend a lot of your time preparing for lectures and classes on your own.
08:00–12:00 Lecture: Financial Accounting
12:00–14:00 Classroom instruction: Organisational Behaviour
14:00–16:00 Lecture: Mathematics
08:00–10:00 Lecture: Statistics
10:00–12:00 Classroom instruction: Financial Accounting
14:00–16:00 Classroom instruction: Mathematics
08:00–10:00 Lecture: Organisational Behaviour
10:00–12:00 Meet with study group
09:00–12:00 Calculation assignments
As a student of business administration, you are invited to join a whole variety of social and academic associations and societies:
The Economic Association
The Economic Association (EA) organises a wealth of social and academic events for students and staff at the Department of Economics and Business Economics. EA organises academic seminars, courses and study trips both in Denmark and abroad. Moreover, EA is behind a popular Friday bar and a number of large parties each semester.
The Oecon Council
Would you like to influence and help improve the study environment, both academically and socially, then join the Oecon Council. As a member of the council, you will also gain a deeper understanding of departmental and university politics.
Kvindeligt Økonomisk Netværk
The Department of Economics and Business Economics also has an association for female students only, Kvindeligt Økonomisk Netværk (KØN). The purpose of the association is to encourage networking among female students across classes and years – making it a bit more fun for women studying at the Department of Economics and Business Economics.
Two years into your degree programme, you can join FACCA. FACCA – short for Finance and Consulting Club Aarhus – is a student association which works to establish contact between students and business and industry.
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Your career prospects as a graduate in business administration depends on the supplementary subject you choose. Most graduates in business administration work as administrative employees. By combining your studies with one of the subjects taught at upper secondary school, you can choose a career as a teacher in upper secondary education. Many graduates also work as analysts with consultancy firms etc. You can also work in recruitment functions or with financial reporting.
There are lots of subjects to choose from when having to decide which supplementary subject to do in the third year of your Bachelor’s degree programme. Here are some examples:
Having completed their Bachelor’s degree in business administration, most graduates go on to do a Master’s degree programme. For example, you can choose to continue on the Master’s degree programme in business administration, where you can choose the particular disciplines of economics and business administration you want to study. If you choose to extend the supplementary subject to a subsidiary subject in business administration and combine it with another relevant subject, you become qualified to teach at upper secondary schools. Also, many of the supplementary subjects give you access to do a Master’s degree programme in the same subject, but please note that this is not always the case.