Bachelor degree // Study in English

Euro-Asia Business Management

If you are interested in an international career in sales, management and marketing, and would like to study in China for two years, this programme may be of interest to you.

In the fast-expanding global market, IBA and Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance have jointly developed a special opportunity for European, Asian and other international students to obtain a double degree in business management.

Facts

  • Study start: 31. August 2017 Application deadline is March 15 for non-EU & EU/EEA students // July 5 for Danish students.
  • Admission requirements: Equivalent to a Danish upper secondary education incl. maths and English.
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Tuition: Tuition: EU/EEA students: No tuition fee for the study period at IBA. Non-EU/EEA Students: DKK 68,000 per year at IBA. All: Approx. DKK 19,300 per year for the study period in Shanghai, China.
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What you learn

With the Bachelor in Euro-Asia Business Management you learn about marketing, management, communication and economics in the global context, and also about which factors play important roles in trading among European and Asian countries.

Additionally, you will learn about law, ethics, psychology and the Chinese language, in order for you to be able to analyse differences and equalities.

At IBA International Business Academy, we work with various methods for learning and teaching. For instance, regular classes, group work, lectures, visitors from relevant businesses, cases , themes, project weeks, etc. It means that no two weeks in school are the same, and you will experience the kinds of real life challenges that you’ll inevitably encounter when you get your first job.

All teaching and all exams are in English.

The global perspective

What makes this degree special is its highly concentrated European-Asian perspective. With the programme taking place in Europe and in China, you become part of a dynamic group of internationally-oriented, ambitious students, with whom you can share experience and knowledge, while enjoying networking opportunities of potential value to your career.

Studying in this international environment enables you to experience and interact with people from different cultures, giving immense benefits for both your personal and career development.

Career opportunities

With this degree, your typical career possibilities are within management and marketing, especially in companies with a strong multinational profile.

Structure of the programme

You will study the first two years at IBA and the following two at Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance. You will then obtain an AP degree in Marketing Management (IBA) and a Bachelor in Business Management (Shanghai). 

During the two years at Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance, the curriculum is a mixture of mandatory Chinese language courses and business-related subjects.

Study environment and teaching method at IBA

Teaching takes place in classes comprising between 25 and 35 students, giving you an excellent opportunity to enjoy a great social life with your fellow students. You will experience teaching approaches emphasising theory as well as practice.

The instruction is based on projects, many of which take place in cooperation with local and national businesses, and the tasks are normally carried out in groups. You must be prepared to make an independent effort and to cooperate with your fellow students.

Some of the project tasks, and the final project in particular, are independent tasks that you carry out on the basis of the theory that you have learned. The projects should be based on specific cases from businesses, insofar as this is possible. You will be given good advice and constructive criticism along the way.

Internship

On the Euro-Asia Business Management there is a mandatory 12-week internship during semester 4.

During your studies you will see both a careers advisor and a company consultant from IBA Business, who will provide dialogue and guidance around exactly what a targeted application and an effective CV should contain.

As a student you also have the option of an individual session, in which a careers advisor from IBA Business will go through the CV and the application with you, and together you’ll plan for the next stage of the process.

IBA Business has a strong network of previous internship companies, both in Denmark and abroad, and students from IBA are very much in demand. Many students from the programme seek out their own internships, while others work alongside IBA Business, who regularly receive job announcements for both internships and permanent positions. These will all be posted on the job portal. Find the job portal here.

IBA Business also holds various different activities for IBA alumni (i.e. former IBA students).

Before you embark on an internship you will also be invited to a careers day at IBA, to which a range of companies is invited, all of them looking for an intern just like you.

Both careers advice and internships are to help get you fully prepared for the business world.

Students, companies and IBA alike all have a shared responsibility to create good relationships, and to ensure that each party gains something positive from the student’s internship within the company. IBA Business has solid experience of securing an internship placement for every student.

Further education

With successful completion of this degree, you can automatically progress to a master’s level degree at the participating universities and many other universities throughout the world.

Admission requirements

To be accepted to the programme, you must have an education equivalent to a Danish upper secondary education, or relevant vocational education is required. English and mathematics must be included. 

For more information about non-Danish entry qualifications, please visit the website of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Mathematics or Business Economics

Mathematics B-level or Business Economics B-level is required in order to apply for the Bachelor in Euro-Asia Business Management.

The Mathematics B-level is represented by 250 hours the last three years of upper-secondary school (equivalent to the Danish B-level of a Danish upper-secondary examination).

The Business Economics B-level is represented by 225 hours during the last 3 years of upper-secondary school (equivalent to the Danish B-level of a Danish upper-secondary examination).

English language

Students from Denmark must have passed English at a level equivalent to a Danish Upper Secondary education B-level. The English B-level is represented by 210 hours during the last three years of upper-secondary school (equivalent to the Danish B-level of a Danish upper-secondary examination).

Students from all other countries must present a recognised international English test, with a result equivalent to or better than:

IELTS: 6.0
TOEFL Paper: 550
TOEFL Computer: 213
TOEFL Internet-based: 79 (minimum 19 in all sections)
Cambridge test: CAE A, B or C
Oxford Online Placement test: B2 (min. 70 in each part)

Excepted from the requirement of the English test are native English speakers and applicants holding Nordic entrance exams.

How to apply

The Euro-Asia Business Management programme only has summer intake.

The basic application process for the programme is the same as for the AP Degree in Marketing Management. In addition, applicants must fill in a special EABM registration form (word) and upload it to the system www.optagelse.dk/admission/ as well as send it to apply@iba.dk together with the signed signature page.

Please note that all applicants must write a motivation letter. 

Summer intake

All applications must be made online at www.optagelse.dk. Area admission number: 79265.

In order to have the best chance of acceptance on to the chosen study programme, EU/EAA applications should be made no later than March 15 at 12:00 noon (Central European Time) for autumn intake. Applications made after that date will be considered subject to course availability.

International (non-EU/EAA) students requiring a visa must apply no later than March 15 at 12:00 noon (Central European Time).

Danish students must apply no later than July 5 at 12:00 noon (Central European Time).

See the admission process in detail.

Applicants without a Danish CPR number

Applicants who do not have a Danish CPR (civil registration number) will be required to provide an e-mail address in order to have their application profile registered. Once this is done, a direct link to the login page will be sent to the e-mail provided. With this login the applicant will be able to start the application process. The system will automatically create a temporary CPR for the applicant. The e-mail address and temporary CPR will be used to identify the applicant both within the application system and by the International Business Academy. Please do not change your e-mail address during the application process.

Applicants must submit the application form and upload all available enclosures on www.optagelse.dk before March 15 at 12:00 noon (Central European Time). Any enclosures not yet available (eg. English test, upper secondary diploma) may be uploaded up to July 5 at 12:00 noon when the application system closes. If you receive your upper secondary diploma after this date, please send to apply@iba.dk.

Signature page (VERY IMPORTANT!)

When the application is submitted, the applicant must use the special print icon to print the “signature page(s)” which contains a unique code.

The applicant must sign and send this signature page(s) to all the programme(s) she/he applies for. Without this signature page we will NOT be able to see, download and consider the application!

Signature pages to International Business Academy must be sent to apply@iba.dk. If the applicant applies via a recruiting agency, the name/stamp of the agency should be visible on the signature page. The signature page must be sent for all priorities.

Here is a complete guide to the application system.

Applicants with Danish CPR number

If the applicant already has a Danish CPR number, she/he must use this to log on to the application system instead of an e-mail address. The applicant will not receive the signature page and will not have to do anything after having submitted the application and enclosures.

You can find a complete guide to the application system (PDF).

Application checklist

Please make sure that you upload the following documents with your application:

  • Transcript of records (last 3-4 years from upper secondary school, copy of original and English translation)
  • Upper secondary diploma (if the applicant hasn’t graduated yet, the diploma can be uploaded/sent later).
  • Documentation for English language skills
  • Motivation letter 
  • References (if any)
  • Copy of passport
  • Verification form

Please do not upload documentation/diplomas that are not required!

All enclosures must be uploaded as soon as possible. The sooner we receive all documents, the sooner we can start considering the application. The application system will automatically inform us of any new uploads so applicants do not need to contact us about this.

Acceptance letters

Conditional acceptance letter
Students will receive Conditional acceptance letters shortly after the application deadline (March 15 for EU/EEA and non-EU students // July 5 for Danish students) and continuously afterwards.

Final acceptance letter
The final acceptance letter will be sent at the end of July, after we receive all diplomas/necessary documents.

Financial issues

Tuition fees

Danish, Nordic, EU and EEA students: there is no tuition fee for the study period at IBA. The tuition fee for the study period i Shanghai, China is approx. DKK 19,300 per year.

Non-EU/EEA Students: DKK 68,000 per year (DKK 34,000 per semester) at IBA. The tuition fee for the study period in Shanghai, China is approx. DKK 19,300 per year.

All students must pay a registration fee of approx. DKK 525 at IBA upon arrival.

Scholarships

The study period at IBA is entitled to the Danish state education support (SU). Read more here.

Lecturers at IBA

  • Gitte Reeckmann Larsen
    Gitte Reeckmann Larsen
    Senior Lecturer
  • Inga Rosa Bettina Haase
    Inga Rosa Bettina Haase
    Senior Lecturer
  • Ivan Hassinggaard
    Ivan Hassinggaard
    Senior Lecturer
  • Lene Fallesen Ravn Rasmussen
    Lene Fallesen Ravn Rasmussen
    Senior Lecturer
  • Oksana Jørgensen
    Oksana Jørgensen
    Senior Lecturer
  • Ole Mehlsen
    Ole Mehlsen
    Lecturer
  • Per Dueholm
    Per Dueholm
    Lecturer
  • Stefan Eberle
    Stefan Eberle
    Lecturer
  • Line Rohde Ottosen
    Line Rohde Ottosen
    Lecturer
  • Nikolaj Svensson
    Nikolaj Svensson
    Lecturer
  • René Jensen
    René Jensen
    Lecturer
  • Michael Mikkelsen
    Michael Mikkelsen
    Lecturer

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Contact

  • Connie Sunddal Mikkelsen
    Connie Sunddal Mikkelsen
    Course Secretary.
  • Nóra Varga
    Nóra Varga
    International Recruitment & Admission Coordinator
Bence Bela
I remember when it was just a dream, living in Shanghai, being able to communicate using Chinese language, exploring a different world. By now, this unknown is my home, and I live my everyday life here.
Bence Bela
Euro Asia Business Management, 2nd year
Student at Shanghai Finance University
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