About the programme
Quota 1 2018: All admitted   |   Quota 2 2018: -  
: English  | Place of study: Herning  |  Commencement: August / September

The focus of the programme is Economics and Business Administration. More specifically, you learn to analyse financial issues and develop financial strategies for businesses.


Through the Economics and Business Administration programme in Herning, you learn about the management and operation of businesses. You study logistics, accounting, financing, financial management as well as organisational management, product development, sales, project management and innovation.

Studying Economics and Business Administration in Herning

The teaching of the programme consists of a mix of group work, classroom instruction and seminars, where you are trained to present and discuss material which is not easily accessible. You will be working with both academic texts and developing your personal skills within communication, argumentation, socialisation, collaboration and self-discipline.

Choose your own profile

The programme in economics and business administration involves considerable freedom of choice. As part of your specialisation, on your fifth semester you can choose between a wide range of elective subjects.

Career Opportunities

With a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration, you can work in areas such as sales and marketing, financial management, HR management, organisational development and management strategy, stock trading and development projects. You are also qualified for admission to a number of different master’s degree programmes, including MSc International Business Development in Herning.

Top-up programme for AP degrees

If you have an AP degree in Marketing Management or Financial Management it is possible for you to top up your degree and obtain a bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration, BSc. Read more about how to top up your AP degree here.

Admission Requirements

Admission area number: 22935

To be eligible for admission to this degree programme, you must fulfil the following requirements:

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):

  • English B
  • Mathematics B
  • History B or History of Ideas B or Contemporary History B or Social Science B or International Economics 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 criteria

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 admitted following an objective assessment based on the objective criteria listed below. This means that applicants who are given the highest assessment based on the objective criteria are admitted until all places are taken. 

Objective criteria

  • Mathematics B with a minimum mark of 10
  • Mathematics A
  • English level B with an average mark of 10 (Danish grade scale) or English A 
  • English above level A
  • Period abroad, minimum 6 months
  • Period abroad, minimum 1 year
  • Study-related work experience, minimum 1 year (Your work experience must include paid work at approximately 30 hours per week and it must be relevant for your studies)
  • Study-related post-secondary education
  • Credit-bearing post-secondary education

Please note that only activities (including work experience) covering a total period of 12 months is included. Marks and specific levels of qualification from your qualifying examination are not included in the 12 months. 

As a rule it is only possible to start a higher education on a similar or lower level 6 years after you have passed your latest completed higher education. This means that if you have completed a Danish professional bachelor's degree or a fulltime bachelor’s degree you will have to wait 6 years (counting from your last passed Danish professional bachelor's degree or a fulltime bachelor’s degree) before you can apply for a new Bachelor’s degree. This is applicable for applicants in both quota 1 and quota 2.

Programme Structure

Through the BSc(B) programme, you learn about the various challenges and problems encountered by international businesses. You learn to develop the strategies needed to address such problems and overcome the challenges. Furthermore, you acquire the tools needed to understand how businesses are organised, as well as the importance of various relations. You gain an understanding of economics and the impact of macroeconomic developments on businesses.

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.

Student Life

The teaching on the BSc(B) programme in Herning consists of a mix of seminars and classroom instruction. At the seminars, your lecturers go through the topics of the week for the whole year group of students. In connection with the classroom instruction, you are expected to play a more active role yourself and contribute to discussions, presentations and exercises. You will also be part of a study group. In your study group, you will prepare presentations together and discuss theories. You may also decide to do some of your revision for your exams together. 

Below is an example of a typical week on the first semester of the programme. You will probably find that the teaching does not take up as much time as you are used to. However, as you can see from the timetable, you should expect to spend a good deal of time preparing for classes. 



10:00–12:00            Classroom instruction: Mathematics

12:00–18:00            Reading 


09:00–12:00            Doing assignments

12:00–14:00            Seminar: Business Statistics

14:00–16:00            Classroom instruction: Financial Accounting 


08:00–10:00            Classroom instruction: Organisational Behaviour

10:00–12:00            Seminar: Mathematics

12:00–14:00            Study group

14:00–17:00            Reading 


08:00–10:00            Doing assignments

10:00–12:00            Seminar: Organisational Behaviour

14:00–18:00            Seminar: Financial Accounting 


10:00–12:00            Classroom instruction: Business Statistics

12:00–15:00            Reading

15:00–…                   Friday bar 

Social Life

Aarhus University’s Herning Campus is characterised by a rich social life and with many opportunities for mingling with students from both your own and other degree programmes. For example, you can participate in the: 

Student Activity Association (SAA)

SAA is an association for all students on Herning Campus. The association organises different events for students, for example Cultural Nights, where you can learn about other cultures.

Friday Bar

The degree programmes in Herning have a joint Friday Bar, providing a genuine chance to relax with your fellow students after an intense week of studying. 

Studying Abroad

Economics and Business Administration is a very international programme, and it therefore makes perfect sense to spend a semester abroad. Studying in a foreign country is a perfect chance to improve your language skills, find out what it is like running a business in a foreign country and improve your cross-cultural cooperation skills.

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Because of the general and versatile character of the BSc(B) programme, employment can be found in many different types of jobs in both the private and the public sector. Approximately 85 % are employed in the private sector and 15 % in the public sector. A number of BSc(B) graduates continue with studies at master level or choose the HD studies as further education.

Job Profile

Graduates are typically employed in job areas such as accountancy, financial management, marketing/sales and administration with good prospects of executive positions. Through the BSc(B) programme, specific importance is placed on the business economics subject area, and that the study relates to practice thus achieving immediate qualification after graduation.

Further Education

With a BSc(B) degree from AU, you are qualified for further studies at master level both in Denmark and abroad. Many graduates choose to study the MSc in Economics and Business Administration at Aarhus BSS, with many different specialisations. In Herning you will find the MSc in International Business Development.

Top-Op Programme for AP Degrees (Economics and Business Administration) (Campus Herning)

Aarhus University in Herning offers top-up programmes for Marketing Management and Financial Management graduates from the business academies.

As an AP graduate in Marketing Management or Financial Management, you are eligible for admission to the programmes in Economics and Business Administration in Danish (HA) or English (BSc) under the top-up programmes. Graduates from other similar programmes are not eligible for admission to the top-up programmes. You are automatically granted a 90 ECTS credit transfer from your academy profession degree, and by completing an additional 90 ECTS credits, you can be awarded the bachelor’s degree, which also makes you eligible for admission to the master’s degree programmes in Economics and Business Administration. You can receive SU from the month your top-up programme begins at the earliest.

Study Programme 

The top-up programmes start twice a year. One programme takes 1½ years, and the other 2 years.

The standard programme takes 18 months, corresponding to the workload of a normal student, and starts only in January.

On the two-year programme, the workload is lower than for a normal full-time programme. The two-year programme starts in September.

In the overview, you can see the individual study programme options.

If you are planning on continuing your studies on the master’s programme in Economics and Business Administration, it does not matter whether you choose the standard 18-month or the two-year top-up programme as the master’s programme will always start on September 1.

No matter which programme you choose, you are entitled to a student grant under the Education Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU), but any grant portions received during your earlier studies will be deducted.

Specific Admission Requirements

There is restricted admission to the programmes. Applicants are admitted in descending order based on the weighted average mark from their academy profession degree programme, until all the places have been filled.

Please note that you must have done the following elective subjects on your academy profession degree programme:

Academy profession degree programme

Elective subjects

Marketing Management

Business Economics  


Financial Management

Advanced Statistics   


*Please note: If you started the financial management programme before 2014, you are not required to have done Statistics as an elective subject.

If you have questions about the programme or admission, please contact the Study Counsellor in Herning

From the summer intake of 2019, all applicants with a non-Danish qualifying degree to the English top-up programme in Economics and Business Administration must document English language qualifications comparable to an 'English B level' in the Danish upper secondary school ('gymnasium').

Furthermore, all applicants to the Danish-taught top-up programme in Erhvervsøkonomi, HA must document Danish language qualifications comparable to a 'Danish A level' in the Danish upper secondary school ('gymnasium').

Aarhus University recommends that your English and Danish qualifications are at the required levels, but the levels are only an admission requirement from the summer intake of 2019.

English language qualifications can be documented as follows:

We do not check your mathematical abilities. However, to follow the studies you must have done Mathematics B, and you can also follow the mathematics course offered on the first semester of the bachelor’s degree programme.

Application and Admission

Applications must be submitted online through the digital application portal. You must upload diplomas and transcripts.

Application guides  

Please consult the application guides below:



Application deadlines:

ProgrammeApplication deadlineStart timeDocumentation deadlineAnswer to your application
1½ years1 NovemberJanuary27 January20 December
2 years1 JulySeptember1 JulyMid July