Bachelor's Introduction Week

Welcome to Aarhus BSS

Welcome to
Aarhus BSS


Please stay informed on this page until the introduction week, as the programme might change.

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

We look forward to welcoming you!


Get a virtual introduction

You can prepare yourself by going through Aarhus University's online introductory course Study@AU which gives you answers to several practical questions.

You will be introduced to digital platforms, counselling and support units, and life as a student. This online introduction consists of modules, which you can go through seperately. The entire introduction takes about 2 hours. You can access the course in Brightspace from mid-August – under “My courses".

Welcome to Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University

Welcome to your degree programme

I would like to welcome you to the economics programme at the Department of Economics and Business Economics, where you will have a unique opportunity to develop personally and professionally.

We will challenge you and provide you with knowledge and competencies that are in high demand in both the private and the public sector, in Denmark as well as abroad.

Starting a degree programme at the University might feel like quite a radical change. It calls for a completely different level of independence and responsibility for your own learning than an upper secondary education. The lecturers are researchers who will provide you with the latest knowledge during their teaching. You will learn to apply this knowledge when working with assignments and projects during your studies.

You will also become part of a large social community on your degree programme. There are many opportunities to participate in the various student associations which organise parties, academic events, trips abroad and much more.

To give you the best start at the University, we have organised a great introduction week for you. You will be introduced to the academic as well as the social aspects of your degree programme and get to know your fellow students. 

I encourage you to engage in your studies both academically and socially. I am sure that doing so is the recipe for having five fantastic years at the Department of Economics and Business Economics.

Kind regards,
Michael Svarer
Director of studies for the degree programme in economics

Welcome to the introduction week

A warm welcome to you, a new fellow student of economics.

We look forward to introducing you to the unique student life at the Department of Economics and Business Economics, something you can definitely look forward to becoming a part of. To introduce you to your degree programme and life as a student, we have employed 12 tutors, who will guide you through the introduction week.

The introduction week takes place in week 35 and will contain a mix of academic and social events around campus at Fuglesangs Allé.

The introduction week is for everyone, and it is important that all new students have a nice and memorable first week at the university, which will help establish the social community on your degree programme. We advice you to participate 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, from Saturday 23 September to Sunday 24 September; please reserve this weekend in your calendar.

We hope that you will have a wonderful introduction week and a great start at the university!

Kind regards,

Introduction week coordinators

All about your introduction week

Programme for the introduction week

The commencement of studies begins with an introduction week, giving you the chance to get to know your fellow students. Your introduction week starts Monday 28 August 2023 at 08.45.

There is an alcohol policy for the introduction week at Aarhus BSS to ensure that all activities are held in a responsible way. Read the alcohol policy here.

Please stay updated in this site, as the programme might change.


08.45 Welcome and photos Fuglesangssalen 
10.15 Gathering in classes + lunch Class rooms in M & D
12.00: Presentation by "Økonomisk Forening (ØF)" Lecture theatre M3 
12.15: Presentation by "kvindelig Økonomisk Netværk" Lecture theatre  M3 
12.30 Presentation of courses Lecture theatre  M3 
14.15-17.30 Park Olympics Botanical Gardens
19.00-01.00 Welcome party and dinner with ØF Fuglesangssalen


09.00 Breakfast in class rooms Class rooms in M & D
10.35 Tutor presentaion Class rooms M & D
11.35 Presentation of courses Lecture theatre M3 
12.00 Presentation by a cand.oecon Lecture theatre M3 
12.45 Lunch Class rooms in M & D
13.30 Presentation by Michael Svarer Lecture theatre M3 
13.30-14.15 Lecture theatre M3 
14.30 Student associations crawl Campus
19.00-24.00 ”Comedy Night" and game night S- & R-buildings


08.30 Breakfast in class rooms Class rooms in M & D
10.30 Presentation by Oeconrådet Lecture theatre M3 
10.45 Presentation of the student counsellors Lecture theatre M3 
11.00 Presentation by a cand.oecon Lecture theatre M3 
11.45 Lunch Class rooms in M & D
12.30 Preperation of challange with "sister class" Class rooms in M & D
14.30 Challenge with "sister class" Botanical Gardens
18.00 Dinner with "sister class" Class rooms in M & D
20.00 Private party Hornsleth, Klostergade


09.30 We meet in class rooms Class rooms in M & D
11.30 Sports tournament The soccer fields at Fuglesangs Allé
15.00 Friday Bar Konverterbar

Payment for the introduction week

Participation in the introduction week costs DKK 700,-.

This includes lunch Monday to Wednesday, breakfast Tuesday and Wednesday as well as dinner Monday and Wednesday. It also includes all the activities during the introduction week and the weekend trip.

You pay via this link: avalibale later

Registration is binding and the last due date for payment is (TBA)

A checklist for the introduction week


Bring this for the Introduction Week:

  • Every day: A water bottle and preferably a snack or two to keep yourself energized.
  • Monday: Sportswear for the park run. It will be possible to change later. If you live far away from campus, please also bring any additional clothes for the party in the evening.
  • Wednesday: Any additional clothes for the party in the evening seeing as you will not have time to go home.
  • Friday: Your own computer. And sportswear.

Good to know as a new student

How to stay informed as a student 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 on your phone or tablet as well.


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.


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 time tables etc. 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 ( 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 – for instance about important deadlines.

Studen coulselling and help

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  in relation to your degree programme. We can help you with print transcripts of your grades, verify that you are actively enrolled, register for courses and exams, and apply for exemption, etc.

Bookstore, library and it-support



Stakbogladen is Aarhus University's book store. You can also buy your books online at You can find a list of the literature you need for the semester. It is also possible to purchase your books at our pop-up shop at Fuglesangs Allé 18, wich is open twice a year in the beginneing of the semester. You receive 10% student discount.

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.


There are two libraries in Aarhus affiliated with Aarhus BSS:

IT support

IT is an integrated part of your ife as a student, and you are always welcome to contact the IT support. The IT support can help you with a broad range of services, including usernames and passwords, your student email and accessing the wireless network via eduroam.

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

Understand the organisation


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.

Code of Conduct and freedom of expression

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.


Aarhus University is committed to safeguarding freedom of expression and the individual’s opportunity to realise their potential. Open dialogue and tolerance for different views constitute the very foundation of the university’s activities.

Read more about the freedom of expression at Aarhus University

A bit about your degree programme


During your first two years at university, you will have about 20 hours of teaching per week. In addition, you will have to solve a number of assignments each week. A study group is a good place for discussing difficult theories and solving assignments.

The Bachelor’s degree programme consists of two forms of teaching: lectures and classroom instruction.

  • Lectures
    Lectures are given in a lecture theatre by a lecturer who presents the key points of a certain subject. Usually, this is a matter of one-way communication, but it is also allowed to ask questions. A piece of good advice is to read the material for the lecture beforehand. This will give you a better understanding of the lecture. 
  • Classroom instuction
    From the very first day, everyone will be divided into classes. A class consists of 25-30 students. During the first year, there will be classroom instruction for all courses. An instructor (older student) will be responsible for the teaching. During classroom instruction, you will present and discuss your answers to a number of exercises. The instructor will help you solve difficult exercises and answer questions about the syllabus.

Schedule and course descriptions

You can always find your schedule here at your study portal under Teaching > Schedule. Changes may occur and therefore it is important to check your schedule 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.

Brief introduction to your first courses

Principles of Economics

Principles of Economics is a 14 week course that will give you insight into most of the big questions within the field of economics. Without using advanced methods, the course will give you insight into how theory from economics can be used to answer some of the biggest questions of our time, including how we can ensure a sustainable future economy which will result in prosperity for all and show due consideration for the climate, environment and a just distribution of income.

Principles of Mathematics and Statistics

Principles of Mathematics and Statistics is a course that takes you through the basic mathematical and statistical concepts relevant to economists. The course will introduce important mathematical tools such as differentiation, integration, comparative static analysis and multivariable optimisation. Furthermore, we will work with probability theory and statistic. Principles of Mathematics and Statistics provides you with a toolbox that will help prepare you for future courses at the degree programme.


The course aims at enabling students to utilise tools from the field of management accounting and financial reporting in order to gather and analyse accounting information. By doing this, the economist can provide the management of a company as well as its external stakeholders with valuable information when seeking to make the optimal decision about specific issues.

Study groups

The study group rotation system
A unique offer for those studying Economics and Management: Help for identifying the best study group

It is of great help to have fellow students with whom you can discuss assignments; both to strengthen your own understanding of the subject matter and to be challenged in terms of different ways to approach the syllabus. The Oecon Council offers you the opportunity to participate in a study group rotation system for the first four weeks of the degree programme. Every week, you will be placed in a group of students from your own class, and together you will form a study group for a week. After the four weeks, you will be able to form your own study group.

More information will be presented during the introduction week.

Student associations

There are many different student organisations at campus which enrich everyday life for many students. As part of an organisation, you can help develop exciting events of an academic as well as social nature. You will be presented to the organisations in the ‘organisation run’ during the introduction week.

Get a virtual introduction

You can prepare yourself by going through Aarhus University's online introductory course Study@AU which gives you answers to several practical questions.

You will be introduced to digital platforms, counselling and support units, and life as a student. This online introduction consists of modules, which you can go through seperately. The entire introduction takes about 2 hours. You can access the course in Brightspace from mid-August – under “My courses".