BSc in Economics and Business Adm.

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

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.

Admission requirements for Economics and Management (cand.oecon)

If you are studying BSc in Economics and Business Administration and wish to apply and meet the admission requirements for admission to the Master's degree programme in Economics and Management, you must take the following courses (30 ECTS in total) during your bachelor's degree programme:

1. Choose 1 of the following courses:

  • ”Introduction to Empirical Economics”. (10 ECTS, Economics and Business Administration)
  • "3620: Econometrics 1" (10 ECTS, Economics and Management)

2. Choose 2 of the following courses:

  • "3410: Micro 1" (10 ECTS, Economics and Management )
  • "3505 Macro 1"(10 ECTS, Economics and Management )
  •  "Investments and Corporate Finance"(10 ECTS, Economics and Business Administration).

Please read the specific course descriptions for each course in AU Course Catalogue. 

Please be aware that the courses offered by Economics and Management are based on academic prerequisites that you, as student at Economics and Business Administration, do not necessarily possess. This means that you must carefully consider your choice of courses before registering as you cannot deregister or exchange your electives after the registration deadlines.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to guarantee that there will be no overlap in the teaching (timetables) on these courses.

If you wish to sign up for one or more of the abovementioned courses, please send an email, in the registration period, from your student mail to with name, student number and the course(s) you wish to be signed up for.

List of electives

You can read about the different courses in the AU course catalogue. Search for the programme 'Bachelor's Degree Programme in Economics and Business Administration'.

Clusters of courses

In order to avoid overlapping timetables for teaching and exams, the planning for the semester is based on clusters of courses. Courses within each cluster will not overlap. This means that if you choose courses within a cluster, you are guaranteed that there will be no clashes between the courses in your timetable. On the other hand, if you choose courses from different clusters, you risk your courses overlapping. You are free to choose courses from the cluster that best suits your academic interests. If you choose courses from different clusters - and it becomes apparent that they do overlap, once the timetables for the autumn semester is published - you may choose a different elective from the courses that still have available places at this stage.  


Students on both the Danish and English language versions of the BSc in Economics and Business Administration can choose electives from a shared pool of courses. This means that students are free to choose electives taught and examined in a different language than the language of their overall degree programme. However, you should be aware that registration is binding and that not having the necessary language skills to follow the course – or complete the exam – is not in itself sufficient reason for having your registration cancelled. Unless otherwise specified in the course description, the language used for teaching and examination is the same (i.e. it is not possible to follow a Danish taught course, but complete the exam in English). Students who are unsure whether they have the necessary language skills required for a particular course should therefore think carefully before registering. 



You sign up 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 of electives

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:

You can only deregister from courses, if you can document one of the above reasons. However, deregistration is only possible if the course registration at AU and the credit module/exchange/internship are placed on the same semester. Therefore, you cannot withdraw from courses at AU and replace them with other study-related activities that take place at a later semester or e.g. during the summer period between two semesters.

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