Master's Introduction

Welcome to Aarhus BSS

Welcome to
Aarhus BSS


Welcome to your new Master's degree programme


On this page, you will find all the information relevant to your commencement of studies.

Please stay informed on this page, as the programme and dates might change.

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 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

Introduction day

Introduction meeting

Please stay updated on this site, as the programme may change

Friday 2 September
Meeting point: Main entrance, Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V (use the app "AU Find")

9:00 – 10.00

  • Meet and introduce ourselves
  • Tour of campus Fuglesangs Allé


  • Introduction games


  • First part of presentation on academic requirements (ECTS requirements, types of courses, examination methods)
  • Please bring your own computer


  • Lunch – you can bring your own or buy it in the canteen
  • Choose your pizza for dinner

If you do not like pizza or want to pay for take-out, feel free to bring your own delicious home cooked meal


  • Second part of presentation
  • Aarhus BSS’ E-Learning system (course registration/deregistration, course subscription, student ID)
  • Individual schedule

13.15 – 15.00

Bike tour

(remember to bring a bike!)

  • Indicative places: University Park, Botanical Garden and Studenterhuset Aarhus, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, City Center; Mejlgade, Latinerkvarteret, havnebadet, Dokk1, åen, Mølleparken



  • Cake break in Mølleparken after bike tour


  • Rest at home


Mølleparken or Botanical Garden

  • Pizza and beverages
  • BYOB
  • For those how are up for it, we can go to a bar in the city center

Find your way

Find your way to the campus at Fuglesangs Allé 4.

You can download the app AU Find to help you find your way around campus at Aarhus University.

Important platforms, guidance, support and bookstore

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.

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  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.

IT support, the bookstore and the library

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. Read more about those at

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


You can buy your books online at BSS Books is a part of the university book store "Stakbogladen". You can find lists with the books you need for your first semester at the website. You can also buy the books at our pop-up shop in the introduction week. We offer a 10% student discount on nearly all books.

Please note: 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.


There are two libraries in Aarhus affiliated with Aarhus BSS:

  • Bartholins Allé 11
    At Bartholins Allé, you will mainly find books and journals within the subjects of psychology and behavioural sciences, political science, and law.
  • Fuglesangs Allé 4
    At Fuglesangs Allé, you will mainly find books and journals within the subjects of corporate law, economics, and management.

Schedule and course descriptions

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.

About Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University



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

Student life at campus

Student associations

Characteristic of the Department of Economics and Business Economics are the student organisations which give life to the student environment, create a unique sense of community and 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, and you will build a diverse network across different year groups and fields of study. You will be presented to the organisations in the ‘organisation run’ during the introduction week.

Find your way around campus

Find your way around campus at Fuglesangs Allé

  • 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 in the basement but otherwise it is primarily known for its many classrooms.
  • The D-building (2623)
    Here you will find the library where you can find relevant literature and study spaces.
  • 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.
  • The R-building (2640)
    This is where the majority of students at Economics and Management stay during a day of reading and studying at the university. As a result, the atmosphere is always great. At the same time, the R building houses the vast majority of all student association offices and you are always welcome to swing by for a cup of coffee or a chat.


As a new student in an unfamiliar setting, it might be difficult to find your way around campus. For this reason, AU has created the app “AU Find” (in Danish) to help you navigate the place. You can also ask an older student for directions. They are always ready to help you on your way.

Academic and social events

The various student associations organise several events during each semester. Here are just a few of the big events that you can look forward to.


Aarhus Symposium
Every year on the first Friday of November, we invite a strong line-up of important current decision-makers and leaders to share their experiences and participate in discussions with ambitious students. The Aarhus Symposium is an extraordinary event that aims to connect students, the leaders of tomorrow, with important decision-makers and leaders of today.

Børsbar (Stock Market Bar)
Every year, Studenterlauget, the Economic Association and FinanceLab join forces and organise the traditional party: BØRSBAR! This party can brag of being the largest party at Aarhus BSS.

The concept behind “Børsbar” is very simple: The prices decrease and increase in proportion to the demand. This means that the cost of a drink will increase if the demand is high and decrease if the demand is low. You will at any given time be able to see the price of beer and drinks so that you are ready to take action when the prices are low.

Just like other big events such as drawing lots for the Regatta and Denmark’s Biggest Friday Bar, Børsbar is one of the main events of the year. Social events are a large part of life at university and we definitely recommend that you save the date for these events.

Friday bar and parties
The big highlight of the week is the Friday bar Konverterbar which is open every Friday 15:00-20:00 and serves as a gathering place for the entire degree programme. Here, you will be able to put the hardships of the week behind you and enjoy a cold beer or drink at a student-friendly price together with your fellow students.

In addition, there will be parties for the entire degree programme a couple of times each semester. These parties are often organised in collaboration with other degree programmes at Aarhus University. This creates a great atmosphere and gives you an opportunity to socialise across lots of different degree programmes.

The Regatta in the University Park
The Regatta – the Battle for the Golden Bedpan is also a highlight at Aarhus University. Each year, twelve selected student associations compete to become rulers of the University Park. In short, it is a day of fun and partying together with 30,000 other students. It is officially the largest university event in all of Northern Europe.

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".