Global Management and Manufacturing is all about production, sourcing, economics and management in the global market.


The Global Management and Manufacturing (GMM) programme focuses on the manufacture and production of new products and services in an international perspective. In the course of your studies, you focus on four main areas: production, supply chains, product development and management/finance.

Studying GMM

The international perspective of the programme is evident both in the teaching, which takes place in English, and when doing practical assignments. In addition, you will be working with Danish as well as foreign students. Much of the teaching is project-based, and you will be doing ancillary subjects such as mathematics and statistics.

Unique Mentor Scheme

GMM has a mentor scheme. As a student you will be working with a mentor company from the 3rd to the 7th semester. This is a chance to apply the theoretical knowledge which you have acquired. You will also be doing your final bachelor’s project with your mentor company. Thanks to the mentor scheme, you will already be gaining some practical work experience during your studies.

Career Opportunities

With a bachelor’s degree in GMM, you can work within both the Danish and the international market, for example as a production manager, quality engineer, technical manager, logistics manager, project manager or as a consultant. Many people with a bachelor’s degree in GMM go on to do a master’s degree in engineering, for example the MSc Technology-Based Business Development programme.

Admission Requirements

Admission area number: 22965

Admission to the Bachelor’s degree in global management and manufacturing requires the completion of a qualifying examination or entrance examination to the engineering degree programs as well as the following levels:

  • English B
  • Mathematics B
  • Physics B or Geoscience A 

If you are applying for admission on the basis of admission courses for the engineering degree programmes, you can only apply for admission via quota 2. You must remember to apply no later than 15 March.

If there are some subjects you have not completed at the required level, you can take them as supplementary courses. Read more about supplementary courses.

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
  • Motivation letter (4,800 character limit) in which the applicant explains the motivation for applying for admission to this degree programme. Emphasis is placed on the applicant being able to explain that the choice of degree programme is the result of a particularly strong interest in precisely this degree programme and the subsequent profession, and that this strong interest is based on knowledge of the degree programme and profession in question.
  • In addition to the personal statement, the overall assessment places emphasis on activities including relevant education, work experience (including military service) and periods spent abroad.

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

The GMM programme provides you with the tools needed to understand the financial conditions under which businesses operate, how to develop a new product, and how to plan production most efficiently. You will be working with a mentor company, and have a chance to apply your theoretical knowledge to help solve specific problems which the company may be facing. In the 6th semester, you do an internship with your mentor company. 

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.


Student Life

Most of the teaching of the GMM programme consists of classroom instruction, but in some subjects lectures for larger groups of students may be arranged. In the lectures, the lecturers will be doing most of the talking, while you will be expected to play a more active role in class. In the GMM programme, the semesters are divided into two parts. You spend the first seven weeks attending classes on campus, and the next seven weeks with your mentor company, applying your theoretical knowledge in practice. 

Below is an example of a typical week in the first semester of the GMM programme. As a student in the GMM programme, you are expected to attend a relatively large number of lessons, but as you can see, you also spend a lot of time preparing for classes. 


08:00–12:00           Market Understanding and Product Development

12:00–14:00            Doing assignments

14:00–16:00            Tutorials: Mathematics

16:00–18:00            Preparation 


08:00–10:00           Lecture: Mathematics

10:00–12:00            Preparation

12:00–16:00            Drawing Understanding and Graphics Communication

16:00–18:00            Preparation 


08:00–10:00           Tutorials: Mathematics

10:00–12:00            Drawing Understanding and Graphics Communication

12:00-17:00              Statistics 


09:00–15:00            Company-related Project 1

15:00-17:00              Preparation 


09:00–15:00            Project Management 

Social Life at GMM

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 a lot of 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

The GMM programme is an international programme, which focuses on the global market, and it therefore makes perfect sense to do a semester abroad. Spending a semester abroad is a unique opportunity to learn about business and industry in the country you are visiting, and to develop your language skills and cultural understanding.

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A degree in GMM gives you an understanding of production and manufacturing in a global perspective. You learn how to increase production efficiency and decide when it makes more sense for a company to outsource its production activities. 

Many GMM graduates work as production managers or technical managers. You can also work as a quality engineer or go on to manage development projects for companies. 

Doing an MSc in Engineering

With a bachelor’s degree in GMM, you are eligible for admission to the MSc Technology-Based Business Development programme at Aarhus University in Herning. Here, you will learn to find and assess the latest technologies and implement them effectively in a company.