Global Management and Manufacturing (GMM)


Registration deadlines

  • Registration for electives in the autumn semester: 1-5 May
  • Registration for electives in the spring semester: 1-5 November

Various types of electives

GMM-students have the option to choose electives during their studies. In your academic regulations, you  can see when you have elective courses.

If you follow the prescribed course of study, your electives, corresponding to 30 ECTS, are placed in the 5th semester.

Due to the various types of electives, this means that you can choose between the following options: 

Pre-approval and credit transfer
If you wish to attend courses outside your programme/university you must apply for a pre-approval well in advance. In the following link you can find information about applying for pre-approval of courses from other studies.

List of electives

  • Electives for your degree programme can be found in the course catalogue

You can read the course descriptions in the AU Course Catalogue.


You register for electives online at Then click on “Student Self-Service (STADS)”.

Please notice that it cannot be guaranteed that there will not be time overlap between your electives when the time schedules for the semester are final. Should this be the case, you will have the opportunity to choose another course.     

Within 14 days after the deadline you will be contacted if the course is cancelled or if you otherwise cannot attend the course, for example if there is no room in your electives block or if the course is not approved for your study programme. You will then be able to choose a new elective. However, your registration may well appear as approved in the meantime.

Limited number of seats
If the course has a limited numbers of available seats, there will be a draw for the seats. 

If you were not admitted to the requested courses after the registration deadline, due to the reasons above, you will be contacted in order to register for courses in a second registration round. You will then be able to register for courses where there are available seats after the first registration round.    

If you have problems registering please contact the study administrator for bachelors at Aarhus BSS Student Services.

Deregistration from courses

After the registration deadlines registrations will be final for all students who were admitted to the courses/electives they applied for. This means that you cannot deregister or exchange your electives after the deadlines. 

Students can only deregister from one or more courses in connection with: 

  • Studies abroad (exchange and free movers, according to the regulations governing this)
  • Enrollment as guest student at another study programme/educational institution.

If none of the 2 above-mentioned reasons for deregistration apply to you, you need to apply (and be granted) an exemption by the board of studies, in order to be deregistered courses/electives. Exemptions for deregistering/exchanging electives are granted only on the basis of a specific application and only in exceptional cases. You apply for an exemption at

The board of studies is not able to grant an exemption for exchanging electives once you have used an exam attempt in the course. This applies regardless of whether you have received an 'U' (for being absent) or a numerical mark.