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Bachelor's Degree Programme

About the programme
Quota 1 2023: 6,1 (Standby: 6,0) 
Language: English  | Place of study: Herning  |  Commencement: August / September
Admission area number: 22935

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.

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


On the English-taught degree programme in Economics and Business Administration in Herning, you will learn about business management and business operation, and you will gain broad insight into marketing, economics and management. Already in your first semester, you will be able to collaborate directly with businesses through projects, and this career-oriented element is unique to the Economics and Business and Administration degree programme in Herning. In other words, the programme in Herning focuses on the interaction between theory and practice. The programme covers everything from logistics, accounting, financing and financial management to organisational management, sales, project management and innovation.

Day-to-day life at Economics and Business Administration in Herning

The teaching you will receive on the degree programme is a mix of lectures and classroom instruction in small groups, and you will carry out assignments and deliver presentations. You will be in regular contact with the business community through working in projects on specific cases, as you gradually build your business understanding. You will work with real-world issues that allow you to test the theories you are studying. When you graduate as a Bachelor, you will have gained both practical experience for your CV and will have built an active, professional network from your interactions with the business community.

Already during the first semester of the degree programme, there will be significant focus on developing your career, network and personal skills, to put you in a strong position to find a job and make a positive difference for others when you graduate.

Aarhus University in Herning offers excellent study facilities, along with an international environment and strong student-faculty interaction.

Degree programme structure

The Economics and Business Administration degree programme comprises three academic areas: A business administration area including subjects such as sales, financial management, accounting, organisation and financing. An area including such subjects as statistics, business law and project management. An area focusing on socioeconomics. The degree programme will provide you with insight into the various financial issues faced by businesses today. You will learn, in theory and in practice, how to prepare strategies for how businesses can address such issues.

Career opportunities

With a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration, you will be able to fill almost any type of administrative position in private and public-sector businesses. When you have completed the programme, you will have obtained comprehensive and important professional skills enabling you to perform work within areas such as sales and marketing, financial management, HR management and organisational development, as well as management strategy, share trading and development projects. Furthermore, you will be qualified for admission to a number of Master’s degree programmes, such as the MSc in Economics and Business Administration – International Business Development in Herning.

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Admission requirements

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

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 Contemporary History B or Social Science 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 Contemporary History B or Social Science 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

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. 

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.