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Bachelor of Science in International Business Management

The overarching aim of the BSc (Hons) International Business Management is to engender a wide range of skills and graduate attributes, which prepare graduates for a career in business and management or further studies in these areas and equip them to become effective global citizens.

The BSc in International Business Management is an international degree, offered in collaboration with Coventry University, UK, with on-campus tuition at the IBA, Kolding, in Denmark.


  • Study start: 09. September 2024 Application deadline: 15th May 2024 for Non-EU applicants, 01 June 2024 for all EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
  • Admission requirements: Finished the equivalent of Danish upper secondary education incl. English proficiency level equivalent to min. IELTS 6.0
  • Duration: Three years, 360 CATS (NQF/EQF Level 5/6)
  • Tuition: All students regardless of their citizenship – DKK75,000/year (DKK225,000 total)

Mode of study:
Full-time, on-campus

Language of instruction: 

The course is developed, delivered and assessed by the IBA, it is awarded and quality assured by Coventry University. The course leads to a Coventry University degree award.

What will you learn?
  • Prepares students for international management careers and/or opportunities for postgraduate study, by ensuring knowledge of key areas of international business and management whilst gaining an understanding of the integrated nature of business.
  • Provide students with opportunities to achieve their full academic potential, with the ability to analyse and evaluate global business and management issues in a considered and competent manner taking full account of ethical and sustainability issues.
  • Enable students to develop autonomy in their learning and to acquire the self-development skills needed for self-management and continued professional development, while instilling a responsible and ethical attitude towards people and the environment
Course Structure

This course is delivered, and assessed by the IBA and is awarded, and quality assured by Coventry University. This course leads to a Coventry University degree award.

It is a 3-year (6-semester) bachelor’s course consisting of 17 taught modules:


  • Academic English for International Business– 10 CATS
  • Introduction to the International Business Environment– 10 CATS
  • The Economics of International Business– 20 CATS
  • Internal Business Dynamics– 20 CATS


  • Entrepreneurial Ideation– 20 CATS
  • Business Decision Making Using Data Analysis– 20 CATS
  • Managing Multicultural Organisational Environments– 20 CATS


  • Managing People in a Global Context- 20 CATS
  • Principles of Business Accounting- 20 CATS
  • Global Trade and Emerging Markets – 20 CATS


  • Marketing Management- 20 CATS
  • Global Sustainable Supply Chains- 20 CATS
  • Managing Global Projects- 20 CATS


  • International Business Strategy- 20 CATS
  • Management of E-commerce- 20 CATS
  • International Logistics- 20 CATS


  • Business Project: Dissertation- 60 CATS

Total degree credits - 360 CATS

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated - please contact us for the latest information.

1st-semester Literature List 

Download student handbook (PDF)

Why choose a degree at the IBA in collaboration with Coventry University, UK?

Reasons to study a degree at the IBA, awarded by Coventry University, UK:

  • Coventry University ranked No. 46 UK University - Guardian University Guide 2024
  • The IBA is a Danish public institution, focused on professional, vocational education
  • Informal, small classes, friendly learning environment
  • Education influenced by Danish company requirements, focused on students’ future careers
  • Affordable tuition fees
  • Company visits


  • Jens Jørgen Nielsen
    Jens Jørgen Nielsen
    Senior Lecturer
  • Kalpana Shrivastava
    Kalpana Shrivastava
  • Klaus Münter Rasmussen
    Klaus Münter Rasmussen
  • Mahdokht Sedaghat
    Mahdokht Sedaghat
  • Tommi Skov
    Tommi Skov
  • Albert Garland Elam
    Albert Garland Elam
    Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor
  • Morten Kier
    Morten Kier
    Senior Lecturer
  • Kelli Marie Terkelsen
    Kelli Marie Terkelsen
    Senior Lecturer

Application Procedure and Admission Requirements

Admission requirements
  • You must have finished an education equivalent to a Danish upper secondary education, or relevant vocational education on the same level. To find out if your non-Danish entry qualifications fulfil the minimum entry requirements for the course, you can visit our International Qualifications webpage
  • There are no subject specific requirements for this course (all streams/faculties are accepted)

English language proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or higher.

Applicants must submit a valid, recognised international English proficiency test.

Read about our English requirements, accepted certificates and exemptions.

  • All applicants eligible for admission to the course will have to complete an online admission interview. If the applicant does not show up for the interview, the application will not be considered further.
  • Relevant professional experience will be considered in the evaluation of applications.

Non-standard applications may be considered for entry to the course and will be at the discretion of the Course Director.

Application procedure

You can apply for the BSc (Hons) in International Business Management course only for summer intake.

All applications must be made through the online application form here*. 

*Please note that we will not accept applications or any document containing personal information via e-mail.

All applicants are required to pay an application fee before their application can be processed by the IBA. Read more about the application fee.

All required documentation must be attached to your application in the system by the given deadline:

  • All non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants must apply no later than 15 May 2024, 16:00 CET, but you are welcome to submit your application before the deadline.

  • All EU/EEA/Swiss applicants must apply no later than 01 June 2024, 16:00 CET, but you are welcome to submit your application before the deadline.

You will receive our decision in early June.

The study start is 09 September 2024.

Please give us up to four weeks to reply to your application. You will receive our decision by early June.

If you have questions in connection with admission, you can contact our International Admission Office via email, at

Necessary documentation – application checklist

You must attach documentation to support the information mentioned in your application. All relevant documentation must be attached to your application in the system by the above-stated application deadline.

Mandatory documentation:

  • Upper Secondary School Diploma and Transcripts of records (copy of original and translation) If you have not finished your degree at the time of application, you must provide detailed Transcripts of records, mentioning the expected date of graduation.

Optional documentation:

If you want to make your application more competitive and be assessed on additional qualifications, you can provide the following documentation:

  • Other relevant educational activity (higher education, relevant supplementary training/courses)
  • Relevant work experience, incl. internships and compulsory military service (max. 12 months)
  • Voluntary unpaid work
  • Other activities, such as stays abroad.
Financial matters

Tuition fee

All applicants regardless of their citizenship must pay tuition fee for the course.

The tuition fee for the course is DKK225,000 (DKK75,000/year) for the full course. 

The fee includes all teaching and exams, learning support and administrative costs. The tuition fee does not include the cost of visa, books, accommodation, food, international travel or local transportation. Students admitted to the study course are advised to purchase the recommended book package before or upon arrival at the IBA.

September start tuition payment will be due in June. Please see your admission letter for a more specific date.


We do not offer scholarships for this course.

The course is not entitled to the Danish State Education Support (SU). Read more at

Residence permit as a student and EU Residence (needs to be on the same menu level as “Financial Matters”)

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, you normally need to apply for a Residence Permit to attend the full-time studies, prior your arrival in Denmark. Read more about residence and work permit as a student.

If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, you do not need to apply for a residence permit, but must instead apply for an EU residence document after your arrival in Denmark. Read more about EU residence here.

Accreditation and approval

IBA International Business Academy is a public independent institution accredited and regulated by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. Please read more about Business Academies in Denmark here.

This course is accredited by Coventry University, UK.

This course was approved by the Danish Evaluation and Accreditation Institute (EVA).

Explore career opportunities in the world of global business

With a Bachelor of Science in International Business Management, you will be well equipped to work in a variety of different industries – most likely for international companies. You will use your theoretical knowledge to develop concrete strategies or measures that can drive forward the agenda of multinational companies. You will also obtain a skillset that qualifies you to build a multinational enterprise from a purely domestic business.

WIth your basic understanding of global economics, international marketing and general international management, you will be able to aid business executives in decision making regarding everything from business strategies to entering emerging markets.

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