Financial Management and Services
Bachelor's programme - 3½ years - 210 ECTS
The Bachelor’s programme in Financial Management and Services is ideal for you if you would like to work with complex advisory, sales, financial and/or consultancy tasks within for example an accounting company.
This entire programme is taught in English.
Collaboration with the financial sector
The 3½-year Bachelor’s programme in Financial Management and Services was developed in close collaboration with representatives from the financial sector. Thus, the financial sector has a great influence on both the programme structure and the academic content of the programme, which means that the programme matches the competencies required by the financial sector.
Go abroad as part of your degree
You can study, join a summer school or take your internship abroad during the programme.
The programme is divided into seven semesters. During the first three semesters, you will study the basic subjects that are important to everybody working with complex advisory tasks in the financial sector, including business economics, counselling and ethics, economics, communication and sales. The last four semesters consist of industry specialisation, an internship period and a Bachelor's project.
Teaching at this programme takes place as lectures, classroom instruction, presentations, cases and projects and company visits.
|1st semester||Business understanding and products (5 ECTS)
Communication (5 ECTS)
Business economics (10 ECTS)
Business and finance law (5 ECTS)
Scientific method and philosophy of science (5 ECTS)
|2nd semester||Sales: private customers (5 ECTS)
Business economics (5 ECTS)
Personal financial advice, ethics (10 ECTS)
Microeconomics (5 ECTS)
Business and finance law (5 ECTS)
|3rd semester||Cultural understanding (5 ECTS)
Organisation (5 ECTS)
Marketing (5 ECTS)
Macroeconomics (5 ECTS)
International financial markets (5 ECTS)
Statistics (5 ECTS)
|4th semester||Project management (5 ECTS)
Sales II: business customers (5 ECTS)
Management accounting (5 ECTS)
Business taxation (5 ECTS)
External accounts A (10 ECTS)
|5th semester||Internship (30 ECTS)|
|6th semester||Business development and innovation (5 ECTS)
Financing and financial risk management (5 ECTS)
Strategy and management accounting B (15 ECTS)
Elective module (5 ECTS)
|7th semester||Elective module (5 ECTS)
Elective module (5 ECTS)
Bachelor’s project (20 ECTS)
An international education
The Financial Management and Services programme also contains a compulsory international module, which can be completed as a semester abroad or as a course in Denmark.
The industry specialisation part
The industry specialisation part consists of two subject periods, where you specialise in accounting. Please note that accounting is the only possible specialisation for international students. The industry specialisation part is organised so that the subject (accounting) is placed in the 4th semester and will serve as preparation for your internship period during the 5th semester. The subjects placed in the 6th semester are intended to serve as follow-up and will provide competency development after your internship period. In this way, you will get the best of both the subjects and your internship.
The 5th semester of the programme is set aside for a 5-month internship in a company. Your internship can either take place in Denmark or abroad, but please note that it is your own responsibility to find a company and that it can prove difficult to find an internship in Denmark. The programme is concluded with a Bachelor's thesis based on a business issue within the industry of your particular specialisation. The thesis will typically be prepared in collaboration with a company.
Apply for admission
Here is information about admission requirements and how to apply for the Financial Management and Services programme at Business Academy Aarhus.
Non-Danish applicants must apply for admission on the same terms as Danish applicants. You are eligible for admission if you have either a Danish qualifying examination or qualifications recognised or assessed as being comparable to the Danish entrance qualifications.
In order to be admitted to the programme, you must have especially good and documented qualifications in:
All applicants must have a certificate proving adequate qualifications in English at an upper level which is comparable to English level B of a Danish upper secondary examination.
This means that international applicants must have had English for at least 210 hours during the last three years of their upper-secondary education (classes of less than 60 minutes, must be converted into whole hours).
In addition, all international applicants must pass an internationally approved test. We accept these tests with the following minimum scores:
- IELTS: 6,5
- TOEFL Internet-based: 83
- Cambridge English First: Grade A
- Cambridge English Advanced: Grade A, B or C
- Oxford Online Placement test: C1 (min. 85 in each part). We only accept this test, when it is completed at Business Academy Aarhus. Sign up here
Please note that the English test is valid for 2 years.
For non-EU applicants, we only accept IELTS and TOEFL.
Native English speakers, applicants with an IB Diploma and applicants with Nordic entrance exams (including applicants with a qualifying examination from the 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.
Mathematics at the Danish B-level. This means that international applicants must have had mathematics for at least 250 hours (classes of less than 60 minutes, must be converted into whole hours) during the last three years of their upper-secondary education.
How to apply
There is admission to this programme once a year, with study start in August. You apply through optagelse.dk. You can apply from 1 February.
Application deadlines - Study start in August
Apply before 15 March at 12 midday
- If you have a qualifying exam from a country outside of the EU (this applies regardless of your nationality)
- If you are a national from a country outside the EU (applies regardless of your qualifying examination)
If you fulfill these requirements, you are considered a non-EU applicant. You can find all the special requirements for non-EU applicants here
Apply before 15 March at 12 midday
- If you are an EU citizen with
- a Danish entrance examination and wish to apply for quota 2
- a vocational education and training programme
- a foreign high school qualifying exam from an EU country
- an entrance examination from Sweden, Norway, Finland or Iceland
Apply before 5 July at 12 midday
- If you are an EU citizen, have a Danish qualifying high school exam and you wish to apply for quota 1
When is study start?
Study start is on Monday 26 August 2019 for all AP degree and Bachelor's programmes.
For programmes with winter intake – study start is Monday 27 January 2020.
Help with your application on optagelse.dk
Name of programme: Financial Management and Services
Name of institution: Erhvervsakademi Aarhus (Danish title for Business Academy Aarhus)
The programme takes place at: Erhvervsakademi Aarhus, Sønderhøj
City: Viby J
Admission area no.: 45865
Do you need extra help?
For specific programme related questions, write to our student counsellors at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about admission, the application process or study life in general at Business Academy Aarhus, write to email@example.com
Business Academy Aarhus cooperates with a range of organisations to promote our higher educational programmes abroad. Applicants are welcome to contact a Local Education Agent where available, for further information on the application process.
Remember to read the small print
Should a programme, study line or specialisation that you applied for not be offered anyway, you will be contacted directly. The subsequent specialisations we offer will depend on the number of applicants. If there are not enough applicants for both a Danish and an international line, we reserve the right to only offer one.
In the 5th semester, you will do an internship in a company for 5 months.
In your internship, you will get to test your newly acquired skills in a company and get insight into future work assignments and career opportunities. You will be able to connect your theoretical knowledge with practical experience and at the same time strengthen your CV.
In the internship, you can test a specific field of work and then focus your programme in relation to your career plans. As part of your internship, you must write a project report which is based on a problem statement from the company. Here, you will have the opportunity to specialise within your specific interests.
The internship is a mandatory part of your programme, and it is your responsibility to find an internship company. To help, we have a wide range of tools and contacts available, e.g. via our career centre.
Get advice from our student, Teddy, on how to find an internship in Denmark
Examples of internship companies
Your internship can be taken in a company in Denmark or abroad. Here are some examples of internship companies:
- Barut Ren Aps
- Nordisk Røntgen Teknik a/s
- Leadmill ApS
- Siemens Wind Power A/S
- VIA University College
- 4audit Assistance Aarhus ApS
- Arnsbo Media
- VILA A/S
- Peter Brandt, Buchführung aller Art, Hamburg
- Ernst & Young Assurance Services SRL, Cluj Napoca
- Astro Gaming, San Francisco
- SIA Ernst & Young Baltic, Riga
- Romanian Embassy in Helsinki, Helsinki
- SIA Atea Global Services, Riga
Cooperation with a lot of companies
Business Academy Aarhus has a close cooperation with a wide range of private and public companies. Contact with the business community creates real-life teaching – for the benefit of the students, the programme and the companies.
You will, first and foremost, encounter cooperation with the business community in connection with project work and your internship. We also invite guest speakers to contribute with their experience and the latest trends from the business community. In exams, we also use co-examiners from the business community.
People who qualify as a Bachelor of Financial Management and Services typically end up working within accounting and finance. This qualification with its international dimension will provide you with a solid career foundation that matches the requirements of the increasingly globalised world of finance.
Career options include:
- Customer advisor
- Business client advisor
- Investment advisor
- Realtor - both private and business
- Real estate administrator
- Financial consultant
- Insurance advisor
- Mortgage employee
Continue with your education
A professional bachelor’s degree programme is a dynamic pathway to a higher education. See your options here:
Study a Master’s Degree
A professional bachelor’s degree is equivalent to an ordinary bachelor’s degree. A number of our graduates enrol in relevant post-graduate or master programmes in Denmark or abroad. Please note that you may need to take supplementary courses to meet the admission requirements.
Below are examples of master’s degrees that have admitted our graduates. There might be other options for further education.
- You can fulfil the admission requirements for a Master's degree programmes in Economics and Business Administration (cand.merc./MSc) at Aarhus University, but you must take specific electives.
Do you want to know more?
If you want to continue studying, you can get counselling from the educational institution that you want to be admitted to.
You are also welcome to contact our student and career counsellors for further information about careers and further education at firstname.lastname@example.org
When you embark on a higher education programme with us, you'll get:
- a top-quality internationally recognised degree
- combined theory and practice in small classes of 20-35 students, which ensures close contact between lecturer and students
- focus on learning in small teams, with real-life cases in collaboration with companies
- a compulsory internship as well as excellent job opportunities during and after your studies
- a great international experience in a vibrant, active and culturally diverse city
- Danish lessons on campus
- plenty of other social activities.
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Info for international applicants
There are a lot of practical matters you need to know in order to get a good start and have a pleasant stay in Denmark.
Get a buddy
All international students are offered a Buddy. A Buddy is a current Academy student, who volunteers to help new international students get off to a good start in Aarhus.
Every two years we carry out – in cooperation with the Ministry and together with the other Danish educational institutions – a survey of the study satisfaction among our students. The survey is called ‘Learning barometer’.
Compare Higher Education programmes
On Uddannelseszoom (in Danish only), you can compare results from the ‘Learning Barometer’ across all higher education institutions in Denmark. You can, among other things, compare salary levels and see how graduates got their first job.
Every year we carry out a teacher evaluation where our students evaluate the teaching they receive.