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Bachelor's Degree Programme

About the programme
Quota 1 2021: All admitted  
: 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.

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. Average of 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:

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

Meeting to match expectations

The Bachelor’s programme in Economics and Business Administration in Herning offers a meeting to match expectations for all applicants who apply for admission in quota 2 – that is applicants who apply no later than 15 March at 12 noon.

The purpose of the meeting is to give you an understanding of the programme and its contents as well as to match expectations between you and the university before a possible start of studies. Furthermore, this – optional – meeting also has the purpose to give you the chance to ask questions regarding the programme and the place of studies.

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.

Student life in Herning


Herning is known for hosting major concerts and sporting events, but the city offers so much more. Almost one in every five people in Herning is an upper secondary or post-secondary student. This means that the city is full of young people and offers everything that young people need. In Herning, nature is right outside the door, and a selection of lovely beaches have been established by the lakes, which are just a bike ride away from the university. What’s more, when you start life as a student in Herning, you don’t need to worry about finding a roof over your head. The Municipality of Herning har a lot of student flats. This allows you to stay in ultra-modern one or two bedroom flats/student housing at a low rent, and if you are moving more 30 km to study in Herning, you will be first in line for the next available flat. Herning offers more than 20 bars, cafés and places to go out - as well as a number of cultural events throughout the year. These include everything from large concerts with international artists in Boxen to smaller concerts at the local music venue Fermaten.

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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.

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.

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


After the summer intake 2021, it will no longer be possible to be admitted to the Top up programmes in Economics and Business Administration.

From summer intake 2022, it is possible to apply for the 3 year BSc in Economics and Business Administration via www.optagelse.dk. You need to meet the admission requirements of the BSc programme. Passed courses form the AP degree that can replace courses in the BSc in Economics and Business Administration will be transferred.

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

As an AP graduate in Marketing Management or Financial Management, you are eligible for admission to the top up programmes in Economics and Business Administration in Danish (HA) or English (BSc). Graduates from other programmes are not eligible for admission to the top-up programmes. Once you are admitted to the top-up programme, you are automatically granted a 60 ECTS credit transfer from your academy profession degree, and by completing an additional 120 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 

As of September 2020 AU offers a 2 year top-up programme with intake once a year in September. 

Please find more information about the individual study programme options here.

Specific Admission Requirements

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

Academy profession degree programme

Elective subjects

Marketing Management

Business Economics  

Financial Management

Advanced Statistics   


Financial Controller 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.

Specific entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to this degree programme, you must also 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):

Restricted admission

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.

Change in the top-up programme for AP Degrees in 2020

From the summer intake of 2020, the top-up programme for AP degrees will change and the automatic 90 ECTS credit transfer will change to a 60 ECTS credit transfer. The top-up programme for AP degrees will therefore correspond to 120 ECTS, and students will be required to complete 120 ECTS during the top-up 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:

The documentation deadline is the final deadline for uploading documentation regarding completion of the qualifying academy profession degree and/or supplementary courses. All admission requirements must be fulfilled by the documentation deadline.

ProgrammeApplication deadlineStart timeDocumentation deadlineAnswer to your application
2 years1 JulySeptember1 JulyMid July

Top-up programmes for AP degrees open for applications in second round, sommer intake 2021

Documentation deadline and application deadline 8 August 2021

Top-up – HA – Supplering for erhvervsakademiuddannelser (Campus Herning)

Top-up – HA – Supplering for erhvervsakademiuddannelser (Campus Aarhus)

Top-up programme for AP degrees (Economics and Business Administration, HA) (Campus Herning)

Top-up programme for AP degrees (Economics and business administration) (Campus Aarhus)

NB! Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens WITHOUT a permanent residence permit (or equivalent) in Denmark with a Danish or non-Danish Bachelor’s degree cannot apply in the 2nd round of admissions.