Bachelor's Introduction Week

Welcome to Aarhus BSS
Economics and Business Administration

Welcome to
Aarhus BSS

Economics and Business Administration


Welcome to your new degree programme in Economics and Business Administration (in Aarhus)

The first thing you need to do after receiving your letter of admission is to confirm your student place!

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Get a virtual introduction

Before you start your degree programme, you can prepare by going through Aarhus University's online introductory course Study@AU which gives you answers to several practical questions that may be nice to have in place before you show up at the university for the first time. 

This online introduction will give you insight into your degree programme, the university, relevant IT systems and the different communities you can join at Aarhus University. You can access the course in Brightspace from mid-August.

Do you wish to apply for credit transfer?

If you have finished an AP degree in Financial Management, Financial Controlling or Marketing Management, you have the possibility of applying for credit transfer programme (top-up). Are you interested in this possibility, you must apply for credit transfer for your AP degree in the Board of Studies as soon as possible. You apply via mystudies.au.dk.

Welcome to Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University

Welcome from the Dean

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.

Kind regards,
Thomas Pallesen,
Dean, Aarhus BSS

Welcome by the Introduction Week coordinators

First; congratulations on your admission to Aarhus University!

We would like to welcome you to Aarhus BSS. Your life as a student is just around the corner and we look forward to introducing you to student life on Fuglesangs Allé, something you can definitely look forward to becoming a part of. In the coming years, you will develop both personally and professionally. You will be offered a wealth of new experiences, academic challenges and comprehensive studies.

To introduce you to your degree programme, we have employed 69 terrific student instructors to be your lifeline and go-to whenever the amount of information might seem insurmountable. They are all here to offer you the best possible start at Aarhus University, so that you may feel safe and welcome right from the start. You can ask them anything, and they would love to help you!

This year, the introduction week takes place from Monday 29 August to Wednesday 31 August. The introduction week will contain a mic of academic and social events around campus at Fuglesangs Allé. During these days, you will become acquainted with the university environment that you will spend time in for many years to come.

The introduction week is for everyone, and it is important to us that all new students have a nice and memorable first week at university. Most importantly, you will have fun together with all your new fellow students, which will help establish the social community on your degree programme. We understand that you might feel nervous about your first week, but do not worry – this will soon disappear. Our prime piece of advice is to participate actively in the introduction week so that you get to know your fellow students in the best possible way.

In addition to the introduction week, we have planned a weekend trip in the autumn where you will join your fellow students and student instructors for a weekend away from campus. The weekend trip will be full of fun activities and it will be a great opportunity to get to know your fellow students even better. The weekend trip will take place from Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October; please reserve this weekend in your calendar – it will be a fantastic trip.

You are always welcome to reach out to us if you have any questions about your introduction week. You can write to us by email at Rusugen@studenterlauget.dk.

We hope that you will have some wonderful days filled with lots of exciting events, a good atmosphere and new people. We look forward to welcoming you!

– the Introduction week Ccordinators, Jeppe Friis Nielsen & Signe Lundgaard Christiansen

For students with supplementary subject in business administration

For students with another main field of study with supplementary subject in economics and business administration
Welcome to your supplementary subject. By now, you can take a look at your timetable online, and during the month of August, you will be able to find teaching materials at Brightspace. 

There will be a series of introduction events, and Wednesday 31 August, we will host an introduction day for the supplementary subject in business administration. Here, we will provide you with practical information and introduce you to the social life at the degree programme. You can find the programme for the introduction day below in the section on Introduction week, where we will update the programme, time and place.

We look forward to welcoming you to business administration. 

Best regards
Mogens Dilling-Hansen
Director of studies

Your Introduction Week

Programme for the Introduction Week

The time as a student begins with an Introduction Week, giving you the chance to get to know your fellow students. Your Introduction Week starts on Monday 30 August 2021 at 8.00.  We encourage everyone to participate in the programme as it is a great opportunity to meet your new fellow  students.

See the programme

To ensure a responsible Introduction Week programme, there is an alcohol policy at Aarhus BSS. Learn more about the alcohol policy.

Stay updated on this website as the programme might change.

Monday 29 August

8.00-8.30 Welcome to Aarhus BSS
8.30-9.00 Meeting your new classmates
9.00-17.00
  • Introduction to Aarhus BSS
  • Lunch in class
  • Teambuilding
  • Presentations from the Departments
  • Campus tour
17.00-23.00 Social activities in Klubben


Tuesday 30 August

8.00-8.30 Goodmorning
8.30-9.00 Introduction to Unihelper
9.00-9.45 Teambuilding
9.45-16.00
  • Various presentations
  • Lunch in class
  • Casework
16.00-17.30 Case presentations
17.30-23.00 Social activities in Klubben


Wednesday 31 August

9.00-9.30 Goodmorning
9.30-15.00
  • Introduction to digital platforms
  • Study technique
  • Evalution af the week
  • Teambuilding
  • Clean-up in the class
15.00-19.00 Activities in the Botanical Gardens
19.00-02.00 Party in "Klubben"

How to get there

The first day, we will meet at the S building (2610) at Fuglesangs Allé 4, at 8.00 a.m.

We will be ready to welcome you!

See map

Introduction day for students with supplementary subject


The introduction day will take place on 31 August and it is for students with another main field of study with suplementary subject in business administration.

The programme takes place at Fuglesangs Allé 4 (will be updated during the summer)

Programme

  • 12.30: Arrival: room U30, the U building (2636)
  • 12.30: Introduction by the student association SAF and teambuilding
  • 13.00: Introduction by the Director of Studies Mogens Dilling-Hansen and counsellor Thue S Winkler
  • 14.00: More information from SAF and teambuilding
  • 14.20: Social activities for all new "BA SOC" students in the Botanical Gardens. Bring practical clothes. Finally there will be a big party for all new students in Economics and Business Administration in the evening at Fuglesangs Alle 4.

Introduction to important platforms, guidance and support

How to stay informed as a student

Mystudies.au.dk
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.

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Brightspace
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.

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The study portal
The study portal is this current website. You can find all information via the menu on the left, e.g. academic regulations, student counselling, exam schedules and rules, everything related to your study environment, your schedule etc. We encourage you to check the study portal if you need information about your degree programme.

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Your AU email
All students at Aarhus University will receive an AU email address (studentregistrationnumber@post.au.dk). 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 – e.g. about important deadlines.

Get help and guidance during your studies

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 questions about exams, rules and requirements, leave of absence, parental leave, study planning, dispensations, social well-being, challenges etc. 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
At Aarhus BSS Student Services, you can get help and guidance on any practical and administrative questions you might have in relation to your degree programme. 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, etc..

IT support, the bookstore and the library

IT-support

IT support
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 which you can find information about at: facebook.com/BssKurser.

 

You will find the IT support at both Fuglesangs Allé (building 2628) and Bartholins Allé (building 1322). 


Bookstore

You can buy books at the campus bookstore BSS Books at Fuglesangs Allé. BSS Books offers a 10% student discount on nearly all books. At bssbooks.dk, you will find a list of the books you need for your first semester. You will receive more information about the bookstore during your introduction.


AU Library

At AU Library, you can:

  • find academic information and literature
  • find areas for studying and rooms for working in groups
  • get assistance in how to search, assess and organise academic information.

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There are two libraries in Aarhus affiliated with Aarhus BSS:

  • Bartholins Allé 9
    At Bartholins Allé, you will mainly find books and journals within the subjects of psychology and behavioural sciences, political science, and law.
    Read more at library.au.dk/biblioteker/bartholins-alle
  • Fuglesangs Allé 4
    At Fuglesangs Allé, you will mainly find books and journals within the subjects of corporate law, economics, and management.
    Read more at library.au.dk/biblioteker/fuglesangs-alle

Schedule and course descriptions

Timetables
You can always find your timetables (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.

Course catalogue
You can find course descriptions in the course catalogue under Teaching > Course catalogue. Here you can also find the syllabus for each course.

Understand the organisation

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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.

Department of Management and Department of Economics and Business Economics are both located at Fuglesangs Allé.

Code of Conduct

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.

Life at campus

Student organisations

At Aarhus BSS, you will have great opportunities for combining social and academic activities. The many student associations offer different types of events – academic as well as social. They e.g. organise different forms of case work for companies and with a focus on specific issues, social networking events for different fields of study and much more. You will have plenty of opportunity to engage with your study environment by way of the many student associations.

Find your way around campus

The daily setting of your degree programme will be campus Fuglesangs Allé with its five lecture theatres, many classrooms and meeting places which combine lectures, classroom instruction and group work. I

  • The M-building (2628)
    Here you will find most of the lecture theatres at Fuglesangs Allé.
  • The U-building (2636)
    Here you will find a large lecture theatre and many classrooms.
  • The D-building (2623)
    Here you will find the library.
  • The S-building (2610)
    This building is the heart of the campus. Here you will find a variety of group rooms and study spaces. The campus cafeteria Caf’ Inn is also located in this building.

You can download the app "AU Find” (in Danish) to help you navigate at the entire campus of Aarhus University.

Friday bar and "Klubben"

Klubben (‘the Club’) at Fuglesangs Allé is an absolute favourite among many students. Here you can meet fellow students across different fields of study and year groups. Klubben is open Monday-Friday 11:00-17:00, serving coffee, soft drinks, beers etc. During these hours, Klubben is a really great place to be if you want to read, play board games or just sit and talk with your fellow students. 

Klubben is also known for organising some of the best parties at Aarhus University. The parties include the start of the semester parties, Club Klub, Slatfest (a party drinking leftovers), Børsbar (‘Stock Market Bar’), a party in relation to drawing lots for the Regatta etc.

Klubben also provides the setting for the Friday bars that take place Fridays 15:00-18:00 with favourable prices at the bar.

Get a virtual Introduction

Before you start your degree programme, you can prepare by going through Aarhus University's online introductory course Study@AU which gives you answers to several practical questions that may be nice to have in place before you show up at the university for the first time. 

This online introduction will give you insight into your degree programme, the university, relevant IT systems and the different communities you can join at Aarhus University. You can access the course in Brightspace from mid-August.

Contact