Financial Management and Services

Bachelor's programme - 3½ years - 210 ECTS

This programme will no longer be available in English from 2022 and onwards.

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.

A student talks about 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.

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)

Sales: private customers (5 ECTS)

Business economics (5 ECTS)

Personal financial advice, ethics (10 ECTS)

Microeconomics (5 ECTS)

Business and finance law (5 ECTS)

Cultural understanding (5 ECTS)

Marketing (5 ECTS)

International capital markets (5 ECTS)

Organisation (5 ECTS)

Macroeconomics (5 ECTS)

Statistics (5 ECTS)

Project management (5 ECTS)

Sales II: business customers (5 ECTS)

Management accounting (5 ECTS)

Business taxation (5 ECTS)

External accounts A (10 ECTS)

Internship (30 ECTS)

Business development and innovation (5 ECTS)

Financing and financial risk management (5 ECTS)

Strategy and management accounting B (15 ECTS)

Elective module (5 ECTS)

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.

Admission requirements

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.

See which specific requirements you need to fulfil based on your educational background

In order to be admitted to the programme, you must have documented qualifications in:

Applicants with a qualifying exam from a foreign country

All applicants must have passed English at a level equivalent to English level B of a Danish upper secondary examination with a GPA of minimum 3,0 on the Danish scale. This means that international applicants must have had English for at least 210 hours during the last three years of their upper secondary education.*

In addition, applicants with a foreign upper secondary education must pass an internationally approved test as an entrance exam that we use as a selection criterion. We accept these tests with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: 6,5
  • IELTS Indicator: 6,5
  • TOEFL: 83 
  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition: 83
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced: 180 (formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced: Grade A, B or C)
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency: 200
  • 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) or through an officially approved partner agency.

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.

Complete your English test at Business Academy Aarhus

* Note that classes of less than 60 minutes, must be converted into whole hours.

Applicants with a qualifying exam from Denmark

All applicants must have passed English at level B from the Danish upper secondary examination with a GPA of minimum 3,0.

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.


Economics at the Danish B-level. This means that international applicants must have had economics for at least 210 hours (classes of less than 60 minutes, must be converted into whole hours) during the last three years of their upper-secondary education.

If you are not sure, that the economics you have had is approved, you can contact our student counsellors, who will make an assessment.

Top-up your AP degree in Financial Management

Did you know that Financial Management students can continue on the Bachelor’s degree programme in Financial Management and Services?

How to apply

This programme will no longer be available in English from 2022 and onwards.

There is admission to this programme once a year, with study start in August. You apply through You can apply from 1 February.

15 March at 12 midday
5 July at 12 midday
  • If you have a Danish qualifying high school exam and you want to apply for quota 1

On programmes with study start in August, the first day will be Monday 30 August 2021.

On programmes with study start in January, the first day will be Monday 31 January 2022. 

In the week before study start, we will arrange Orientation Days for all new international students. We strongly recommend you to participate. 

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

For specific programme related questions, write to our student counsellors at

For questions about admission, the application process or study life in general at Business Academy Aarhus, write to

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.

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.

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

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.

Career options

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
  • Financial consultant
  • Investment advisor
  • Mortgage employee
  • Administrative employee
  • Purchasing assistent
  • Realtor - both private and business
  • Real estate administrator
  • Insurance advisor

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.

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.

Student life

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. 

Find more information on student life at Business Academy Aarhus

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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.

Find information about housing, financial issues, permits ect. here

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.

Get more information - and apply for a buddy here

Study satisfaction

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’.

See the latest results from the ‘Learning Barometer’ at Business Academy Aarhus here

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.

Teaching evaluation

Every year we carry out a teacher evaluation where our students evaluate the teaching they receive.

See the results of the latest teacher evaluation here