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

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. 

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.

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

Internship

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

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

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