Welcome to Aarhus BSS – School of Business and Social Sciences
Aarhus BSS is one of the five faculties at Aarhus University. The school unites the core research areas of business and social sciences, encompassing disciplines such as economics, business administration, business technology, law, political science and psychology.
Our degree programmes are among the absolute best according to the most recognised international ranking lists. This position requires that we set our standards high when it comes to our research and teaching, and that we provide our highly-skilled graduates with strong competencies that allow them to carry out a broad range of job functions on the labour market – in Denmark as well as internationally.
As a student at Aarhus BSS, you will benefit from all the possibilities that come with being part of a large international business school with many academic fields of research. We are keen to ensure a vibrant and inspiring study environment as the framework for our degree programmes, both in terms of social life and academic outcome. You will become part of an international environment and will be taught by lecturers that are among the world’s leading researchers within their specific academic fields.
Another of our core tasks is to nurture our relations with the world around us – particularly with local companies and organisations in order to create good opportunities for you as a student. You can benefit from these close relations whether you want to carry out a project placement in a company or organisation or want to establish contact with future employers in other ways.
I wish you all the best in the future, and I am convinced that by choosing to study at Aarhus BSS, you will be well-prepared for the future.
Dean, Aarhus BSS
Welcome to the Department of Business Development and Technology.
Whether you have chosen us because you are interested in business, technology or both, you have come to the right place. During your studies, you will be collaborating closely with companies, and you will get the chance to work with the latest technology. Perhaps you will also set up your own company in Business Factory.
There are many possibilities, but one thing is certain - you will be working with problems and issues that will prepare you for the labour market and a good job. Our dedicated lecturers and researchers all have considerable experience with business development and technology. Every day, they move the research frontier and contribute to the development of companies. The close collaboration with businesses and the technological development allow us to offer you a high-quality degree programme - in the classroom, in the
lab and in your project work. Before long, you will be part of this too.
We look forward to welcoming you in Herning.
Professor and Head of the Department of
Business Development and Technology
The commencement of studies begins with a short introduction to your new degree programme, giving you the chance to get to know your fellow students. Your commencement of studies will be Monday 31 January 2022, 9.15. The introduction begins in room 8002-2053.
Special information for working professionals: As working professionals are also to meet Monday 31 January at 9.15 in room 8002-2053.
You are now able to see your introduktion week programme on this page. Remember that changes may occur.
If you are interested in online introduction events from our international office in Aarhus, please find more information here.
|Monday 31 January||Activity||Room|
|13.15-16.00||Technological Business Model Innovation (TBMI)||8002-2053|
|16.15-18.00||Introduction for working professionals by Torben Tambo (online)||zoom|
|Tuesday 1 February||Activity||Room|
|13.15-16.00||Technology Specialisation 1 intro (TS1)||8002-2053|
|Thursday 3 February||Activity||Room|
|9.15-14.00||TS1 Supervisors presentation, project definition||8002-2053|
The Campus in Herning is situated at Birk Centerpark 15, 7400 Herning.
We are looking forward to welcoming you on your first day!
Classes usually start in the first week of September and the first week of February. However, it is important that you always check your timetables to get the precise dates of classes. You can your schedule at mystudies.au.dk.
You can find a list of the books you need for your first semester.
Mystudies.au.dk is your single point of access to study information and self-service systems, providing you with a personalised overview of your courses, timetable, announcements and events. It also gives you direct access to other platforms such as the Student Self-Service and Brightspace. You can use mystudies.au.dk on your phone or tablet as well, and you only need to log on once to gain access to everything.
Brightspace is a learning management system, providing teaching staff and students with one shared online platform. The platform supports easy access to group work and lets you send and receive messages. This is where your lecturer will inform you about changes to the timetable and upload teaching materials. Therefore, it is important that you check Brightspace often. (Brightspace is new at Aarhus University and replaces the former learning management system Blackboard)
The study portal
The study portal is the website where you are currently reading this. You can find all official information and procedures via the menu on the left, e.g. academic regulations, student counselling, exam schedules and rules, everything related to your study environment, as well as news and events for you as a student. We encourage you to check the study portal if you need information about your degree programme.
Your AU email
All students at Aarhus University will receive an AU email address (email@example.com). It is important that you use this email address when you write to the Student Counsellors' Office or similar recipients. It is also important that you check your AU email, as Aarhus University might send you important information.
Student Counsellors' Office
You are always welcome at the Student Counsellors' Office with questions regarding your life as a student. We are happy to answer any study-related questions about exams, rules and requirements, leave of absence, parental leave, study planning, dispensations, social well-being or if you are going through a rough patch in your studies. At the Student Counsellors' Office, we have a duty of confidentiality. This means that everything you tell us will remain confidential.
Aarhus BSS Student Services
Aarhus BSS Student Services offers help and guidance on any practical and administrative questions you might have in relation to your studies. Among other things, we can guide you on how to submit assignments, print transcripts of your grades, verify that you are actively enrolled, register for courses and exams, and apply for exemption.
Get career counselling and event invitations
You are always welcome for an informal talk with your career counsellor. The subject can be everything from student jobs to your future work life. If you join our alumni network, you will also receive invitations to relevant events throughout your studies.
Help to go study abroad
During your degree programme, it is possible to study abroad. Spending a semester abroad is sure to give you lots of great experiences – personally and academically. Aarhus BSS International is ready to help and guide you through the entire exchange process. You will be introduced to your exchange options in more detail during your degree programme.
Som studerende på BTECH er du altid velkommen til at tage en snak med studenterpræsten, hvis der er noget du har brug for at tale om. Studenterpræsten er præst i den danske folkekirke og har som sådan fuld tavshedspligt. Al henvendelse er anonym og gratis, og en kristen overbevisning er ikke en forudsætning for at henvende sig.
At AU Library, we offer you:
At the library in Herning you will mainly find literature within engineering, management, marketing and economics.
IT will inevitably become an integrated part of your new life as a student at Aarhus BSS, and you are always welcome to contact the IT support. The IT department can help you with a broad range of services, including usernames and passwords, your student email and accessing the wireless network via eduroam. They also offer a number of IT-related courses. Read more about those at facebook.com/BssKurser.
Du kan købe bøger ved Stakbogladen Birk. Vi er lagerførende i alt pensumrelevant litteratur og har også supplerende litteratur. Har du ønsker, som vi ikke har på hylden, skaffer vi det selvfølgelig gerne hjem til dig. Som studerende på Aarhus Universitet i Herning får du 10 % på dine bogkøb. Stakbogladen ligger både i Aarhus og Herning.
You can always find your timetables (your schedule) here at your study portal under Teaching > Timetables. Changes may occur and therefore it is important to check your timetables on a regular basis.
You can find course descriptions in the course catalogue under Teaching > Course Catalogue. Here you can also find the syllabus for each course.
Aarhus BSS is one of the five faculties at Aarhus University and home to the academic disciplines within business and social sciences. The official name is ‘Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences’, commonly referred to as Aarhus BSS.
Aarhus BSS has six departments: Department of Economics and Business Economics, Department of Political Science, Department of Management, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Department of Law, and Department of Business Development and Technology.
The Code of Conduct for students at Aarhus BSS aims to describe the school’s core values and expectations to student behaviour when on campus and/or when representing Aarhus BSS and Aarhus University.
All students are expected to adhere to the values represented in this Code of Conduct.