OVERVIEW

Business Academy Aarhus, University of Applied Sciences, is a professional institution of higher education.

BAAA offers a variety of programmes at Academy Profession (AP) and Bachelor’s degree (BA) level. An AP degree lasts 2-2½ years and may be followed by a BA topup programme for 1½ years in order to obtain a full Bachelor’s degree. A BA programme lasts 3½ years.

All our programmes are accredited by the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.

They offer programmes within these fields:

  • Biotechnology
  • IT and Technology
  • Business
  • Web, Media and  Communication
  • Environment and  Agriculture

The Academy is closely linked to industry, aiming to bridge the gap between university studies and private sector companies. They therefore combine theory and practice which enables our students to solve practical problems in real life situations.

All our programmes include a compulsory internship lasting from 2½ – 10 months, within a company in Denmark or abroad.

At Business Academy Aarhus, teaching is performed in small classes of 20-35 students. Students attend classes on a daily basis and have between 18-25 lessons per week. For the remaining time, students are expected to prepare for classes, meet for group work, and complete assignments and projects.

The teaching methods include dialogue-based theoretical and practical training, group and project work, and company visits. BAAA expects students to be active in class, express their opinion and participate in discussions with lecturers and fellow students.

The relationship between student and lecturer is very informal, and a lecturer is often seen as a kind of mentor to the students, to guide them in the right direction when they are problem solving and searching for answers. In Denmark, everybody is on first-name basis.

ACCOMMODATION

Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark with a population of more than 320,000, where around 20% are students – so it’s a very young city. It’s situated by the seaside with lovely beaches and beautiful forests close by, and it offers a wide variety of sporting, outdoor and cultural activities.

Like the rest of Denmark, it’s a well-organised city and a safe place to live. The infrastructure is very good, and you’ll often see people taking their bike to work or school as it is cheaper, healthier and often faster.

The Academy has six different campuses, all in the city of Aarhus, and all with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in classrooms and laboratories. Students have access to the buildings 24/7, with wireless network access, and a well-equipped library. BAAA Career Centre counsels students on internship and job opportunities, how to prepare an application and a CV, as well as individual job interview training.

The Buddy Programme gives all new international students the chance to be paired with a current Academy student. They can then help with any practical matters, advice, and general integration into the new study and city environment. It includes organised professional events, cultural visits and social events and parties.

In Denmark, most students live in dormitories or share a flat with other students. Aarhus has more than 8,000 rooms for students in dormitories and housing associations, all administered by a central office. Many new students move to Aarhus each summer, so it’s important to apply for accommodation well in advance, preferably 5-6 months before study start.