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Bachelor Top-up Degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Business Academy Aarhus
Program overview
Length: 1.5 years
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Start dates
Aarhus
September 2018  (English)
September 2019  (English)

Program description

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bachelor Top-up Program

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship program is a Bachelor’s top-up program for students who want to learn to develop business ideas and test them in practice. All Danish AP degree programs provide direct access to the program. This is a cross-disciplinary program where you will meet other students with a different educational background and other skills.

For 1½ years you will acquire knowledge and tools that will enable you to start your own business and you will acquire the necessary skills to start and run innovative projects and companies. As a part of the program, you must establish and run a company in collaboration with your fellow students. You develop the idea for the company together with your team, but you are also welcome to present your own idea which you develop further and implement in your company team. The program is taught in English.

This program targets students who are interested in starting their own business, but you will also acquire in-depth business understanding that is relevant in other business contexts. During the program you focus on innovation, creativity and understanding of the market, but you also learn organization and planning, which gives you knowledge about how to run a business with growth potential. You will also learn how to participate in cross-disciplinary partnerships and to establish professional networks. 

Admission requirements

All Danish AP degree programs provide direct access to this program.

If you do not have a Danish AP degree, you must have completed at least two years of a Bachelor’s degree within business and marketing, IT and technology or engineering before the start of the program.

The Academy evaluates:

You are required to enclose a motivated application as well as a creative presentation of a predetermined topic with the application form. The admission procedure includes a personal interview.

When assessing the applicants, emphasised are the following criteria: 

  • motivation and drive
  • perseverance
  • need for achievement
  • creativity
  • adaptability
  • academic level

Motivated application

Your motivated application (1–2 pages) must contain the following:

  • CV: a brief description of your life to date including education, leisure activities, travels etc.
  • Reasons why you are applying for this programme.
  • What you can contribute to the programme.
  • How your academic and personal competencies can benefit your fellow students.
  • Any thoughts about your future.
  • Examples of innovative and/or entrepreneurial activities/initiatives you have undertaken.

Creative presentation

The creative presentation (1–2 pages) must be based on the topic 'What does your dream company look like?' Based on these two pages you are required to present your thoughts about your dream company during the admission interview. 

Admission interview

The admission interview consists of three parts: 

You present your presentation on the topic 'What does your dream company look like?' in groups of 4–5 students. Each student has 10 minutes for the presentation followed by a 30 minute group discussion of the topic. The final step is an individual interview about the application lasting 10 minutes per applicant.

Students applying from abroad will be interviewed individually via Skype. 

We will notify you about the time of your admission interview. We will contact you on the email or phone number that you provided in your application. If you cannot participate in the admission interview, or if we are unable to get in touch with you, your application will be evaluated solely on the basis of the documents you have attached.

English test

If you do not have a Danish AP degree (International line), you must also meet our requirements for an officially approved English test.

We accept these tests with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL Internet based: 83
  • TOEFL Paper based: 560
  • Cambridge test: CAE A, B or C
  • Oxford Placement: 160 (min. 80 in each part)
  • Oxford Online Placement test: C1

For non-EU applicants we only accept IELTS and TOEFL.

Native English speakers and applicants with Nordic entrance exams (including applicants with a qualifying examination from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scotland, or Ireland) are exempt from an English test. Please note that applicants with a qualifying examination from all other countries (including African and Asian countries, where the language of instruction is English) must submit a test.

If you have a Danish-language entrance exam (or another nordic entrance exam), you must have at least English B or equivalent.

Tuition fees

  • Zero tuition fee for all EU/EEA countries
  • Request information for non-EU/EEA fees
  • €150-200 material fee for all new students

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Business Academy Aarhus

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Business Academy Aarhus develops and offers practice-orientated higher education programs. With more than 4,200 full-time students, 3,400 part-time students, and about 400 employees they are one of the largest business academies in Denmark.  Business Academy Aarhus offers a variety of...


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Business Academy Aarhus

Sønderhøj 30
8260 Viby J
Denmark

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