Bachelor's Degree Programme
|About the programme|
Quota 1 2021: 8.2 (Standby: 7.7)
Language: English | Place of study: Aarhus | Commencement: August / September
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 area number:
To be eligible for admission to this degree programme, you must fulfil the following requirements:
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):
*In case you do not fulfill the requirement of at least 6.0 grade point average in the qualifying examination (GPA) you must apply for admission before 15 March in order to be evaluated in quota 2.
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.
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:
Quota 2 subjects:
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.
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
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
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
15:00–… Friday bar
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 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.
As of September 2020 AU offers a 2 year top-up programme with intake once a year in September.
Please note that you must have taken the following elective subjects in your academy profession degree programme:
Academy profession degree programme
|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.
To be eligible for admission to this degree programme, you must fulfil the following requirements:
A 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):
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.
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.
Applications must be submitted online through the digital application portal. You must upload diplomas and transcripts.
Please consult the application guides below:
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.
|Programme||Application deadline||Start time||Documentation deadline||Answer to your application|
|2 years||1 July||September||1 July||Mid July|
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.