Business administration and management focusing on financial management.

About the programme
Quota 1 2018: 7.4   |   Quota 2 2018: 7.6 (Indicative)  
: Danish  | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August / September


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.

Studying business administration

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.

Choose supplementary subject based on your special interests

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.

Career opportunities

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 requirements

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):

  • Danish A
  • English B
  • Mathematics B
  • History B or History of Ideas B or Social Science B or Contemporary History B


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.

In 2020 a new admission requirement of at least 7.0 grade average in the qualifying examination (GPA) is introduced in quota 1.

Quota 2

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: 

  1. a grade average calculated on the basis of the particularly relevant subjects (Quota 2 subjects), listed below
  2. other particularly relevant documented qualifications.

Read more about Aarhus University’s quota 2 criteria.

Quota 2 subjects:

  • Danish A
  • English B
  • Social Science C

Programme structure

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.

Academic regulations

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.



Student life

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

12:00-17:00             Reading 


8:00-17:00               Reading 


09:00–12:00             Calculation assignments

12:00–15:00             Reading 


Social life on the programme in business administration

As a student of business administration, you are invited to join a whole variety of social and academic associations and societies: 

BSS Sport

The sports association at Aarhus BSS has women’s and men’s football and handball teams at various levels. Other events organised by the sports association include a sports day and a Christmas party. 


StudenterLauget is a student association at Aarhus BSS and organises social and academic events for students. The Association is responsible for the Friday bars, the annual skiing trip, the Freshers’ Week for new students and a wealth of other events. 


‘Klubben’, the student bar at the Fuglesangs Allé campus, is open to all Aarhus BSS students. On weekdays, the atmosphere is intimate with students dropping into the student bar to read or meet for coffee and debates, while Friday is party time. 

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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Job functions for MA/MSc grads

The diagram shows the kinds of jobs and job functions available to graduates of the corresponding MA/MSc programme, based on the 2013/14 AU employment survey.

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. 

Supplementary subject

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: 

  • Supplementary subject in German
  • Supplementary subject in Mathematics
  • Supplementary subject in Psychology 

Master’s degree programmes

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.