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Bachelor's Degree Programme

About the programme
Quota 1 2023: 8,2 (Standby: 7,2)
Language: English  | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August / September
Admission area number: 22615

The bachelor’s degree programme in Economics and Business Administration is a degree programme with an international focus.


Through the Economics and Business Administration programme, you learn to identify, understand, analyse and solve problems of an international nature in multinational and international companies.

Studying Economics and Business Administration at Aarhus University

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.

International Focus, Compulsory Courses and Elective Subjects

The international focus of the programme means that the language of instruction is English and that all literature is in English. In the compulsory courses, you learn about management accounting, marketing, sales, administration, organisational behaviour, finance and investments. In addition, you are taught ancillary courses in mathematics, macroeconomics, business statistics and commercial law, and in the course of the programme you choose to specialise in either marketing, finance or management.

International Skills and Qualifications

In the course of the degree programme, you can choose to spend a semester at a foreign university. This is a chance to develop your cultural understanding and learn about cooperation in an international perspective. A period of studying abroad is an important programme element, which provides you with useful skills and qualifications for your future career in international business.

Career Opportunities

With a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration, you will be eligible for admission to a number of different master’s degree programmes. Having completed your bachelor’s degree, you can also get a job in a multinational or international company working with imports/exports or internationalisation. You can also work with financial management, accounting, sales, marketing and administration.

Admission requirements

All applicants, both for quota 1 and quota 2, must fulfil the following admission requirements for Economics and Business Administration:

Qualifying entry examination
You must have a qualifying entry examination.

Specific admission requirements
You must fulfil the following specific admission requirements:

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

B-level is the Danish subject level, not the grade. We assess your subject levels when you apply.

Grade point Average (GPA) requirement of 6.0 in quota 1
You must have a minimum GPA of 6.0 on the Danish 7-point grading scale in your qualifying examination to be assessed in quota 1.

If you do not have a GPA of 6.0 on the Danish 7-point grading scale, then your application can only be assessed in quota 2.

Quota 1

In quota 1, you must fulfil the above-mentioned admission requirements.

You can read more about quota 1 here.

Quota 2

In quota 2, you must fulfil the above-mentioned admission requirements except the GPA requirement of 6.0. In quota 2 we assess your application by 2 criteria:

1. Your grade point average of the following particularly relevant quota 2 subjects:

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

​​​​​​​2. Your relevant qualifications

Relevant qualifications

If you can document that you have particularly relevant qualifications, then these can be a part of your overall quota 2 assessment.

You can find more information about quota 2 and how to document your relevant qualifications here.

Programme Structure

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

As a student of Economics and Business Administration, you will attend lectures, where lecturers present the topics of the week to the whole year group. 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. 

The bachelor’s degree programme in Economics and Business Administration is a full-time degree programme, even though you may not have scheduled lectures or classes every day. Below is an example of a typical week on the first semester of the programme. As you can see, you will be spending much of your time preparing for classes and lectures, and meeting with your study group. 



10:00–12:00            Classroom instruction: Mathematics

12:00–18:00            Reading 


09:00–12:00           Doing assignments

12:00–14:00            Lecture: Business Statistics

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


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

10:00–12:00            Lecture: Mathematics

12:00–14:00            Study group

14:00–17:00            Reading 


08:00–10:00           Doing assignments

10:00–12:00            Lecture: Organisational Behaviour

14:00–18:00            Lecture: Financial Accounting 


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

12:00–15:00            Reading

15:00–…                    Friday bar 

Social Life

The bachelor’s degree programme in Economics and Business Administration is characterised by an active study environment, and you have ample opportunities to join various academic and social clubs and societies.

BSS Sport

The sports association at Aarhus BSS has women 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, which 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 BSS students. On weekdays, the atmosphere is intimate with students dropping by the student bar to read or meet for coffee and debates, while Friday is party time. 


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. 

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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In the course of your studies, you gain a comprehensive understanding of the many different factors, which have an impact on the running of an international company. You learn to analyse the company’s situation and make informed decisions based on the problems you identify. 

Many graduates go on to work as consultants, project managers or analysts, for example in industrial companies or the service sector. You can also work in accounting, sales or in advertising. 

Master’s Degree Programmes

Once you have completed your bachelor’s degree programme in Economics and Business Administration, you can go on to do any number of master’s degree programmes, for example: 

  • The master's degree programme in Economics and Business Administration, where you gain insight into the financial and psychological aspects of company management.
  • The master’s degree programme in Business Economics and Auditing, which provides you with the theoretical foundation for working as an accountant and auditor. Having completed the programme and once you have been employed with a state-authorised public accountant for at least three years, you can take the practical exam to become a state-authorised public accountant yourself.

We want to help our students find successful careers. Students can always contact our Career Services for advice and assistance with getting onto the Danish labour market. Check out our careers page to see the range of services we offer.